Alaska Airlines today officially launched the long-rumored new top-tier status MVP Gold 100K for 2022.
The airline is also changing the minimum number of segments required on Alaska marketed and operated flights in 2022 for MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75.
You can access Alaska’s page for membership levels here.
Status Requirements in 2022:
You need 100,000 elite qualifying miles for MVP Gold 100K status AND 24 segments on Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air flights (Alaska’s express carrier + SkyWest). Also, the number of Alaska Airlines segments required for MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K changes in 2022.
MVP Gold 100K
Alaska Airlines launched a new tier that better matches what American Airlines offers (Executive Platinum).
There are few benefits that MVP Gold 100K members get over current MVP Gold 75K members.
- Two American Airlines upgrade vouchers instead of one
- Higher upgrade priority to first-class seats
- 150% bonus on award miles instead of 125%
- Complimentary snack in addition premium beverage if in economy
Alaska also hints that there will be additional MVP Gold 100K benefits launched in 2022 for the 2023 membership year:
Look for additional MVP Gold 100K perks to be introduced later in 2022, for the 2023 program year.
Alaska Airlines still doesn’t allow redemption on most of its Oneworld partner airlines. It is unclear if they will ever release an award chart that allows mixing and matching all airlines as most others offer.
Mileage Plan’s most significant differentiator for domestic US travelers is that they haven’t changed to a revenue-based program that benefits a small number of frequent fliers that fly on costly fares. Everyone else is a loser.