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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 Jul 17, 21, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by Arsene Wenger
[Sorry FT about the blank reply above. I needed more than 5 posts to add a picture/link and after lurking and learning for ages from all of you on here I was excited to finally be able to help answer a question and give back to AS community.]
I just assumed your coat got in the way of your typing. :-)
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Old Jul 17, 21, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by WillTravel4Food
I just assumed your coat got in the way of your typing. :-)
[If you don't understand my comment, just do a search on Arsene Wenger's Coat.]
#WengerOut
COYS
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Old Jul 17, 21, 4:36 pm
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I have a question about real world experience with AS Lounge day passes when you have a connection.

If I fly first class or buy a day pass ($25 with the credit card), that does give me access to the lounge in the connecting airport, right? For example, if I fly out of PDX and have to connect in SEA, if I use the pass in PDX it would still be good in SEA? I think it should, since I am reading this about the lounge:

  • A day pass can be used to access any Alaska Lounge location within 24 hours of the time of redemption. The day pass is not valid at partner lounge locations.
That suggests that if I fly F or buy a pass, it should be good at any AS lounge for 24 hours (or at least the same day in the case of flying on a paid/awarded F fare). Is that right? If I fly on a paid/awarded first class fare in PDX and use the lounge in PDX, I could use the lounge in SEA on the same day in the hypothetical example I gave? (It really is hypothetical now. Just wondering for the future.)
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Old Jul 17, 21, 4:50 pm
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^ Yes to all.
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Old Jul 17, 21, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by ziggy29
I have a question about real world experience with AS Lounge day passes when you have a connection.

If I fly first class or buy a day pass ($25 with the credit card), that does give me access to the lounge in the connecting airport, right? For example, if I fly out of PDX and have to connect in SEA, if I use the pass in PDX it would still be good in SEA? I think it should, since I am reading this about the lounge:



That suggests that if I fly F or buy a pass, it should be good at any AS lounge for 24 hours (or at least the same day in the case of flying on a paid/awarded F fare). Is that right? If I fly on a paid/awarded first class fare in PDX and use the lounge in PDX, I could use the lounge in SEA on the same day in the hypothetical example I gave? (It really is hypothetical now. Just wondering for the future.)
Yes. I do this often. I used a day pass at four lounges on the same day recently (SEA LAX PDX SEA). And again two weeks ago in LAX and SEA. I just have the agent write a note on the back of my BP at the first lounge just to make it easy but they also can see it in the system. No problem at all. If on an F ticket, they just scan your BP each time.
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Old Jul 17, 21, 7:10 pm
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Lounges passes

Is there anyway to acquire AL Day Passes besides buying them? IOW, do elite members earn a few free ones each year?

The half-off price to buy them is quite reasonable if you have the BofA AS Visa card.
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Old Jul 17, 21, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by philemer
Is there anyway to acquire AL Day Passes besides buying them? IOW, do elite members earn a few free ones each year?

The half-off price to buy them is quite reasonable if you have the BofA AS Visa card.
75Ks receive 4 passes.
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Old Jul 17, 21, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by philemer
The half-off price to buy them is quite reasonable if you have the BofA AS Visa card.
Is it just the BofA card or does the Chase/AS Visa also get half off?
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Old Jul 17, 21, 9:31 pm
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I booked a trip in F (I class) on AS last year. One of the legs originally on a E175 has since been switched to a Q400. It still shows me in “First” but obviously I am not. Pretty sure AS at some point told me about the schedule change and I accepted it not noticing the aircraft change (I.e., only paid attention to the dates/times).

Not the end of the world, but some questions:

- should I have received a partial refund?

- will I at least receive mileage and elite credit for the segment in F? Automatically, or do I have to chase after it?
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Old Jul 17, 21, 9:40 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff
I booked a trip in F (I class) on AS last year. One of the legs originally on a E175 has since been switched to a Q400. It still shows me in “First” but obviously I am not. Pretty sure AS at some point told me about the schedule change and I accepted it not noticing the aircraft change (I.e., only paid attention to the dates/times).

