Your complete guide to Alaska Airlines partners

Dec 29, 2021

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Even if you aren’t on the West Coast or don’t live near an Alaska Airlines hub, you can still get a ton of value from the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program. Sure, you can use Alaska miles for flights on Alaska Airlines, but the real sweet spots lie in the program’s wide selection of partners.

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You can redeem miles on some (but not all) of the most sought-after premium award seats on Oneworld partner airlines like Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines. However, Alaska also has a number of non-alliance airline partners. While redemptions aren’t available on all of them, Alaska’s non-alliance partners include:

  • Aer Lingus.
  • Condor.
  • El Al Israel Airlines.
  • Fiji Airways.
  • Hainan Airlines.
  • Icelandair.
  • Korean Air.
  • LATAM Airlines.
  • Ravn Alaska.
  • Singapore Airlines.

Related: The latest on Alaska’s Oneworld partnership

Alaska Airlines miles aren’t as easy to earn as other programs as it’s not a transfer partner of any of the flexible bank currencies. However, there are still several options for earning Mileage Plan miles for your next partner redemption. Many don’t require you even to step foot on an Alaska or Oneworld flight.

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(Photo by Samantha Rosen / The Points Guy)
(Photo by Samantha Rosen/The Points Guy.)

Alaska Mileage Plan award charts

Alaska miles are some of the most valuable yet some of the hardest to earn, so even if you’re only saving 5,000 to 10,000 miles, it’s worth comparing all your partner options before you book. To do this, head to Alaska’s award charts page and enter your origin region and destination region. The site will then display the applicable prices on the right-hand side, including any restrictions or other details. As you’ll see, each partner has its own award chart and some partners no longer have published caps on award costs.

As mentioned, redemptions are not available on all partner airlines. Oneworld alliancewide redemptions are expected to go live in “early 2022.” We’ll detail each partner that offers redemptions and its respective award chart below.

Related: How to redeem miles with the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program

Aer Lingus

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Europe:

  • Economy: Starting at 30,000 miles (historically capped at 80,000 miles).
  • Business: Starting at 60,000 miles (historically capped at 280,000 miles).

Europe to Europe:

  • Economy: Starting at 8,000 miles (historically capped at 30,000 miles).

American Airlines

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada:

  • Main cabin: 12,500 miles.
  • Business/first class: 25,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Europe:

  • Main cabin: Starting at 22,500 miles (historically capped at 30,000 miles).
  • Business/first class: 57,500 miles.
  • First class: 85,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Asia Zone 1 (Japan, South Korea and Mongolia), each way:

  • Main cabin: 32,500 miles.
  • Business/first class: 60,000 miles.
  • First class: 80,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Asia Zone 2 (all other Asia travel aside from Japan, South Korea and Mongolia), each way:

  • Main cabin: 35,000 miles.
  • Business/first class: 70,000 miles.
  • First class: 110,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to the Caribbean:

  • Main cabin: 17,500 miles.
  • Business/first class: 27,500 miles.
  • First class: 52,500 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Central America:

  • Main cabin: 17,500 miles.
  • Business/first class: 27,500 miles.
  • First class: 52,500 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Hawaii:

  • Main cabin: 22,500 miles.
  • Business/first class: 40,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Mexico:

  • Main cabin: 17,500 miles.
  • Business/first class: 27,500 miles.
  • First class: 52,500 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to New Zealand:

  • Main cabin: 40,000 miles.
  • Business class: 80,000 miles.
  • First class: 110,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to South America Zone 1 — every destination except for Argentina, Brazil (excluding Manaus), Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela:

  • Main cabin: 20,000 miles.
  • Business/first class: 30,000 miles.
  • First class: 55,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to South America Zone 2 — Argentina, Brazil (excluding Manaus), Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela:

  • Main cabin: 30,000 miles.
  • Business/first class: 57,500 miles.
  • First class: 85,000 miles.

British Airways

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Africa:

  • Economy: 50,000 miles.
  • Premium economy: 60,000 miles.
  • Business class: 70,000 miles.
  • First class: 80,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Europe:

  • Economy: 32,500 miles.
  • Premium economy: 42,500 miles.
  • Business class: 60,000 miles.
  • First class: 70,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to India and South Asia:

  • Economy: 50,000 miles.
  • Premium economy: 60,000 miles.
  • Business class: 70,000 miles.
  • First class: 80,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to the Middle East:

  • Economy: 50,000 miles.
  • Premium economy: 60,000 miles.
  • Business class: 70,000 miles.
  • First Class 80,000 miles.

