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I would consider Alaska Mileage Plan one of (if not) my favorite frequent flyer program(s). They are bit off the radar, particularly if you live on the east coast, but they are amazing in the fact that they have a unique combination of airline partners.
Well, Mileage Plan just announced an amazing travel promotion on one of those unique partners – Fiji Airways. With this promotion you can either receive up to 50% off awards OR can earn double miles on a revenue ticket. Let’s start with the former…
Up To 50% Off Fiji Airways Award Tickets
Currently, you can redeem up to 50% off Fiji Airways award tickets. The discounts are reflected at the time of booking and must be booked between 6 January – 29 February 2020.
That’s a great deal!
BUT IT GETS BETTER…
One aspect that is often overlooked when redeeming Alaska Mileage Plan miles is that you can have a stopover in the destination of the partner airline on a one-way ticket.
For example, Fiji Airways (obviously) flies to Fiji. You could fly from Los Angeles to Nadi, Fiji (NAN), have a stopover for as long as you like, and then continue on from Nadi to Australia for no additional miles.
THE GOOD NEWS
The good news is that economy award availability is plentiful…
THE (SOMEWHAT) BAD NEWS
The (somewhat) bad news is that business class award availability is borderline non-existent. In fact, the earliest availability I could find was in August 2020…
For reference, Fiji Airways has three destinations in the USA – Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), and San Francisco (SFO). Ideally, you would want to fly out of LAX because they just began utilizing a new A350 with fully flat beds on that route.
If you’re interested in going to Fiji (or beyond), this deal is pretty hard to beat!!
In case you are interested in the “beyond” part, let’s take a quick look at Australia…
Fly from LAX to Fiji, spend a week in Fiji, and then continue on to Sydney, Australia for $131 total? Count me in!
Now the latter part of that promotion…
Earn Double Miles
If you would rather book a paid revenue ticket on Fiji Airways, you can credit those miles to Alaska Airlines and earn even more miles than usual. There are a few things that you should be aware of. You need to:
- Register and book by February 29, 2020
- Fly between February 1 and June 30, 2020
- You’ll receive double Mileage Plan miles within 4-6 weeks
How To Earn Alaska Miles
If you’re interested in earning Mileage Plan miles, there are various way to obtain them.
First, Bank of America offers two co-branded Alaska Airlines cards:
Additionally, if you earn Bonvoy points by staying at Marriott properties or have points from obtaining the Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card and/or the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card, you can transfer those points from the Marriott Bonvoy program to Alaska.
If you do not have an Alaska Mileage Plan membership, I would SIGN UP for an account today. It’s completely free and it will come in handy later on, trust me.
The two promotions are a great opportunity to see the world. Redeeming 20,000 miles for a one-way economy ticket from the US to Australia, while having a free stopover in Fiji. What’s not to like about that?
Unfortunately, business class is a bit more of a challenge.
So who is going to Fiji? Or Australia? Or New Zealand?