Earning Mileage Plan elite status - Alaska Airlines (2024)

Mileage Plan™
elite status benefits

Not a Mileage Plan member?

Join now

Earning Mileage Plan elite status - Alaska Airlines (1)

A more rewarding Mileage Plan™ in 2024

Mileage Plan 2024: same distance to status, but you'll get there faster. On top of the outstanding benefits Mileage Plan™ members already enjoy, we're adding flexibility and introducing more choice rewards later in the year.

Earning status becomes simpler. In 2024, status will be based on elite-qualifying miles (EQMs) earned through Alaska and our global partners. The number of EQMs you need to reach status stays the same and you'll no longer need to fly a minimum number of Alaska flights.

A head start toward status for 100Ks. For our MVP Gold 100K members, any EQMs earned beyond 100K in 2023 will roll over toward requalifying for status in 2024.**

A faster way to earn status through your Alaska Airlines credit card. Throughout 2024, for every $10,000 you spend on purchases, you'll automatically earn 4,000 EQMs (up to 20,000 EQMs total).*

Learn more.

A refreshed version of the current My Account desktop and mobile experience is coming soon. New features and a streamlined interface will make it easier to track and manage your Mileage Plan benefits.

An easier way to go global. Starting in March 2024, partner award flights will start at 4,500 miles each way, with more than 60% of partner nonstop routes starting at a lower price point, even in Premium cabins.

Learn more.

More choice rewards coming in late 2024. Pick the benefits you care about most—like bonus miles, day-of-travel perks, experiences, and status accelerators.

Already have status with another airline?

Apply for a status match.
MVP® status isn't as far away as you think.

Mileage Plan gets you to elite status faster than other airline loyalty programs, so you'll be an MVP before you know it. Mileage Plan elites enjoy additional benefits with us,

oneworld® Alliance

, and our

Global Partners

.

Next year, you'll gain status based on elite-qualifying miles (EQMs) only, so you'll no longer need to fly a minimum number of Alaska flights to qualify. The number of EQMs you need to reach status stays the same.

Qualifying flights

MVP

MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

MVP Gold 100K

Eligible miles earned on Alaska Airlines*, oneworld Alliance and our Global Partners 20,000 40,000 75,000 100,000
Elite member benefits

Earning Mileage Plan elite status - Alaska Airlines (2)

Earning benefits

Fly more, earn more miles faster.

Earning Mileage Plan elite status - Alaska Airlines (3)

Flight benefits

Earn more upgrades on more fares the more you fly.

Earning Mileage Plan elite status - Alaska Airlines (4)

Airport benefits

Free checked bags, faster lines and priority boarding.

Earning Mileage Plan elite status - Alaska Airlines (5)

Service benefits

Dedicated elite guest services, more flexible travel.

Million Miler

A million miles go a long way

Members who fly 1,000,000 miles on Alaska are granted MVP Gold status for life.

Earning benefits

MVP

MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

MVP Gold 100K

Elite bonus miles through 20241 50% bonus 100% bonus 125% bonus 150% bonus
Elite bonus miles in 20251

(Effective beginning January 1, 2025.)

25% bonus 50% bonus 100% bonus 150% bonus
50,000 bonus miles upon qualification2
100K Choice Benefit11

Flight benefits

MVP

MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

MVP Gold 100K

First Class upgrades³ at the time of booking
Y, B fares Y, B, H or K fares Y, B, H, K or M fares Y, B, H, K or M fares
Premium Class upgrades at the time of booking
Y, B or H fares Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, S or N fares All fares except Saver fares All fares except Saver fares
First and Premium Class upgrades on Alaska non-qualifying fares, except Saver fares4 48 hours before departure 72 hours before departure 120 hours before departure 120 hours
Highest waitlist priority
First and Premium Class upgrade eligibility on Saver fares Within 2 hours of departure Within 2 hours of departure Within 2 hours of departure Within 2 hours of departure
Companion upgrades to First Class4
Companion upgrades to Premium Class4
First Class guest upgrades (max. 4 per year)5
Complimentary premium beverage or chocolate in Main Cabin16
Complimentary snack or meal in Main Cabin6

Airport benefits

MVP

MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

MVP Gold 100K

Priority check-in and boarding
Free checked bags7 2 2 3 3
Preferred seating
Express security line at select airports
Standby and wait list for full flights
Alaska Lounge membership discount
Four Alaska Lounge day passes (max. 4 per year)8
$10 off a CLEAR Plus membership

Service benefits

MVP

MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

MVP Gold 100K

Priority call routing in call centers
Elite Leave for new parents
Complimentary same-day flight changes9
Avis Preferred® status—match here Avis Preferred Plus® Avis Preferred Plus® Avis President's Club® Avis President's Club®

oneworld priority

MVP

MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

MVP Gold 100K

Corresponding oneworld tier levels oneworld
Ruby
oneworld
Sapphire
oneworld
Emerald
oneworld
Emerald

Earning Mileage Plan elite status - Alaska Airlines (6)

Additional MVP Gold 100K benefits

We value your loyalty and understand that not all members want to be rewarded the same way. We invite you to choose the 100K Choice Benefit that matters to you most, once you reach MVP Gold 100K. Members qualifying for MVP Gold 100K during a calendar year will be invited to select one 100K Choice Benefit for the following year.

