Airlines collected $2.8 billion in bag fees in the first half of 2019. Here’s how to avoid them

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

U.S. airlines reported a second-quarter 2019 after-tax net profit of $4.8 billion, and a pre-tax operating profit of $6.9 billion, according to a just-released report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Want to guess where a large chunk of that profit came from? You guessed it, baggage fees. Airlines collected $1.5 billion in baggage fees, …

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Why airfares won’t jump after the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

The attacks on oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend may have taken a bite out of global supply, but that is unlikely to translate to higher airfares anytime soon. The attacks reportedly took out about half of state-owned Aramco’s production, which amounts to roughly 6% of global oil supply. Markets responded in …

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Act now to book incredible Cathay Pacific first and business class award availability

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

One of the best first class experiences in the skies is Cathay Pacific’s first class. While the seat can’t compete with Etihad’s The Apartment, Emirates first class or Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific makes up much of the difference with exceptional service, incredible food and drink and extraordinary lounges. And if you’ve been waiting for your …

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How the SFO runway closure is affecting thousands of flights

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

San Francisco International Airport’s longest runway (28L/10R) has been closed since Sept. 2 for repairs. Runway 1L/9R is also affected by the work. You may or may not care which specific runways are affected, but if you are flying to or through SFO in the next few weeks, you will likely very much care about …

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Buy Miles Up To 50% Bonus Flash Sale Through September 14, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Alaska Airlines has launched new Mileage Plan miles sale that comes up to 50% bonus for purchases made through September 14 and 40% bonus through September 22, 2019. Alaska Airlines is not part of any global alliance but has ties to many airlines for earning and redeeming miles such as Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Emirates, […]

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New Chase Offer: 10% back on Alaska Airlines flights [Targeted]

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

There is a new targeted Chase Offer out today to get 10% back on Alaska Airlines flights when you spend $50 or more (up to $31 back). That’s a mild savings, but getting ten percent off on airfare is always a welcome sight. The Deal Get 10% back on an Alaska Airlines purchase of $50 or more via a new targeted Chase Offer Key Details Expires 9/27/19 Maximum of $31 back Not valid on lounge purchases, gift card…

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Alaska Airlines is offering a flight voucher for first 40,000 fans at baseball game

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

If you’re going to the San Fransisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins game on September 14, you might want to get there early. That’s because Alaska Airlines is offering a 2-for-1 flight voucher for the first 40,000 fans attending the game. Here’s what you need to know. After buying one economy class ticket at the regular …

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How to Donate Your Miles and Points to Support Hurricane Dorian Victims

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

I know watching the news stories about the devastation in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian can make you feel helpless. After a while, you just feel numb and you want to do something, do anything, but don’t know how you can help. Luckily, mo…

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Board early on certain Alaska Airlines flights by wearing the right clothes

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

It’s generally an urban myth that you can get upgrades or preferred treatment when you’re flying just by being well dressed. But for Alaska Airlines flyers out of Seattle, there’s one piece of clothing that will get you on board ahead of the rest of the crowd. As part of the airline’s continued partnership with …

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Alaska Airlines continues West Coast focus with new San Luis Obispo flights

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Alaska Airlines’ network focus continues to shift to its West Coast map with expanded service to San Luis Obispo in California. The Seattle-based carrier will add daily service to San Luis Obispo (SBP) from both Portland, Oregon, and San Diego in 2020, it said today. The new routes will complement Alaska’s existing service between Seattle …

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ICYMI: 2-in-1 Flight Deals, 20k Bonus Offers and More

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

Each Sunday, we round up the top deals you might have missed on TPG this week. From flight deals to limited-time bonus offers, here’s what you need to know. Earn 20k Bonus Miles With This Amex Offer Some Amex cardholders were targeted for 20k bonus miles on Air France and KLM if you spend $1,000 …

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Exciting New Airline Routes for August 2019 and Beyond

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

Airlines are constantly adjusting their schedules, launching new services while canceling others. It’s all part of their efforts to perfect their networks while increasing profitability. New routes are announced nearly every day, some seasonal and some more permanent. Others are a dropped as carriers change course on their route plans. Here’s a look at some …

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Alaska Airlines 893 SEA-HNL Premium Class

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

For our final jump home, Mrs. Island Miler and I took a more traditional Alaska flight aboard Alaska Airlines 893 SEA-HNL in Premium Class. It was also our first encounter with Alaska’s post-merger catering. Given the distance from our departure gate at the North Satellite, we left the Centurion Lounge Seattle about an hour before […]

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Alaska Airlines 1837 – Our Final Virgin America Flight

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

To get home from San Francisco, we needed to take two flights. The first flight, Alaska Airlines 1837 was our final Virgin America flight. Well, sort of. Technically it’s already an Alaska flight, but the service was still Virgin. After finishing up at Napa Farms Market, we headed over to our gate for the first […]

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