Alaska Airlines launched back in early March, an elite qualifying miles bonus for Mileage Plan member travel that has now been extended through May 31, 2020.
Mileage Plan members earn 50% elite qualifying miles bonus for flights flown after registering for this offer that are flown March 7 – May 31.
You can register for this offer on Alaska’s website here.
Here’s the information on Alaska’s website:
For a limited time, earn 50% more elite-qualifying Mileage Plan™ miles on Alaska Airlines flights between March 7 and May 31, 2020.
Here’s how the offer works:
- Register your Mileage Plan number prior to your first qualifying flight.
- Travel on any Alaska Airlines flight by May 31, 2020.
- Earn 50% more elite-qualifying miles.
- Celebrate being closer to that next level!
The sweeter rewards of elite status include:
- Two checked bags for you and companions on the same reservation
- Priority boarding
- Complimentary upgrades when available*
- Bonus miles on base miles earned
- Access to preferred seating and dedicated customer service phone lines
Plus, there’s never been a better time to be an elite. Earn status in 2020 so you’ll be ready to take advantage of expanded American Airlines and oneworld® perks starting summer 2021.**
This was the first coronavirus-driven elite qualifying miles opportunity among the US airlines and certainly won’t be the last.
Alaska Airlines here is trying to get members to book more travel. Still, I am not convinced if offering elite qualifying miles during this global pandemic will drive any additional bookings.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Eligible members who register for this promotion before their first qualifying flight will receive a 50% bonus on elite qualifying miles earned on flights marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines or Horizon Airlines between March 7 and May 31, 2020. Mileage for qualifying flights must be credited to the member’s Mileage Plan account. Not valid on free or award travel. The bonus elite-qualifying miles awarded as part of this promotion apply only to the number of miles that count toward elite status qualification and will not be available for redemption. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply.