West Coast Airlines Sale – Fly to Many Destinations (Including Hawaii!) From $37 One-Way!

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West Coast Airlines Sale – Fly to Many Destinations (Including Hawaii!) From $37 One-Way!

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Via Miles to MemoriesVirgin America is having a sale to celebrate being voted the top airline by Conde Nast.  And because it has merged with Alaska Airlines, you can find these low fares through the Alaska Airlines website!  And travel for less to spots like Seattle, Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, DC, and more!

I found flights from San Diego to San Francisco for $54 one-way in coach.  And from Oakland to Maui for $179 one-way in coach.

The sale ends October 18, 2017 (tomorrow!), so book these deals as soon as you can!

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Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

How to Book It

Link:   Alaska Airlines – Virgin America Sale

Through October 18, 2017 (tomorrow!), you can buy select Alaska Airlines or Virgin America flights for as low as $37 one-way, though most fares are higher.  For example, I found a flight from Boston to San Francisco for $139 one-way in coach on November 1, 2017.

Here are the details:

  • Sale ends at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on October 18, 2017
  • You must book travel at least 14 days in advance
  • Valid for travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, between November 1, 2017, and December 13, 2017 (excluding travel to Cuba, Mexico, and Costa Rica, that’s valid Sundays through Wednesdays during the same time period)
  • Sale applies to non-stop flights only
  • Blackout dates between November 16, 2017, and November 28, 2017
  • Tickets are non-refundable and are only available on flights marketed by Alaska Airlines for travel on Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, Horizon Air, SkyWest, and PenAir

You can check Miles to Memories for how to book.  Or see my posts for how to use Google Flights and ITA Matrix to find sale dates.

Then book directly on Alaska’s website or through a site like Orbitz.

If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like OrbitzExpedia, or Priceline you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket.  Check out my post on cancellation policies for airlines and online travel agencies for more details!

And if you’re looking for more ways to earn Alaska Airlines miles, consider both the personal and small business Bank of America Alaska Airlines cards!

Hotel Information

If you book a sale flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending.

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I use Hotel Hustle (which even shows you if rooms are actually available!) or AwardMapper.

Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.  

Note:  If you prefer to book paid stays, check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals.  But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized!).

Airbnb is another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.  Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.

Use a Credit Card That Earns Bonus Miles & Points

These cards earn bonus miles or points for paid airfare:

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And if you book a hotel, don’t forget to use one of these cards:

Card NameWhat It Earns
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on hotel rooms purchased directly from hotels on the first $50,000 when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card

- Terms apply
Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard

- Earn 2 miles per $1 on all purchases

- Use miles for travel statement credits (minimum 10,000 miles for $100)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Earn 3 miles per $1 on travel and dining

- $300 statement credit for travel purchases per calendar year (including hotels, airfare, etc.)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel, including hotels

- Here's my review of the card
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare & hotels each year

- Here's my review of the card
Or pay with a hotel credit card for specific perks!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Besides United Airlines, do any others offer the standby for premium award ticketing?