Cathay Pacific

Asia to Asia:

  • Economy: 12,500 miles.
  • Premium economy: 15,000 miles.
  • Business class: 22,500 miles.
  • First class: 27,500 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Africa:

  • Economy: 50,000 miles.
  • Premium economy: 55,000 miles.
  • Business class: 62,500 miles.
  • First class: 70,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Asia:

  • Economy: 30,000.
  • Premium economy: 35,000.
  • Business class: 50,000.
  • First class: 70,000.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Australia:

  • Economy: 40,000 miles.
  • Premium economy: 47,500 miles.
  • Business class: 60,000 miles.
  • First class: 80,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to India and South Asia:

  • Economy: 50,000 miles.
  • Premium economy: 55,000 miles.
  • Business class: 62,500 miles.
  • First class: 70,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to the Middle East:

  • Economy: 50,000 miles.
  • Premium economy: 55,000 miles.
  • Business class: 62,500 miles.
  • First class: 70,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to New Zealand:

  • Economy: 40,000 miles.
  • Premium economy: 47,500 miles.
  • Business class: 60,000 miles.
  • First class: 80,000 miles.

Condor

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to North Africa:

  • Economy: Starting at 35,000 miles (historically capped at 50,000 miles).
  • Premium class: 55,000 miles.
  • Business class: 65,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to South Africa:

  • Economy: Starting at 40,000 miles (historically capped at 55,000 miles).
  • Premium class: 60,000 miles.
  • Business class: 70,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Europe:

  • Economy: Starting at 25,000 miles (historically capped at 40,000 miles).
  • Premium class: 45,000 miles.
  • Business class: 55,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to the Middle East:

  • Economy: Starting at 35,000 miles (historically capped at 50,000 miles).
  • Premium class: 55,000 miles.
  • Business class: 65,000 miles.

Fiji Airways

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand:

  • Economy: 40,000 miles.
  • Business class: 55,000 miles.

Hawaii to the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand:

  • Economy: 27,500 miles.
  • Business class: 45,000 miles.

The South Pacific to the South Pacific:

  • Economy: 17,500 miles.
  • Business class: 32,500 miles.

Finnair

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Asia:

  • Economy: 50,000 miles.
  • Business class: 125,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S. and Alaska to Europe:

  • Economy: 30,000 miles.
  • Business class: 70,000 miles.

Europe to Europe:

  • Economy: 12,500 miles.
  • Business class: 20,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to India and South Asia:

  • Economy: 42,500 miles.
  • Business class: 110,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to the Middle East:

  • Economy: 40,000 miles.
  • Business class: 105,000 miles.

Hainan Airlines

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Asia:

  • Economy: 30,000 miles.
  • Business class: 50,000 miles.

China to China:

  • Economy: 15,000 miles.
  • Business class: 22,500 miles.
  • First class: 27,500 miles.

Iberia

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Africa:

  • Economy: 50,000 miles.
  • Premium economy: Coming soon.
  • Business class: 100,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Europe:

  • Economy: 35,000 miles.
  • Premium economy: Coming soon.
  • Business class: 75,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to the Middle East:

  • Economy: 50,000 miles.
  • Premium economy: Coming soon.
  • Business class: 110,000 miles.

Europe to Europe:

  • Economy: 12,500 miles.
  • Premium economy: Coming soon.
  • Business class: 22,500 miles.

Icelandair

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Europe:

  • Economy: Starting at 35,000 miles.
  • Business class: 55,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Iceland:

  • Economy: Starting at 30,000 miles.
  • Business class: 50,000 miles.

Japan Airlines

Asia to Asia:

  • Economy: 15,000 miles.
  • Business class: 25,000 miles.
  • First class: 30,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Asia:

  • Economy: Starting at 35,000 miles (historically capped at 40,000 miles).
  • Business class: Starting at 60,000 miles (historically capped at 65,000 miles).
  • First class: Starting at 70,000 miles (historically capped at 75,000 miles).

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to India:

  • Economy: 40,000 miles.
  • Business class: 65,000 miles.
  • First class: 75,000 miles.

Korean Air

Korea to Southeast Asia:

  • Economy: 35,000 miles.
  • Business: 60,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S. and Alaska to North Asia:

  • Economy: 70,000 miles.
  • Business class: 105,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Southeast Asia:

  • Economy class: 85,000 miles.
  • Business class: 120,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Australia:

  • Economy: 85,000 miles.
  • Business class: 125,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to India and South Asia:

  • Economy: 100,000 miles.
  • Business class: 140,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to the Middle East:

  • Economy: 100,000 miles.
  • Business class: 140,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to New Zealand:

  • Economy: 85,000 miles.
  • Business class: 125,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Fiji:

  • Economy: 85,000 miles.
  • Business class: 125,000 miles.

