Alaska Airlines is back with a new flash sale and once again, the sale appears to be targeted. One of the accounts that I control is being offered a 60% bonus for the next two days (dropping to 50% after that) while the accounts belonging to a number of friends and relatives are only being offered a 50% bonus.
Last week we finally got to find out a lot more about the new top-tier elite status that Alaska Mileage Plan first mentioned back in January and one of the bigger surprises that we were given was the news that to earn top tier MVP Gold 100K status, flyers will have to book 24 segments that are marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines. In this post, I speculate on what the key driver of this requirement may be and why American Airlines doesn't have a similar requirement.
At the very beginning of this year, Alaska Airlines announced that it would be creating a new top-tier elite status level for the 2022 qualification year but the airline wasn't forthcoming with any details of what the new status tier would offer or what the qualification requirements would be like. Now, with a little over three months to go before the 2022 qualification year begins, a lot has been revealed.
Alaska Airlines is back with a new mileage sale and just as we saw back in March, this will be another short sale from the airline (this may be a new trend). This latest sale sees the airline carry on offering what was, pre-pandemic, its best-ever deal - a 50% bonus - and with more and more people now apparently comfortable with traveling once again, this may end up being the best deals we see going forward.
Last year, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced that they would be taking their relationship to the next level by offering each other's elite flyers reciprocal upgrades. These upgrades have now been available to AAdvantage and Mileage Plan members for a couple of months so this is a roundup of what is currently being offered, what we're told will be on the way, and how the upgrades work.
In the past 12 months, we've seen Alaska Airlines offer up a variety of mileage sales and on at least two occasions it has offered the very best deals we have ever seen that airline offer. Now the airline is back with a sale that runs through the middle of May and it's a sale that sees Mileage Plan members being targeted for mystery bonuses.
Ok, in the grand scheme of things this isn't exactly a super-generous promotion and it's certainly not going to get people rushing to book new trips, but if you're going to be flying with Alaska Airlines & American Airlines between May and December you may as well pick up the easy miles that are on offer.
Alaska Airlines has launched a new limited-time promotion that it's targeting at the residents of California as well as a sale that features California. The promotion is offering new Mileage Plan members a discount on a flight to anywhere that Alaska Airlines flys within California for just the cost of the flight's taxes and fees while the sale is offering discounts on travel to/from the Golden State.
Alaska Airlines has launched a new opportunity for flyers holding elite status with either Delta, Southwest, or United Airlines to add "no strings attached" Alaska Mileage Plan elite status to their portfolio.
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