100K Choice Benefit options11
  • 50,000 Bonus Miles12
  • Alaska Lounge+ Membership13
  • Gifting MVP Gold Status14
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi every time you fly on us15
  • Complimentary CLEAR® Plus membership17

¹Elite bonuses are applied to base mileage earned only. Elite bonus flight miles do not count toward future elite status qualification.
²Members granted complimentary status, including status matched from another program, are not eligible for these bonus miles. Bonus miles are awarded when the MVP Gold 75K qualifications are met.
³Complimentary First Class upgrades are booked in U service class and are subject to availability (may not be available on all flights). Not available on certain deeply discounted fares including bulk or industry tickets.

Saver fares

(booked in X class of service) will be eligible for Premium Class and First Class upgrades and will be placed on the upgrade list 2 hours prior to departure.
⁵A total of four First Class guest upgrades are awarded per year to members who attain MVP Gold or above. These upgrades are awarded when the MVP Gold qualifications are met.
⁶Complimentary snack or meal for MVP Gold 100K members is available on most flights over 790 miles. Fresh meals for MVP Gold 100K are available via pre-order only. You will be asked to provide a credit card for any pre-ordered items, though the flight attendant onboard will comp one item onboard. Depending on length of flight and departure time, meal options may include one of our Picnic Packs, a Signature Fruit & Cheese Platter, a Protein Platter, a sandwich or a salad. Check alaskaair.com for current offerings.
⁷Applies to member and companions in the same reservation. Companion bag fee waiver does not apply to group bookings.
⁸To redeem 75K Lounge day passes, visit the Alaska Lounge and provide your Mileage Plan number or voucher code to the Concierge. You are welcome to share your 75K Lounge day passes with friends or family. If you do share, please share the voucher code (available in "my account" under "Alaska Lounge passes.") Please do not share your Mileage Plan number. To ensure account security, we cannot access a member's account without the member present. A total of four Alaska Lounge day passes are awarded per year to members who attain MVP Gold 75K or above. These day passes are awarded when the MVP Gold 75K qualifications are met.
⁹No changes are allowed on

Saver fares

(booked in X class of service).
¹¹Benefit selection is valid only for Alaska Airlines MVP® Gold 100K members who met the published qualification criteria, including both the required elite qualifying miles or total segments, and the minimum number of Alaska-operated segments. Members who earned status via promotions, status match, or status gifts are not eligible. Qualified members may select one option from the list of available benefits for that program year. Benefit options are subject to change without notice. Benefit selection is final, and your choice cannot be changed once selected. Benefits chosen are for the qualified elite member only, and cannot be gifted to other individuals, with the exception of the nomination to MVP Gold status. All Mileage Plan terms and conditions apply.
¹²Members selecting 50,000 bonus miles will have the miles immediately deposited into their Mileage Plan account upon selection of this option. Bonus miles are not elite qualifying miles.
¹³If your chosen benefit is Alaska Lounge+ Membership, you will receive a membership that allows your immediate family or up to two guests access when traveling with you. Membership duration is between your selection date and the end of the program year. For members qualifying for MVP® Gold 100K in the current calendar year, the end of the program year is December 31 of the following calendar year. "No refunds will be given to existing Alaska Lounge or Lounge+ members for any periods of overlap between their paid membership and their 100K elite benefit membership.All Alaska Lounge+ membership terms and conditions apply. See our locations page for details. "Immediate family" is defined as your spouse or domestic partner and children (under 21 years of age).
¹⁴ If you select this benefit option, the individual you nominated for MVP status upon your MVP® Gold 75K qualification will be upgraded to MVP Gold until the end of the program year. If you didn't nominate anyone to MVP status after qualifying for MVP® Gold 75K, you can select an individual to nominate to MVP Gold. Gifted status will be effective within 2 weeks of selection. For members qualifying for 100K in the current calendar year, the end of the program year is December 31 of the following program year.
¹⁵ Members selecting complimentary Wi-Fi will receive a monthly Wi-Fi membership valid for complimentary access on Alaska Airlines-marketed flights operated by Alaska, Horizon Air or SkyWest Airlines, valid from the date of selection of the benefit through the end of the program year. For members qualifying for MVP® Gold 100K in the current calendar year, the end of the program year is December 31 of the following calendar year. No refunds will be given to existing monthly or annual Wi-Fi pass members for any periods of overlap between their paid membership and their 100K elite benefit membership. Inflight Wi-Fi may not be available on all flights and speeds are not guaranteed. All Intelsat Inflight LLC (formerly Gogo Inflight)

terms and conditions

apply.
¹⁶Complimentary premium beverage or chocolate is available on most flights over 350 miles.
¹⁷Terms Apply. Review CLEAR

terms and conditions

.