LATAM Airlines

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to South America:

  • Economy: Starting at 25,000 miles (historically capped at 30,000 miles).
  • Premium business: 45,000 miles.

Easter Island to South America:

  • Economy: 22,500 miles.
  • Premium business: 35,000 miles.

South America to South America:

  • Economy: 12,500 miles.
  • Premium business: 25,000 miles.

Qantas

Australia to Australia:

  • Economy: 12,500 miles.
  • Premium coach: 15,000 miles.
  • Business class: 20,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Australia and New Zealand:

  • Economy: 42,500 miles.
  • Premium coach: 47,500 miles.
  • Business class: 55,000 miles.
  • First class: 70,000 miles.

Qatar Airways

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Africa:

  • Economy: Starting at 50,000 miles.
  • Business class: Starting at 120,000 miles.
  • First class: Starting at 200,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to India:

  • Economy: Starting at 42,500 miles.
  • Business class: Starting at 85,000 miles.
  • First class: Starting at 150,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to the Middle East:

  • Economy: Starting at 42,500 miles.
  • Business class: Starting at 85,000 miles.
  • First class: Starting at 150,000 miles.

The Middle East to Europe:

  • Economy: 25,000 miles.
  • Business class: 65,000 miles.
  • First class: 90,000 miles.

The Middle East to India:

  • Economy: 17,500 miles.
  • Business class: 40,000 miles.
  • First class: 60,000 miles.

Singapore Airlines

Southeast Asia to Japan, Korea and China:

  • Economy: 22,500 miles.
  • Business class: 60,000 miles.
  • First class: 75,000 miles.

Southeast Asia to Southeast Asia:

  • Economy: 17,500 miles.
  • Business class: 25,000 miles.
  • First class: 35,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Africa:

  • Economy: 75,000 miles.
  • Business class: 160,000 miles.
  • First class: 210,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Japan:

  • Economy: 40,000 miles.
  • Business class: 80,000 miles.
  • First class: 110,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to Southeast Asia and China:

  • Economy: 47,500 miles.
  • Business class: 100,000 miles.
  • First class: 130,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to India:

  • Economy: 62,500 miles.
  • Business class: 130,000 miles.
  • First class: 165,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to the Middle East:

  • Economy: 62,500 miles.
  • Business class: 130,000 miles.
  • First class: 165,000 miles.

The contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada to South Pacific:

  • Economy: 70,000 miles.
  • Business class: 145,000 miles.
  • First class: 190,000 miles.

Alaska partners with an array of carriers across all three major alliances and airlines worldwide. That said, those agreements don’t always include unilateral award access to every single flight operated by those partner airlines. Instead, Alaska’s award chart is restricted to designated routes only. That means if there’s no award chart on Alaska’s website, you can’t book that itinerary with Mileage Plan miles.

In some cases, an award chart won’t show up for any carrier between two regions. Here’s an example (including carriers that operate flights between the two):

  • Australia to the Middle East: Qantas, Qatar Airways and Singapore.

Again, you can only book partner flights that operate between regions with a published award on Alaska’s website using Mileage Plan miles.

Related: Maximizing redemptions with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Hotels, rental cars and everyday spending

In addition to airlines, Alaska partners with several hotel, car rental and everyday shopping and dining programs. As a Mileage Plan member, you’ll earn miles for qualifying stays at participating hotels — just make sure you provide your loyalty number when making reservations and checking in at the hotel.

Partner Mileage earning
Alaska Airlines hotels Earn 500 to 10,000 miles per night.
Best Western Earn 250 miles per stay on qualifying rates.
Choice Hotels Earn 250 total miles per eligible stay at any participating hotel.
Coast Hotels Earn 500 miles per qualifying stay.
IHG Earn 2 miles per dollar at IHG properties in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, and all Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide.

Earn 1 mile per dollar at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Earn 500 miles per qualifying stay at IHG properties outside of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, and all InterContinental Alliance Resorts worldwide.

Marriott Bonvoy Earn 2 miles per dollar you spend on all qualifying charges at JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Edition, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, Marriott Vacation Club, Delta Hotels by Marriott, Le Meridien, Westin, Autograph Collection Hotels, Design Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Tribute Portfolio and Gaylord Hotels.

Earn 1 mile per dollar you spend on room rate only at Courtyard by Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites, Protea Hotels, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Aloft Hotels, Moxy Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Element by Westin.

