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Alaska Airlines *FLAME-FREE* Q&A Thread: All Welcome, New and Old! (2023-2024)

Alaska Airlines *FLAME-FREE* Q&A Thread: All Welcome, New and Old! (2023-2024)

Old May 22, 2023, 10:26 am
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Thanks James - good to know I can book on one PNR for future trips.
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Old May 22, 2023, 2:41 pm
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If I were to book JFK-SEA-KTN-WRG-PSG-JNU with SEA to JNU on the same flight number, would I get 500-mile minimums for each segment or would SEA-...-JNU credit as point-to-point distance?

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Old May 22, 2023, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by GW McLintock
If I were to book JFK-SEA-KTN-WRG-PSG-JNU with SEA to JNU on the same flight number, would I get 500-mile minimums for each segment or would SEA-...-JNU credit as point-to-point distance?

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No, direct flights (same flight number) earn on the distance between origin & destination, regardless of the number of stops.

James

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Old May 22, 2023, 2:55 pm
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Points on AS Multi stops

Originally Posted by Flying for Fun
No, direct directs (same flight number) earn on the distance between origin & destination, regardless of the number of stops.

James
I'm pretty sure James is correct...those are USPS flights as well and they make it all one trip, so you can't accrue the minimum 500 miles per flight...You would get to see some beautiful scenery if the weather's good. I love JUN, been there a few times for days each, really want to go Sitka (and less so Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg). Will probably fly into one, take the ferry nd fly out of the other.
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Old May 23, 2023, 12:51 am
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Is there a thread in this forum that would be appropriate for discussing unprofessional conduct (employees arguing about procedure in front of passengers)? Nothing obvious came up in my searches, and I generally try to avoid making new threads for random things I see on airlines I rarely fly.
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Old May 23, 2023, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
Is there a thread in this forum that would be appropriate for discussing unprofessional conduct (employees arguing about procedure in front of passengers)? Nothing obvious came up in my searches, and I generally try to avoid making new threads for random things I see on airlines I rarely fly.
Moo. Depending on the response you're looking for, either start a new thread... or don't make a thread at all and just write in. IME AS is very responsive to compliments and complaints.

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Old May 24, 2023, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
Is there a thread in this forum that would be appropriate for discussing unprofessional conduct (employees arguing about procedure in front of passengers)? Nothing obvious came up in my searches, and I generally try to avoid making new threads for random things I see on airlines I rarely fly.
I mean no offense and I'm not trying to "flame" but I guess I'd question whether we really need yet another discussion regarding "a random thing you saw on an airline you rarely fly?"

The behavior you are referring happens somewhere in the world every single day, in just about every single career field/profession. I can't fathom why we need to "discuss" it. I tend to just move on with my life and not waste the emotional energy...

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Old May 24, 2023, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by scubadu
I mean no offense and I'm not trying to "flame" but I guess I'd question whether we really need yet another discussion regarding "a random thing you saw on an airline you rarely fly?"

The behavior you are referring happens somewhere in the world every single day, in just about every single career field/profession. I can't fathom why we need to "discuss" it. I tend to just move on with my life and not waste the emotional energy...

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I feel like half of this forum would be gone if we didnt have these things to discuss.

And maybe the flyer is trying to understand if they are overreacting or if this type of behavior is common? Maybe if nobody talks about it, well miss a pattern emerging. I would think a discussion at minimum about FA training and procedures would be interesting.
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Old May 24, 2023, 11:17 am
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I recently noticed that a flight I booked a couple months ago has significantly dropped in price. There are four total passengers, but I split the reservation in order to use a companion fare...if I were to rebook now even without the companion fare I'd still get a $700 wallet credit.

I am thinking about cancelling and rebooking, though it looks like there is a way to do so without losing the companion certificate:



Has anyone used this option? How exactly do you rebook using a cancelled ticket number? I've browsed the Q&A on the AS website and can't find anything that mentions it.

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Old May 24, 2023, 2:39 pm
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I'm trying to figure out if I should be concerned or not.

Flight #1290 goes both SEA-BUR and BUR-SEA. I'll be flying on the BUR-SEA route (and only that route) in a couple days.

I went to go look where I am on the upgrade list. As an MVP75K, I'm usually somewhat near the top. But on the BUR-SEA portion, I don't appear at all. However, I do appear on the SEA-BUR portion, near the top.

I've triple-checked and made sure my ticket is for BUR-SEA. Does anybody think there will be a problem with me getting on board? Anybody think that the upgrade processor will run smoothly?

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Old May 25, 2023, 12:06 pm
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Do Alaska and AA coordinate in terms of duplicate booking:

On AA metal, AA 001 ticket stock, booked on aa.com I have a booking Seattle-Dallas. Its refundable
On the same day, roughly the same time, if I book Seattle-Dallas on Alaska metal, Alaska 027 ticket stock on alaska website - can I have both these booking sitting around together without issues? Or are the backend systems talking to each other would we know?

I want to keep both sitting together for a while till I finalize some other plans, price is good right now and will just increase later.
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Old May 25, 2023, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by nomiiiii
can I have both these booking sitting around together without issues? Or are the backend systems talking to each other would we know?
Dont know if systems are talking to each other (pre-flight, I doubt it), but Ive done this multiple times with AA/AS and have had no issues at all.
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Old May 26, 2023, 3:24 am
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Getting to Portland from Seattle

Inexperienced flyer heading to Seattle with Alaska today. Due to delays Ill miss my train to Portland and there are no seats left on the other trains.

Short of buying an expensive last minute SEA to PDX, are there other options to get to Portland?
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Old May 26, 2023, 6:16 am
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Originally Posted by alanerko
Inexperienced flyer heading to Seattle with Alaska today. Due to delays Ill miss my train to Portland and there are no seats left on the other trains.

Short of buying an expensive last minute SEA to PDX, are there other options to get to Portland?
Flixbus (Previously named Boltbus). Looks like Portland to Seattle for today is around ~$40 depending on time.

https://www.flixbus.com/boltbus

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Old May 26, 2023, 7:37 am
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I know... I should look, but it might be faster to just ask here

If I book a coach award ticket, am I able to upgrade it to extra legroom? First? I'm thinking no, but need to start making plans and want to go over all my options with various airlines.
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