2016 AAdvantage program changes Airfare Deals Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan American Airlines American Airlines AAdvantage Atlanta ATL Los Angeles LAX

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.

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