Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Rundown of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan for Canadians (updated August 18, 2019)

It has been over a year since I last posted about Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan frequent flyer program. A few changes warrants an update.

Expiry Policy

Alaska Mileage Plan miles do not expire as long as you earn or redeem at least one mile every 24 months. If miles are deleted, you have up to 1 year to reinstate them for a fee by calling customer care.

However, as a Canadian, we do have options to keep our accounts active.

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Comparing Canada and US Alaska Airlines Credit Cards

We just finished comparing the Canadian and US Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit cards, so I thought it would be fun to keep the trend going. Next up is the co-branded Alaska Airlines credit cards.

In Canada, Alaska Airlines’ loyalty program, Mileage Plan, teamed up with MBNA, while they went with Bank of America in the U.S. Below are the highlights of all the available cards.

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[AIRLINE] Expiration Policies (updated on February 20, 2016)

I think that we are due for an update for airline expiration policies, as a few of them have changed recently. I have only listed frequent flyer programs that have a direct way of earning miles with them in Canada. You can always keep these accounts active with co-share or alliance member partners.

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Which Frequent Flyer Program to use in Each Respective Regions of Canada

Often times, I am asked which airline frequent flyer program to accrue. My answer has always been the same, it depends on which region of the country that you live. Depending on which part of the country you live in, there are different airline hubs and concentrations.

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[ANALYSIS] Rocketmiles

Rocketmiles is a hotel booking engine which looks for the best rates at a number of hotel chains. One of the marketing tools that Rocketmiles uses to grasp attention from its frequent users is the fact that by booking through Rocketmiles, you will earn airline miles or points instead of hotel points.


[PROMOTION] Earn Double Flying Blue Miles From Vancouver to Paris

Starting March 2015, Air France launches new direct flights from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The seasonal service will operate from March 29, 2015 to May 3, 2015, three times a week; it will…