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Travel Tuesday: International deals

By Daybreak Staff 11:41 AM June 17, 2014

When it comes to international travel, it’s not just about the destination or the fare: Travel guru Scott McMurren says it’s also about the miles.

McMurren said purchasing mileage-run tickets means you’ll instantly get upper-tier, frequent-flyer status after completing the trip. Most likely, he said, you’ll also earn enough miles for a free domestic ticket when you get back.

  • Anchorage/Fairbanks/Juneau to the Maldives (in the heart of the Indian Ocean): This is an exotic travel location, and you can get there on Alaska and Emirates for $1,507 starting Aug. 27. And, you’ll rack up 22,480 EQMs. With the bonus miles, that’s 44,960 miles!
  • Anchorage-Nairobi, Kenya for $1,362rt on United starting Nov. 2. Earn 22,812 miles on United’s newly diminished MileagePlus program.
  • Anchorage-Jakarta: This is a great fare on United for $953rt starting June 7. BONUS: Fly to Denver, where you’ll pick up a 787 to Tokyo’s Narita Airport.
  • Fly from either Fairbanks or Anchorage to Bombay or Delhi, India. The rate is $1,405 starting in November . These are really good fares-and it’s double miles all the way (more than 40,000!). You get a free stop in Dubai.

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