Alaska Airlines & Hawaiian Airlines To Combine. Here’s What We Know.
In major news, Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines will combine. The exact logistics for how this will impact members of both loyalty programs aren't known, but we know there will be just one loyalty program going forward. We also know that Alaska is acquiring Hawaiian; however, the verbiage in the press release oscillates between references to keeping both airlines and having a single airline going forward. Here's what we know and what we don't know about this major announcement.
Book These Awards With Your Alaska Miles Before Award Chart Changes in March
Alaska Airlines will introduce new distance-based partner award charts in March 2024. Until then, you can take advantage of the current pricing. Here are the Mileage Plan redemptions you'll want to make now — before they become a lot more expensive in a few months' time.
Alaska Airlines Creatively Selling Elite Qualifying Miles for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Contributions
The end of the year is fast approaching, and that means you're running short on time to requalify for your airline and hotel elite status goals. If you're a bit short on Elite Qualifying Miles with Alaska Mileage Plan, consider supporting Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Yes, you read that correctly.
Current New Member Bonuses Provide Bonus Points and Discounts With Hotels and Airlines
New member bonuses are a great way to earn bonus points and free nights when signing up for airline and hotel programs. This includes recent offers from Qatar, Marriott, and Virgin Red. Here's a roundup of the hotel and airline loyalty programs that are currently giving bonuses to new members.
New Alaska Airlines Partner Award Charts Coming in March 2024
Alaska Airlines is making some changes to its partner award charts. Mileage Plan will introduce distance-based charts that apply evenly to all partners next year, taking effect in March of 2024. Here's what we know about the impending changes and some routes that will be affected.
Awesome Auckland and Sensational Singapore: When To Buy Alaska Airlines Miles With Up to a 50% Bonus (1.97¢ Each)
Alaska Airlines just launched a new promotion to buy miles, offering Mileage Plan members up to 50% bonus miles. Members who maximize this sale will be able to purchase Alaska Mileage Plan miles for as little as 1.97¢ apiece. This sale could make sense in the right situation, so let's check out a few times when it does.
Alaska Airlines Now Partners With Bahamasair and Southern Airways Express
They likely aren't the first names that pop into your mind when thinking about airlines, but Alaska Airlines has two new partners: Bahamasair and Southern Airways Express. Here's how you can earn miles on these flights and where the airlines can take you.
Book These Oneworld Awards Through Alaska Airlines Instead of American Airlines
There are lots of ways to book award travel on Oneworld airlines, but not all are equal when it comes to the mileage requirement for specific destinations. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan routinely offers more compelling value than American Airlines AAdvantage when booking awards to these destinations.
Alaska Airlines Promotions: 500 Miles, 4X Miles With Hertz & More
Alaska has several promotions for Mileage Plan members to earn bonus miles. Right now, members can earn 4X miles on Hertz rentals and 500 bonus miles on a hotel stay. There are other promotions to status match from competing airlines and earn double Elite Qualifying Miles for flights within California. Here's a roundup of the different Alaska promotions available.
Alaska Mileage Plan “Erroneously” Charging Higher Taxes and Fees on Qatar Awards
Late last week, AwardWallet caught that Alaska severely increased the out-of-pocket costs for awards on Qatar Airways. Rather than charging under $50 out-of-pocket each way, awards are currently pricing as high as $800 one-way. Thankfully Alaska confirmed that these fees are being "erroneously" charged. Here's what you need to know about this situation - and your alternatives in the meantime.
The Alaska Airlines Flight Pass: Frequent Flights for a Monthly Fee
The Alaska Airlines Flight Pass is an annual subscription plan tailored to West Coast travelers that allows for flexible, frequent flights after paying monthly dues. Is it worth subscribing? Learn all about the Alaska Airlines Flight Pass in this post.
Extended: Earn Up to 10K Bonus Alaska Miles With a Mountain Collective Season Pass
Alaska Airlines is helping Mileage Plan members prepare for winter. Members who purchase a Mountain Collective season pass by October 10, 2023 (using a special Alaska Airlines link) will earn 5,000 bonus miles. Even better, Mileage Plan elites will earn another 5,000 bonus miles for a total of 10,000 bonus miles. This promotion has been extended, giving you extra time to participate. Here are the details.
Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles and a Companion Fare with the Alaska Airlines Visa® credit card
Bank of America is offering an improved bonus on the Alaska Airlines Visa® credit card of 60,000 Bonus Miles + Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ (from $122) after you meet the minimum spending requirements. What can you do with that bonus, and how valuable is it? Let's take a look.
Alaska Airlines Launches Elite Status Match to Woo Delta Elites
Are you a Delta Medallion elite who's ready to bail on SkyMiles after Delta recently announced changes? If so, Alaska is ready to welcome you with a Mileage Plan elite status match. And, if you play your cards right (pun intended), you can score even higher elite status with Alaska. Here's what you need to know about this Alaska elite status match for Delta elites.
