No Change Fees, No Pressure: Alaska Airlines Puts Flexibility Back In Your Travel

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What if we told you there was a better way to book flights? That you no longer had to deal with the stress of buying an airline ticket, and that the whole experience could just be way more satisfying and chill? It’s true, and it’s why we—and our fellow travel lovers—are turning to Alaska Airlines to make trips more flexible from the jump.

There are 130 nonstop flights from the Bay Area.* These include must-do cities like New York, Honolulu, Kona, San Diego, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Orlando, Chicago, Las Vegas and Austin, just to name a few. It also includes international destinations like Cabo, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun (you know, the ones where you’d really prefer to land relaxed and primed to vacation from the jump).

As for the Alaska experience? The journey itself—all the way from booking to de-boarding—has won the airline countless awards, and their major flexibility is part of that accreditation. They’ve eliminated change fees** on their Main cabin fares (actually, this applies to their First Class cabin fares too). So, if your plans end up changing, so can your flight. All you’ll have to do is pay the fare difference if there is one. Alaska Airlines is all about being the most caring airline in the sky, and that goes hand in hand with ease. Combined with the value they provide to the whole travel experience (not just for your wallet, but in the empathy they use to power all of their decisions and interactions), it’s pretty easy to see why they’ve been dubbed Alaska CARElines.

Plus, every time you fly with Alaska, you earn miles—it’s called Mileage Plan.  You can earn and use Mileage Plan miles for travel with their oneworld Alliance and Global Partners to over 1,000 destinations around the world. You can even use miles by staying in hotels or booking cars with participating partners.

And get this, you’ll end up earning miles 30 percent faster*** with Alaska than other US airlines that award based on spend. Basically, there are lots of ways to rack up miles for your next trip by doing the things you love to do.

Oh—and those miles never expire. How’s that for fun?

*During peak travel times.

**Saver fares cannot be changed.

***30% claim based on average economy fare and trip length, compared to U.S. airlines that award points based on spend. Other airline earn based on average one way economy fares for the 24 month period ended October 31, 2022.

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