Alaska Airlines Birthday Present–Not As Good As Last Year

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Weekly Flyer On His Birthday: Ah, gee, thanks! Alaska Airlines…Just what I wanted…

Alaska Airlines is always invited to my birthday party. And in the past, they’ve always given a nice gift. They are actually great at recognizing their member’s birthday. Over the past few years I’ve received numerous discount offers during the month of my birthday from Alaska Airlines, Delta and even AirTran.

But this year Alaska Airlines decreased their birthday gifts to a 5% discount on a qualifying flight.

How To Get 5% Off Your Flight

  • First, make sure your birthday is noted in your Alaska Airlines
  • Then redeem your gift code at the Alaska Airlines website for 5% off up to two tickets

Alaska Airlines Birthday 5 Percent Off

Promotion Details

  • Must book a trip by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on January 6, 2014
  • Travel between January 1, 2014 and March 1, 2014, to take advantage of your 5% birthday discount
  • Discount: Valid for one discount of 5% off all base fare levels published at Fare types that are ineligible for this discount may be lower than other fares with discount code applied. Booking/fare rule information can be located by using the “View Fare Rules” link. One discount allowed per reservation. Not applicable to Mileage Plan Award Reservations, Alaska Airlines Vacation packages, tour or contract fares. Any Discount Code value remaining after purchase is forfeited.
  • Reservations & Ticketing: Valid for new ticket purchases only at Discount Code cannot be applied to tickets that have already been purchased and issued. Discount Code is relinquished at time of ticketing and void for future purchases. Credit card required for purchase.
  • Passengers: Up to 2 people per Discount Code, traveling together and booked and ticketed at the same time in the same reservation and at the same fare. The recipient of this discount code must be one of the travelers.
  • Routes: Discount valid systemwide. Based on published fare routings and some cities may not be available.
  • Advance Purchase: Per applicable fare rules.
  • Purchase By: January 6, 2014.
  • Travel Valid From: January 1, 2014.
  • Travel Complete: March 1, 2014.
  • Blackout Dates: Per applicable fare rules. BR>
  • Minimum & Maximum Stay: Per applicable fare rules.
  • Flights: Valid only on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, PenAir between Anchorage and Dutch Harbor and SkyWest Flight Series 3450-3499. Not valid on codeshare flights.
  • Taxes, Fees and Surcharges: Passenger is responsible for all applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges, including checked baggage fees.
  • Combinability: Not valid with any other discounts, including Discount Codes, coupons, discount programs, MyAccount online discount, or other arrangements.
  • Changes and Refunds: Changes and refunds are allowed per the applicable fare rule and will result in the forfeiture of the Discount Code in cases where the modified itinerary does not qualify for the discount. Once issued, tickets are not transferable.
  • Mileage Plan: Mileage Plan credit applies and upgrades are allowed.
  • Transferability: Discount Codes may not be sold, bought, bartered, auctioned or collected in bulk. Any deemed by Alaska or Horizon to have been distributed or acquired improperly will not be honored and traveler will be responsible for payment of full fare.
  • Additional Terms: All rules of alaskaair and the applicable published fare not mentioned within these terms and conditions apply.
  • Other: Discount Codes have no cash value and are not valid for travel. Lost or stolen Discount Codes cannot be replaced. Alaska/Horizon has the final authority regarding Discount Code redemption. Travel is subject to Alaska and Horizon contract of carriage. Terms and conditions as written herein are final and cannot be changed by any statement or representation of any unauthorized person, including employees of Alaska/Horizon or issuing organization. Other restrictions may apply and Alaska/Horizon reserves the right to suspend or change this offer without notice.

Bottom Line

Alaska Airlines birthday presents to members have gone down from a more generous 10% discount in years past to a 5% discount this year. Maybe they are conserving cash to battle Delta in the Seattle market. Who knows, but 5% off is better than full price.

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  1. It is always nice to have one’s birthday remembered. That said, a 5% discount on mostly high-end fares is not much of a ‘present.’ When coupled with the page-long list of T&Cs, I guess I’m not seeing any real benefit in this promotion. Thanks AL, I’ll take a PASS and call this one a FAIL. To be fair, AL is not alone here. Most of the major carriers continue their short term targeted promotions, in the last year they seem to have lost any significant value to the participating flyer.

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