Tag archives for Alaska Airlines

  1. 2016 Year in Cities

    Apparently I did a lot of flying last year — 101584 miles worth. I was lucky enough to carried via British 747-400 for many of my trips (my first trip on a 747 since 2006). I climbed the Alaska Airlines points ladder pretty quickly, finally hit MVP Gold 75K (after a couple of close years), and…

  2. Back to Alaska Airlines Plebs Status

    I missed reaching Alaska Airlines MVP this year by 652 miles — not to be confused with the time I missed MVP Gold by 2000 miles. I thought about making a year-end milage-run, a process where you “[buy] a low-price airline ticket … and fly not because you want to go anywhere, but to earn…

  3. 2013 Year in Cities

    After missing MVP Gold by about 2000 miles last year, I started 2013 back at square one: I started climbing back up the points ladder again, hitting up two new states: Pennsylvania and Missouri, as well as one new country: Honduras! Seattle, WA* San Diego, CA Salt Lake City, UT* San Francisco, CA Solomons, MD*…

  4. So This Happened On My Flight Back

    After my fight1 was delayed for two hours due to weather, we’re finally getting ready to push back from the gate when the purser2 calls over the intercom for doors to be disarmed. Not good. The next ten minutes basically played out like latter parts of Gaylord Focker getting removed from the airplane, finally culminating…