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Video: How to Maximize Alaska Miles Ricky November 10, 2019

Video: How to Maximize Alaska Miles

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of the most useful frequent flyer programs for travelling in premium cabins. The program offers a multitude of easy ways to earn miles, attractive redemption rates for premium flights to Asia that are among the lowest in the industry, and a wealth of airline partners including many of the world’s best.

In this video, we’ll go over everything you need to know about earning and redeeming Alaska miles, from the co-branded credit cards to the most compelling redemptions.

We’ll even take an in-depth look at special credit card strategies that are unique to MBNA, as well as how you should actually search for and book the best-value redemptions like business class and First Class flights on Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines.

Without further ado, you can watch the video below:

 

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7 Comments
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    David

    Thank you for the video I have like 40,000 Alaska miles and I am trying to figure out how to use them.

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    Jase

    Hey Ricky,
    How do you find First Class in JAL?
    It seems impossible to find one from Vancouver to Tokyo or Seoul?

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      Ricky

      They don’t fly First Class to Vancouver, so you’ll need to fly out of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or New York.

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    L Lau

    Don’t forget SQ! yes, it’s more expensive but worth it.

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    Brian

    Damn Ricky! You are hitting home runs at each at bat.

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    Jorge

    Can you redeem the 50k in Cathay business from North America to Hong Kong and then To Dubai instead of South Africa?

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      Ricky

      Yes! It works the same way. Although it’s 62.5k in business, 70k in First Class.

Ricky

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