Alaska Airlines has launched back in August a Mystery miles sale at up to 50% bonus that ends today (October 4, 2018).
Alaska Airlines is not part of any global alliance but has ties with many airlines for earning and redeeming miles such as Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Finnair.
You can access Alaska’s web page for buying and gifting miles here.
Note that Alaska Airlines doesn’t limit the number of miles that you can purchase over a calendar year like some other airlines do. They merely have a 60,000 mile limit before any possible bonus per transaction.
Here’s my bonus schedule:
Price at 50% bonus:
The price of Alaska Airlines miles purchased at the 50% bonus level is 1.97 cents each.
Alaska Airlines miles are useful for partner awards on premium cabins on airlines such as Cathay Pacific. Just make sure that the award availability exists before you purchase the miles.
Mileage Plan miles right now are very good value when flying over the Pacific to Asia and Australia. They just opened up the Finnair awards to Europe and we are still waiting for Aer Lingus ones!
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Transactions must be completed between 6:00 AM PST August 20, 2018 and 11:59 PM PST October 4, 2018 to be eligible for bonus miles.
Only Mileage Plan™ members who receive this offer directly from Alaska Airlines via email are qualified to participate. This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for the intended recipient only and may not be forwarded.
Miles are purchased from Points.com Inc. for a cost of $27.50 per 1,000 miles, plus a 7.5% Federal Excise Tax*, and GST/HST for Canadian residents.
Miles are non-refundable and do not count toward MVP and MVP/Gold status.
Offer is subject to change and all terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan Program apply.
*Points.com Inc. is collecting Federal Excise Tax on behalf of Alaska Airlines Inc.
Alaska Airlines Inc. has the obligation to collect Federal Excise Tax and remit the tax to the appropriate government agency.