American Offers More Bonus Miles to Elite Members on Expensive Fares

American Airlines just announced plans to join Alaska Airlines in emphasizing the value of its distance-based loyalty program as competitors United Airlines and Delta Air Lines move to a revenue-based program. The majority of travelers will earn fewer miles … [Read more...]

Use the Alaska Companion Fare to Book First Class With Instant Upgrades

Any time I speak about Alaska Airlines at Frequent Traveler University or other seminars, the most questions center around the companion fare. Understandably so. It's a great deal and I think some people just don't believe it. Many companion fares from other … [Read more...]

My Updated Presentation on Alaska Airlines from FTU DC 2014

What amazes me is that I've given essentially the same talk on Alaska Airlines three times this year and each time there's new information to add or update. Not always for the better, but usually. This time I added a few pages with updates from recent … [Read more...]

Get a Refund When Your Fare Drops

Saving money on travel involves two key challenges: finding a deal in the first place and keeping tabs on your reservations even after you've booked. Hotels and car rentals are great opportunities to save money because they tend to have extremely flexible … [Read more...]