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Mileage Plan

  • Alaska Airlines
1 (800) 252-7522

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Alaskan Air's Mileage Plan, with its excellent partner network and bargain premium redemptions, has reason to contend as one of the best frequent flyer programs around.

  • Cheap business and first class awards on quality partner airlines such as Cathay Pacific and Emirates
  • Earn miles through generous distance-based system
  • Earn miles with partner airlines without taking Alaska Airlines-operated flights
  • Multi-tiered award chart is not simple to understand
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Accrual Type: Distance-based

Earn miles by miles flown. See our guide to earning points for more.

Credit Cards

This is a list of branded, program-specific credit cards, in addition to flexible reward cards. Not sure what is kind of card is right for you? Our guide weighs the pros/cons for each type of card.

Disclosure: This selection of cards is for reference and is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date. AwardAce does not earn any commission for any links.

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Credit Card
Airline Card
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card

Transfer Partners

Program Partner Ratio Transfer Time
American Express
Starwood Preferred Guest 1:1 15-20 days

The ratio is the number of flexible rewards points it would take to transfer to Mileage Plan.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.


Airline Type Pricing Type

Don't know what airlines are bookable? See our list of particpating airlines.

A zone-based program prices award flights by general geographic location, typically by continent and/or country. Learn how to optimize these programs in our guide below.

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Booking And Fuel Surcharge Guide

Our step-by-step booking guides can show you how to book tickets on any airline.

Airline Online Phone Surcharges Alliance
Air France (AF) Yes Yes NONE SkyTeam
Alaska Airlines (AS) Yes Yes NONE
American Airlines (AA) Yes Yes NONE oneworld
British Airways (BA) Yes Yes NONE oneworld
Cathay Pacific (CX) No Yes NONE oneworld
Delta (DL) Yes Yes NONE SkyTeam
Emirates (EK) Yes Yes NONE
Hainan Airlines (HU) No Yes NONE
Icelandair (FI) Yes Yes NONE
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL) Yes Yes NONE SkyTeam
Korean Air (KE) Yes Yes NONE SkyTeam
LAN Airlines (LA) No Yes NONE oneworld
Qantas (QF) Yes Yes NONE oneworld

Policies and Fees

Expiration: Points Expire 24 months since last activity.

For some programs, an activity can any accrual of miles (e.g., crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles). For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.

Fees and Charges

Fees USD
Phone Booking 15
Change Award 125
Cancel Award 125

Change/Cancellation Fees when at least 60 days before travel.

Key Airlines and Resources

Click through to each airport code to use our discover feature.

Primary Airlines Code City Name
Alaska Airlines (AS) LAX Los Angeles Los Angeles Intl
SEA Seattle Seattle Tacoma Intl
PDX Portland Portland Intl
ANC Anchorage Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl


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Elite Status


Tiers (3) Miles Segments
MVP 20000 30
MVP Gold 40000 60
MVP Gold 75K 75000 90

Status can also be achieved with no segment and lower mileage requirements by crediting AS-only flights.

Elite Benefits

Benefit MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
First Class Upgrades
Qualifying Fares for Immediate Complimentary Upgrades on AS Y, S, or B Class Y, S, B, M or H Class Y, S, B, M or H Class
Complimentary Upgrades on Non-qualifying Fares on Alaska Airlines 48 hours 72 hours 120 hours
Companion Upgrades
Guest UpgradesÊawarded annually 4 4
One Complimentary Premium Beverage on most flights when traveling in the main cabin
Complimentary inflight entertainment player when flying in the main cabin
Complimentary Upgrades on DL within North America and select Caribbean destinations
Lounge access
Initiation Fee for Alaska Airlines Board Room 50% Off Waived Waived
Discount Board Room annual membership $25 off $55 off $55 off
Discount Board Room 3-Year membership $75 off $165 off $165 off
4 Complimentary Board Room Day Passes annually
Dedicated phone lines
Checked Baggage Fee Waiver for member and companions traveling on AS 2 bags 2 bags 2 bags
Checked Baggage Fee Waiver for member and companions traveling on AA 1 bag 2 bags 2 bags
Priority Check-in at Alaska Airlines and American Airlines
Preferred Seating on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines
Main Cabin Extra on American Airlines flights 50% off
Priority Boarding on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines
Fee Waivers for Mileage Plan fees on AS-issued tickets
Standby and Waitlist for full flights on Alaska Airlines
Priority Access Status on American Airlines
Free Same Day Flight Changes
Express Security Line at Select Airports
50,000 Bonus Miles when you attain status
Opportunity to nominate a friend or family member to MVP¨ status

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