American Airlines AAdvantage Enhances Alaska Earnings

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced back in February (read more here) that Alaska would join the Oneworld Alliance in the summer of 2021. They enabled earning miles on each other’s flights on April 1 (read more here). There was a disparity between earning Alaska Miles on American and AAdvantage miles on Alaska. Mileage Plan […]

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Elite Status Extension Due To COVID-19

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Alaska Airlines today announced its Mileage Plan elite status and other policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Elite status is extended by 12 months, and elite miles earned January 1 – April 30 are rolled to 2021. Members that were in the process of completing a status match will have it automatically extended through the […]

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Alaska Airlines consolidates routes, adds tag flights to maintain service to all its destinations

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Alaska Airlines is going back to the future to maintain its route network, dusting off the old strategy of tagging 12 destinations together to maintain service to all of its cities as the novel coronavirus pandemic takes a bite out of demand. The carrier will end nonstop service between its Seattle (SEA) base and six …

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Alaska Airlines extends elite status, companion certificate validity due to coronavirus

Written by Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

Airlines around the world are scrambling to adapt to the new reality of the coronavirus outbreak. While much of this attention has been focused on cutting capacity and additional cleaning measures for flights that are operating, frequent flyers have been wondering about their elite status. Delta, United and several other carriers have already announced major …

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Frequent Flyer Program Updates and Extensions

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

Following the news and updates around the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines were forced to suspend or reduce their daily operations. We have the latest information from airlines and hotels all around the world. Many frequent flyer programs are extending qualification for their elite statuses and more. Frequent Flyer Program Updates and Extensions With many borders […]

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DOT adjusts, finalizes airline route requirements for CARES Act funding.

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

US airlines will need to fly far more than demand dictates if they want to receive CARES Act funding for employees. But the obligations are reduced in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) final order compared to the initial proposal. The DOT took f…

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DOT adjusts, finalizes airline route requirements for CARES Act funding.

Written by Seth Miller @ PaxEx.Aero

US airlines will need to fly far more than demand dictates if they want to receive CARES Act funding for employees. But the obligations are reduced in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) final order compared to the initial proposal. The DOT took f…

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All major US airlines cut in-flight service, lounge access due to coronavirus

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

Airlines around the world have been overwhelmed by the effects of the novel coronavirus, with many slashing routes and parking jets. In the U.S., American Airlines announced plans to cut its domestic schedule by 30% in April and 80% in May, and Delta Air Lines plans to ground half of its fleet. United Airlines has cut …

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How will airlines rebuild their route maps after the coronavirus?

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

The sun is streaming through the windows and over rows of chairs. Several people are seated. One is reading, another looks at a phone. A teenager wears headphones to drown out the world. A plane sits outside, several more tails visible in the distance. A gate agent calls passengers for Flight 123 to New York. …

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American Airlines & Alaska Enhanced Partnership Begins

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced back in February (read more here) that Alaska would join the Oneworld Alliance in the summer of 2021. The airlines announced then that members of AAdvantage and Mileage Plan would again start earning miles on all flights sometime this spring that is now enabled effective April 1, 2020. You […]

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Airlines That Are Still Operating Flights

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. With the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak countries all over the world are taking precautions in order to minimize the risk. Just a few weeks later the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Following the news, many airlines were forced […]

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American and Alaska launch full reciprocal mileage earning

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Amid a global crisis, there’s some positive news in the airline industry today. American Airlines and Alaska Airlines have announced full reciprocal mileage earning on domestic and international flights as of Wednesday April 1, 2020. It’s big news, as the two airlines were slated to slash their partnership almost entirely just a month ago. Here’s what you need …

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Your ultimate guide to credit card annual perks

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

With the sheer volume of credit cards available it can be difficult to figure out which is best for you and why. Whether you’re just starting out in the points and miles game or are well-versed in the rewards program space, it’s important to know which cards offer which perks. Here we’ve put together the …

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan 50% Elite Qualifying Miles Bonus March 7 – May 31, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Alaska Airlines launched back in early March, an elite qualifying miles bonus for Mileage Plan member travel that has now been extended through May 31, 2020. Mileage Plan members earn 50% elite qualifying miles bonus for flights flown after registering for this offer that are flown March 7 – May 31. You can register for […]

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It may be years until passenger demand returns to 2019 levels for US airlines

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

By all estimates the airline industry is in for a lengthy downturn as economies dip quickly into recession, companies lay off staff and unemployment rolls grow amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The question is: how long of a downturn? Several new forecasts see travelers beginning to return to the sky in considerable numbers as soon …

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5 things to know about Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: At TPG, our top priority is providing our readers with the information you need to make educated decisions about travel and your rewards-earnings strategy. This is not the best time to travel, domestically or internationally, as airlines have cut major parts of their route network. But we are sharing this information to provide …

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What you need to know about the $50B coronavirus aid package to airlines

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Airlines are getting the $50 billion in aid they asked for from the U.S. government to bridge the novel coronavirus pandemic under a package passed by the Senate on Wednesday night. On a high level, the aid ensures that carriers can stay in business for what many expect will be a long and slow recovery. …

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Alaska Airlines cuts more than 900 flights as demand hits historic lows

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Alaska Airlines will slash its schedule by 70% through May, in the latest move by the nation’s air carriers to adjust to plummeting demand in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Seattle-based carrier will cut roughly 910 of its average 1,300 daily flights in April and May, Alaska said Wednesday. The reduction is …

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