AS stopover math: 12.5k + 10k= 10k

Old Oct 7, 20, 5:22 pm
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AS stopover math: 12.5k + 10k= 10k

Was looking for a relatively close in flight back to Seattle which is cash expensive and as we all know, T-14 is generally 12.5k even on routes that are 7.5k or even 5k further out.

For kicks i decided i would add a SEA-yyy segment on to the end thinking, at least for 12.5k we get another “free” flight. Imagine my surprise when i booked xxx-SEA-yyy with a stop and showed up at only 10k per person. Turns out xxx-yyy is on sale for 10k and you get that price even with a stopover as long as W class is available both segments.
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Old Oct 7, 20, 5:55 pm
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Married segments is a bizarre reality these days on most airlines. Use it to your advantage.
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Old Oct 7, 20, 10:32 pm
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Married segments is a bizarre reality these days on most airlines. Use it to your advantage.
As long as you're good with not checking baggage, nor making a habit of it.
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Old Oct 7, 20, 11:44 pm
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As long as you're good with not checking baggage, nor making a habit of it.
OP isn’t skiplagging OP is adding a stopover
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Old Oct 8, 20, 12:57 am
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Old Oct 8, 20, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by TravelingZoomer View Post
OP isn’t skiplagging OP is adding a stopover
You're right, I missed the stopover part on the first read.
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Old Oct 8, 20, 3:35 pm
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Alaska offers unbelievable redemption options if you take some time to look and live in Seattle. I rarely (if ever) book a one-way ticket with only one leg.
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Old Oct 8, 20, 5:42 pm
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Alaska offers unbelievable redemption options if you take some time to look and live in Seattle. I rarely (if ever) book a one-way ticket with only one leg.
yeah, agree, anytime we’re away from home and looking to fly back I see what kind of magic I can work with an Alaska redemption. With the ability to put cash tickets back in your wallet with no penalty, it makes a ton of sense to do arbitrage between existing cash tickets and award opportunities.
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Old Oct 9, 20, 8:56 am
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Alaska offers unbelievable redemption options if you take some time to look and live in Seattle. I rarely (if ever) book a one-way ticket with only one leg.
Not just Seattle...
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Old Oct 9, 20, 12:26 pm
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Not just Seattle...
Very true! I'm guessing you could get some pretty good award tickets out of PDX as well. Probably could make it work out of lots of cities, just with fewer options.
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Old Oct 9, 20, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Single_Flyer View Post
Very true! I'm guessing you could get some pretty good award tickets out of PDX as well. Probably could make it work out of lots of cities, just with fewer options.
I have seen through fares price cheaper than SEA origination and fares on these leaps at jump prices. A short hop on AA can get you the A space on subsequent AS flights for 27.5K too. Great use of a stopover.

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