Upgrd Podcast

Upgrd 29: Alaska...Mystery

In this week's frequent flyer discussion we discuss the details of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program. In addition we discuss:

  • The Alaska Airlines Board Room lounge
  • Status and earning levels on AS
  • Upgrades and their first class product
  • And news including Delta's loads on LAX-SYD, the red dress kerfuffle at Delta for flight attendants of size, and US Airways continued reduction in services - this time the closure of the LAS lounge

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BarkinJ July 23, 2009 at 03:02 pm

Two things you guys forgot about Alaska's awesome mileage program:

  1. Top tier elites (MVPGold) can change their itinerary with no change fee. You still pay the difference if the new fare is higher, but they don't charge you the $100 or $150 that other airlines charge.

  2. They do all kinds of cool special things for MVPGolds, like special dinners (they list places and dates on the MVPGold part of the website) with execs.

Also, it should be mentioned that Alaska's fare structure basically makes mileage running impossible, even if you live and travel around the Pacific Northwest.

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