Spend Toward Alaska Elite Status, Plus Earn Double Elite-Qualifying Miles in California
Alaska Airlines is offering two promotions to earn elite-qualifying miles toward Mileage Plan elite status. The newest is a promotion to earn bonus elite-qualifying miles on flights within California through November 15, 2023. Plus, Alaska is offering an ongoing promotion to earn unlimited elite-qualifying miles (EQMs) with credit card spending through November 30, 2023. Here's how to register for these promotions to help you earn Mileage Plan status.
Ultimate Guide to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
With highly valuable miles, a strong elite program, and unique partnerships with global airlines, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of the best U.S. airline loyalty programs. Here, we provide a complete guide to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, including how to earn and redeem miles, the ins and outs of elite status, and the best Alaska Mileage Plan redemption options.
Now’s an Ideal Time To Match Status to Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines has offered several elite status promotions so far in 2023 — from targeted promotions for travelers in California to a fast-track for Mileage Plan members who failed to re-qualify for elite status in 2022. At this time, only one offer is left: Alaska Airlines' standard status match. If you're looking for a new home for your airline allegiance, the last half of the year is the ideal time to match your status to Alaska Airlines.
Flash Sale: Alaska Airlines Offering Discounted Award and Cash Fares
Alaska Airlines is offering a flash sale on both award and cash fares. Until August 10, 2023, take advantage of reduced fares and book a trip to one of Alaska Airlines' many destinations. Don't wait! This deal won't last long.
Crazy Good Availability for Starlux Flights Using Alaska Miles
Alaska Airlines and Starlux (the Taiwan-based airline) launched a partnership earlier this year, and mileage redemptions with Alaska Mileage Plan miles are now live. That means you can book Starlux awards. And I'm not just saying, "In theory, you can book awards." You really can book awards...pretty much any day you want. Let's show you how to take advantage of this award availability for a dream trip to Taiwan or onward to other points in Asia.
Shortcuts to Airline Elite Status With Status Match or Fast Track Opportunities
Earning airline elite status doesn't have to be so hard. Many airlines offer customers easier routes to elite status. Whether through a status match, a fast track, or a challenge, earning airline elite status is within reach for even the most casual of travelers. Here's a look at the current opportunities.
Alaska Mileage Plan Miles May Not Expire, But Your Account May Be Deactivated
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles do not expire. However, your account can be deactivated if you don't have earning or redemption activity at least once in a 24-month period. Fortunately, if you suffer a deactivation, you have one year to reactivate your account and miles free of charge. But with all these options for qualifying activity, that shouldn't be an issue.
The Best Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Award Chart Sweet Spots
The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flyer program is one of our favorite programs here at AwardWallet. While Alaska Airlines operates a route network limited to the Americas, its major airline partners allow members to travel the globe using their miles with amazing value. Here are 10 of the best award redemption sweet spots.
Alaska Airlines Visa Credit Card Review (2023)
The Alaska Airlines Visa® credit card has been a favorite of ours for years. Alaska and Bank of America recently refreshed the card with additional benefits like priority boarding, a free checked bag for authorized users, fresh spending bonus categories, a discounted lounge membership, and more. Now, Alaska is sweetening this card's sign-up bonus with a $0 Companion Fare (down from the typical $99 fare). Just pay taxes starting at $23 to bring someone along with you.
Alaska Airlines Makes Significant Improvements to Lifetime Elite Status
Alaska Airlines just made some significant changes to the airline's lifetime elite status program. Mileage Plan members who fly one and two million miles with Alaska Airlines will now enjoy some added benefits. Here's what one and two million mile flyers — and those aspiring to this status — need to know about these improvements.
Mixed Bag: Alaska Airlines Makes Changes to Saver Fares
Alaska Airlines has a fairly generous basic economy ticket, though in the past it's been restricted by lack of elite status recognition and nonrefundable fares. Beginning May 22, however, those who have booked a Saver ticket will be able to take advantage of new benefits, including complimentary upgrades before departure.
Get Double Alaska Mileage Plan Miles on Qatar Airways
Alaska Airlines has teamed up with Qatar Airways to offer double miles. However, it won't last long. Through June 30, 2023, Alaska Mileage Plan members get double miles on Qatar Airways flights. Here's how to enroll in this promotion, full details for this promotion, and how many bonus miles you can earn.
Alaska Airlines Partners with Starlux: Mileage Earning is Live, Redemptions Coming Soon
Fans of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan will be happy to hear about another partner for earning and redeeming their miles. Though the program has undergone some negative changes recently, the ability to earn and redeem miles with a new airline is welcome news. Here's a look at the new Alaska partnership with Starlux.
American Airlines Slashes Mileage Earning Rate for Alaska Saver Fares
American Airlines just unveiled a cut to the AAdvantage earning rate for Alaska Airlines Saver fares. Starting May 1, 2023, Alaska Airlines Saver fares will earn just 1 AAdvantage mile per 10 miles flown. That's a 60% cut from the current earning rates. Here's what this means in practice and where else you might want to credit Alaska basic economy flights.
How to Add a Free Stopover Using Alaska Airlines Miles
Two flights for the price of one? Seems too good to be true, but that's exactly what Alaska Airlines' free stopover policy lets you do. Want to learn more? Check out this article for everything you need to know about booking a free stopover flight on Alaska Airlines.