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Alaska Airlines has launched a Mileage Plan miles sale for up to a 50% bonus (depends on the offer targeted to your account) on purchased miles that is valid between May 15 – July 1, 2017.

Alaska Airlines Buy MileagePlan Miles At Up To 40 Percent Bonus May 15 - July 1 2017

Alaska Airlines is not part of any global alliance but has ties with many airlines for earning and redeeming miles such as Cathay Pacific and Emirates. [click to continue…]

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Alaska Airlines acquired Virgin America last year (read more here) and has allowed linking of Mileage Plan and Elevate accounts soon after (read more here).

The End Of Elevate

Alaska Airlines made an announcement today that Virgin America Elevate program would cease to exist on December 31 and from January 1, 2018, Mileage Plan would be the combined program. Virgin America brand is expected to disappear sometime in 2019. [click to continue…]

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Alaska Airlines purchase of Virgin America closed last month (read more here and here) and the airline sent out emails earlier this month to get Virgin America Elevate members to either open Mileage Plan account or to link to an existing one.

Alaska Airlines & Virgin America 10,000 Bonus Miles

Alaska Airlines is offering Elevate members 10,000 bonus Mileage Plan miles for either linking accounts or accepting an offer to open Mileage Plan one by January 31, 2017. The offer is valid for Elevate members that had accounts opened before December 5, 2016. [click to continue…]

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Alaska Airlines purchase of Virgin America closed last month (read more here and here) and now the airline is trying to get Elevate members to link their accounts to Mileage Plan or open one.

Alaska Airlines & Virgin America 10,000 Bonus Miles

Alaska Airlines is offering Elevate members 10,000 bonus Mileage Plan miles for either linking accounts or accepting an offer to open Mileage Plan one by January 31, 2017. The offer is valid for Elevate members that had account by December 5. [click to continue…]

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Alaska Airlines just announced changes to its Mileage Plan program that are effective today except that the partnership with Delta will end on April 30, 2017.

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Alaska Airlines members can now earn miles for Virgin America flights, more miles earned for business and first class on select airline partners and short-haul awards are no longer only within single state. [click to continue…]

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Alaska Airlines’ purchase of Virgin America has now closed and the airline (Alaska) sent out information for Virgin America Elevate members about the coming changes (very little information yet).

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Starting on December 19, 2016, Elevate members can start earning points on Alaska Airlines flights and and vise versa. More changes are coming on January 9 when Elevate members can have their status matched with Alaska and both can start using miles on each others flights. [click to continue…]

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The Justice Department today approved Alaska Airlines’ purchase of Virgin America that was announced back in April (JetBlue was the other bidder that lost).

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Alaska must scale back its codesharing with American Airlines for the deal to be approved. This will reduce American Airlines coded pasengers on Alaska’s flights by half. The deal doesn’t have affect on Alaska’s partnership with Delta. [click to continue…]