5000 Mile Signup Bonus for New Alitalia Frequent Flyer Accounts

Skyteam airline Alitalia, a partner of Delta and of airlines such as Air France, KLM, and Korean, is offering 5000 miles as a signup bonus for new members who credit some mileage activity to their account within three months of joining.

The offer runs through October 31.

I presume but do not know that the requirement to earn the bonus of “Fly with Alitalia or use one of our Program Partners’ services within three months of joining” would even include transferring points into an account from a program partner such as American Express Membership Rewards or Starwood Preferred Guest (in other words, that the bonus is triggered via any account activity at all). “Using program partner services” is not defined in the promotion.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up Gary. Assuming you could do it without flying, what are the options to transfer the miles out of Millemiglia once the bonus has been credited? Can they be moved to something like SPG for example?

  2. You’re not going to be able to move the miles out you’re going to have to redeem them. 5000 miles = 25 euros off a 100 euro fare for instance. A Starwood Platinum could transfer 1 point into Alitalia and then redeem that way.

  3. Thx for the tip Gary! I’ll be staying at a starwood property next week and I saw Alitalia is a partner of SPG. When I check-in, can I just give my Alitalia frequent flyer number with them and get the bonus 5000 miles? In addition, would I still be eligible to get stay credit & starpoints on that stay?

  4. Stay away from Alitalia. I got the 100k AMEX platinum bonus last year and transferred to Alitalia to book a 95k business class ticket to TPE and back. Had to change plans and long story short I lost all of my miles. I hired Matthew to help me book it and in the end he suggested I write to some EU bureau to try to get some kind of refund. Total BS will never deal with them again. FYI Taxes were around $300, and it seemed only one agent there knew which inventory bucket to look for. That agent was also probably the same one that knew how to calculate taxes. If you cancel your ticket your miles are lost so if you have to change plans good luck finding award availability. That airline is an absolute joke.

  5. Warning- in March I registered for an account when they were offering 2000 free miles and another 2000 if you had acct activity in 1st 3 mos. I transferred 1000 MR to my acct, but never got the 2000 bonus.

  6. I registered for the March promotion as did all of my family. We all received the 2000 mile registration bonus. Three of us transferred Membership Rewards miles in order to qualify for the activity bonus. Me and two other family members credited car rentals to Alitalia to qualify. No one received the activity bonus for either of the partner activities. Only one of three car rentals ever posted to our Alitalia accounts.

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