News You Can Use – Alaska Airlines 1st Checked Bag Free Next Month, Triple Miles With US Airways Card (Targeted), and More!
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1. Your 1st Checked Bag Free on Alaska Airlines in January 2015
Via View from the Wing, you can get your 1st checked bag FREE when you fly during the month of January 2015.
One person on the reservation must be an Alaska Airlines frequent flyer member (free sign-up) for everyone on the reservation get their 1st checked bag (under 50 pounds) free. If you’re eligible you’ll save $25 per flight!
2. 3X Points on Stays at Choice Hotels
To get the bonus points, register and book your stay directly through Choice.
This is also great deal for folks working towards the Southwest Companion Pass. That’s because you can transfer Choice hotel points to Southwest. 6,000 Choice hotel points are worth 1,800 Southwest points.
3. 3X Miles on Select Categories With Barclaycard US Airways Card (Targeted)
Via FlyerTalk, some Barclaycard US Airways cardholders can earn 3X miles on groceries, movies, and utilities through March 31, 2015. You will earn 3X miles on up to $1,250 in spending.
4. ITA Matrix Fixes Nearby Airport Search Feature
I told you a few weeks ago about the updated ITA Matrix and how some of the changes weren’t for the better. One of the unfavorable changes was that nearby airport searches were limited to a 150 mile radius and each airport had to be selected individually.
But via Point Me to the Plane, ITA Matrix has listened to the feedback from its users! You can again search nearby airports within a 2,000 mile radius and there is a “select all” function that saves time.
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