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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 Sep 17, 21, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Klrduks
This has great seat plans for all Alaska planes and some other airlines.

https://www.aerolopa.com/
Thanks, It's a good website indeed. I was wondering if there were any discussion threads in which people shared experieces.

Thanks for the help
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Old Sep 17, 21, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by TTmex
Thanks, It's a good website indeed. I was wondering if there were any discussion threads in which people shared experieces.

Thanks for the help
When I was a UA loyalist, I spent a lot of time picking my seats with the help of threads like this one:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...=#post33236022

(there are Everything you want to know about where to sit threads for pretty much every aircraft type UA operates).

I am not aware of something similar here, but would be worthwhile having, I think.
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Old Sep 17, 21, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff
When I was a UA loyalist, I spent a lot of time picking my seats with the help of threads like this one:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...=#post33236022

(there are Everything you want to know about where to sit threads for pretty much every aircraft type UA operates).

I am not aware of something similar here, but would be worthwhile having, I think.
Yep, that's the kind of thing. I regularly contribute to the ones on the BA board. No worries if there isn't one here, I've gone with 1A, 1A, 1A and 1F on the four flights. Think I'll be ok
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Old Sep 17, 21, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by TTmex
I've gone with 1A, 1A, 1A and 1F on the four flights
Anecdotally, it seems more AS FTers prefer row 2.
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Old Sep 17, 21, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone
Anecdotally, it seems more AS FTers prefer row 2.
Interesting..that's the kind of thing I was after. Any reason why?
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Old Sep 17, 21, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone
Anecdotally, it seems more AS FTers prefer row 2.
Originally Posted by TTmex
Interesting..that's the kind of thing I was after. Any reason why?
This is just me, but to reveal how shallow I am, RE: 7A and 2A, when I'm reserving into PC or upgrading into FC:

1) I like to be able to stow things under the seat in front of me, if I care to; 1A and 6A don't allow for that;
2) I prefer window seats;
3) I'm blind in my left eye, and sitting on the left side of the plane makes it easier to see when FAs are coming by for drink orders, and I hate to have to be called twice or tapped on the arm by a seatmate to order my G&T or Bourbon, depending on the mood.

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Old Sep 17, 21, 11:41 pm
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How Do I Find Fare Class on Alaska?

When trying to book a ticket on Alaska, I cannot find the fare class anywhere unless I checkout. There has to be a way to see it beforehand that Im just overlooking. Im needing to raise my EQD for AA and one of the best ways would be to get a long AS flight with a good multiplier according to fare class. Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA
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Old Sep 17, 21, 11:48 pm
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Originally Posted by dougwhitaker13
When trying to book a ticket on Alaska, I cannot find the fare class anywhere unless I checkout. There has to be a way to see it beforehand that Im just overlooking. Im needing to raise my EQD for AA and one of the best ways would be to get a long AS flight with a good multiplier according to fare class. Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA
Unfortunately, AFAIK there is no way to see the fare class prior to the "final selection" page on AS. What you can do is use the "Upgrade options" selector. So for example, if you choose MVP, it'll show you fares that MVPs can automatically upgrade into first class (which typically tend to be higher fares).

For first class bookings, I don't think there's any good way, other than hitting "refundable" to look refundable tickets. ​​​
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Old Sep 18, 21, 12:04 am
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff
When I was a UA loyalist, I spent a lot of time picking my seats with the help of threads like this one:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...=#post33236022

(there are Everything you want to know about where to sit threads for pretty much every aircraft type UA operates).

I am not aware of something similar here, but would be worthwhile having, I think.
All AS aircraft: 2A
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Old Sep 18, 21, 12:08 am
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Originally Posted by TTmex
Interesting..that's the kind of thing I was after. Any reason why?
1) As already mentioned, underseat stowage in front of you, slightly less hassle with the overhead stowage.
2) Not getting slammed by every backpack of people boarding after you.
3) If you always get 2A, it's good on every aircraft and you don't even have to think about it. I've had plenty of trips that were four consecutive 2A seats.
4) On the E75s you don't have a neighbor if you're in 2A
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Old Sep 18, 21, 4:15 am
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I'm flying same-day saver LAX-JFK rt. Outbound leg will be enough miles to get me to MVP status (ignoring the 50% EQM bonus). Will I have status benefits (e.g. early boarding) on the return? Will my return leg correctly post with the 50% mileage bonus from MVP, or will I need to contact AS to get the right amount of miles? Kind of doubtful the system will recognize it properly.
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Old Sep 18, 21, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by zdfld
Unfortunately, AFAIK there is no way to see the fare class prior to the "final selection" page on AS. What you can do is use the "Upgrade options" selector. So for example, if you choose MVP, it'll show you fares that MVPs can automatically upgrade into first class (which typically tend to be higher fares).

For first class bookings, I don't think there's any good way, other than hitting "refundable" to look refundable tickets. ​​​
Thank you for your reply. I havent been able to find anything either and it has been driving me crazy. I do appreciate you.
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Old Sep 18, 21, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by aquanine
I'm flying same-day saver LAX-JFK rt. Outbound leg will be enough miles to get me to MVP status (ignoring the 50% EQM bonus). Will I have status benefits (e.g. early boarding) on the return? Will my return leg correctly post with the 50% mileage bonus from MVP, or will I need to contact AS to get the right amount of miles? Kind of doubtful the system will recognize it properly.

Yup you'll have your status benefits on the return leg. The Alaska app posts/updates your milages/status often before you even pull into the gate, so as you walk off the outbound you'll be an Alaska MVP! You'll also get your elite bonus off the flight miles instantly updated/added going forward on the None/MVP/MVPG ladder, however as a heads up there is a known issue when reaching 75k where the elite miles don't post correctly (at all) on the award flight so you have to call in and have them added to your MP account via a "special services" deposit.
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Old Sep 18, 21, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by TheStrangerIn29K
1) I like to be able to stow things under the seat in front of me, if I care to; 1A and 6A don't allow for that;
Originally Posted by chrisl137
1) As already mentioned, underseat stowage in front of you, slightly less hassle with the overhead stowage.
4) On the E75s you don't have a neighbor if you're in 2A
Add me to this camp. I have room to throw my bag under the seat AND there is still plenty of width for me to stretch my legs. I haven't really thought about it but I also feel like I have more room to stretch out my legs under the seat than if I'm sitting in the row 1 bulkhead.
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Old Sep 18, 21, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by dougwhitaker13
When trying to book a ticket on Alaska, I cannot find the fare class anywhere unless I checkout. There has to be a way to see it beforehand that Im just overlooking. Im needing to raise my EQD for AA and one of the best ways would be to get a long AS flight with a good multiplier according to fare class. Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA
You can also search by fare class, to include multiple fare classes at once, using ITA flight matrix. There is a learning curve but works for these types of situations.
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