Alaska Airlines Offering Bonus Elite Qualifying Miles For Flights And Credit Card Spending

Alaska Airlines is offering bonus elite qualifying miles for flights through the end of the year, and also elite qualifying miles for credit card spend. No registration required.

50% Bonus Qualifying Miles for Flights

All flights completed between June 1 and December 31 will earn a 50% bonus on elite qualifying miles. This will happen automatically, no registration is required.

Qualifying Miles For Credit Card Spend

Co-brand credit card cardmembers earn 2500 elite qualifying miles for every $5000 spent on their card (personal or business card) between June 1 and September 30, 2020 – up to 10,000 10,000 elite qualifying miles after $20,000 spend. The limit is per cardholder, not per card.

Alaska Visa consumer cards will also earn 2 miles per dollar spent with restaurants and delivery services June 1 through July 31, capped at the first $1500 spent in this category.

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  1. Is the 50% bonus EQM for AS flights only or does it include partners? The source link isn’t clear either.

  2. Sounds good – but who does this really benefit? My MVP Gold has already been extended thru 2021 – do they expect me to CC spend to reach 75k? If its capped at 10k miles, thats not really helpful. Kinda shocked they didnt give a short term 2-3X bonus more non-travel categories, if they want more credit card spend.

    I will stay loyal to Alaska – even if my last TPASEA flight in March was masters class on what NOT to do: FC FA was sneezing in the front galley, then he sat for over 45 mins in 1C to talk to nonrevs in 1DF, let pax handle the basket goods, zero cleaning of lav during the 5.5 hour flight. Sadly when I did complain to AS I got back an odd “no one else in first class complained” reply….urgh

  3. Unfortunately, this year an extra 10K miles EQMs probably won’t even get me to silver status let alone gold. I’d do if if I thought I would fall within 10K of reaching gold by the end of 2020.

  4. I am just wondering if the elite miles rolls over into 2021. I am 75K through the end of 2021 (with the extension) and have over 30K miles from this year rolling into 2022 elite qualification.

  5. From the web site, “..Any elite-qualifying miles earned between January 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be rolled over to 2021 to give you a head start on earning your status for 2022..”.

  6. @Kevin. Thanks. I just also read the website. I think these new elite miles would not roll over too.

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