Alaska Airlines launched back in April a Mileage Plan Mystery Bonus sale that allows members to buy miles at up to 60% bonus that ends on Sunday (May 31, 2020).
Alaska Airlines joins Oneworld in 2021 (read more here), but already has ties with many airlines for earning and redeeming miles such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Emirates, Finnair, and Aer Lingus.
You can access Alaska’s web page for buying and gifting miles here.
Alaska Airlines has 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 limits.
Here’s my bonus schedule:
Price at 50% bonus:
The cost of an Alaska Airlines mile purchased at the 50% bonus level is 1.83 cents each.
Alaska Airlines miles are useful for partner awards on premium cabins on airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and JAL.
Mileage Plan miles are good value when flying over the Pacific to Asia and Australia. They recently opened up the Singapore Airlines awards and formed a partnership with Israeli flag carrier El Al (not yet able to redeem).
Alaska sells miles several times throughout the year, and the maximum bonus has traditionally been 50%, but some have 60% under this offer.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Transactions must be completed by 11:59 PM PST May 31, 2020 to be eligible for bonus miles.
Miles are purchased from Points.com Inc. for a cost of $27.50 per 1,000 miles, plus GST/HST for Canadian residents.
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 up to 60,000 miles, and in increments of 5,000 miles up to a maximum of 100,000 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.