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Alaska Airlines’ Best-Ever Buy Mileage Bonus: It’s a Mystery

Mystery bonuses seem to be all the rage right now. Just as Hyatt ends one, Alaska Airlines kicks in with theirs. Alaska’s mystery bonus on purchased miles runs through October 4, and the best mystery bonus offered is 50%. This is as much as I’ve ever seen Alaska offer on purchased miles. Log into your account…

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Using American AAdvantage Miles on Flights To and From India

Qatar's QSuite will product direct aisle access for passengers in its fully enclosed suites

As an expat based in India for the most part of last decade, I have narrowed down on ways to effectively use miles to enjoy luxury vacations from the subcontinent without breaking the bank. Despite the fact that there is no Oneworld partner airline based in India, I am still loyal to American Airlines frequent…

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Saving Money On Airfare By Buying Miles Instead (Actually, Though)

If done right, buying miles can save money. Not just a few dollars off an upgrade, but thousands off airfare, particularly in business and first class. This may sound like a stretch, but stick with me, it’s more frequently doable than I previously imagined. When ticket prices are high, the relative value of frequent flyer…

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Terrific Bonus on Alaska Airlines Miles Expires Tomorrow

Cathay Pacific Business Class on A350. Photo courtesy of Cathay Pacific.

Need to top off your Alaska Airlines mileage account in order to “Whisk yourself away on a dream vacay”? Alaska’s marketing may sound hokey, but hey, the alliteration is good, and this bonus is one of the few that makes buying miles a worthwhile proposition. Alaska’s Mileage Plan has indeed provided me with the start…

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JAL Starts Special Dog + Owner Flights – Take Your Best Friend on Vacation, Prevents US Mishaps – Veterinarians & Special Pet Perks Onboard

JAL might have the right idea when it comes to preventing pet mishaps like the ones we’ve seen recently in the US. The airline has started “wan wan” (that’s the Japanese word for the sound a dog makes) flights that allow passengers to take their four-legged best friends on a 3-day package vacation. Included in…

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JAL Celebrates 1,600 New Employees by Releasing Thousands of Paper Airplanes in the Air

Today was the initiation ceremony at Haneda Airport for over 1,600 new staff at Japan Airlines. The new hires come from across the 33 different companies that make up  the Japan Airlines group. The airline’s new president, Yuji Akasaka, was also in attendance.  Akasaka, formerly the managing executive officer in charge of engineering and maintenance, was promoted…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sweet Spots

The Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mileage redemption program has traditionally taken a back seat in frequent flier circles to the likes of American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. Given all of the negative changes made to the AA and BA programs over the past several years, Asia Miles may be worth a second look…

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Japan Airlines to Launch JFK to Tokyo-Haneda Route, Doubles First Class Seats Out of New York

Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class onboard the 777-300ER, which will be used on routes between New York and Tokyo (Narita and Haneda). Photo by the author.

Japan Airlines (JAL) is famous for their great service, and their First Class product is one of my favorite out there. They are part of the oneworld alliance, and with their new partnership with Alaska, redeeming miles and points on JAL flights is more accessible than ever. While they have an incredible First Class product, it’s only…

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