Alaska & American Buy Miles Bonuses for February 2020

Alaska Mileage Plan and American AAdvantage are both offering a limited-time bonus when you buy miles. Both deals are a significant improvement over the normal prices, but should you buy? The answer (and which deal is better) depends on your travel plans. Here’s our breakdown of the two offers.

Up to 50% off Fiji Airways Awards With Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has announced a partner award flash sale, with a discount of up to 50% on awards from the US and Hawaii to Australia, New Zealand, and the south pacific with Fiji Airways. The promotion applies to awards in economy and business class and must be booked by February 29, 2020.

American and Alaska Reduce Partnership (Eliminating Award Redemptions)

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines have announced additional cutbacks to an already-diminished partnership. As of March 1, 2020 reciprocal award mile redemptions between the airlines will no longer be available. Additionally, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will no longer be able to earn Alaska miles on international American Airlines flights.

Redeem Your Alaska Miles on Aer Lingus Flights

Alaska Airlines now allows you to redeem your MileagePlan Miles on Aer Lingus flights to Dublin and then onward within Europe. Although this option has been around for a few months, it’s worth a closer look at how to maximize your value from the new partnership.

Last Chance to Buy Alaska Miles With a 40% Bonus

Alaska MileagePlan is running a 40% bonus on purchased miles through the end of the day tomorrow. Although it’s almost never a good idea to purchase miles speculatively, this sale could be an excellent way to buy discounted business or first-class tickets with one of Alaska’s many partner airlines including Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Japan Airlines.