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If you check your ticket, it will say something like 'all passenger must be at the gate and ready to board x minutes before the scheduled time, or they forfeit their flight'. I have seen times required between x=10 and x=60 minutes, but never less than 10 minutes. In other words, if you miss this limit, it's your own problem, and they don't owe you anything. ...


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According to Alaska's policy: Unaccompanied minor service is required for all children, ages 5 through 12 years old, traveling without a parent, legal guardian, or other adult at least 18 years of age. So this would only be possible if the teenager was 18 or over.


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So anyhow, we reached there 2 min prior but were advised that the flight already left and the gate was closed. Say the flight "departure time" is 10:40:00 You simply can't arrive very close to that time. You have to arrive before the "gate closes". That's that. The time the gate closes is indeed given on the boarding pass stub, and elsewhere in many ...


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United Airlines, after beating you up, will offer you a refund if the change is more than two hours, as it is here. Given Virgin’s much better customer service, I am sure they will do likewise, even though I could not find a policy on their site. They may have better rebooking options for you, too.


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Any gate at Sea-Tac is reachable from any other gate without passing through TSA security again. You can walk between concourses A, B, C, and D, but if you are traveling to or from the N or S gates, (you should be as they serve international flights) which are in separate buildings, then you can't walk; you must take the train. You will see signs directing ...


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No, you cannot. Frequent flyer programs are traditionally designed to reward the traveler, not the purchaser. They were a differentiator at a time when fares and routes were tightly regulated, and the high cost of tickets made non-business travel a rarity; most frequent flyer programs are still aimed at attracting business travelers, who fly more frequently ...


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Alaskan is a little different to most airlines in this respect in that they WILL allow you to check your bags all the way through, despite the second flight being on a different airline and a different ticket. At check-in you will need to show them the details of your connecting itinerary (have a printout of it!). When you arrive in LAX you will be able to ...


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Airline miles are a currency, just like real money. Some miles have a larger worth then others. Just compare the earnings: A flight with Emirates from DXB to LHR oneway in first class earns 7500 Skywards miles, but only about 5200 Alaska Mileage miles.


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I ran into this problem twice about 15 years ago with American Airlines – first time at the gate 10 minutes before scheduled departure, the second 15 minutes before, and each time already gone. Both times they rebooked me for later flights, but weren't apologetic about it. Second time, it completely messed up my itinerary (I needed to connect with someone ...


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Expertflyer's Flight Alert function allows you to receive an alert if a given fare class becomes available on a specified flight. Expertflyer is a subscription service but does have a short free trial period. The Flight Alert form allows you to create a Flight Alerts for a particular flight. A Flight Alert will periodically check the class code ...


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We can say for certain you do not qualify for the JAL/Alaska rate on a JAL-operated, AA-marketed flight. As stated on the very page you link (emphasis added), Flights must fall within the eligible flight number range below, and your flight must be marketed and operated by Japan Airlines. Eligible flight numbers 0001–8999 To ensure flight ...


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Pineapples purchased in Hawaii and packed for transport vary in size from a one-pack to a larger box of 7-9 (depending on size). Here are some packaging examples, borrowed from Maui Gold®: As an agricultural product arriving on the mainland, the US Department of Agriculture restrictions apply. Fresh pineapple is permitted, but must be presented to the USDA ...


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Customers of size seating guidelines of Alaska Airlines has all the information you need, here I have extracted the most critical parts of the aforementioned guidelines: We require the purchase of an additional seat for any customer who cannot comfortably fit within one seat with the armrests in the down position. The armrest is considered to be the ...


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It says pretty clear that the flight isn't eligible: To qualify for mileage accrual, flights must be marketed by KLM and must also fall within the eligible flight number range. Delta sells tickets on that very flight under its own flight code, for that you would be credited.


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I ended up calling Alaska Airlines about something else so also asked about this question. Turns out it doesn't matter what the flight is marketed as, what matters is which airline is actually operating the flight. So they would give credits for all the flights listed in the question.


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Alaska Airlines (AS) is a Qantas partner for mileage earning. Full details are on the Qantas site, but basically you'll earn 1 Qantas point per mile flown in most booking classes (but be sure to check your booking class to make sure!). You will NOT earn any Qantas Status Credits when flying with AS. As you've already flown you'll need to go through the ...


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Alaska Mileage Plan and Delta SkyMiles are ending their relationship effective May 1. As Alaska continues their relationship with OneWorld, you options to combine travel are limited. You could go really out of the box and join Air France Flying Blue as Flying Blue continues to be a partner of both Alaska and Delta. However, you may have trouble meeting ...


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There is a way for the next 12 days. Alaska Airlines is not part of any alliance but it has an agreement with Delta that allows you to earn Mileage Plan miles when flying with them. Unfortunately, on April 30, 2017, the agreement will end. Getting a Delta Skymiles membership or any other Skyteam member will get you points for flying with Delta. Alaska ...


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The airline company should offer you a full refund. At least this is what happened to me a couple of years ago with Delta.


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By booking separate tickets, you are taking on a number of risks, most importantly that it there is a problem with your PDX-LAX flight and you miss boarding for your Qantas flight, you are a no-show and Qantas has no legal obligations to honor your ticket or rebook you, although they may put you on standby on another flight as a customer service gesture. In ...


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It's not listed on Alaska's site because it's a Priority Pass condition. Whether or not it's fully enforced is a different question. I haven't tried but it will depend wholly on the attentiveness of the staff and scanner if they use one. You can always just buy a Day Pass for ~$45, which, for over nine hours, is quite reasonable. If you don't mind going ...


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You can see all fares published for a route using tools like ExpertFlyer or KVS Availability Tool, and use the same to check inventory. Both services require a subscription. The first data point lets you know what the range of possible fares is—if the lowest fare filed plus taxes and fees is $700, it is impossible for you to do any better than $700. The ...


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Alaska Airlines posts their complete timetable in PDF format. You can also see specific routes. Both include aircraft type. The PDF timetable uses IATA aircraft codes, of which a table can be found here among other places. Flights between LAX and MMH are shown with code DH8, which refers to the De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 series of turboprops. In ...


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TIMATIC thinks your Canadian passport cannot admit you because it's expired. "Passports and other documents accepted for entry issued to nationals of Canada must be valid on arrival." Whether you would actually be turned away is another matter, but a cautious airline would be unwise to board you in violation of the clear instruction there. However, TIMATIC ...


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