Need to take daughter to UA in August from Washington state. Have to use miles or companion fare on Alaska Airlines mileage plan. Problem is, Alaska doesn't fly into B'ham -- partner airline Delta does -- can only use companion coupon on Alaska flights and would cost 25,000 miles round trip for one person to take Delta from Atlanta to Birmingham.
To buy airfare from Atlanta to B'ham is $313 per person (so another half of that since daughter won't be returning to Washington).
I'm hoping some Atlanta experts know of a regional airline that is less expensive. Last time we went, we flew into Atlanta, then took coach/shuttle to B'ham airport -- was a REALLY LONG DAY.
I will appreciate any suggestions. Thanks very much.