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Anyone doing the PDX-JFK run for Alaska double mile promotion?

Anyone doing the PDX-JFK run for Alaska double mile promotion?

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Old Nov 4, 17, 9:14 am
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Anyone doing the PDX-JFK run for Alaska double mile promotion?

Hey FT'ers!

Anyone in the PNW taking this flight in Jan/Feb for the double mile promotion? I'm going on a few to start 2018 on the right foot and maybe meet some other FT'ers. I have the following booked:

1/13, 1/14, 1/27 ...... will you be on any of these flights?
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Old Nov 4, 17, 6:57 pm
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You do realize the double miles don't count for elite qualification right?

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Old Nov 4, 17, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by missamo80 View Post
You do realize the double miles don't count for elite qualification right?

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If the price is right and you don't mind sitting in Y and already have elite status than these can still be great when using the AS50 money & miles award.

Cheap way to chip away at Status Qualification roughly 5k eqm's at a time and bank the Bonus miles from the promo for your hassles
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Old Nov 5, 17, 1:33 am
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Hi -

I think I would prefer the PDX-DTW route for DRDM. $99 each way plus the layover is not as long + you get back to PDX at 900AM.
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Originally Posted by Orwaid View Post
Hi -

I think I would prefer the PDX-DTW route for DRDM. $99 each way plus the layover is not as long + you get back to PDX at 900AM.
It is a longer layover but I can't pass up an extra 1000 eqm for $122 each way. My redeemable miles will be nearly 16,000 for each trip.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by bosca418 View Post
Hey FT'ers!

Anyone in the PNW taking this flight in Jan/Feb for the double mile promotion? I'm going on a few to start 2018 on the right foot and maybe meet some other FT'ers. I have the following booked:

1/13, 1/14, 1/27 ...... will you be on any of these flights?
Do you drive to Portland for these flights? I considered this route to get a head start on qualifying for MVP next year plus the double miles, but I couldn't justify the 6 hour roundtrip drive to and from Portland.
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Originally Posted by flyupfrnt View Post
If the price is right and you don't mind sitting in Y and already have elite status than these can still be great when using the AS50 money & miles award.

Cheap way to chip away at Status Qualification roughly 5k eqm's at a time and bank the Bonus miles from the promo for your hassles
Do you get the full mileage reward for paying with miles and money?
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Do you get the full mileage reward for paying with miles and money?
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Make sure you bring a coat even if not planning on leaving the airport. JFK terminal is freezing.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by vgc View Post
Do you drive to Portland for these flights? I considered this route to get a head start on qualifying for MVP next year plus the double miles, but I couldn't justify the 6 hour roundtrip drive to and from Portland.
yeah im driving down for a couple and the wife and I flying down and taking Amtrak back up. The train ride is nice.
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Make sure you bring a coat even if not planning on leaving the airport. JFK terminal is freezing.


I didn't find it cold.

But I did leave it in the coat closet *mad* on AS629 on 10/29.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 9:10 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post


I didn't find it cold.

But I did leave it in the coat closet *mad* on AS629 on 10/29.
Says the guy who wears shorts 365 days a year in Alaska
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