This is actually big news in the world of airline miles. Alaska Airlines, which has one of the best mileage plan programs out there, is now allowing you to redeem for one way awards using their miles. Before, you had to book a round trip and on the same partner. For example, if you wanted to fly to Paris, you would have to fly Alaska to the gateway city, and then Air France and only Air France to get to Paris, and back. Well, now you can fly Delta, or Alaska, and then Air France, or British Airways, if you like, and come back on Air France, Delta, or American. This makes it easier to find availability, and definitely makes things easier. Booking flights to Asia will be easier for sure. You can fly Korean Air and connect with a Cathay Pacific flight out of ICN, or Cathay to …well….you get the point. That means Alaska miles are now even more valuable, and the redemption chart is still one of the best out there in terms of miles. A premium class cabin on Cathay Pacific to Asia will cost you 100,000 miles for business class, and 140,000 miles for First class. Premium Coach will cost you a mere 70,000 miles. You can also use your Alaska miles for one-way segments flying American Airlines, and Delta Airlines too. There are many possibilities for redemption now. Thank you Alaska Airlines for doing this!