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Oct 14, 20, 7:38 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 12,867
Posted By Seattlenerd

I'd also mention that one reason to keep the BofA...

I'd also mention that one reason to keep the BofA VISA card, beyond the companion certs, is it's a very easy way to keep the miles from expiring in low- or no-travel years. I don't need more miles. I...
Oct 12, 20, 8:16 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 12,867
Posted By Seattlenerd

That's why I only converted 50% of my Wallet...

That's why I only converted 50% of my Wallet balance. But then again, I had $1100 in the Wallet, and that was excessive for my travel plans for 2021, companion cert or no.
Oct 12, 20, 8:14 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 12,867
Posted By Seattlenerd

This may have changed, but last time I called in...

This may have changed, but last time I called in to ask (which was a while ago) my recollection is if you cancel a ticket used with Wallet funds after their expiration date and try to redeposit them...
Oct 10, 20, 9:17 am
Replies: 125
Views: 12,867
Posted By Seattlenerd

I'm sitting on $1,100 in wallet credit that...

I'm sitting on $1,100 in wallet credit that expires next July and it's still not clear if the conferences I'd normally attend will even happen in person in the first half of next year, let alone for...
May 1, 20, 8:43 am
Replies: 535
Views: 71,459
Posted By Seattlenerd

Alaska Lounge expiration dates changes appearing

I logged into the Alaska Airlines app and saw this AM that my Alaska Lounge date is now "Valid through 08/31/2021," the promised extension of six months from its original expiration date.

It's...
Apr 29, 20, 10:49 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,736
Posted By Seattlenerd

Also happened here, for one more confirmation: a...

Also happened here, for one more confirmation: a variety of My Wallet credits due to expire in January 2021 (or a bit later, as I recall) all now show an expiration of 07/05/2021. Much appreciated.
Apr 26, 20, 5:40 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 20,209
Posted By Seattlenerd

Perhaps. I have both the Chase business and...

Perhaps. I have both the Chase business and personal Bonvoy VISA cards, as well as the Bonvoy American Express. The last one remains on the bubble because I don't really need/want a third free night...
Apr 20, 20, 8:16 pm
Replies: 384
Views: 76,687
Posted By Seattlenerd

This is enough to get me to not recommend anyone...

This is enough to get me to not recommend anyone redeem miles for a ticket on Condor past the "emergency liquidity" window. If that even extends past the various travel restrictions in effect. AS...
Apr 20, 20, 8:11 pm
Replies: 535
Views: 71,459
Posted By Seattlenerd

I expect AS IT has more pressing changes to make...

I expect AS IT has more pressing changes to make to dates, for everything from companion certs to My Wallet balances. Just keep monitoring it. I am for mine, but I'd only worry if you got within the...
Apr 12, 20, 10:06 am
Replies: 127
Views: 20,209
Posted By Seattlenerd

This is just a return to what used to be policy...

This is just a return to what used to be policy when you owned more than one Marriott card from Chase, business and personal. Before the SPG merger, you could stack annual bonus nights from each...
Apr 12, 20, 10:00 am
Replies: 696
Views: 56,048
Posted By Seattlenerd

Here's the official word...

Here's the official word (https://www.alaskaair.com/content/advisories/coronavirus#mind-your-wingspan) on the AS website about blocking of seats in the main cabin and capping sales of seats in F:

...
Apr 7, 20, 3:15 pm
Replies: 741
Views: 166,485
Posted By Seattlenerd

Highly recommend you PM Marriott Bonvoy Lurker...

Highly recommend you PM Marriott Bonvoy Lurker here with details and your Bonvoy number, since it's about to expire. Mine was to expire 4/9/20 and I contacted the Lurker a few days prior (as Lurker...
Apr 7, 20, 1:07 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,578
Posted By Seattlenerd

Companion certs extended until 12/31/20

New word in a detailed FAQ on the Alaska Airlines blog (https://blog.alaskaair.com/coronavirus/frequently-asked-questions/):

"All companion certificates set to expire in 2020 will be extended....
Apr 7, 20, 12:59 pm
Replies: 535
Views: 71,459
Posted By Seattlenerd

Alaska Lounge memberships extended 6 months

And....a day later, and Alaska Airlines now publicly says "All active members as of April 1, 2020 will be extended by six (6) months."

Full FAQ on the blog here...
Apr 6, 20, 12:36 pm
Replies: 535
Views: 71,459
Posted By Seattlenerd

Alaska Airlines customer care got back to me on...

Alaska Airlines customer care got back to me on my question about whether any plans were being considered to extend Alaska Lounge memberships in light of the reductions in available locations and...
Apr 2, 20, 5:59 pm
Replies: 741
Views: 166,485
Posted By Seattlenerd

I have three certs expiring (respectively) in...

I have three certs expiring (respectively) in April, June and September. Since the April one was only a few days away, I PMed Marriott Bonvoy Lurker and they took care of the extension just in case...
Apr 1, 20, 9:31 am
Replies: 238
Views: 40,240
Posted By Seattlenerd

I understood the point, and I appreciate you...

I understood the point, and I appreciate you re-expressing it for the benefit of others who may not have. For me, it wasn't worth the effort to conserve and track that certificate, because I doubt I...
Mar 31, 20, 7:55 pm
Replies: 238
Views: 40,240
Posted By Seattlenerd

I was able to accomplish this cancelation without...

I was able to accomplish this cancelation without a fee. However, I'm a Million Mile Flyer and that permanent MVP Gold status programming probably overrode any glitches regarding waived fees that...
Mar 31, 20, 7:50 pm
Replies: 535
Views: 71,459
Posted By Seattlenerd

Kind of a chicken-or-egg question in the current...

Kind of a chicken-or-egg question in the current environment: There are probably those of us who would be currently flying, or flying more, if Alaska Airlines were still flying on the same frequency...
Mar 31, 20, 1:17 pm
Replies: 535
Views: 71,459
Posted By Seattlenerd

I'd be all for that. Either way, the result could...

I'd be all for that. Either way, the result could be the same—extending membership expiration commensurate with the amount of time nearly all of the lounges are closed.
Mar 31, 20, 1:00 pm
Replies: 535
Views: 71,459
Posted By Seattlenerd

I did send a website form email to Customer Care...

I did send a website form email to Customer Care asking if there were any plans for that, very gently, since I had just renewed my Alaska Lounge membership for another year in February. We shall see.
Mar 31, 20, 12:57 pm
Replies: 238
Views: 40,240
Posted By Seattlenerd

I think what the CSR meant to write was that the...

I think what the CSR meant to write was that the companion cert would be lost if the fare was saved from both tickets into My Wallet, not the actual dollar amount of the fare.
Mar 25, 20, 7:31 pm
Replies: 432
Views: 63,426
Posted By Seattlenerd

Pretty stunning cuts (but not unexpected) just...

Pretty stunning cuts (but not unexpected) just announced in a blog post by Alaska Airlines, up to about 70% systemwide in April and in May. Eliminating approximately 900 of 1,300 daily flights....
Mar 22, 20, 10:35 am
Replies: 432
Views: 63,426
Posted By Seattlenerd

The quarterly ones loaded last Sunday (not...

The quarterly ones loaded last Sunday (not today). I also don't see any further changes today. Based on what I've seen in the past (during the wildfires two years ago), they could load at anytime...
Mar 20, 20, 6:08 pm
Replies: 741
Views: 166,485
Posted By Seattlenerd

I'd suggest doing what Lurker recommended I do:...

I'd suggest doing what Lurker recommended I do: Wait until a few days before expiration, and if the date hasn't been extended by then, PM them with details.
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