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Shop to Earn Thousands of MileagePlus, Mileage Plan and AAdvantage Miles

You can shop to earn thousands of MileagePlus, Mileage Plan and AAdvantage miles through their respective Internet shopping portals through Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time — but the earnings and amount of spend required vary between programs, which are detailed below.

Earn a one-time bonus of up to…

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Proof That AAdvantage Miles are Worth More Than Mileage Plan Miles? The Miles to Anywhere Sweepstakes

There are two identical sweepstakes being offered by the frequent flier loyalty programs of American Airlines and Alaska Airlines — one ends tomorrow and the other recently began, respectively — and eShopping; and it seems that AAdvantage miles are worth more than Mileage Plan miles.

According to the terms and conditions of both sweepstakes, the approximate retail value of 20,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles is…

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Earn Up to 1,500 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles by Shopping for Back to School

Effective through Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,500 bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles — in addition to the standard Mileage Plan miles earned — during the Back to School bonus campaign at the Mileage Plan Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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Earn Double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles on Japan Airlines

Effective as of today, earn double Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles for first class, business class, premium economy, and select economy class fares when you fly as a passenger on an airplane operated by Japan Airlines nonstop to Japan from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, or Vancouver through Friday, September 30, 2016 — but…

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Is NOT Going to Revenue-Based Model

There have been articles reporting that the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program is converting from earning miles based on distance to earning miles based on revenue…

…and — contrary to those articles — that is simply not the case, according to this “tweet” from the official Twitter account of Alaska Airlines…

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“So What Will Happen to My Miles?” Alaska Airlines to Acquire Virgin America

Well, here we go again: yet another airline merger has been announced, as the news of Alaska Airlines to acquire Virgin America for $2.6 billion in cash seems to have people generally more puzzled than emotional about it — and there has been plenty of emotion regarding this announcement.

The announcement is being discussed ad nauseum just about everywhere by the media and authors of weblogs, speculating what will happen, what if this, will this that. What a waste of time.

Let us first stick to what we do know — or can fairly reliably predict, anyway…

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Brand Refresh Unveiled for Alaska Airlines

Other than this minor update of its logo back in August of 2014, the new brand of Alaska Airlines is the first major change in 25 years; and the brand refresh unveiled earlier today to a crowd of approximately 1,800 employees shows a streamlining of the logo and the livery of its fleet of aircraft.

Here is a video with an explanation of the new brand for Alaska Airlines by Sangita Woerner, who is the vice president of marketing for the airline…

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Your Chance to Win an Alaska Airlines Vacation for Four People to Disneyland — Plus Other Prizes

Enter the Celebrate the Magic with Alaska Airlines sweepstakes once per day through Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:59 in the evening Pacific Daylight Time, and you have a chance of winning an Alaska Airlines vacation for four people to Disneyland in California for three days and two nights — and you could also win an Alaska Airlines gift certificate worth either $50.00 or $100.00; or a model Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft.

There will be one grand prize of a Disneyland vacation awarded to one winner each day this week; ten first prizes of an Alaska Airlines gift certificate worth $50.00 each day this week; five second prizes of an Alaska Airlines gift certificate worth $100.00 each day this week; and six third prizes of a model Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft each day this week.

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As Low as $674.39 Round-Trip Between Atlanta and China — and NOT Because of Delta Agreement With China Eastern

Round-trip flights between Atlanta and China are as low as $674.39 — including all taxes and fees — and it is not because Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines have signed an agreement to expand their partnership, which will include an investment of $450 million by Delta Air Lines to acquire a 3.55 percent stake in China Eastern Airlines.

Rather, it is a result of the new partnership announced between Alaska Airlines and Hainan Airlines — and in celebration of this new partnership, you can earn double Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles when you register and fly as a passenger aboard airplanes operated by Hainan Airlines between now and Saturday, October 31, 2015.

The total airfare of $674.39 is for a round-trip flight between Atlanta and Shanghai with a stop to change airplanes in Seattle, as seen in the random example itinerary below…

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