5,000 Bonus Miles for Joining Alaska Mileage Plan Through September 2017

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Alaska Airlines is running a promotion where you can earn 5,000 miles simply for joining their frequent flyer program, Mileage Plan. The promo runs until September 30, 2017, and once you have joined all you need to do is take one qualifying Alaska flight before the end of the year to get your 5,000-miles bonus. This offer is an extension of a similar promo which just ended on July 31, 2017.

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Key Terms And Conditions

  • The promotion is only open to new Mileage Plan members
  • You must enroll in Mileage Plan by September 30, 2017
  • You must take a qualifying flight between your enrollment date and December 31, 2017
  • Miles from the flight must credit to the new Mileage Plan account
  • You must fly on an Alaska Airlines or Virgin America aircraft; codeshare and other partner airlines do not count
  • The offer cannot be combined with other offers

Other Ways to Earn Alaska Miles

As a Mileage Plan member, there are plenty of ways to earn Alaska miles apart from flying Alaska. You can earn when you fly with one of 18 partner airlines. Alternatively, you can also earn on car rentals with partners, and during hotel stays with Mileage Plan hotel partners. You can even earn for everyday spending by using your Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Credit Card or the Alaska Airlines Visa® Business Card.

Our Take

This is an excellent offer from Alaska; normally, airlines have a small mileage bonus for joining, but it is rarely more than a few hundred miles. 5,000 miles is very generous when you consider that mileage awards start at 5,000 miles—which means just by joining you are earning enough for a free one-way flight that is fewer than 700 miles within the Continental US.

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  • Henry Jones says:

    Applied for a Alaska card and opened account before I learned about this offer. What I did was opened another account and then called the credit card company to revise the mileage account associated with the card after the fact. No issues with this approach.

  • I had already signed up, since I had planned on flying Alaskan but that did not happen. So whenever I do I at least have a number with them. I wonder if they’ll cancel my number if I do not have activity after a certain number of time?

    • While I’m not sure if they’ll close it, their terms indicate that if there is no activity within a 24 month period they have the ability to close it without notice.

      • Thank you! I have 2yrs to to do something to get miles on the account, if I really, really, really like the number they assigned me ;o) lol!

  • It was great to receive 10000 miles for the merger between Alaska and Virgin.
    For this reason not irritated seeing this promo for new members.
    On the contrary I see that Alaska is promoting its programme and this is positive.

  • I’d like a 5k bump, but I’m already a member.

  • So it is necessary and essential to take a Flight to get the Points?

  • If one has already joined the program still he can invite other friends/ family member to join and take the advantage of this offer.

  • I’ll have to consider Alaska for an upcoming flight. Before I read this, I never though about comparing them for places they go, despite their good reputation.

  • This is a great deal. I love flying Alaska Air, unfortunately I am already a member but a good deal.

  • Unfortunately at the moment I have no plans to take an Alaska flight. I guess there is no point in joining the program at this point. Hopefully they might run another offer in the future.

  • Does one need to take a flight on AS for this promotion, or do flights on VA also work?

  • This is a nice little sweetener. I plan to be doing a bit of travelling around the Seattle area, so this may be worth signing up for.

  • Vert generous offer indeed… Too bad I am already a member !

  • Looks like an easy way for newbies to get 5k miles from a decent program

  • Wow. they’re having this again.

  • This is a great promo to encourage people to sign up for their loyalty program. Well done Alaska.

  • Another great joint bonus for an airline, with enough bonus points from joining enough to redeem for a flight seat, this makes this offer a no brainer.

  • This is a great deal. It almost makes me wish that I wasn’t already a member. I have some relatives who might be coming to visit me soon and might find Alaska as one of the possible carriers to take. I’ll have to make sure they sign up for this offer.

  • This is the exact sort of promo that just pushes me to search flights. Stop tempting me please. 🙂

  • Jamie Eubanks says:

    Not a bad deal. The 10,000 earlier for the Virgin merger was better for members already, but this is nothing to sneeze at for sure.

  • AS is a great program for awards but for status runners it’s not ideal if we don’t fly AS metal. Still it’s a good chance to join!

  • Great offer if you’re planning to fly Alaska and aren’t already a member.

  • 5000 miles just to join the program, thats very awsome deal.

  • Dang I wish I had waited… I opened my account just to get points for a flight (which I ended up not doing) but I definitely like bonuses like these.