Trying to use Alaska airline miles to fly a family of 4 from Seattle to Paris. Wanted to use miles for 2 tickets and buy 2 tickets. After many hours on the phone, found nothing available for the miles.
My thought was to use our miles to get to a major US city and then BUY 4 tickets to Paris. (I found one very good deal from JFK to Paris on XL Airways, France but never heard of the airline.)
What is the best major city to fly out of direct to Paris?
Anyone heard of XL Airways, France? They were about $300 cheaper than anything else.
Any other ideas on how to utilize our miles to get from Seattle to Paris. Flexible on dates in July 2010 and wanting to stay for about 3 weeks.