Not the end of the world, but some questions:

- should I have received a partial refund?

- will I at least receive mileage and elite credit for the segment in F? Automatically, or do I have to chase after it?
What fare class is shown for that segment? You mentioned it still shows as First Class, so I am guessing J/F/I. If so, you should earn at that rate. If not and it shows an economy fare you'll likely need to follow up with AS post flight. You should still receive access to AS Lounges because it was a paid FC ticket. If you pursue a partial refund, you may end up reticketed in an economy class and lose the EQM/RDM for that segment since it is an economy cabin. If you politely mention your concerns to Reservations, perhaps they can find room for you on another flight with FC seating available, or issue you a goodwill CS certificate.

Let us know how it goes!
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Old Jul 17, 21, 11:27 pm
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Originally Posted by anteater
What fare class is shown for that segment? You mentioned it still shows as First Class, so I am guessing J/F/I.
shows as I




Only shows the aircraft type when you click on Details. I just saw another another schedule change when I pulled up the record. This time it seems the change is just a 3 minute later arrival of one of the segments, but I need to compare more closely. Wish they would highlight what is different. I might have seen the aircraft change.

If so, you should earn at that rate. If not and it shows an economy fare you'll likely need to follow up with AS post flight. You should still receive access to AS Lounges because it was a paid FC ticket.
Thanks, I hadnt even thought of that (not used to buying domestic F, but this one was cheap). I was planning to either go to the SEA CL or check out the AS Club in N with Priority Pass if our connecting flight leaves from N.

If you pursue a partial refund, you may end up reticketed in an economy class and lose the EQM/RDM for that segment since it is an economy cabin. If you politely mention your concerns to Reservations, perhaps they can find room for you on another flight with FC seating available, or issue you a goodwill CS certificate.
Sadly, I dont think there is a convenient routing that would keep us on an E175. Might call reservations to ask about the cabin change and see if theyll throw me a $25 bone for the inconvenience.

Lesson learned here is to not accept any changes without first drilling into the details of every segment, I guess.
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Old Jul 18, 21, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff
Lesson learned here is to not accept any changes without first drilling into the details of every segment, I guess.
It doesn't matter whether you accept the changes. In fact, they tend to auto-accept after a week or two. Once Alaska changes your schedule, you have lots of options. Talk to a friendly agent in Boise (that's who I always seem to get on the phone these days), propose flights that work better for you, and off you go.
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Old Jul 18, 21, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by PDXpress
It doesn't matter whether you accept the changes. In fact, they tend to auto-accept after a week or two. Once Alaska changes your schedule, you have lots of options. Talk to a friendly agent in Boise (that's who I always seem to get on the phone these days), propose flights that work better for you, and off you go.
Given the routing (involves out stations that only Horizon flies into), unfortunately there arent any better option on AS.
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Old Jul 18, 21, 10:15 am
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I flew on American Airlines flight booked through the Alaska Airlines site. For that trip, I associated my Alaska Mileage Plan number.

One day after the flight, the Alaska Airlines Account Elite Tier Status Qualification showed the YTD "partner qualifying mileage" increased but the "YTD Alaska Miles" didn't.

For 100K, which total is expected to be used: the "YTD Alaska miles" or the "YTD Alaska/partner qualifying miles".

Thanks.

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Old Jul 18, 21, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by PaperGlider
I flew on American Airlines flight booked through the Alaska Airlines site. For that trip, I associated my Alaska Mileage Plan number.

One day after the flight, the Alaska Airlines Account Elite Tier Status Qualification showed the YTD "partner qualifying mileage" increased but the "YTD Alaska Miles" didn't.

For 100K, which total is expected to be used: the "YTD Alaska miles" or the "YTD Alaska/partner qualifying miles".

Thanks.

Thanks.
There is no public information as of yet when specifically the tier will be launched, what activity it will be based upon, or what the benefits will be. 🤞🏻
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