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  1. Grant Thomas
    Grant Thomas 16 August 2012 at 7:19 pm |

    I’m assuming you would want to use a CC with no foreign transaction fees if you buy these points…

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  2. Sahib
    Sahib 16 August 2012 at 7:28 pm |

    All I can say WOW! Cool findings Seth!!

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  3. theblakefish
    theblakefish 16 August 2012 at 9:01 pm |

    I wonder if one can book a o/w to HNL with Icelandair miles on AS?

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  4. matt
    matt 16 August 2012 at 9:09 pm |

    This is confirmed for alaska itineraries roundtrip? Exceptional, bonus or no.

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  5. Scott
    Scott 16 August 2012 at 9:21 pm |

    Wow, this seems like a real hidden GEM. I am on the east coast, ATL. AK operates a flight between ATL and SEA, but I know nothing of the AA redemption rules. Do you know if I would be able to book FC from ATL to HNL for that 30K miles? or ATL to FAI for that matter.

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  6. Grant Thomas
    Grant Thomas 16 August 2012 at 11:20 pm |

    I just purchased 50,000 + 10,000 Bonus Points. Email from Chase because I used my CSP card:
    “A charge of ($USD) 641.13 was authorized at POINTS ICELANDAIR on 08/17/2012 12:53:44 AM EDT”. Anyone know if this will count for double points on my CSP?

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  7. Drew
    Drew 17 August 2012 at 9:46 am |

    While this is a great deal (thank you for posting!), be aware it’s not quite as rosy as it may seem on first glance. People (especially east coasters) will find very limited availability with extremely laborious routings with the longer segments possibly in coach (i.e. KOA – SJC – OAK -FLL). Oh, and that’s leaving KOA on Friday and arriving FLL on SUNDAY, with an overnight in SJC for example. I don’t believe the AK first class product is *that* good!

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