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50% Mystery Bonus [Likely for Full Y Fare]

50% Mystery Bonus [Likely for Full Y Fare]

Old Jan 9, 18, 1:12 pm
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50% Mystery Bonus [Likely for Full Y Fare]

I just got back from a holiday trip on 1/5/18 and saw a 50% bonus miles posted on my flight home from Hawaii. I'm not MVP but do have an Alaska credit card. The odd thing is that my flight to Hawaii in December didn't get the bonus miles. Any thoughts as to why I might have gotten the bonus and only 1 way? Is there a January 2018 promotion that I signed up for and forgot? I thought about calling but then maybe I should just let it be ...
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Old Jan 9, 18, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by rccsd View Post
I just got back from a holiday trip on 1/5/18 and saw a 50% bonus miles posted on my flight home from Hawaii. I'm not MVP but do have an Alaska credit card. The odd thing is that my flight to Hawaii in December didn't get the bonus miles. Any thoughts as to why I might have gotten the bonus and only 1 way? Is there a January 2018 promotion that I signed up for and forgot? I thought about calling but then maybe I should just let it be ...
Was the return flight particularly expensive? Y and S fares get a 50% bonus.
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Old Jan 9, 18, 1:27 pm
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Both ways were Y class but I can't remember the cost of each separate flight. In total, it was a little over $1,000. Could only one of the Y class legs receive the 50% bonus?
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Old Jan 9, 18, 2:49 pm
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That's probably it. I was surprised the first time I bought a high-ish cost Y ticket on AS and got an unexpected bonus (knowing I hadn't actually bought unrestricted Y...).
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Old Jan 9, 18, 3:26 pm
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F, P. Y. S. B and M all carry some bonus. This is both an RDM and EQM bonus. The bonus does not apply towards MM'er.
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Old Jan 9, 18, 4:05 pm
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I had the same surprise happen to me a few months ago, turned out to be due to a Y fare.
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Old Jan 9, 18, 5:15 pm
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Okay, thanks. Sounds like not all Y fares are not equal...
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Old Jan 9, 18, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by rccsd View Post
Okay, thanks. Sounds like not all Y fares are not equal...
Another FTer put together a chart of the fare hierarchy here.
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