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(Japan Time) will require new miles for the JMB Partner Airlines Award Ticket (valid for new bookings).
For the application on/before November 20, 2018, 8:59 a.m. (Japanese time), the number of kilometres until November 19, 2018, as specified in the following table will be used. The number of kilometres needed for a premium is established on the basis of the overall route (calculated as the aggregate number of actually covered kilometres for each sector) and the duty attained.
Awards for kids and toddlers demand the same running performance as for grown-ups. Distances of a Surface Segment between two Zwischenstädten are not considered in the whole route. Authorized air sectors/routes are changeable without previous announcement. The number of kilometres needed to earn a premium is established on the basis of the overall route (calculated as the aggregate number of actually earned kilometres for each sector) and the duty grade driven.
Awards for kids and toddlers demand the same running performance as for grown-ups. Distances of a Surface Segment between two Zwischenstädten are not considered in the whole route. Authorized air sectors/routes are changeable without previous announcement. Authorized air sectors/routes are changeable without previous announcement.
What is the best way to use an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Award?
One of the most tricky things to find out when you book an international reward trip is how to get from your destination and international gateway. Even though there is more point-to-point services today, the vast bulk of international services fly between the main hubs with connections at both ends.
The Alaska Airlines rules are somewhat uncommon and often disappointing when it comes to affiliate awards ticket (i.e. a ticket that includes a flight with an airline other than Alaska Airlines). Alaska Airlines has a unique combination of partners and Alaska Airlines services, which in the past has made Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan premium flight positions very challenging.
Alaska Airlines' advantage of this is that it allows Mileage Plan to maintain individual premium tables for each airline which ( presumably) allows Alaska to set premium tariffs for services in a manner commensurate with its costs. So instead of having a graph for all partners that calculates costs across all applications, you can create a graph for each of them.
All in all I think this makes a lot of difference because some partners (like Emirates) seem to be very costly for the programme, while others (like Condor and Icelandair) are relatively cheap. When Düsseldorf is your goal, it is amazingly hard to get there with the mileage plan. Disadvantage of this method is that in order to access affiliate gateway, you are restricted to the range of Alaska Airlines in North America (which used to be a big disadvantage) and you are also restricted to the range of the affiliate you are traveling with.
For example, if you fly to London with British Airways, you will not be able to travel to the remainder of Europe. Moreover, in some cases Alaska Airlines only has twinning contracts with a main company and not with all local subsidiaries: Eagle tickets for an affiliate rewards and Openskies tickets for a British Airways rewards.
That means that when you book an Alaska Airlines mileage plan, it is important to know which airlines are flying to your destinations and how you can get there. If you travel to Düsseldorf, for example, you will not get there with Condor; you only go to Frankfurt and that is the end of the line as far as the Alaska Airlines mileage plan is concerned. Alaska Airlines is the only airline in the world that offers this service.
While you can do it with British Airways by passing through London, you must travel the whole distance (except the connection to and from the North America gateways town of British Airways, which can be operated on Alaska flights) with British Airways. But if you take into account the fact that British Airways charge more mileage, the fact that British Airways also charge a supplement on petrol, and the trouble to connect through London, you are probably better off going to Frankfurt and from there taking the Düsseldorf Express.
One other thing that really gets puzzling is what Alaska Airlines flights you can take to locate for a partners price.
All the other routes are combined routes, and the compartment of economic classes is the long one ( by the way, Alaska, you should definitely repair that). Frustrating is that there is an Alaska Airlines plane from Seattle to JFK! It is because you can only include a Alaska Airlines position fly if it is available at the low save state.
To find these tickets, the best way to find them is not to look on the website of Alaska Airlines. Instead, you should look at the American Airlines website, which only displays air fares to Alaska in tariff categories that can be combined with a companion one. There is no perfect night service that would give you a whole full night in New York for affiliate rewards, so you can't use it.
The use of the American Airlines web site, however, added another one. Due to this plane going to another New York area airfield and the accommodation, this itinerary did not appear on the Alaska Airlines website (although Alaska's website, in his honor, is much better at compiling non-conventional travel routes than most others).
It' difficult to see here, but I gave the LGA on the entry to New York and JFK on the exit. You could not have bought a New York plane or booked two different rewards. This route, however, uses Alaska's recently extended route system to incorporate positionings.
No, there is a supplement for petrol, British Airways has a below-average air fares and there is a compulsory night in New York. You fly, however, in First and Busi ness classes to London and have a whole full days to get to New York on the way. Next and next times you're looking for a reward with the Alaska Airlines mileage plan, remember that you can include Alaska Airlines travel at no additional cost on your travel route - if you find partners' willingness.