The Alaska Mileage Plan has just announced that they will be extending all their elite status’ by a year, through 31st December 2021. In addition, all elite qualifying miles, earned from January 2020 to April 2020, will be rolled over to next year; members will have a good head start to earn status in 2021.

As Alaska Airlines will be joining oneworld in summer 2021, having your status extended through December 2021 will entitle you the oneworld tier benefits.

Requalification Bonus Miles For MPV Gold 75K Members to be Lifted

For MPV Gold 75k members, who will automatically attain the status in 2021, Alaska Mileage Plan will not be giving the 50,000 qualification bonus miles.

Alaska bonus miles for elite members

Nevertheless, the Alaska Mileage Plan has told members to look forward to more information on earning additional elite qualifying miles in the coming weeks.

In the meantime Alaska is still offering a 50% elite qualifying miles bonus, for travel on through 31st May 2020.

Alaska Status Match Three Months Trial Extended Through The End of 2021

The Alaska Mileage Plan has an active status match challenge, where participants will be given equivalent status for three months. Status will be extended if the challenge requirement is met within those three months.

For participants who have enrolled in this status challenge, between 1st December 2019 and 31st March 2020, the three months trial will be extended through the end of 2021. This means that you are very likely getting oneworld elite status in summer 2021 when Alaska joins oneworld.

Extension of Alaska Companion Certificates

All companion certificates, issued by Alaska’s co-branded credit cards, will be extended. Certificate holders have until 31st December 2020 to purchase new travel through 26th November 2021.

Quick Introduction To The Alaska Mileage Plan – One of The Best Frequent Flyer Programs

Even if you are not based in the US, I highly recommend you to join the Alaska Mileage Plan because:

  • They offer one of the cheapest miles redemptions for First and Business Class flights
  • They have plenty of partner airlines; this means that you have plenty of opportunities to earn redeemable and elite qualifying miles worldwide
  • Elite status is highly achievable, with elite qualifying miles attainable through partner airlines

Alaska Mileage Plan Elite Status

Qualifying Flights For Elite StatusMVP
(oneworld Ruby)
MVP Gold
(oneworld Saphhire with Business Class Ground Benefits)
MVP Gold 75k
(oneworld Emerald with First Class Ground Benefits)
Eligible miles earned on Alaska Airlines20,00040,00075,000
Eligible miles earned on Alaska Airlines and elite-qualifying partners25,00050,00090,000
Segments flown on Alaska Airlines and elite-qualifying partners 306090

In addition, Alaska Airlines also holds regular buy-miles promotion; where you can attain premium class tickets at low prices. Remember to follow us to learn how you can utilise Alaska miles to travel well.

Click here for a comprehensive list of airlines that are extending the elite status.

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