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Alaska Airlines Changes Flight Time, Path So Passengers Can See Total Solar Eclipse

Later today, an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Honolulu will intercept a total solar eclipse, much to the delight of the 163 passengers on board.

That's not by accident. Alaska Airlines altered the flight schedule and will alter the flight path to catch almost two minutes of the eclipse in flight after being alerted of the possibility by a veteran eclipse chaser. In fact over a dozen eclipse chasers got window seats on the flight for the rare opportunity.

Alaska Adds Icelandair as a Partner, Huge News for Miles to Iceland

Alaska Airlines has added Icelandair as a partner for mileage earning effective October 1, 2015. You will earn Alaska Miles at a rate of 25% to 250% of mileage flown depending on the fare bucket and class of service of the Icelandair flight.

I've never been to Iceland, and I really want to go, but other than points that can be redeemed like cash toward any flight, there are no convenient miles to book Icelandair or WOW Air (another Icelandic airline) flights.

Beginners Post: Basics of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

This is the eleventh post in a monthlong series that started here. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may include an action item that takes the reader another two minutes to complete. I am writing this for an audience of people who know nothing about frequent flyer miles, and my goal is that by the end, you know enough to fly for free anywhere you want to go.
Why Collect Alaska Airlines Miles?
Alaska Airlines miles are great for booking Emirates First Class and Cathay Pacific First Class.

Emirates First Class Again Bookable on alaskaair.com. Full Guide to Booking Emirates Flights with Alaska Miles

Emirates First Class is now bookable with Alaska Airlines miles again! A search today for May:

Click on "Nonstop" or "1 stop" to see flight details for each flight. The aircraft is listed on the pop up. Emirates Flight 204 is served by an A380, which means showers are onboard.In case you missed the saga, for a while, Emirates First Class was only bookable on alaskaair.com for flights through March 28, 2015.

Cheap Alaska Airlines Awards to Mexico and US This Fall

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.

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

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.

Free First Class 2014: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Basics

This is the eighteenth post in a monthlong series that started here. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may include an action item that takes the reader another two minutes to complete. I am writing this for an audience of people who know nothing about frequent flyer miles, and my goal is that by the end, you know enough to fly for free anywhere you want to go.

I've covered how to earn miles and the redemption options for miles.