Alaska Airlines

DEAL: Save On Alaska Airlines Gift Cards From Costco

Discounted gift cards represent one of the best ways to take advantage of travel deals during the pandemic.  With flexible change policies on virtually every airline, a gift card gives you even more ability to get the best deal. Thanks to Denny for sending along this deal which should be appealing to folks who live out west and can enjoy the strength of Alaska Airlines’ network. Costco is selling $500 Alaska Airlines gift cards for $449.99.  I guess that’s a $50.01 discount, but hopefully you’ll forgive me for the slight […]

Flying Alaska Airlines In July? I’ve Got A Chance For You To Win A $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Pretty cool news I wanted to share with you guys!  My little corner of the internet ended up with a bit of press this month.  If you’re flying Alaska Airlines this month, you’ll see an article in the July issue of Alaska Beyond magazine, the in-flight magazine in every seat back pocket on every Alaska Airlines flight. Titled “Family-Travel Podcasts”, it features my Miles to Go podcast and a picture of me recording a podcast segment. Quoting from the article: Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, Miles to Go is a […]

New Tokyo Flights And Free $20 From Venmo

Each week, we cover some of the most interesting stories on BoardingArea of the week on the NowBoarding podcast.  This week, we covered five stories that should help you get the most out of your travel. Alaska Airlines Newest Partner Alaska Airlines has added El Al Airlines as a partner. Details are still a bit thin on what award redemptions will look like, but more ways to redeem our miles is generally better. Hyatt’s New Partnership with American Airlines The partnership between Hyatt and American Airlines has launched.  Members in […]

Monthly Airplane Wi-Fi Reliability Report Card: March 2019

Wi-Fi is so critical for me on airplanes, and yet so unreliable. I’ve begun tracking my success rate with Wi-Fi on different carriers to see if my frustration in the moment matches my results. So far, with almost half of my flights experiencing some sort of Wi-Fi issues, my frustration seems appropriate.