Help us spend 1,664,217 Alaska Airlines Miles, and Win a Free Flight!
Living in Seattle makes it easy to fly Alaska Airlines to dozens of destinations. Since they’re also the only US program to give miles based on distance (instead of revenue) it’s also easy to rack up a lot of miles, fast.
Over the past several years since we’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve moved our business over to Alaska Airlines (from American and Delta) and in turn have been accumulating hundreds of thousands of miles every year.
The problem that we’ve run into now is we have NO idea what to do with all of our miles. Between the two of us we now have 1,664,217 Alaska Airlines miles and we need your help in figuring out how to use them. In return for your help in deciding where we’re going, we’re going to be giving away a free flight on Alaska Airlines!
Ben and I travel a little bit for work but mostly we travel on business class and first class tickets with Alaska Airlines’ partners.
One first class flight on British Airways in Paid First class last month netted us over 70,000 miles for the round trip. Wow, just wow.
As an MVP 75k gold, the minimum that you’re going to earn each year is 237,500 miles. 75,000 miles flown, and a 125% bonus for being 75k, AND a 50,000 welcome bonus for reaching that level works out to almost a quarter million miles each year.
Flying partner airlines in premium class earns you even more, as British Airways pays a whopping 625% for paid first class flights. I’ve just requalified as a Gold this year (not yet 75k) and I’m already at 141,847 miles just from flying.
So that leads to the question, what’s the problem? The problem is that we’re earning so many Alaska Airlines miles and we don’t know what to do with them. There are hundreds of possible redemptions for us, all presenting unique opportunities for amazing opportunities.
Just a few of note are:
- Japan Airlines First Class to Asia
- Emirates to Dubai and Beyond
- Cathay Pacific Business/First Class
- Alaska Domestic First Class (just kidding)
We want you to help us decide where to go next. There’s no limitation on what we can do as there’s no redemption that is out of the question, so tell us where you’d go yourself or where you’d like US to go, so we can do a review!
So, here’s how to enter to win your own flight for free on Alaska Airlines:
- Leave a Comment on this post telling us where you’d like to go (1 entry)
- Follow us on Twitter and send a tweet with the hashtag #NoMasCoachGiveaway, telling us where you’d fly (another entry).
- Send us a self-addressed stamped envelope to (no don’t do this, seriously, don’t do this)
We’ll pull the winner on July 31st and get in touch with you via email or twitter to reward you with your flight. If we get over 500 entries we’ll upgrade the free flight up to a first class ticket guaranteed!
So, where are we off to next? Comment below!