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I seem to have been speaking to a lot of Alaska Mileage Plan members recently so just for them, here’s a reminder that there’s a promotion running that allows flyers to earn double miles on eligible Fiji Airways flights that are credited to the Mileage Plan program.
Earn double Alaska Miles when you fly any eligible flight between 1 December 2022 and 31 March 2023.
- Offer valid on flights operated and marketed by Fiji Airways and credited to a Member’s Mileage Plan account.
- Members must register and book flights for this promotion by November 15, 2022 to receive double miles.
- Double miles offer is valid only on qualifying paid flights booked in a fare class eligible to accrue miles from December 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023.
- All travel must be completed by March 31, 2023.
- Member must register for the promotion at http://www.alaskaair.com/promo/FJ2202 before the first qualifying flight.
- Not valid on free or award travel.
- Double miles do not count toward Mileage Plan elite status.
- Please allow four to six weeks for miles to be credited to your Mileage Plan account.
Full terms and conditions can be found on the promotion page
Yes, I know this is a very niche deal but Alaska Miles are still incredibly popular and this promotion was first announced way back in the middle of September so a reminder seems appropriate.
The key things to remember here are that registration is required and that not all Fiji Airways flights will earn Alaska Miles when credited to Mileage Plan – only flights with flight numbers between 1 and 999 will earn miles – so some regional flights will probably be excluded.
Still, as most people reading this will probably be focusing on the Fiji Airways international routes, this last point shouldn’t be an issue.
Here’s what the current earnings chart looks like for Fiji Airways flights credited to Mileage Plan:
Keep in mind that only base miles are being doubled by this promotion so when you’re working out what a booking’s earnings will be, make sure that you exclude any cabin bonuses being offered when you do the doubling-up calculation (e.g. a J class fare will earn 200% base miles and 125% bonus miles under the rules of this promotion).
Clearly, with Fiji Airways operating a number of long flights from/to North America, there are a lot of miles on offer here.
The airline’s latest new route between Vancouver and Fiji, for example, is approximately 5,866 miles long so all but the cheapest Economy Class fares (those booking into fare codes T, N, & R) will earn over 11,700 bonus miles in this promotion (when booked as a roundtrip).
As I value Alaska Miles at 1.5 cents each, that’s an effective rebate of over $175. That’s not enough to warrant a booking that wasn’t going to be made anyway, but it’s a nice bonus for anyone who was already planning a Fiji Airways booking.
Fiji Airways is launching a new route between Vancouver and Fiji and to celebrate this route, Alaska Airlines is offering double miles to flyers who credit select Fiji Airways bookings to the Mileage Plan program.
If you haven’t booked a flight to Fiji by now, you’re not all of a sudden going to do so right now
Are you saying that no one ever books last minute flights?
That aside, you seem to be missing the point.
Because you don’t have to register before booking to earn the double miles (you just have to register before flying), there are almost certainly flyers out there who have Fiji Airways flights booked for travel within the promotional period but who won’t earn double miles because they don’t know about this promotion or because they have forgotten to register for this promotion. Those are the people (as well as last minute bookers) for whom this article was written.
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