*Qualified members can earn 4,000 elite-qualifying miles (maximum of 20,000) that count toward elite status qualification if they make any combination of purchase transactions totaling at least $10,000 (exclusive of any fees, including the annual fee, returns and adjustments) that post to eligible Alaska Airlines Visa consumer and business cards from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024. Cash Advances and Balance Transfers are not considered purchases and do not apply for purposes of this offer. If a cardholder has multiple Alaska Airlines Visa consumer and business credit cards accounts linked to one Mileage Plan account, purchases made with those cards can be combined to reach the $10,000 spend requirement. One individual can only earn a maximum of 20,000 elite-qualifying miles via this campaign, even if they hold multiple Alaska Airlines Visa cards. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for the elite qualifying miles to be posted to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. 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 for calendar year 2025, are non-redeemable and cannot be used toward award travel.

** Rollover EQMs will post to eligible members' accounts in February 2024.

Earning Mileage Plan elite status - Alaska Airlines (7)

Enjoy your elite status with oneworld Alliance

Travel with award winning oneworld member airlines while using your Mileage Plan elite status benefits to over 900 destinations.

Explore member airlines, benefits and more with the oneworld Alliance.

Earning Mileage Plan elite status - Alaska Airlines (8)

Discover the world with oneworld Alliance and our Global Partners.

You can use or earn Mileage Plan miles for traveling to your favorite worldwide destinations on 20+ airlines.

Check out all our worldwide airline partners

.

oneworld Priority

MVP
oneworld Ruby

MVP Gold
oneworld Sapphire

MVP Gold 75K
oneworld Emerald

MVP Gold 100K
oneworld Emerald

Earn and redeem miles on oneworld flights
Earn elite bonus miles on eligibleoneworld flights
Priority check-in
Access to preferred or pre-reserved seating1
Priority on waitlists and when on standby1
Priority boarding
Access to oneworld Business Class lounges
Extra baggage allowance1
Priority baggage handling
Access to oneworld First Class lounges
Fast track at security lanes

American Airlines

MVP

MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

MVP Gold 100K

Access to extra legroom seating - Main Cabin Extra 24 hours at booking at booking at booking
Complimentary access to North America upgrades Starting at 24 hours Starting at 48 hours Starting at
72 hours
Starting at
72 hours
Complimentary checked baggage 1 bag 2 bags 3 bags 3 bags
Complimentary same-day flight change

Hainan Airlines

MVP

MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

MVP Gold 100K

Complimentary access to select Hainan lounges2 +1 guest +1 guest +1 guest

Icelandair

MVP

MVP Gold

MVP Gold 75K

MVP Gold 100K

Complimentary access to select Icelandair lounges3 +1 guest +1 guest +1 guest

¹In accordance with the individual policy of the oneworld airline operating the flight.
³VIP Lounge and First Class/Business locations listed below when holding a current day ticket/boarding pass with at least one Hainan operated international flight segment. Physical or mobile app digital elite tier card required.

  • Physical or mobile app digital elite tier card required.
  • Fortune Wings Lounge in Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) Terminal 1
  • Fortune Wings Lounge in Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY) Terminal 1
  • Fortune Wings Lounge in Haikou Meilan International Airport (HAK) Terminal 1
  • HNA Club in Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) Terminal 2
  • HNA Club in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) Area B
  • HNA Club in Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (URC) Terminal 2

⁴Icelandair Saga Lounge locations listed below when holding a current day ticket/boarding pass with at least one Icelandair operated international flight segment. Physical or mobile app digital elite tier card required.

  • Saga Lounge in Keflavík International Airport (KEF) between gates A and C
Earning Mileage Plan elite status - Alaska Airlines (2024)

References

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Lidia Grady

Last Updated:

Views: 5635

Rating: 4.4 / 5 (45 voted)

Reviews: 92% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Lidia Grady

Birthday: 1992-01-22

Address: Suite 493 356 Dale Fall, New Wanda, RI 52485

Phone: +29914464387516

Job: Customer Engineer

Hobby: Cryptography, Writing, Dowsing, Stand-up comedy, Calligraphy, Web surfing, Ghost hunting

Introduction: My name is Lidia Grady, I am a thankful, fine, glamorous, lucky, lively, pleasant, shiny person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.