Alaska Air: It’s all about the miles (and the view!)

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We interrupt this message to share a great image with you (above). I was traveling on Alaska Air‘s flight #95 back to Anchorage after spending Easter with my family in Oregon. We had just started our descent into Anchorage. It was around 7:00pm on April 1. That’s Montague Island at the far left of the photo (right above the engine cowling). Two thumbs up for my point-n-shoot camera.

If you travel to or from Alaska, you’re wise to accumulate Alaska Airlines miles in the Mileage Plan program. See below on how to jump-start your way to a free trip with the Alaska Airlines Visa card. Also, there are g-r-e-a-t Mileage Plan promos to speed you on your way, including:

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a. Triple miles between Anchorage and Seattle all summer long. YOU HAVE TO REGISTER in advance!
b. Double miles between Anchorage and Los Angeles (LAX) all summer long. Again, pre-registration is required.
c. Double miles between Seattle and Salt Lake City, Boston and Long Beach. REGISTER in advance!

I love the Club 49 deals available on Alaska Airlines. After you sign up (CLICK HERE) you’ll get the weekly sale sheet each Tuesday morning. Act quickly, since the deals only last until Thursday night! 

NOTE: You don’t have to belong to Club 49 to get these great air fare deals. But if you live in Alaska–I think it’s silly NOT to join. Here’s why:

a. Two free checked bags when you’re flying in or out of Alaska (with in-state itineraries, you’re always allowed three checked bags).
b. Two “travel now” certificates good for a 30 percent off “Full Flex” fares to/from/within Alaska.
c. Then there’s the weekly discounts. Check out this week’s batch:

OTHER great Alaska Airlines deals:

-Anchorage-Seattle  $132 ea. way for travel starting May 16, 2013. AWESOME!
-Anchorage-Los Angeles (LAX) $168 ea. way for travel starting Apr. 29, 2013. NONSTOP!!

Alaska-Airlines-Credit-CardNOT-SO-SECRET tip: Get the Alaska Airlines Visa card. If you apply for a new card and get approved, there’s a 25,000-mile bonus, which is enough to get a ticket between Alaska and the Lower 48 (off-peak). Within Alaska, you can get a ticket for as little as 15,000 miles–even to high-dollar destinations like Barrow, Adak, Kotzebue and Ketchikan.

So surf over to AlaskaAir.com and scoop up some great deals!

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