Apr162015

California residents join Alaska Mileage Plan by July 24 for $50 credit for Hawaii or Mexico flight

Alaska Airlines has a targeted offer for a $50 credit for Hawaii or Mexico flight for California residents who join Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan by July 24.

Alaska $50 California offer

*Offer Terms: The $50 Discount Code offer is valid for new Mileage Plan™ member sign-ups only. Must be a resident of California to qualify. Offer is valid for new member sign-ups between April 1, 2015, and July 24, 2015. Please allow 48 hours for Discount Code to be delivered via email.

Discount Code Terms: Valid for new ticket purchases only at alaskaair.com. One person per Discount Code. The recipient of the Discount Code must be the traveler. Discount Code is valid for $50 off all published fares at alaskaair.com. Discount Code must be ticketed by August 24, 2015. Discount Code is valid for travel April 1 through June 30, 2015, and September 8 through November 19, 2015. Discount Code may be used for travel departing from California to any Alaska Airlines city in Hawaii or Mexico.

Taxes, Fees and Surcharges: Passenger is responsible for all applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges, including checked baggage fees. All rules of alaskaair.com and the applicable published fare not mentioned within these terms and conditions apply. Travel is subject to Alaska Airlines contract of carriage. Other restrictions may apply and Alaska Airlines reserves the right to suspend or change this offer without notice.

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My next flight is an Alaska Airlines award flight in a couple of days to Vancouver, British Columbia.  I earned the award ticket as a bonus for flying to Salt Lake City two times in January. The cost for two round trips to Salt Lake City was $196 and the award ticket to Canada cost $85 in taxes. Not exactly a free trip, but the deal caused me to go to Park City, Utah for Sundance Film Festival for a fun time at Hyatt Escala Lodge.

How Alaska Mileage Plan gave me an $800 First Class ticket to London for $800 in flights

Back in 2003, Alaska Airlines targeted California residents with a status match based on United Mileage Plus status. I turned United 1K into Alaska MVP Gold and received several complimentary upgrades on flights and earned 100,000 bonus miles for flying 35 airline segments in another 2003 Alaska Airlines promotion. Those 35 airline segments were done with five tickets, each ticket under $160 all-in, flying San Jose to Portland PDX via Idaho and eastern Washington state in eight segments round trip. Within weeks of spending $800 to fly around the west coast and earn Alaska Air bonus miles, Kelley was flying First Class on British Airways to London for 100,000 Alaska Mileage Plan miles.

Forget Delta revenue miles. Take Alaska Mileage Plan flight miles

Today I purchased a Delta Airlines ticket From San Jose, CA SJC – KUL Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for $389. That economy V booking class ticket would earn fewer than 1,500 Delta Skymiles in their 2015 revenue scheme limiting miles to ticket price paid. I placed my Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan number in the reservation and I should receive over 6,800 Alaska Mileage Plan miles earning 50% flight miles for Delta economy V fare SJC-SEA-NRT-TPE from San Jose to Taipei round trip on Delta flights.

Alaska Airlines is giving California residents $50 off on a trip to hawaii or Mexico for joining Mileage Plan by July 24. That is a good deal.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Boise and Lewiston, Idaho and Pullman, Washington are dear to my heart after those trips. During long stopovers in Lewiston and Pullman, I called local hotels for free rides to and from the airport and spent time in their restaurants and bars.

    Met lots of friendly people.

    After writing the other day that I stayed in a suite at Sheraton Downtown Phoenix in 2008 when I actually stayed at Hyatt Regency Phoenix, I thought I should verify that it actually was 35 segments for 100,000 bonus miles.

    I found the 2003 Alaska Airlines 100,000 bonus miles for 35 segments promotion details in this BusinessWire article.

    http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20030825005517/en/Alaska-Airlines-Mileage-Plan-Give-10-Million#.VTAyKiFViko

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