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NWA vs. Alaska Air ?

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NWA vs. Alaska Air ?


My husband will start a new jon on the Alaskan pipeline in March. What is the best sirline and airline program? From our area in Indiana NWA and Alaska Air seem to be the ones we can use. A majopr hub for Alaskan Air is Chicago. Is Chicago hard to connect thru as I have heard? Any info. is appreciated. Thank you Deb-Indiana

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1. Re: NWA vs. Alaska Air ?

Personally, I would go with Alaskan Air. Join their FF program, apply for a credit card and get 20,000 miles when approved. That enough for 1 ticket already. Both of you apply seperately and then that's 2 tickets. They also give you a $50 companion ticket upon approval and then one each year you have the card.

As far as NWA, they are a skymiles partner (also Delta and Continental) so you can have those miles go into your Alaskan account when you buy your ticket or at the gate when checking in. It sometimes becomes a "job" to get flights using miles from my NWA account.

As far as Chicago being hard to connect thru? Just one heck of a busy airport that has LOTS of weather related delays. Spring is fog and rain, summer is thunderstorm and wind, fall has fog and rain, and lastly winter's ice and snow. But they do have some good places to eat and get chair massages. LOL!

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2. Re: NWA vs. Alaska Air ?

Someone a lot like you just asked this same question on Flyertalk where there were very good answers.


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3. Re: NWA vs. Alaska Air ?

I am a flytalk girl too. My favorite is TA for sure. Can't beat the folks on TA. Just about every trip I have made has been in conjunction with a thumbs up or thumbs down from TA. Thanks everyone, Deb-Indiana

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4. Re: NWA vs. Alaska Air ?

Living in Fairbanks, I concur with "iwant2go" post. Cannot beat AK Air plan. I fly free everywhere or for cheap with them.

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5. Re: NWA vs. Alaska Air ?

I also think Ak Air has a better reputation that NWA. :)

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6. Re: NWA vs. Alaska Air ?

I have no experience with Alaska Air, but do with NWA. I can only say that if you go with Alaska Air, do try to avoid connecting through Chicago.

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