When redeeming points and miles for an award flight, there seem to be two schools of thought. One is to use them to redeem more flights cheap flights to go to more destinations. The other is to use them toward tickets that you wouldn’t otherwise spend money on. Both are perfectly legitimate reasons. So which … More Which Cabin: Regular or Premium?
This is problem I’ve been thinking about as fights become more crowded and overhead cabin space becomes more limited as airlines continue to charge for everything under the sun. Is airline status really worth it? First, most airlines offer some type of status just by signing up for their loyalty cards. It isn’t much … More Is Airline Status Worth It?
Getting miles and points are great but ultimately useless if you don’t understand the value of each point you’re redeeming. Although you could figure out the cost with old school math, I don’t believe it paints the entire picture. There is a difference in how much a point is worth vs. how much you value … More Spending Miles and Points
Living in San Diego, my favorite airline to fly is easily Alaska Airlines. I know it’s a fairly West Coast airline but my experience with Alaska has always been top notch. I also don’t hold any type of status with Alaska so I don’t get any perks as a road warrior. So why the love? … More Why I love Alaska Airlines
I think now that everyone has the ability to plan their own vacation using online resources, everyone probably chooses to plan their own trips. I am certainly in this boat but it might have more of a control thing with me. I like to be able to plan my trip and tweak the itinerary as … More Travel Agents v. DIY
For those who fly Alaska Airlines, there is currently a targeted 50% bonus on miles purchased. With all of Alaska’s partners, this could be a great time to buy some miles at around 1.97 cents/ mile.