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The only thing I personally have seen about Alaska Mileage Plan's "routing rules" is how many stopovers they allow, and things like that... which, doesn't really have to do with routing.

Thus, I wanted to do an entire post on just the routing rules for using Alaska Airline miles. While the program might not be as commonly understood as the others, it's actually pretty simple.

If you're interested in best uses, please check out my Best Use of Alaska Miles.

 

Here's an overview of what we'll go over:

  • 1 Partner Airline + Alaska
  • Only routes listed on...

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How we did 2 weeks in Bora Bora, Moorea, & Tahiti hotels for FREE

I've been anxious to share our trip with 7 nights in Bora Bora (6 of which were in Overwater Bungalows), 6 nights in Moorea and 1 night in Tahiti, and all the hotels were using free night certificates.

This is the first of posts about how to visit these places- the points hotels, award flights, and visiting these places for super cheap. Including eating, and tips like how we took the free shuttle from Bora Bora airport to Bora Bora.

However, this post is entirely about the hotels we stayed at, and how we got these hotels for free with points.

The first hotel in Bora...

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One day I started noticing how many cheap long haul flights there are.

Norwegian and WOWair opening flights from USA to Europe for $149. Air Asia was flying to Europe, which they stopped, but they still run flights from SE Asia to Australia for $100 or so.

Also, there are really cheap flights within Europe and Asia.

Then it dawned on me.

I bet I could put together a round-the-world ticket for the price of some international roundtrips. And so I did. I was able to piece together a string of flights to Europe, Asia, and Australia for $573. (And price them...

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It's been 1 year since we got the Southwest Companion Pass, and most of our points are gone. So in honor of the 50,000 point card being back, and using up over 100,000 Southwest points in the last year, I figured I'd talk about what we did with the Soutwest Companion Pass.

I should mention that timing the Southwest Companion Pass could be important. If you can get it at the beginning of a year, you can get it for a near full two years.

In order to get the Companion Pass, you have to "earn" 110,000 Southwest points in...

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