Oh happy day for members of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan. Now you can redeem your miles for one way awards for half the mileage of roundtrip awards. That is definitely a development worth of a gold star.
If you’ve never needed to book a one way award, you probably don’t realize that on most airlines you can’t do it. You actually have to book a roundtrip award and throw away the return if you want to fly one way. Seems ridiculous, no? Well it is. But now Alaska is allowing one way redemption and that’s great news. According to this FlyerTalk thread, it happened last week. Let’s hope others follow (but don’t count on it).
Better late than never with a comment. Just redeemed a last minute (2 days away) one-way AK award ticket for 10K miles. Wonderful deal; able to do instantly on-line; $5 fee. American’s “change fee” for this half of a flight we needed to change from 2 days later as nearly $400. Keeps me liking Alaska Air more and more.