Travel Tips

2014 FAQ: How do I fly out of Los Cabos?

How do I get on an Alaska Airlines flight out of Los Cabos? Do I need to be an Alaska customer? Are these flights free? Los Cabos International Airport remains closed to commercial air service, but has opened a runway for outbound humanitarian flights. Because the Alaska Airlines flights are operating under special conditions, local authorities on the…

Secrets to finding great value in award miles

Anyone who flies should open an account with their airline’s loyalty program; it’s free, and even infrequent travelers might someday accumulate enough credit for an award flight, especially if they take advantage of the many ways to earn miles besides flying, such as staying at hotels, renting cars, using a credit card, or even sending…

When do I get my MVP first class upgrade?

It’s a feeling every MVP knows all too well – that sudden leap of joy at the pre-flight email saying you’ve been upgraded. “It means a lot,” says Keith Hamilton, an MVP Gold 75k who flies anywhere from 25 to 30 times per year. He estimates that he gets upgraded on about two out of…