Alaska Airlines has introduced a new top elite tier beginning ‘end of January’ 2022 as expected: MVP Gold 100K.
This new level requires flying 100,000 qualifying miles or 140 segments in a year, and in either case including a minimum of 24 Alaska Airlines flights.
- 150% elite mileage bonus
- Upgrades clear starting 120 hours prior to departure (like MVP Gold 75Ks) but with higher priority
- Two one-way international upgrade certificates on American Airlines (MVP Gold 75Ks get one, announced back in March)
- Complimentary snack and drink in coach (MVP Gold 75K just gets a drink)
- All of the other benefits of the 75K elite tier
Honestly the details of this level are a bit underwhelming. They could have allowed MVP Gold 100Ks to nominate someone to MVP Gold or designate someone with status for a day. MVP Gold 75Ks receive 50,000 bonus miles upon qualification, there’s no additional threshold bonus for reaching top tier. Lounge membership isn’t comped. It’s really just higher priority than 75Ks, a few more miles for flying, and an extra American Airlines confirmed international upgrade and we haven’t seen whether those will work like the ones given to American’s top elites yet (American is extremely stingy with confirmed inventory).
Alaska, however, says there will be additional benefits for the 2023 program year.