The Alaska Mileage Plan is running another promotion again, now offering 15% bonus miles this time round. If purchased by 21st July, you can buy each mile at 2.57 US cents.

The Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my most favourite frequent flyer programmes, where you can score really good Business/First Class flights when you redeem your tickets with them. In this post, I will be focusing on this promotion. Click on this link hereto find out how you should spend your Alaska Miles.

A Quick Summary For This Promotion

  • Purchase at least 1000 miles to receive 15% bonus miles
  • Final cost: 2.57 US cents per mile
  • Purchase limit: up to 150k miles including bonus miles within a year.

Historical Price Offered in the Past Promotions (1 Year Time Frame)

For regular followers, you will probably have noticed that the Alaska Mileage Plan runs regular promotions. The table below shows the price (US cent per mile) over the past one year.

Past promotionsUS cents per mileEvaluation
July 2019 – 15% Bonus2.57 centsHighest
June 2019 – 30% discount2.07 centsMiddle
April to May 2019 – 50% bonus1.97 centsLowest
March 2019 – 40% bonus2.11 centsHigh
Jan to Feb 2019 – 40% bonus2.11 centsHigh
Nov to Dec 2018 – 50% bonus1.97 centsLowest
Oct 2018 – 40% bonus sales2.11 centsHigh
Aug to Oct 2018 – 50% bonus1.97 centsLowest
May to July 2018 – 40% bonus1.97 centsLowesr

This is by far the most expensive promotion if you look at the past promotions. Nevertheless, if you have travel plans in mind and urgently need Alaska Miles to book your flights, you can consider buying miles but not saving it for future use. I am pretty sure that the price will be better next time.

Why Alaska Mileage Plan is my Favourite Frequent Flyer Program

  • Free stopovers for one-way or return tickets
  • Redemption on unique airlines. Examples:
  • Aer LingusFiji AirwaysIcelander Air
  • Great redemption rates on first and business class. Examples:
    • Cathay Pacific first class from US to Asia for 70k miles one way
    • Hainan/Cathay Pacific business class from US to Asia for 50k miles one way
    • Qantas business class from US to Australia for 55 k miles one ways


The promotion this time round is the most expensive, if we look at the 1 year historical trend. Nevertheless, you could consider purchasing a reasonable amount of miles (but not stocking up) if you have some travel plans in mind.