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frequent flier miles for business class

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frequent flier miles for business class

I have checked american al for business class trip to Anchorage or from Anchorage for summer travel and found that they block out all business class from may thru august. I wonder if anyone knows if Alaska AL, as a partner airline to AA, will allow business class trips during the summer using AA frequent flier miles?

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1. Re: frequent flier miles for business class

I think you mean "first class" since no domestic airlines that I know of have business class to Alaska.

I am not sure if American really "blocks" first class all summer, or if the limited number of first class frequent flyer seats is not available any more.

You need to direct your question directly to American Airlines since you need to book Alaska Air directly with American by phone when using American Airlines miles. But you can check availability of Alaska Air awards on Alaska Air's website. Note that you can ONLY use the "low" level Alaska Air awards when using AA miles. I have booked first class awards on Alaska Air using other airlines' miles (including American and Delta) but I never do it in April for the coming summer. I usually book months and months in advance.

Good luck.

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2. Re: frequent flier miles for business class

Alaska is fairly good about having at least 2 First class seats as award reservations available. Just have to check early, and often. Alaska Airlines first class is among the best U.S. domestic first class products around (unless you are on a United/American/Delta widebody).

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