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Jan 17, 19, 1:09 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By baliktad

AS Trivia Contest offers Discount Code

Got an email 'celebrating' my AS flights last year with a link to https://2018alaskatriviaquiz.com/
The quiz is a thinly veiled advertisement for some of the perks or efforts AS took last year but...
Dec 18, 17, 2:34 pm
Replies: 441
Views: 33,434
Posted By baliktad

After almost 10 years of MVPG (with a few years...

After almost 10 years of MVPG (with a few years at 75K sprinkled in), I made it well over halfway to Million Miler, plus countless more flown on partners and on awards. But life changes, and I'm...
Dec 18, 17, 1:10 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,118
Posted By baliktad

It says maximum 40K miles, but it's not clear if...

It says maximum 40K miles, but it's not clear if that's per transaction or per elite member.

This is an interesting 'gift' idea from AS - provide some value to members without any cost to the...
Jul 6, 17, 11:23 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,474
Posted By baliktad

SEA-EWR has long been known as the toughest route...

SEA-EWR has long been known as the toughest route in the system to land upgrades period. AS routinely sells most/all of their F seats on this route as they tend to price ~15% below the legacy...
Jul 6, 17, 11:15 am
Replies: 497
Views: 65,428
Posted By baliktad

Thu 29 Jun AS810 SEA-SNA, first bags started...

Thu 29 Jun AS810 SEA-SNA, first bags started rolling about 22 minutes after parking. My bag showed up 26 minutes after parking. Baggage agent was very friendly, knew that the bags were late, handed...
May 31, 17, 6:18 pm
Replies: 1,835
Views: 228,713
Posted By baliktad

AS has no reason to end their relationship with...

AS has no reason to end their relationship with PP. It's good incremental revenue they can claim when the lounge isn't full.

I've been a Priority Pass holder since 2010, most of that time as a...
Dec 15, 16, 12:20 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,986
Posted By baliktad

Full loads are not an indication of...

Full loads are not an indication of profitability. Anyone can fill a plane by lowering prices. A better indication of whether AS is doing well on this route is to look at what sort of prices they...
Nov 19, 16, 11:02 pm
Replies: 1,269
Views: 122,076
Posted By baliktad

The West Coast flights on AS metal will be...

The West Coast flights on AS metal will be free/included as part of the premium cabin QF award. You are allowed a stopover in LAX OR MEL (but not both) for as many days as you like.

Since QF...
Nov 9, 16, 9:06 pm
Replies: 1,269
Views: 122,076
Posted By baliktad

The LAX-SEA segment will be allowed as part of...

The LAX-SEA segment will be allowed as part of the Asia - US award. If you pay the J award price, you will be entitled to First Class for the domestic segment, assuming you can find the award space....
Nov 9, 16, 8:50 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 9,900
Posted By baliktad

As a leisure traveler, this will be a huge shift....

As a leisure traveler, this will be a huge shift. I buy most tickets about 2-3 months ahead of time when prices are lowest, and have grown accustomed to a high frequency of upgrades. With the sheer...
Aug 28, 16, 12:55 am
Replies: 705
Views: 271,912
Posted By baliktad

Having never been on a UA 787, I'm having a hard...

Having never been on a UA 787, I'm having a hard time visualizing the bulkhead rows 1/6. For an upcoming flight SFO-SYD, the following seats are open:

1B/L
6D/K

The single most important...
Apr 4, 16, 9:01 am
Replies: 1,618
Views: 156,779
Posted By baliktad

Why assume they made a mistake? Perhaps the plan...

Why assume they made a mistake? Perhaps the plan is to make all flights within the west coast free?
Sep 24, 15, 5:49 pm
Replies: 1,515
Views: 141,659
Posted By baliktad

I honestly can't believe I'm asking this but I...

I honestly can't believe I'm asking this but I can't remember for the life of me, and even the terms page doesn't specify. Is the expiration date for MVPG Guest Upgrades the date by which the...
Aug 24, 15, 11:43 am
Replies: 1,515
Views: 141,659
Posted By baliktad

I don't think this is true. Those travelling on...

I don't think this is true. Those travelling on Gold miles get the fee waiver. Current Golds also get the fee waiver, regardless of the source of the miles.
Jul 10, 15, 1:25 pm
Replies: 1,515
Views: 141,659
Posted By baliktad

Upgrades using miles...

Upgrades using miles (http://www.alaskaair.com/content/travel-info/on-board/first-class-upgrades.aspx#upgrades) require a fare booked in an 'expensive' fare bucket (Y/S/B/M/H). I have to imagine...
Jul 9, 15, 6:25 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By baliktad

There are two kinds of vouchers AS distributes. ...

There are two kinds of vouchers AS distributes.

1) A 'DISCOUNT CODE'. If your voucher is one long string of letters and numbers (usually starts with EC I believe), it's a Discount Code. Only one...
Jun 3, 15, 1:08 pm
Replies: 296
Views: 65,516
Posted By baliktad

The advantage of the Emerald Suite is the views. ...

The advantage of the Emerald Suite is the views. Every time I have stayed in one, it's had great water views. These suites do have a funny layout with a long/useless entry and a funny...
May 30, 15, 11:08 am
Replies: 2,996
Views: 553,140
Posted By baliktad

The BRG applies only to the total cost for the...

The BRG applies only to the total cost for the entire stay, not any individual night. So only compare the cost of the Hyatt reservation for 5 nights (4 paid + 1 free) with the competing travel...
May 19, 15, 4:29 pm
Replies: 296
Views: 65,516
Posted By baliktad

Is the Double Room you see listed available for...

Is the Double Room you see listed available for reservation with points?

You may wish to contact reservations again with the following links:
...
May 19, 15, 2:43 pm
Replies: 296
Views: 65,516
Posted By baliktad

The room types on the "Standard" room page...

The room types on the "Standard" room page (http://grandseattle.hyatt.com/en/hotel/rooms/standard.html) are listed as "King Room" and "Double Room," so you could make a reasonable argument that...
Apr 27, 15, 10:53 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,437
Posted By baliktad

On a recent DL flight, we were informed that due...

On a recent DL flight, we were informed that due to a nut allergy, no nuts would be served 3 rows ahead and behind of the affected passenger. It wasn't a whole-plane ban.

My opinion remains that...
Apr 22, 15, 11:53 am
Replies: 497
Views: 65,428
Posted By baliktad

It starts when the plane is parked at the gate. ...

It starts when the plane is parked at the gate. The best indication to passengers that the plane is parked is when the seatbelt sign clicks off.

The terms of the BSG only require that AS put the...
Apr 20, 15, 10:48 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,437
Posted By baliktad

If your health would be adversely affected by a...

If your health would be adversely affected by a commonplace occurrence in the air, perhaps commercial air travel is not for you.
Apr 17, 15, 7:38 pm
Replies: 6,935
Views: 735,310
Posted By baliktad

You may find some information in this thread...

You may find some information in this thread useful:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/west/307122-consolidated-layover-sea-what-do-where-go-how-much-time-thread.html
Apr 15, 15, 7:11 am
Replies: 393
Views: 53,507
Posted By baliktad

Got my 75 hotel award yesterday - even though I...

Got my 75 hotel award yesterday - even though I knew about the possibility from FT, it was a delightful surprise. The site has a fun little 'game' you play where you try and remember the first time...
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