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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 Mar 23, 2024, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by blue bear
But they are proof you flew the flight. I had to do this dance twice with AA and BA to get miles credited to my AS account.
Well, technically they are proof you printed the boarding pass (or someone else did it for you). I never understood why airlines seem to think that it proves anything else. My two theories are

- they save money if they can deny the credit if you dont retain a boarding pass
- the boarding pass is a reliable way to get all the information they would need to find your flight record (vs information provided by the traveler, with typos etc.)
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Old Mar 23, 2024, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff
Well, technically they are proof you printed the boarding pass (or someone else did it for you). I never understood why airlines seem to think that it proves anything else. My two theories are...
Don't give them any hazy ideas here.
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Old Mar 23, 2024, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by blue bear
Do you still have the paper boarding pass?
Yes, but it was a combined boarding pass IAD-SFO-SLC where the Mobile passes were for each segment.

FWIW, I'm done dealing with AS. They win the war of attrition. I have 2 more flights booked this spring and then it is buyer beware and bye bye...

..no interest in wasting time with these clowns trying to claw back some $$$.

Cheers,

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Old Mar 26, 2024, 7:58 am
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Newbie to Alaska awards and am stumped. I'm looking at partner awards all on AA metal (using Alaska points) and see availability separately for STL-LGA and JFK-FCO, but when I try to book STL-FCO, it forces a stop in DCA or PHL or CLT. I presume this is because there would be an airport change in NYC (it's a 12 hour connection though). Is there any way to force that award other than booking multi-city and paying separately for the segments?
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Old Mar 26, 2024, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by Stgermainparis
Newbie to Alaska awards and am stumped. I'm looking at partner awards all on AA metal (using Alaska points) and see availability separately for STL-LGA and JFK-FCO, but when I try to book STL-FCO, it forces a stop in DCA or PHL or CLT. I presume this is because there would be an airport change in NYC (it's a 12 hour connection though). Is there any way to force that award other than booking multi-city and paying separately for the segments?
I'm finding lately the only way to book an AA award with a connection is to do it via Multi-City. First leg would be STL-LGA, and second leg JFK-FCO. It shouldn't charge you the individual fares. It'll come out to be the NA-Europe fare, likely 30K (Y) or 57.5 (J). I just tried this for some dates mid-May and it worked.






It also works if you book arriving into NYC a day before.

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Old Mar 26, 2024, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by WillTravel4Food
I'm finding lately the only way to book an AA award with a connection is to do it via Multi-City. First leg would be STL-LGA, and second leg JFK-FCO. It shouldn't charge you the individual fares. It'll come out to be the NA-Europe fare, likely 30K (Y) or 57.5 (J). I just tried this for some dates mid-May and it worked.






It also works if you book arriving into NYC a day before.

OH THANK YOU! This is the info I needed. Very helpful. I'll try that.

Update: And it worked! Thank you!
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Old Mar 26, 2024, 4:46 pm
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Hi, I am curious if I credit miles from hotel bookings via Rocketmiles to Milage plan are they eligible towards status like in American or not? Can I reach status only with hotel bookings and without flying?
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Old Mar 26, 2024, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Jorro
Hi, I am curious if I credit miles from hotel bookings via Rocketmiles to Milage plan are they eligible towards status like in American or not? Can I reach status only with hotel bookings and without flying?
Nope--sorry
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Old Mar 27, 2024, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Repooc17
Should be immediate in my experience; certainly within the time frame between your flown flight and present time.
Can't confirm this. I reached 75k almost three weeks ago. No 50k bonus yet... status changed a few days later though.
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Old Mar 28, 2024, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by KiFly
Can't confirm this. I reached 75k almost three weeks ago. No 50k bonus yet... status changed a few days later though.
Why not call Alaska and inquire? I have been 75K for a number of years now, and have received 50K bonus miles instantly without fails as soon as the qualifying flight gets credited, basically as soon as the qualifying flight arrives at the gate.
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Old Mar 28, 2024, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Repooc17
Why not call Alaska and inquire? I have been 75K for a number of years now, and have received 50K bonus miles instantly without fails as soon as the qualifying flight gets credited, basically as soon as the qualifying flight arrives at the gate.
For a long time I noticed the credit happening right when the wheels hit the ground. In the last month or so though it would generally take about an hour. Wearing dust-proof goggles Ill monitor that particularly carefully tomorrow in light of my return to 75K.
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Old Mar 28, 2024, 5:20 pm
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Hi AS Flyertalk! I am a longtime UA flyer flying Alaska for the first time in over a decade to join my wife on a business trip. My old Alaska account seems to have been suspended, so I've created a new one. I'm trying to add my Known Traveller Number (KTN), or Pass ID, but the website doesn't give me that account page. I'm currently using a MacBook Pro (2020 M1), and i'v tried Safari and Firefox, with and without trackers and cookies accepted. iPad and iPhone doesn't seem to work, and I'm not seeing any options on the Alaska App.

Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Mar 28, 2024, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by frankmu
Hi AS Flyertalk! I am a longtime UA flyer flying Alaska for the first time in over a decade to join my wife on a business trip. My old Alaska account seems to have been suspended, so I've created a new one. I'm trying to add my Known Traveller Number (KTN), or Pass ID, but the website doesn't give me that account page. I'm currently using a MacBook Pro (2020 M1), and i'v tried Safari and Firefox, with and without trackers and cookies accepted. iPad and iPhone doesn't seem to work, and I'm not seeing any options on the Alaska App.

Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thanks in advance!
Never mind, iPhone Safari finally let me add the KTN
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Old Mar 28, 2024, 7:01 pm
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Originally Posted by frankmu
Never mind, iPhone Safari finally let me add the KTN
It may also be of interest to you that saved passport information needs to be called in. You can add it online to a reservation, but in my experience it will not stick beyond this reservation.
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Old Mar 29, 2024, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by frankmu
Hi AS Flyertalk! I am a longtime UA flyer flying Alaska for the first time in over a decade to join my wife on a business trip. My old Alaska account seems to have been suspended, so I've created a new one.
That may have been unnecessary:

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mi...s/faq-benefits


Do my miles expire?Mileage Plan miles do not expire


If miles dont expire, does that mean my account will remain active indefinitely?For account security purposes, we will continue to lock accounts that have been inactive for more than 2 years. If your account has been locked due to inactivity, call Guest Care to verify your identity, and theyll reactivate the account for you. All miles in the account will still be there for you to use.
It may not matter if you dont foresee MM status in your future, but maybe you had some miles that can be restored?
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