Alaska Airlines Approved! We’re Back


Before the Festivus offenders of 2015 & 2016, it used to be so easy to sit at home and churn. It was even easier to hit the mins using the RedBird. After that gravy train was crushed by atherrosclerosis many of us retired from MS and tried to get our lives together. To MSers who continue to spend their weekends at Walmart instead of in front of a warm fire, I applaud your efforts to gather millions of points doing what you do. It’s not that the rest of us are against free trips and cash back, it’s that we weigh the opportunity cost of jumping through hoops versus making do with what we have.

And what I have this weekend is nothing short of a Christmas miracle: 4 Applications: 2 instant approvals (Aviator & LifeMiles) and now another approval for the Alaska personal. Even if I am not approved for the Alaska business, I am sitting pretty for 2017 and 2018 for points travel. Sure I don’t have an 8 figure balance, but I also don’t have to worry about the points police coming to take me away. If they come knocking on your door, be sure to call Bachuwa Law, your bank shutdown legal specialist.

Smiling at approvals, even though I won't have enough to fly EK
Smiling at approvals, even though I won’t have enough to fly EK


  1. Just saw an awesome Festivus sweater on Amazon I plan to wear to my office ugly sweater party!

    On another topic, do you know if Barclay limits to 1-2 apps per calendar year? Not sure if worth applying for Aviator now or wait until 2017. Thoughts?

    • I don’t think so. I haven’t kept up on the rules like before but I usually only apply to 1-2 barclays card a year because they don’t have the selection. This year I got jetblue and aviator.

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