Alaska Airlines launches ‘Get the Row with BOGO’ sale and other airline news

Get the whole row for you and your guest with the middle seat blocked through Oct. 31.

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While the travel industry is slow to make a comeback and even frequent flyers are wondering what it’s like to fly right now, domestic air carriers are continually modifying their health and safety measures to assure guests the time to fly is now.

With pop-up deals and flash sales, airlines are encouraging travelers to take to the skies with deals too good to pass up. If a flight may be in your near future, take a look at the latest offerings — but keep in mind, most deals are limited time offers.


Thankfully, making a change to your travel plans is easier than ever as most domestic carriers have recently eliminated change fees. Use this benefit to book when the deal is right, knowing you can adjust your flight plan if necessary.



Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines currently has a limited time offer with a “Get the Row with BOGO” promotion. This deal offers flyers a second ticket on the same flight for just the taxes and fees. With middle seats blocked for social distancing, you and your travel companion can enjoy spacious comfort with your own dedicated row. The deal ends the night of Sept 16 but is valid on travel through October 31.


Note that this deal has been offered previously, so fingers crossed another deal pops up like this in the future for more savings throughout fall.

“Our hope is that with this offer, as well as our Next-Level Care and middle seat blocking through Oct. 31, our guests are given further peace of mind while traveling to our more than 115 destinations this fall,” said Sangita Woerner, Alaska Airlines’ senior vice president of marketing and guest experience. “We have added layers of safety to keep our guests and employees safe when they are ready to fly, and hope to see many of them in the skies in the coming months.”


Alaska Airlines has added nearly 100 Next-Level Care safety measures to offer safety and reassurance to passengers flying at this time. Passengers flying with the airline this fall will notice physical distancing on board with reduced seat capacity along with amended boarding procedures.

One of the most notable measures Alaska Airlines has put in place is the mask requirement for all passengers over the age of two, without exception. Simply put, if a passenger will not or cannot continue to wear a mask for the duration of the flight, the passenger will not be able to fly. Keep in mind that while you may be able to follow this requirement, it’s also up to you to ensure your younger children also follow the policy.


Coming soon to Alaska Airlines, passengers will also see new touch-free options in addition to the current health and safety measures already in place. These include the ability to print bag tags without touching check-in kiosks and emailed receipts for baggage fees. Also, once food and beverage returns to the main cabin, guests will have an option to pre-order prior to boarding for even less touch points between guests and employees.

Alaska Airlines is also continuing its Fast Track to Status promotion through the end of the year. Passengers flying now through December 31, 2020 will earn 50% more Mileage Plan elite-qualifying miles. This incentive helps customers achieve MVP elite status this year, with a status extension through all of 2021 as well.

American Airlines

Cross country flyers should take note of an incredible web special for mileage redemption flights with American Airlines. For a limited time, American Airlines is offering one-way flights from as low as 5,000 miles for the main cabin. That means Seattle passengers could find flights to East Coast destinations for as low as 10,000 miles roundtrip.

Business class passengers will see award availability from the West Coast to East Coast for as little as 15,000 AAdvantage miles each way. For the most flexibility while booking, review the American Airlines fare calendar when searching your destination.

When preparing to fly with American Airlines, review their latest health and safety enhancements, including electrostatic disinfectant and cleaning, reduced touch points and mask requirements.

Delta Airlines

If you’re a Delta SkyMiles Platinum or Reserve American Express cardholder, take note of this incredible deal available to you throughout the rest of the year. Eligible members can enroll to earn five times the miles on Delta purchases, along with a valuable mileage bonus on everyday spending.

Eligible Delta Amex card members will receive a 500 SkyMiles mileage bonus along with a 500 Medallion Qualification Mile bonus for each $1,000 spent on the card for the remainder of 2020. While achieving elite status may not have seemed possible with limited air travel this year, Delta and American Express is making it easier for frequent flyers to accumulate the necessary qualification miles with this new incentive. American Express cardholders must enroll for the promotion within their account portal.

As part of its coronavirus response, Delta continues to block middle seats through January 6, 2021. With new technology in place, the seat next to you will automatically be blocked upon completion of your reservation.

Southwest Airlines

In addition to Southwest’s latest fare sale, offering flights as low as $49 one-way, the airline is also enticing Rapid Rewards members to use points for booking a new flight. Until September 17, Rapid Rewards members can save 20% off all bookings with points when using code SAVE20NOW.

The Southwest Safety Promise ensures middle seats remain unused through October 31, masks are required on all flights and additional physical distancing measures are in place for both passengers and crew.

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