According to Hajdukovich, Alaska Airlines and Frontier Alaska have formed a “strategic relationship” that will allow travelers in Frontier’s 92 bush Alaska locations to accrue and redeem Alaska Airlines miles. Also, those of us with kajillions of Alaska miles will be able to redeem them to places like Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island, Kaktovik, Unalakleet, Dillingham and a host of other “hot spots”. HA! Places like Emmonak, Huslia, Point Lay and…who can forget….Brevig Mission.
Mind you, destinations like these are not in the top 10 on most folks’ Alaska list. But there is a gob of great fishing trips, fabulous hunting expeditions and incredible adventures awaiting those that make the leap from Anchorage or Fairbanks.
Earlier, I spoke with Rick Rasmussen, who heads up Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan. Rick was shy on specifics, since many of the accrual and redemption levels have yet to be established. But Alaska’s goal, he said, is to offer more of Alaska to Mileage Plan members with this alliance.
Watch for further details in the fall, said Hajdukovich. Just in time for the annual Permanent Fund Dividend deals, eh? How much for a ticket from Mekoryuk to Mazatlan??
Frontier Flying Service flies both the 19-seat Beechcraft 1990c and the smaller twin-prop Piper Navajo. Here’s a snap of the B1900-C:
Hageland flies a few of the Beechcraft aircraft as well, in addition to a couple of Cessna Caravan 208s.
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