Daily Getaways 2014: Transfer Choice Privileges Points to Airline Miles, Skip Wyndham

Wyndham Rewards offer

American Express and the US Travel Association are back with their annual Daily Getaways promotion, during which they offer several travel packages -- often some points or a discounted hotel room. The exact offer changes every day, but there are some good deals. Fortunately they announce … [Read more...]

Get a 35% Bonus when You Purchase Alaska Airlines Miles

Alaska buy miles 35 percent off

Alaska Airlines is offering an extra 20% to 35% more when you purchase miles for its Mileage Plan loyalty program through May 25. I discussed several ways you could put these miles to good use in my presentation on Alaska Airlines for Frequent Traveler University, including round-trip from … [Read more...]

Alaska Airlines Newsletter Subscribers Save 20%

Alaska save 20 as subscriber

I've been telling you guys to subscribe to the Alaska Airlines weekly newsletter for a while now, haven't I? Although I don't normally find much to comment on, it does provide an extra 5% discount on the weekly fare specials. [As for the absence of my own newsletter, the last two weeks … [Read more...]

Hidden Gem of the Emerald City: Alaska’s Mileage Plan

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I gave two presentations at Frequent Traveler University in Seattle. I wasn't pleased with the first one, on hotel loyalty programs, and will need to make some revisions before I share it later this week. But the talk on Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan loyalty program was very well received. … [Read more...]

Checking a Bag on Alaska Airlines is a Good Decision

Enjoying a great view in the Alaska Boardroom instead of jostling for bin space.

I flew back early Monday morning from FTU Seattle to home in Los Angeles on Alaska Airlines (note: I’m working on getting my FTU presentation blog-worthy – the slides are somewhat useless without commentary, so I’ll try to explain some of the general tips I gave later this week). My … [Read more...]

A Revenue Model for Alaska’s Mileage Plan Could Be Good


I first heard rumors from One Mile at a Time that Alaska Airlines is sending out a survey with questions that suggest it plans to implement a new revenue-based loyalty program instead of the traditional model that awards miles and status based on distance flown. The Points Guy took this … [Read more...]