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There is currently an Alaska flash sale for Mileage Plan members, but it ends at midnight on December 14th. Now's the time to redeem miles for your post-holiday flights! Awards can be booked from 5k to 15k miles plus $6, but restrictions apply.
- Flights must be purchased before midnight on the 14th of December, 2019
- Flights will cost between 5k and 15k miles plus $6
- Travel must be between January 7th and March 11, 2020*
- Blackout dates apply
- Many (maybe all?) of the routes are limited to Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
- Additional terms and conditions apply, including baggage fees for checked luggage
- Direct link to the Alaska Flash Sale
This sale is available on select Alaska operated flights, based on availability. You have to book by midnight on the 14th, and your travel must be a minimum of 21 days after purchase*.
*The Alaska Flash Sale page states that travel must take place between January 7th and March 11th, 2020, and that blackout dates apply between February 12th and 23rd, 2020. However, when searching for flights, I found this sale applied to throughout the year with very few dates where the sale didn't apply.
You can go to the Alaska Flash Sale website to see all available flights. For example, there are 35 flights available from Portland, Oregon.
Flights from JFK Airport to the West Coast were 10k each plus $6.
The most expensive flights I could find with the Alaska Flash Sale were from Hawaii to the continent, and those were only 15k plus $6. Most flights in the deal were around 7.5K miles. Click on the drop-down menu on the flash sale page to see all the available cities, and choose your flight.
This is a nice opportunity just in time for the holidays. As good as it is, not every flight will be a better deal with this sale, so you should still compare the cash prices. In some cases, revenue-ticket prices are also quite low during the promotion's travel window. But if you're looking to put Alaska miles to use, I don't think you'll get a better deal than 10k miles plus $6 for flights from Seattle to New York.
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