From 1st March 2020 to 31st December 2020, the Alaska Mileage Plan is offering at least 5k miles for a one-way flight and 10k miles for a round trip flight; between a North American and a non-North American destination on selected partner airlines.

North America: United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean

Participating Airlines

Aer LingusEmiratesJapan Airlines
British AirwaysFiji AirwaysKorean Air
Cathay PacificFinnairLatam Airlines
CondorHainan AirlinesQantas
EL AL IsrealIcelandairSingapore Airlines

Why Does 10k Alaska Miles Mean A Lot To You?

The Alaska Mileage Plan is one of the most lucrative frequent flyer programs. It offers low redemption rates for premium cabin travel on multiple partner airlines. Here are some great redemption using Alaska Miles:

  • One way Intra Asia Cathay Pacific Business Class for 22.5k miles.
  • One way Hong Kong – Australia/NZ Cathay Pacific Business Class for 30k miles.
  • One way US/Canada – Asia on Japan Airlines Business Class for 60k miles.

Who Should Pay 101% Attention To This Promotion And Why?

Passengers holding discounted Economy Class tickets from the above-mentioned airlines will reap the greatest reward. Depending on the route and ticket fare class, your percentage return may vary.

Let me explain using the following examples below:

Example 1 – BA discounted Economy Class between New York and London (fivefold more miles)
(I am using TPG‘s illustration here – one of the shortest and famous routes between a North American and a non-North American destination)

Flight: New York JFK – London LHR – New York on British Airways
Ticket: Discounted Economy Class ticket with the fare class G

Total distance (JFK – LHR – JFK): 6902 miles (quoted from gcmap)
Alaska miles earned by default: 6902 miles * 25% = 1725 miles
Alaska miles earned between 1st Mar and 31st Dec: 10k miles (fivefold more)
Miles earned on other airlines:

Example 2 – JAL non discounted Economy Class Ticket

Flight: Los Angeles LAX – Tokyo NRT – Los Angeles LAX on Japan Airlines
Ticket: Discounted Economy Class ticket with the fare class L

Total distance (JFK – LHR – JFK): 10902 miles (quoted from gcmap)
Alaska miles earned by default: 10902miles * 50% = 5,451 miles
Alaska miles earned between 1st Mar and 31st Dec: 10k miles (twofold more)
Miles earned on other airlines:

Things To Note For This Promotion:

  • If you are flying one-way between North America to a non North America destination, you will earn at least 5k Alaska miles
  • Bonus miles offered through this promotion do not count towards elite status
  • Allow four to six weeks for miles to be credited to your Mileage Plan account

H/T: TPG