Alaska Airlines has launched another Mileage Plan miles sale with up to 60% bonus valid through May 22, 2021.
Alaska Airlines joined Oneworld on March 31, but you must wait until summer to redeem on all alliance airlines (read more here). The airline has ties with many non-Oneworld partners such as Singapore Airlines, Emirates, and Korean Air.
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:
The cost of an Alaska Airlines mile 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 Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and JAL. We are eagerly awaiting the comprehensive award chart that allows mixing and matching different Oneworld airlines.
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).
These mileage sales usually max at a 60% bonus, although they had one 70% bonus in 2020. If your bonus is less than 60%, I would wait for a better sale to surface.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer
Transactions must be completed between 6:00 AM PST April 12, 2021 and 11:59 PM PST May 22, 2021 to be eligible for bonus miles.
Miles are purchased from Points.com Inc. for a cost of $27.50 per 1,000 miles, plus a 7.5% Federal Excise Tax*, GST/HST for Canadian residents and QST for Quebec 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.
MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K Mileage Plan member (Elite Member) accounts have no annual limit on the number of miles which may be purchased or gifted through Points.com. If you are not an Elite Member, your account may only 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.
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.