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Alaska Airlines is having a sale on award flights between select cities. One way flights are going for as little as 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles + $5.60 for flights between August 30 and October 31, 2014.

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Many cities are on the sale list. Check out the full list and sale prices here.

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Domestic awards and awards to Canada are discounted from their normal price of 12,500 miles each way to 5,000, 7,500, or 10,000 miles each way. Awards to Mexico are discounted from 15,000 to 12,500 miles.

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The sale cities have excellent award space, which is probably why they are so discounted.

Unfortunately this sale does not pair well with Alaska’s current bonus on purchased miles that allows you to buy up to 56,000 miles for 2.1 cents each. That sale is better if you want to fly Cathay Pacific and Emirates First Class, not Alaska Airlines economy.

  • Which city pairs are being offered for 5,000 miles each?
  • Are there any fees for booking Alaska Airlines award flights at the last second?

I did a search for San Francisco to Seattle, one of the sale city pairs for an award next week.

Award space was wide open for 5,000 Alaska miles + $5.60. Award space on Delta’s competing flight was 25,000 Alaska miles + $18.10.

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The final, all in price was $5.60 because Alaska does not charge a fee to book awards within 21 days of departure like United, American, and US Airways do.

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Full List of 5,000 Mile One Way City Pairs

  • Boise to Las Vegas and Salt Lake City
  • Los Angeles to Salt Lake City
  • Oakland to Seattle and Portland
  • Portland to San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland
  • Salt Lake City to San Francisco, San Jose, Boise, San Diego, and Los Angeles
  • San Diego to Salt Lake City
  • San Jose to Seattle, Portland, and Salt Lake City
  • Seattle to San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland