Alaska Airlines Posts

Petition: Alaska Airlines Food Options in the Forward Cabin

Alaska Airlines First Class offers only one meal option on most flights with the exception of flights to and from Hawaii. The airline is not known for cutting edge culinary options, but then again most airlines in the United States with the exception of maybe Jetblue Mint and Virgin America even try ...

Alaska Airlines Blames "Travel Hacking" for Emirates Devaluation


Alaska Airlines has taken a ton of heat today for its decision to raise prices for business and first class tickets on Emirates by as much as 100%. Now it is defending itself on its blog, claiming that its old award chart was unsustainable and blaming "travel-hacking" for the change. It also ...
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Emirates First Class Awards on Alaska DOUBLE in Price


Overnight and without notice, Alaska has massively devalued first class award cost on Emirates. 
This is unbelievable for an airline that has a such a good reputation.
The award charts are not even fully updated yet (Emirates to Europe still shows the old level) but what is ...
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Free Chocolate on Alaska Airlines

Every airline offers top tier elites extra perks to differentiate them from other elites on their airline. As upgrades to first class diminish due to cheap first class fares and cheap upgrades, airlines are adding extra perks in the coach cabin for frequent flyers. As most airlines in the US now ...

Alaska Airlines Brand Refresh


For the first time in a quarter century, Alaska Airlines is refreshing its brand image in a major way, with changes coming to everything from credit cards to aircraft livery.

Why the change now? Isn't one of Alaska's best selling points that while other carriers are changing (for ...
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$1358 Round trip Hainan Airlines Business Class - I could not resist!

It is not every day that you can fly to China in Business Class for less than $2500, but this year, Hainan Airlines is offering incredibly low rates to and from Changsha to celebrate their new Changsha – Los Angeles route. The new route operates twice a week (Monday and Thursday in each ...

Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K Welcome Packet

My MVP Gold 75K welcome packet arrived to my house about 2 weeks after receiving a status match to Alaska Airlines Top tier program. I am very excited about my new status with Alaska Airlines as I have not had status with the airlines in nearly 8 years. For a short time after the NWA/Delta merger I ...
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Earn a Free Alaska Airline Flight After Just 2 Flights

Alaska Airlines offers among the BEST ski promotions of any airlines each year, teaming up with resorts to offer free skiing and snowboarding around the Western United States. Each year Alaska Airlines travelers are rewarded with free lift tickets, discounted hotel stays, and enjoy no additional ...

Last Day to Purchase Discounted Alaska Miles

We've seen a renaissance of attractive mileage sales this season and one of the leaders in hawking points has been Alaska Airlines, which has a great loyalty program with attractive redemption partners like Emirates and Cathay Pacific.
The current sale is targeted by individual with a discount ...
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Trip Report: Alaska Air First Class Seattle to Honolulu

Good news for Alaska Airlines fliers as they just opened up a brand new Board Room in the N satellite concourse at Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA). When I flew this flight in October of 2015, the lounge wasn't open yet so I couldn't visit it but from what I hear, it's nice. Those departing from the N ...
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Ordering Emirates Chauffeur Service Less Than 48 Hours Prior to Travel


One of the great benefits of flying business or first class on Emirates is the ability to order complimentary chauffeur service to take you to and from the airport. This service is available at both your origin and destination and can be arranged online (under "manage a booking") up to 48 ...
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Remote Stands & Buses Coming to Seatac Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the fastest growing Airport in America and passenger numbers are up year over year by over 13%. With the additional passengers comes more planes and as the Battle for Seattle continues between Delta and Alaska and foreign carriers such as Emirates, Iceland ...
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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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