- Anyone who doesn’t requalify this year gets their status extended through April 30, 2022
- And they’ll have a status challenge to keep that status based on flying done during January – April, 2022.
Alaska Airlines First Class
Travel companies have a conundrum. They want to use their status programs to incentivize travel. But they don’t want to lose good customers that aren’t back to traveling yet. And the most lucrative customers tend to be business travelers, and many businesses aren’t yet back on the road. Even a mostly-domestic airline like Alaska (and Southwest) has this to wrestle with, though airlines with international route networks even more so.