Let’s start with a word that most of you know all too well: devaluation. So many of those fantastic tricks using miles that we’ve enjoyed for years have fallen by the wayside, leaving us with no choice but to collect more miles for the things that once cost far less. No more! There’s a brand new partnership in place that creates one of the best ways to redeem miles for First Class (really amazing first class) to Asia, with some extra bells and whistles included…

You Can NOW Use Alaska Airlines Miles On Japan Airlines. Here’s Why YOU Care…

The best ways to use miles for incredible “free” first class experiences are drying up. This new partnership between Japan Airlines and Alaska Airlines offers exceptionally good rates for first class travel using miles, breathing fresh life into the “game” while also offering some of the friendliest rules for routings and stopovers. Best of all, Alaska miles are very easy to create, either with their credit card or through their very frequent points purchase bonuses. They’re currently offering one of their best, a 40% bonus on purchased points, which you can buy for a limited time via this link to majorly hedge costs versus paid tickets. If neither of the above sound great, you can even transfer your Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points and get 5,000 bonus miles for every 20,000 you transfer, giving you another option to do it for free… 

Let’s Talk Rates For One Way Travel To Northern Asia + India…

You can get a free stopover too…

And To Southeast Asia…

And If The Rates Weren’t Reason Enough To Get Excited, The Routing Rules Certainly Are…

Thanks to Alaska’s very generous, almost “old world” of frequent flyer programs rules, you can include one free stopover, even on one way tickets for all cabins and two free stopovers on a round trip. That means without paying more miles, even on an economy ticket, you could fly US to Tokyo, Tokyo to somewhere else, enjoying two cities for the price of one. We’re not even talking 24 hour or less stopovers here, you can stopover for a few days and really take your stopover city in! Booking can be done online and the stopovers are easy to book, especially when booking one way at a time…

It Gets Better: India Is Considered Asia…

Want to see the Taj Mahal and Tokyo for the same price? Easy. India is grouped into the same region as Northern Asia, meaning for no additional miles, you could stopover in Tokyo and then proceed on to India. In case you didn’t know, it’s not a short flight, so to bag it for free is pretty incredible! Sadly Southeast Asia is it’s own part of the map, so journeys that touch Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Bali, Hong Kong and so forth will require additional miles, but anything in India or Northern Asia, like Seoul, would not. 

Oh And Before We Go, Intra Asia Travel Is An Incredible Value Too…

If you’ve been to Asia, or enjoy map reading, you know that Asia is an incredibly vast continent. Flights within Asia can be longer than those across the pond between the US and Europe and therefore comfort matters. One of the best offerings in this new partnership is intra Asia (even to Southeast Asia) Business and First class travel. You can fly business anywhere in Asia (with a free stopover somewhere too) for just 25,000 miles one way and First for 30,000. For 30,000 miles you could fly First class from Hong Kong to Tokyo and onto India. That’s incredible.

And To Recap, Alaska Points You Can Use On Japan Airlines Are Very Easy To Create…

Easy is easy. You can earn Alaska Miles for free for every purchase you make using their credit card, you can buy them to greatly hedge costs versus paid tickets in sales like this one, you can transfer SPG points to Alaska to also fly for free, you can earn them flying airlines like Emirates, British Airways, American, Qantas, Delta, Japan Airlines and more… and you can even use their online shopping portal to earn miles for your everyday purchases…