Sounds like a wonderful deal until you actually try it. Someone in my family has a bunch of air miles they offered saying anyone can use them so I went shopping.
A Mickey Mouse plane for me?
To use air miles you have to go through a given airline .... not a discounter like Orbitz. I went to Alaska which I always use from Manzanillo to Seattle. All they were offering with air miles was via Mexico City and an 18 hour layover somewhere. Thanks but I was not interested in a flight that takes two days when it can be done in 7 or 8 hours.
So back to Orbitz and the usual Manzanillo, Los Angeles, Seattle run ... but for some reason all I could find was an over-night (sleep in the LA airport) on the return. Usually my trips are same day in both directions and take about 8 hours.
Back to Alaska to see what they really had and found the same offered on Orbitz ..... except Saturdays. Saturday had the same good connections that I was used to and prices about $20 cheaper than Orbitz. The mystery is solved. Now I get an email a day from Alaska trying to sell me something else. Can I order a Mickey Mouse plane?