Alaska Airlines launched in April a Mileage Plan miles sale at up to a 50% bonus that is about to end. You must make the purchase by May 19, 2019.
Alaska Airlines is not part of any global alliance but has ties to many airlines for earning and redeeming miles such as Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Emirates, and Finnair.
You can access Alaska’s web page for buying and gifting miles here.
Alaska Airlines has now instituted a maximum number of miles that non-elite members can purchase every calendar year (150,000). MVP, MVP Gold and MVP 75K can continue purchasing miles without any limit.
Here’s the bonus schedule:
Price at 50% bonus:
The price of an Alaska Airlines mile purchased at the 50% bonus level is 2.01 cents each.
Alaska Airlines miles are useful for partner awards on premium cabins on airlines such as Cathay Pacific and JAL. Just make sure that the award availability exists before you purchase the miles.
Mileage Plan miles right now are good value when flying over the Pacific to Asia and Australia. They recently opened up the Finnair awards to Europe and we are still waiting for Aer Lingus ones!
Alaska sells miles several times throughout the year and the maximum bonus has always been 50%.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Transactions must be completed between 6:00 AM PST April 17, 2019 and 11:59 PM PST May 19, 2019 to be eligible for bonus miles.
Miles are purchased from Points.com Inc. A 7.5% Federal Excise Tax*, and GST/HST for Canadian residents will be applied.
Miles are non-refundable and do not count toward MVP and MVP/Gold status.
You may purchase and gift Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles in increments of 1,000 miles to a maximum of 60,000 miles per transaction.
Your Mileage Plan account may be credited up to a maximum total of 150,000 miles acquired through Points.com in a calendar year, whether purchased by you or gifted to you.
MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K Mileage Plan member accounts have no annual limit on the number of miles which may be purchased or gifted through Points.com.
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.