1. Airline miles
Perhaps you don’t know, but that little state surrounded by a box in the bottom left corner of your US map is Alaska and, despite how it may look on that piece of paper, it’s more than four times the size of Texas.
The reason Alaska lies in that box thousands of miles from where it actually belongs is to make it easier for you Outsiders to remember we actually exist as a part of the United States. What it also represents is the fact that to get to another state is going to take some work. Hence the reason darn near everyone has an Alaska Airlines credit card. Alaska Air is responsible for many of the commercial flights between not just Alaska and the rest of the United States but around the state of Alaska itself. If we want to leave in a timely manner, most likely Alaska Airlines is getting us out.