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Alaska Airlines is having an award sale from 47 of its cities. Awards start at 5,000 miles one way, and I see Hawaii and Mexico awards discounted to 12,500 miles one way.
Start on the award sale page. Select your city from the dropdown menu to see its sales. For instance, here is the sale from Kona, Big Island (Hawaii.)
If there is a discount in the market you’re searching, it is good in both directions, so San Jose to Kona would be only 25,000 Alaska miles roundtrip. Click the VIEW DATES button for the search page to be brought up.
I see some good deals out of Los Angeles…
…and out of everywhere else on the dropdown menu.
No purchase date or travel dates are listed on the sale page or in the email announcing the sale, but The Points Guy says the sale is good for awards booked by September 13 and flown from September 9 to December 16.
How Good Is the Sale? Avios are Often Better
San Jose to Kona for 12,500 Alaska miles is very good, but you can always book the exact same award space for 12,500 British Airways Avios by calling British Airways.
Los Angeles to Los Cabos for 12,500 Alaska miles is good, but you can always book the exact same award space for 7,500 Avios.
Many of the routes are also included in Delta’s 5,000 mile award sale.
Any discounts are always welcome, but this is probably not even the deal of the week, let alone century. I’ll be keeping my Alaska miles to fly Emirates First Class, Cathay Pacific First Class, and AeroMexico Business Class to Argentina.
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