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SPG Removed Virgin America Elevate as Transfer Partner Without Notice

Update: SPG has brought back the ability to transfer SPG points to Virgin America Elevate online. Phew! The merge between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have finally closed, and Alaska is quickly getting the ball rolling on reciprocal earning and redemptions. You can already earn Virgin America Elevate points on Alaska flights, and vice versa. Elite members from…

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Breaking: Delta and Alaska Partnership Will End in 2017

Alaska and Delta Air Lines are ending their partnership in 2017. Photo by Eric Salard, used with permission.

Alaska Airlines is unique in that as a US airline, they maintain a partnership with two other legacy US airlines: American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Over the years, they have become increasingly competitive with Delta, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, with Seattle as a major battleground. Following the merger of their merger with Virgin America,…

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Enter to Win 2 Tickets on Alaska Airlines!

Alaska Airlines is giving away 1,200 round-trip tickets to celebrat the merger.

Alaska Airlines officially closed its acquisition of Virgin America today, which means Alaska Airlines is now the 5th largest US airline. Earning and benefits reciprocity will start December 19, 2016, and the frequent flyer programs will start merging on January 9, 2017. To celebrate the merger, Alaska is launching a new campaign, called #Twogether. As part of the…

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Alaska Airlines + Virgin America Merger Officially Closes, Reciprocal Earning Starts Next Week

A rendering of the special "More to Love" commemorative livery for the Alaska Airlines + Virgin America merger.

It’s been a few months since the initial announcement in April, and there were a few bumps on the road, but the merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America is finally closing. As of today, Virgin America is officially a part of Alaska Airlines Group. Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Merger Officially Closes The merger means…

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Complete Guide to Redeeming Alaska Miles on JAL

Alaska published their award chart for Japan Airlines (JAL) yesterday, so I figure there’s no better time to cover some of the basics. I’ll include the ways you can earn Alaska Airlines miles, discuss Alaska’s routing rules and some (surprising) sweet spots, and cover the destinations served by JAL. You can book Japan Airlines flights using Alaska miles online, which…

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Now Live: Use Alaska Miles on Japan Airlines Flights

Japan Airlines First Class Caviar Service

It’s no secret that I consider Alaska miles to be just about the most valuable airline currency out there. Alaska has a good number of high quality partners, like Emirates, Korean Air, and Cathay Pacific. They have flexible routing rules (like routing from the US to Europe via Dubai), and allow a stopover even on one-way flights.…

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Alaska Airlines Removed Passenger for Catcalling Flight Attendant

Alaska Airlines aircraft in the new livery

A passenger was asked to deplane an Alaska Airlines flight in Seattle today, after catcalling a flight attendant during the safety demonstration. Passenger Amber Nelson first wrote about the incident on her personal Facebook page. During the demonstration, a man called out “ooh, sexy!” when a female flight attendant was demonstrating how to use the…

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Court Rejected Flight Attendants’ Claims that Uniforms Cause Hives

An Alaska Airlines flight attendant in the Twin Hill-manufactured uniform

In 2011, Alaska Airlines rolled out new uniforms made by Twin Hill. Shortly after, 10% of Alaska Airlines’ flight attendants reported itching, hives, rashes, hair loss, and other health reactions to the uniform. Later in 2012, flight attendants filed a class action lawsuit against Twin Hill, for including a dye, Disperse Orange 37/76, in the…

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