Good afternoon everyone, I hope your Memorial Day Weekend is going well. While planning our upcoming trip to Hawaii (and dealing with expensive rental cars), I had to make some airline flight changes and rediscovered my pet peeve regarding airline travel bank funds. I have run into this issue with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue, but I’m sure the issue exists on other airlines too. Nick at Frequent Miler ran into a related issue with United Airlines yesterday.
For our original Alaska Airlines flight home from Hawaii, we had a redeye flight from Lihue (LIH) to Los Angeles (LAX). I decided to use my $300 incidental travel credit from my JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton Credit Card to pay for upgraded seats which includes 4 more inches of legroom, a free alcoholic beverage, and early boarding. The upgraded seats cost $133.99 each for a total of $267.98.