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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 Mar 9, 2021, 7:18 pm
  #166  
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Programs: Marriott Bonvoy Titanium; AS 100k; BA Silver; UA Silver
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Originally Posted by RAD_PDX
1) It appears you get Lounge access with first class. Since Alaska is joining one-world I should be able to access the AA Admirals Club lounge at Chicago O'Hare with first class ticket, right?
No, you will not get access to the Admirals Club with a domestic first class ticket.
2) From my research it looks like food offered is a Turkey Sandwich or you can pre-order a meat and cheese plate, and people seem to prefer the cheese plate?
I like them both. I think the turkey sandwich is a little more substantial than the fruit and cheese plate (there is no meat with it).
3) First class complimentary beverages at this time are limited to pop/wine/beer. Can you get multiple servings, do the flight attendants stop by a few times?
You are correct on the beverage offerings, and yes, the flight attendant will come around multiple times and offer refills.
4) The first class upgrade cost going there was only $80 more than Main which seemed reasonable, thoughts?
Yes, a good deal for sure. There are a lot of great deals on paid first class fares right now and you found one.
I'd like to follow up on your great answers and ask another question. How different are these food and beverage offers in let's say 3-5 hr flight vs. 1-2 hr flight? Same or different?
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Old Mar 9, 2021, 7:22 pm
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Hi folks. I'm currently MVP, will surely get Gold soon but not sure if I can get to 75k Gold though. Flying mostly IAH - SEA. I remember last December AS was sending emails asking if I wanted to pay for a status upgrade from MVP to Gold. How much can I expect to pay to upgrade from Gold to 75k Gold? Any experience?
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Old Mar 9, 2021, 7:24 pm
  #168  
 
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Originally Posted by hyedmd
I'd like to follow up on your great answers and ask another question. How different are these food and beverage offers in let's say 3-5 hr flight vs. 1-2 hr flight? Same or different?
As it is now, the threshold for meal service in First Class is 670 miles. Any flight over that (except between PDX-LAS) will receive a choice of the fruit & cheese plater, the ham and egg wrap (5-10AM) or the turkey sandwich (10AM-8PM). In addition, a warm cookie and an offering of the snack basket should follow. This will not change based on length; you will get the same meal flying SEA-LAX as you will SEA-FLL.
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Old Mar 9, 2021, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by hyedmd
I'd like to follow up on your great answers and ask another question. How different are these food and beverage offers in let's say 3-5 hr flight vs. 1-2 hr flight? Same or different?
Same. A SFO-SEA flight gets the same food/drink as a FLL-SEA flight.
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Old Mar 9, 2021, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by RAD_PDX
As it is now, the threshold for meal service in First Class is 670 miles. Any flight over that (except between PDX-LAS) will receive a choice of the fruit & cheese plater, the ham and egg wrap (5-10AM) or the turkey sandwich (10AM-8PM). In addition, a warm cookie and an offering of the snack basket should follow. This will not change based on length; you will get the same meal flying SEA-LAX as you will SEA-FLL.
RAD_PDX and safari ari, thank you for your prompt responses.
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Old Mar 10, 2021, 1:01 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Anchorage, AK (ANC)
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Tomorrow I am flying in First Class between Anchorage and Fairbanks on a Horizon E175.
It is my first flight in over a year because of COVID. I will also be spending time at the Alaska Lounge in Anchorage before my flight.
I am just curious what kind of service to expect. Will there be beer on this flight? Snack basket?
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Old Mar 11, 2021, 4:25 am
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Will the AA partner award go up with the OW entry

AA has changed the amount of miles eaened on AS tickets once AS joins Oneworld. Could AA also raise what they are charging AS to book award tickets and then AS raises the mileage to redeem an award?
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Old Mar 12, 2021, 6:02 am
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Looking at SFO-SEA and SEA-LAX for September and the difference between Saver and First is $100 total. I need to check a bag, so that would be extra if flying on Saver.

I know AS will join OW quite soon, and I have OW Sapphire. If I book the Saver fare, would I be allowed a free checked bag? Or am I better off booking First?
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Old Mar 12, 2021, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by AHC96
Looking at SFO-SEA and SEA-LAX for September and the difference between Saver and First is $100 total. I need to check a bag, so that would be extra if flying on Saver.

I know AS will join OW quite soon, and I have OW Sapphire. If I book the Saver fare, would I be allowed a free checked bag? Or am I better off booking First?
First Class, which includes a free checked bag. The baggage fees on the saver fare alone will be $60. So for $40 to move up to F is a good deal.
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Old Mar 12, 2021, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by WillTravel4Food
First Class, which includes a free checked bag. The baggage fees on the saver fare alone will be $60. So for $40 to move up to F is a good deal.
You will also have access to the SEA Alaska Lounge.

James
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Old Mar 12, 2021, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by WillTravel4Food
First Class, which includes a free checked bag. The baggage fees on the saver fare alone will be $60. So for $40 to move up to F is a good deal.
Originally Posted by Flying for Fun
You will also have access to the SEA Alaska Lounge.

James
Thanks for the info. At SFO, what lounge does First Class passengers have access to? I suppose that AA's Admirals Club. Worth going there or the Centurion Lounge? (If the Alaska lounge hasn't open by the time I fly)
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Old Mar 12, 2021, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by AHC96
At SFO, what lounge does First Class passengers have access to?
No access.
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Old Mar 12, 2021, 4:35 pm
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Alcohol in Checked Bags

I travel back and forth from Oregon to Hawaii a lot and liquor in Oregon is about 2X as much in Oregon. Well, my Oregon family and friends have figured this out and love it when I bring booze back for them. It's limited to 5 liters per person and my question is, do my kids count as people? I'm making a trip back with them and empty luggage (to fill up with Oregon items to bring to Hawaii) and would like to be able to go over my 5 liters.

The AS website just says, "not to exceed 5 liters per person. I'm thinking if the bags get checked and they are registered under different names the TSA folks wouldn't even know they are children. But, of course, I'd also hate to lose some bottles and blow my whole profit margin Not to mention my family and friends being disappointed.
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Old Mar 12, 2021, 11:54 pm
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Originally Posted by mtofell
I travel back and forth from Oregon to Hawaii a lot and liquor in Oregon is about 2X as much in Oregon. Well, my Oregon family and friends have figured this out and love it when I bring booze back for them. It's limited to 5 liters per person and my question is, do my kids count as people? I'm making a trip back with them and empty luggage (to fill up with Oregon items to bring to Hawaii) and would like to be able to go over my 5 liters.

The AS website just says, "not to exceed 5 liters per person. I'm thinking if the bags get checked and they are registered under different names the TSA folks wouldn't even know they are children. But, of course, I'd also hate to lose some bottles and blow my whole profit margin Not to mention my family and friends being disappointed.
I've done it more than once with no problem over the years, bottles in checked bags in the kids' names, from OGG, LIH, HNL, and KOA. I don't think TSA's luggage scanning protocol is concerned with the age of the traveler whose name is on the luggage.
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Old Mar 14, 2021, 12:28 am
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Originally Posted by rustykettel
In addition to the miles rolling over, you'll need to meet the new Alaska segment requirements for 2022 qualification (which started Jan 1) in addition to the reduced mileage. Segments are not rolled over so those must be flown after Jan 1.
Are you sure about this? My account specifically has an entry that states "SPECIAL SERVICES
ELITE QUALIFYING 2020 ROLLOVER SEGMENTS" and then it indicates all my 2020 segments rolled into 2021.

From this, I would say that not only are your miles rolled over but also your segments.
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