Match Your Status To Alaska Airline Mileage Plan

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Alaska Airlines is offering a status match to members of select airline programs. You can match your status up to Alaska’s top-tier MVP GOLD 75K. Programs that can match to Alaska with this promotion include Delta, United, American Airlines, Air Canada, Aeromexico, Frontier, Hawaiian, Southwest, and JetBlue.

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Taking advantage of the offer is straightforward with a few steps. To take part, you will have to have an Alaska Mileage Plan membership number, so you have to join first.

Which Status Will You Receive?

Alaska is only matching status to frequent flyer programs of specific airlines.

Members of the following programs will crossover to Alaska MVP:

  • Aeromexico Gold
  • Air Canada Altitude 25K (Prestige) and 35K
  • American Airlines AAdvantage Gold
  • Delta Silver Medallion
  • Frontier Elite
  • Hawaiian Pualani Gold
  • JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic
  • Southwest A-List
  • United Premier Silver and Premier Associate

Members of the following programs will crossover to Alaska MVP Gold:

  • Aeromexico Platinum
  • Air Canada Altitude 50K
  • American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum
  • Delta Gold Medallion
  • Hawaiian Pualani Platinum
  • Southwest A-List Preferred
  • United Premier Gold

Members of the following programs will crossover to Alaska MVP Gold 75K:

  • Aeromexico Titanio
  • Air Canada Altitude 75K and 100K
  • American Airlines Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum, and ConciergeKey
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Platinum Medallion and Diamond Medallion
  • Southwest A-List Preferred & Companion Pass (must hold both)
  • United Platinum, 1K, and Global Services

Should You Match Now?

No is the simple answer. According to reports, if you match prior to October 1, 2018, your Alaska status will only be valid through December 31, 2018. To retain your status, you have to meet the normal qualifying requirements, which only leaves you 3 months to earn elite status again.

If you hold off and match your status after October 1, 2018, your Alaska status will be valid through December 31, 2019. This gives you a whole year to meet the requirements of retaining your status. This is especially the case if you are matching from a higher tier elite level that requires significant flying.

Our Take

Alaska remains our favorite frequent flyer program, thanks to some great elite benefits and excellent sweet spots for redemptions. If you look at your travel plans, and you can status match and retain your status, then this offer is an attractive option after October 1, 2018. There is no point matching status for the sake of matching status.

Source: Doctor Of Credit

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