Posts here at Milesabound are just like London buses… you don’t see any for ages, and then out of nowhere three of them all arrive at once!

Anyway I got really excited this morning when I saw from my Facebook feed someone posting to fellow-Flyertalker CMK10 that, via Airline Route, Alaska Airlines is adding service to a number of new destinations in the south-east including my beloved home town of RDU! I know this is a “local” event but I do know a lot of my readers are from round here these parts ๐Ÿ™‚

Alaska Airlines RDU

You can also read the full press release from Alaska Airlines, but this is exciting for me for a number of reasons:

  • I have a boat load of $99 plus taxes companion vouchers under with Bank of America credit cards. I think we all know that good old BofA doesn’t mind the c-h-u-r-n word as much as many of it’s brethren
  • Those companion tickets ARE eligible for mileage accrual and upgrades
  • Alaska has a ridiculously generous status match program. I am fairly sure if you have most-visited-player status at your local bingo hall you can convince AS to match that to their upper tiers
  • Alaska is just a really nice place, and the airline is a really nice airline

So that’s it, it’s great to see Alaska expand into the south-east, those of you over in the Northwest now have easy access to some wonderful cities in Nashville, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill and Charleston. There is a very high probability I will be flying the inaugral of the RDU flight and will likely make a lot of use of this route. Now all I need to make life perfect is for Delta to bring back their SLC flight… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • My parents are in RDU and my brother’s in SEA, so I’m happy about this on their behalf. I wish AS would come to CLT, but I won’t complain too much.

    • ABC

      You have nothing to complain about. you have Useless air!

    • Who cares about CLT?

  • ABC

    I thought I would get excited, but didn’t. I don’t have any interest in Seattle. What would be my best play?

    • Many options … Hawaii, Alaska, Dubai and LHR one stop ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Also current fares make for 2.5cpm mileage runs for redeemables if you do status match

  • italdesign

    Please come to IND. We need you. (OK, I need you)