For international or domestic travel whether you belong to a mileage program or not. But get on it: The deal ends Sept. 30.
Alaska Airlines, the renegade of the airline world, is at it again. It’s having a sale on frequent flyer miles (see FCF’s Aug. 13 alert), which anyone can buy, that can get you up to 82% off on routes that Alaska doesn’t fly—but lots of its airline partners do the world over.
The key move here is to join Alaska’s frequent flyer program, Mileage Plan (takes five minutes), and use the miles on its extensive network of partner airlines—which includes American, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Qantas, and eight others. The deal is so lucrative it’s worth paying attention to.