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Alaska Airlines and American Airlines Expand Partnership

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are deepening their partnership and cooperation on flights and mutual benefits for elite frequent flyers at the same time that Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines partnership continues to deteriorate as Delta builds up a Seattle hub. This morning, Alaska Airlines ...

Reader Question: Airline Loyalty - Which to Choose

Here at UPGRD.com we get emails from readers and from time to time we publish them (edited by blogger for brevity and privacy).  This one is from reader VC:
I am a graduate student who has been doing some frequent budget travel to maintain a long distance relationship and have some ...
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Alaska Airlines New Routes: Portland to Kansas City, Omaha, and Minneapolis

Alaska is further expanding their Northwest network with Midwest connections, but this time building their network from their Portland hub to connect PDX to three Midwest cities already served by Alaska/Horizon from Seattle. Today announcement will bring new nonstop service on EMB 175 operated by ...
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Mileage Bonuses For Debit Cards Are Better Than Ever For Some

In case you haven't heard, there have been some recent setbacks in the world of mileage earning debit cards, but it's not all bad news.  In fact for many consumers it's better than it ever has been.  
For those pursuing credit card style earnings of one mile for $1 spent, the ...
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Alaska Airline Preferred Plus Seating – Is It Worth it

Alaska Airline introduced Preferred Plus seating across their fleet on Boeing 737 which are standard economy seats in the exit and bulkhead rows which offer additional leg room. The concept of Preferred Plus seats is to offer premium benefits without the need to reconfigure aircrafts. The Preferred ...
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Print Luggage Tags at Home – Earn 5,000 Bonus Miles

Alaska Airlines is incentivizing customers to do more work that airline agents typically do before arriving at the airport by asking customers to print their checked luggage tags at home. The new program, which launched in April, allows customers to order a reusable luggage tag holder for free from ...
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Alaska Airlines Announces New Service to Costa Rica

Alaska Airlines is holding nothing back as the airline continues its expansion plans in North America. This morning, Alaska Airlines announced plans to expand their LAX hub with new service to Baltimore and a first time ever service to Costa Rica! This announcement comes just days after Alaska ...
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Alaska Airlines Announces New Route: Seattle to New York JFK

Alaska Airlines is expanding service to New York City, by starting service between Seattle, Washington and New York JFK airport on September 16, 2015. This new route will complement Alaska Airlines current double daily service to Newark Liberty airport in New Jersey and will connect Alaska Airline ...
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Earn Double Miles on 20+ Alaska Airline Routes

As the battle for Seattle continues, Alaska Airlines has announced their next promotion for Mileage Plan members which offers double redeemable miles to 20 destinations from Seattle and all nonstop flights to and from Delta’s Salt Lake City hub.


Alaska is on the defense in ...

Scorpions on a Plane!

I am not an animal person--to put it mildly. I was bitten by a dog when I was five while riding my bike outside my grandma's house and have always had a fear of dogs. I was stung by a bee...a dead one (that's another story) when I was 7 and hate most things with wings (if they don't bite, they use ...
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Alaska Airlines: IFE Now Free Until 4/1/15 & new Tablets!

Last month Alaska Airline rolled out Alaska Beyond with the introduction of new food options, new slimline seats with power on nearly all B737, and a new inflight streaming entertainment option. During the initial role out, Alaska celebrated the new IFE option by allowing all customers in all class ...

LAST CHANCE: Win Your Way To SUPERBOWL XLIX - The Only Affordable Way!

Travel and tickets options for Super bowl XLIX are as limited as ever and if you aren’t among the top 10% you can basically know that getting to Phoenix to celebrate with Patriot and Hawks fans is not going to be easy. Travel options are extremely limited, hotel and VRBO have increased their ...
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Alaska Airlines Newest 737 Livery: The Go Russell 737-900ER

Alaska Airlines might not be the official airlines of the Seattle Seahawks, but they are Seattle’s hometown airline and their support for the Seahawks is full-fledged. Over the last two years the airline has ran a number of promotions to show support for the local national champions and have ...