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2021 Alaska Airlines *FLAME-FREE* Q&A Thread: All Welcome, New and Old!

2021 Alaska Airlines *FLAME-FREE* Q&A Thread: All Welcome, New and Old!

Old Feb 22, 21, 11:54 am
  #136  
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
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Originally Posted by davistev
Unless Australia releases me this year, I will not be able to meet the requirements to retain 75K status. Does AS do soft drops on status or do I go straight to basic member?
Under normal circumstances you would go to being a regular mileage plan member with no status. That said, I think its still too early to say what they have planned (or dont plan to offer) in terms of an extension or soft landing for 2022 status.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 2:23 pm
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I am not sure if this is the right place for my question, but asking anyway😀anyway

Can I book award ticket from MCI to AMD (India ) on Cathay Pacific or it has to be from airports where CP flies from/to?

I can book on EY but I am thinking to take stopover at Hongkong so CP would be better.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by mak101
I am not sure if this is the right place for my question, but asking anyway😀anyway

Can I book award ticket from MCI to AMD (India ) on Cathay Pacific or it has to be from airports where CP flies from/to?

I can book on EY but I am thinking to take stopover at Hongkong so CP would be better.
Check out the thread dedicated to CX awards:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alas...later-116.html
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Old Feb 22, 21, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by safari ari
Check out the thread dedicated to CX awards:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alas...later-116.html
Thank you! That is exactly I was looking for
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Old Feb 25, 21, 4:30 pm
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If I book award tickets on CX (SYD-HKG) for 4 passengers all under 1 reservation, and then later I cancel them, do I pay $125 cancellation fee, or 4 * $125 = $500?

Aso if I change dates or routes of the award ticket, would that count as cancellations as well?
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Old Feb 25, 21, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by kamchatsky
If I book award tickets on CX (SYD-HKG) for 4 passengers all under 1 reservation, and then later I cancel them, do I pay $125 cancellation fee, or 4 * $125 = $500?

Aso if I change dates or routes of the award ticket, would that count as cancellations as well?
If you book your awards under the current Covid-19 change/cancel waivers, cancellation would result in a return of your points & refund of the fees & taxes to your original form of payment. Since you must use new money for fees & taxes, the refund will be back to your credit card.

There are no change fees so changing dates & times would be without a fee, howver there may be a small refund or add/collect if there is a change of fees & taxes.

If you are changing routes, effectively you are canceling and booking a new award, but with the cancellation waiver, you would not pay any fees to cancel. Although, whatever waivers may or may not be available when you reroute will determine what fees may be payable for future cancellations.

Of course, if the award flights are canceled or significantly changed, you would be eligible for a refund, regardless of any waivers.


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Old Feb 25, 21, 7:40 pm
  #142  
 
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun
If you book your awards under the current Covid-19 change/cancel waivers, cancellation would result in a return of your points & refund of the fees & taxes to your original form of payment. Since you must use new money for fees & taxes, the refund will be back to your credit card.

There are no change fees so changing dates & times would be without a fee, howver there may be a small refund or add/collect if there is a change of fees & taxes.

If you are changing routes, effectively you are canceling and booking a new award, but with the cancellation waiver, you would not pay any fees to cancel. Although, whatever waivers may or may not be available when you reroute will determine what fees may be payable for future cancellations.

Of course, if the award flights are canceled or significantly changed, you would be eligible for a refund, regardless of any waivers.


James
Thank you for your response!

Just checking, with the COVID change waiver, will it stop at end of March, when AS officially joins OW? So if I book CX for travel in Jan 2022, ticketed in March 2021, and later cancel it is say August 2021, I still don't have to pay the cancellation fee?
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Old Feb 25, 21, 11:43 pm
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Originally Posted by kamchatsky
Thank you for your response!

Just checking, with the COVID change waiver, will it stop at end of March, when AS officially joins OW? So if I book CX for travel in Jan 2022, ticketed in March 2021, and later cancel it is say August 2021, I still don't have to pay the cancellation fee?
As long as you book while the waivers are in effect, you should be fine for a cancellation. The are no change fees, ever, so changing dates & times will always be possible as long as it is still within the ticket validity; 1 year.

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Old Feb 28, 21, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun
As long as you book while the waivers are in effect, you should be fine for a cancellation. The are no change fees, ever, so changing dates & times will always be possible as long as it is still within the ticket validity; 1 year.

James
Thank you for the info! It is a shame though, after calling AS hotline and was on hold for ages, they advised me that they don't have the seats available, even though AA does. So it looks like they don't share the same CX award inventories at all. Hopefully after 31 March, that would change.
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Old Mar 2, 21, 4:36 pm
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seats for AA elites

Alaska seat preview shows Alaska and oneworld elites. Does that mean AA Gold can choose those seats even when booking with Alaska number?
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Old Mar 2, 21, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by rkh29
Alaska seat preview shows Alaska and oneworld elites. Does that mean AA Gold can choose those seats even when booking with Alaska number?
Not yet. That's in preparation for joining OneWorld, but AA elites can't choose those seats yet according to AA elites who have tried. Go ahead and try though! Could change at anytime at this point I think, but probably not until at least March 31st.
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Old Mar 3, 21, 7:36 am
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I have a 8:30 am flight out of SEA in a couple of weeks. I planned to return the rental car the night before and use the shuttle to get to the airport. The problem is that I will have 4 large checked bags between the two of us. Would I be able to check the bags the night before?
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Old Mar 3, 21, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by Ilove2fly
I have a 8:30 am flight out of SEA in a couple of weeks. I planned to return the rental car the night before and use the shuttle to get to the airport. The problem is that I will have 4 large checked bags between the two of us. Would I be able to check the bags the night before?
No. You may check bags up to 4 hours before departure.
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Old Mar 3, 21, 6:49 pm
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Hi folks, i flew AA for the first time this past weekend. I booked the flight directly on AA website and called customer support to give them my AS mileage plan number. Do I expect to have any miles posted on my account in this situation and if so, how long does it usually take to post miles earned with partner airlines? Thank you.
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Old Mar 4, 21, 12:50 am
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Originally Posted by hyedmd
Hi folks, i flew AA for the first time this past weekend. I booked the flight directly on AA website and called customer support to give them my AS mileage plan number. Do I expect to have any miles posted on my account in this situation and if so, how long does it usually take to post miles earned with partner airlines? Thank you.
From my experience, AA flights post to MP on Tuesdays; overnight from Monday midnight. I have flown AA on a Monday evening and it posted the next day. If you fly Tuesday onward, it will post the following Tuesday.

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