Mar182016

Alaska $73 each way Los Angeles to Atlanta round trip on American

American wants over $400 round trip for a ticket from Los Angeles to Atlanta on AA operated flights. Alaska Airlines (AS) will sell you seats on the same AA-operated flights for $146.20 round trip from September to February 2017. The price drops to $141 for a mileage run next day return ticket. These flights book in AS economy T meaning you earn 100% redeemable miles and 50% EQM in American Airlines AAdvantage.

Alaska Airlines  Los Angeles LAX – Atlanta ATL (nonstop flights)

$146.20  Tuesday October 18 – Friday October 21

LAX-ATL $147 AS Oct18-21

Alaska codeshare flights for $146.20 flying American Airlines. Or pay $411 for the same flights when ticketed by American Airlines.

LAX-ATL AS Tclass Oct 19-21

LAX-ATL-LAX = 3,893 flight miles.

Alaska Airlines  Los Angeles LAX – Atlanta ATL (nonstop flights)

$140.60  Thursday September 8 – Friday September 9 (mileage run)

LAX-ATL $141 AS Sep8-9 mileage run

2.5 hours on the ground in a 12 hour mileage run LAX-ATL. You might need to credit to Alaska Mileage Plan to make this a viable deal if AAdvantage goes revenue-based by then.

Loyalty Traveler curated Airfare Deals and Google Flights and Kayak Explore tutorials.

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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