May 7, 2016

Best Use Of Alaska Airline Miles


Alaska Airline miles is one of the most valuable airline miles out there. The best use of the Alaska miles is to redeem them with Alaska's partner airlines for long haul International flights.


The Best Use of Alaska Airlines Miles

Cathay Pacific

70,000 Alaska miles one way First Class from US to Asia
70,000 Alaska miles one way First Class from US to Africa

60,000 Alaska miles one way Business Class from US to Australia or New Zealand
80,000 Alaska miles one way First Class from US to Australia or New Zealand

... with a free stopover in Hong Kong as long as you like.

Fiji Airways

55,000 Alaska miles one way Business Class from US to Fiji with a free stopover in Fiji as long as you like.

LAN

45,000 Alaska miles one way Business Class from US to South America.

Hainan 

50,000 Alaska miles one way Business Class from US to Asia. There's a little bit high fuel surcharge.

Icelandair

55,000 Alaska miles one way Business Class from US to Europe with a free stopover in Iceland.

Korean Air

60,000 Alaska miles Business Class from US to Southeast Asia. However, you must book a roundtrip award ticket. One way Business Class costs more. You also cannot book Korean Air's First Class with Alaska miles.

Free Stopover

You probably saw I mentioned about the free stopover in Hong Kong, Fiji, Iceland, etc. Alaska Airlines is very generous when it comes to this. You basically can have one free stopover on a one-way award ticket or two free stopovers on a roundtrip award ticket.

So what is a stopover? Consider this itinerary: US - Auckland, New Zealand. To get to Auckland from US, there's a connection in Nadi Fiji with Fiji Airways. Instead of doing the few hours layover in Fiji, you can "stopover" there for as long as you want before leaving for Auckland. To search for this type of award ticket, you will need to search by multiple city and make sure there's a flight from US - Nadi Fiji on the date that you want, and the flight from Nadi to Auckland on the date that you are ready to leave Fiji. All of that costs the same Alaska miles!


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