It’s been quite the month for Alaska Airlines as they have found themselves on the front page of the travel blog-o-sphere several times for various reasons, including the merger with Virgin America, the divorce with Delta, and even for some program and in-flight enhancements. Here’s a consolidated summary of all the updates from Alaska Airlines over the past month to help get you up to speed.
As a relatively infrequent flyer, I mainly view myself as an airline free agent and will usually just chase the best deal for that particular trip. However, I do have one exception to the rule, and that’s for flying Alaska Airlines to Hawaii.
Just a friendly reminder that today’s the final day of the Alaska Airlines Annual Fall Sale, which features flights starting at $64 across their entire route network. Each city has their own set of deals, but at least from rhe San Francisco Bay Area, there doesn’t appear to be any amazing deals to traditional vacation destinations like Mexico and Hawaii. However, there are pretty good deals to various West Coast cities, including Salt Lake City, Portland, and a couple southern CA cities.
Alaska Airlines had recently announced new routes between San Jose, CA and both Orange County and San Diego, and before those flights have even started, they are back at it again with even more new routes to Southern California. Today, they announced that 3x daily service between Sacramento and San Diego, as well as San Jose and Burbank, will begin March 16, 2017.
For Silicon Valley Alaska Airlines frequent flyers, right now there aren’t really any good options when traveling to Orange County or San Diego. Starting June 8, 2016, that will change as Alaska Airlines begins 3x daily non-stop service to both destinations from San Jose.
The Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat game on January 11th, 2016 features a giveaway to the first 12,000 fans of a 50% voucher off a future Alaska Airlines flight between April 21, 2016 to June 15, 2016.
In recent years I’ve been very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to the Maldives and the Seychelles. But while the Maldives and Seychelles provide ultra-exclusive island getaways, they also have the price tag to match, and are a 24+ hour journey each way from the USA. As beautiful and amazing as those destinations were, as I reflect on those trips, what I really walk away with is a renewed appreciation for just how lucky I am to have Hawaii in my backyard. From the West Coast it’s less than a 5 hour direct flight to the Hawaiian islands, and they are chock full of mainstream chain hotels to use points at. Also, since you’re still in the USA, it’s easy to drive around and there’s worrying about cell phone service.
Earlier this week, Alaska Airlines announced the addition of 3 domestics routes between Seattle and Nashville, Charleston, and Raleigh. They didn’t waste any time coming back with more news, and announced today…
It’s Wednesday, which means that it’s time for another Fast Dash sale from Alaska Airlines. Typically these are only 2-hour flash sales that happen around lunch-time PST, and more often…
I’ve started to develop a really bad habit when it comes to booking airline tickets. Most of the tickets I book are via Alaska Airlines, and my MVP Gold elite…