Alaskans getting the short
end of the stick
By Melissa O'Bryan
June 10, 2007
In regard to Mr. Moon's letter about the airline sale. I also
am finding this silly. I contacted Alaska Air by email June 1
and asked if we could use a companion fare in November and was
told that they do not fly directly to Hawaii and companion fares
are only for their related airline. Not others they may fly with.
Understandable, then I see an ad for new service to Hawaii beginning
in October. Don't you think they knew about this when they responded
to my email? So I too checked on the "sale price" with
no luck. I also put in every imaginable combination. Mileage
to Seattle, flight to Honolulu, Kauai, blah, blah, blah. Again,
no luck. I also cannot use my miles to fly unless I want to spread
it out over three days or spend double the miles usually required.
I still have not found a flight
that will fly to Kauai using their airline only that works with
our travel dates, even though they start flying into Kauai on
October 28 and that is around the date we are trying to fly in.
It is incredibly frustrating that Alaskans are the bulk of their
customers considering where they fly from and we are continuously
getting the short end of the stick when it comes to special fares
or even mileage tickets.
Received June 10, 2007 - Published
June 10, 2007
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