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Alaska is slowly further integrating with its Oneworld partners.
Following the increase in code-shared routes with Iberia announced in early October, Alaska has now released its Partner Awards Table for
At first glance it doesn't offer the exceptional value obtainable with other partners (especially for business and first class).
Alaska seems to be retaining individual tables for its partners rather than a single unified table for all partners. So the program may continue to offer gems of redemptions.
There are still a few Oneworld partners that do not have tables in place, so keep watching this space.
Royal Air Maroc
Buy Alaska miles with up to 50% discount
Alaska has an offer for Mileage Plan members to purchase miles with up to 50% bonus miles. This 50% bonus offer
runs until 23 December, 2021.
This is one of the better buy miles deals comes that Alaska Airlines has offered.
We don't recommend speculatively buying miles, but it can make sense if:
you need to top off your balance to complete a specific redemption.
the cost is considerably cheaper than paying for the product you want outright and you will make your reservation fairly soon, even if the
flight is further down the track.
Alaska mileage sales have been known to be targeted, so different members may see different bonus levels. You will need to login to your
account to see what applies to yourself.
We like Alaska Mileage Plan for international travellers, due to the great redemptions under its Partners Awards rates. This may change to a unified awards table now they have joined Oneworld, but currently there are great redemptions for long-haul flights on Qantas and especially
for business/first class fares with Cathay and Fiji Airways.
Historically, if you flew Qantas return Melbourne to London and assigned your points to Alaska, then redeemed Mileage Plan miles for a later
Qantas flight to London, your spend to earn & redeem those miles was cut by around 40%.
Should you buy Alaska miles using our link, at no additional
cost to you, we may earn a small remuneration.
Banyan Tree planning for growth
Banyan Tree has unveiled plans to to double its footprint of 54 properties across 23 countries by 2025 with the introduction of 5 new brands launching in the next 18 months.
In 2022, the group will introduce the new Garrya, Homm and Folio brands, as well as two brand extensions of
Banyan Tree named Veya and Escape. Each of the 5 new brands to be released are responses to macro and regional trends such as a greater desire for well-being and sustainability-minded travel offerings.
In readiness, it has
already opened 7 hotels so far this year, including:
last month's opening of the first Garrya Huzhou Lucun in China
the debut of Homm Bliss Southbeach Patong: and
a soft-opening of Banyan Tree Veya Phuket.
Four Garrya and two Homm have been signed in Asia with more in the pipeline.
This follows Banyan Tree Group this year signing 20 hotel management agreements worldwide including Benin, Mexico, Greece, Saudi Arabia,
Korea, Thailand, China and Vietnam.
Banyan Tree has along-established reputation for luxurious spa and resort properties with an ethos of sustaianabilty and supporting
local communities. These new destinations will add exciting options.
Banyan Tree's ethos of sustainability started in 1994 when they
transformed an ecological wasteland spoiled by waste from a nearby tin mine into a rejuvenated area with the first environmentally
sensitive Banyan Tree resort.
Stays at Banyan Tree spas and resorts (which I highly recommend) can be either booked
or via Accor (to receive ALL member benefits).
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