A friend of mine recently pinged me on helping her get to Venice and Croatia, but also to experience Air France’s A380 Business Class, using Alaska miles, and of course, I couldn’t resist. It was kinda tough to put this itinerary together and it involved checking Alaska’s website almost numerous times a day to find availability. However, at the end, we managed to find her something suitable, that was doable and she loved the experience. Her routing was as follows: SLC-SFO-CDG on Air France, flying in an A380. Total redeemed miles were 125,000 , and $120 in taxes. Not a bad way to get to Venice via Paris, and comfortably. She accumulated the miles from spending on her Alaska Airlines Signature Visa card, which is one of my favorite cards. Enjoy these snapshots of her first time on the A380!!