Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Status Boost June 1 – December 31, 2020

Alaska Airlines in May teased about opportunities the airline would launch to get members to travel again and earn bonus miles.

Mileage Plan members are now eligible for Status Boost, both flying and swiping their Alaska affiliated credit card.

You can access this offer on Alaska’s website here.

Here are the offers:

1. Status Boost

Mileage Plan members earn 50% elite qualifying miles bonus on flights marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines June 1 – December 31, 2020.

2. Swipe & Earn

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn up to 10,000 bonus elite-qualifying miles for swipe activity between June 1 – September 30, 2020. You earn 2,500 elite miles for every $5,000 in charges.


Alaska Airlines is in the process of joining the Oneworld Alliance (read more here) in 2021 that makes the Mileage Plan status with alliance wide benefits more worthwhile.

Airlines and hotels are trying to get their affiliated cardholders to swipe and hence are offering bonuses for this activity. Now, they have found the ability to give elite qualifying nights and miles that don’t cost anything.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

50% bonus elite-qualifying mile offer terms: No registration required. All active Mileage Plan members will receive a 50% bonus on elite-qualifying miles earned on flights marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines between June 1 and December 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 count toward elite status qualification only, are non-redeemable, and cannot be used toward award travel. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply.

† Alaska Airlines Visa® bonus elite-qualifying mile offer terms: Qualified members can earn 2,500 elite-qualifying miles (maximum of 10,000) that count toward elite status qualification if they make any combination of purchase transactions totaling at least $5,000 (exclusive of any fees, including the annual fee, returns and adjustments) that post to an eligible Alaska Airlines Visa card between June 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Purchases from different Alaska Airlines accounts cannot be combined to reach the $5,000 threshold.

One individual can only earn a maximum of 10,000 elite-qualifying miles via this campaign, even if they hold multiple Alaska Airlines consumer and small business Visa cards. Elite-qualifying miles will be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account within the first two billing cycles after qualifying. To qualify for this offer, your credit card account must be open with active charging privileges.

Bank of America is not responsible for fulfillment of this elite-qualifying miles offer and posting of miles directly to your Alaska Mileage Plan account. Elite-qualifying miles will not appear on your credit card statement.

Elite-qualifying miles count toward elite status qualification only, are non-redeemable and cannot be used toward award travel. All Mileage Plan terms and conditions apply.

This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association and is used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.