So right now I have a frequent flyer program with Alaska Airlines; it made sense since a couple years ago I was traveling a lot on the west coast for work, so I really built up the points. I was able to use those for my September trip to Disneyworld. I was able to get nonstop flights each way (Virgin America and Delta-booked before they cancelled the partnership between Alaska and Delta). I also went ahead and got the Alaska credit card to help save more miles as well as free checked bag (worked with Virgin, not Delta). Since then the work travel has dried up, so I haven’t been traveling as much. Now I’m looking at airfare for my December trip and discovered Alaska/Virgin America no longer have a direct flight from LAX-MCO; that is really important to me for time and convenience sakes. Meanwhile American has multiple direct flights per day, at much better times (ie increase my WDW time). The flights thru American allow you to earn miles for Alaska, but you can’t redeem Alaska miles to book. So do I, a) keep Alaska account, booking American flights to add some miles to the Alaska balance. Right now I have a little over 34,000 miles, enough for round trip most places in US (including Hawaii, though I don’t have any upcoming plans to go anywhere) b) create new American account and start earning miles that way. Also, I’m thinking I should cancel my Alaska credit card since it has an annual fee and I’m not really able to use the benefits to travel anymore. But then, should I get a new American CC, since I can get a $200 statement credit plus extra miles for signing up. What do you guys think?