OMG, I’m so excited, and have to take a deep breath… whew.
Redeem Alaska miles for Starlux enterprise class
In April 2023, Alaska Airways and Starlux Airways introduced a brand new partnership, coinciding with Starlux launching flights to the US (first to Los Angeles, and San Francisco can be subsequent).
With this partnership, the airways will supply reciprocal mileage incomes and redemption alternatives. Whereas the partnership at first simply included reciprocal mileage incomes, we’ve now seen reciprocal mileage redemptions rolled out (because of @findflightsforme for flagging this).
There’s some nice information — not solely is award pricing extremely enticing (at the least between Los Angeles and Taipei), however availability is superb.
In the intervening time I see Starlux enterprise class award availability on nearly each single flight, which is so cool to see. Alaska is Starlux’s first main airline companion, so I believe Starlux doesn’t notice simply what number of redemptions are about to be booked.
For instance, check out the beneath award calendar in enterprise class between Los Angeles and Taipei.
Alaska Mileage Plan not publishes award prices, so what’s pricing like?
Properly, for a restricted time there’s particular introductory award pricing if you happen to’re touring between Los Angeles and Taipei (although not past there). You may count on to pay the next variety of miles one-way:
- 20,000 miles in financial system
- 40,000 miles in premium financial system
- 60,000 miles in enterprise class
That’s an outstanding deal, particularly given the shortage of surcharges.
What’s pricing like in different markets?
- Awards between the US and different elements of Asia price 65,000 miles in financial system, 85,000 miles in premium financial system, or 130,000 miles in enterprise class
- Awards inside Asia price 25,000 miles in financial system, 32,500 miles in premium financial system, or 50,000 miles in enterprise class
As you may see, you can really save miles by reserving your two segments individually, at the least for a restricted time. Ultimately award pricing between Los Angeles and Taipei is predicted to extend, and I believe it should then be extra according to the opposite pricing.
Taiwan, right here I come!!