Rocketmiles Earn 500 to 10,000 miles per night on every reservation.
Westmark Hotels Earn 2 miles for every dollar used toward accommodations at a qualified rate and 1 mile for every dollar spent on food and beverage purchases (excluding alcohol).
Alamo and National Earn 50 Mileage Plan miles per rental day on every qualifying rental with Alamo and National.
Avis Rent for up to four days and earn 50 miles per day, or earn 500 miles on qualifying rentals of five or more days. Save up to 35% off base rates using Avis Worldwide Discount number K197800.
Budget Earn 50 miles per day up to four days, or 500 miles on five or more days. Get up to 30% off base rates using Budget Customer Discount number U072200.
Dollar Earn 50 miles per day on qualifying rentals at participating locations and earn 150 miles per day on all rentals of three or more days.
Hertz Earn 50 miles per rental day on rentals of one to four days, or 500 miles per rental on rentals of five or more days, on qualifying rentals at participating locations.

Use Mileage Plan discount number CDP 321739 for savings and benefits.

Earn 4 miles per dollar and save on base rates. Earn up to 2,000 miles per rental at participating locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.

Thrifty Earn 50 miles per day on qualifying rentals at participating locations.

Earn triple miles.
Earn 150 miles per day on all rentals of three or more days.

Mileage Plan Dining Earn up to 5 miles per dollar spent on the entire bill, including food, drinks, tax and tip, based on the level of your participation in the program.

Earn 1,000 bonus miles with your first meal after joining Mileage Plan Dining and earn 5 miles for every dollar you spend at over 10,000 restaurants.

Mileage Plan Shopping Earn miles for every dollar you spend at hundreds of stores. The number of miles you earn varies by store.

1-800-Flowers.com

Earn 20 miles per dollar when you use promo code AKA3.

Carrs-Safeway

Earn 100 miles for every $300 spent at participating Carrs-Safeway locations in the state of Alaska. Purchases made in any other state are not eligible to earn miles.

Diners Club International

Earn Club Rewards points for every dollar charged for eligible purchases. You can convert Club Rewards points into Mileage Plan miles at a 1:1 ratio.

GCI

Enrolled GCI residential and small-business customers can earn 1 mile per dollar spent on a wide variety of eligible GCI cable TV, Internet, cellular and local and long-distance plans.

GetYourGuide

Earn 4 miles for every dollar you spend with GetYourGuide.

The Opinion Terminal

Earn at least 400 miles when you join The Opinion Terminal for free and complete your first survey. You’ll also earn miles for every survey you complete.

Rover

Earn 1 mile per dollar spent on Rover bookings.

SoFi

You’ll earn 1 Mileage Plan mile for every $2 you refinance on personal and student loans, up to 50,000 miles.

Teleflora

Earn 20 miles for every dollar spent when you use promotion code BAAAL10.

Vinesse Wine Clubs

Earn 2,250 miles upon initial sign-up, as well as 5 miles per dollar spent on wine purchased through the program.

Mention offer code ALASKA when ordering.

Alaska Airlines partner sweet spots

Cathay Pacific

One of the best uses of Alaska miles is to book Cathay Pacific’s incredibly luxurious premium cabins. One-way awards from the U.S. to Asia are only 50,000 miles in business class or 70,000 miles in first class. You can also tack on a stop in Hong Kong (HKG) for free before continuing to somewhere like Bali or Singapore for the same award price as ending your trip in Hong Kong.

Photo by Emily McNutt/The Points Guy
(Photo by Emily McNutt/The Points Guy)

Fiji Airways

Alaska Mileage Plan miles can also be a great way to get to Fiji. One-way awards on Fiji Airways cost 40,000 miles in economy or 55,000 miles in business class.

(Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy.)

The carrier flies from Nadi (NAN) to Los Angeles and San Francisco (SFO). Premium-cabin award space on Fiji Airways can be difficult to find. But you can use ExpertFlyer (owned by TPG’s parent company, Red Ventures) to set award availability alerts and increase your odds of scoring a seat. If you’re thinking about booking, you should consider adding a stopover in Fiji and then continuing to Australia for the same price.

Related: The best sweet spots with Alaska Mileage Plan

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan rules to know

Alaska’s Mileage Plan program is unique in that it has airline partners across multiple alliances and separate award charts for each partner. Here are some of the things you should know about Alaska Mileage Plan before deciding whether you want to book a ticket on a partner airline.

You can’t find or book Cathay Pacific and LATAM award tickets on Alaskaair.com

Call 800-252-7522 to find space and book tickets. Typically anything you see as available to Oneworld partners on AA.comBA.com or Qantas.com can be booked with Alaska miles, but not always. Also, be wary of phantom space with Cathay Pacific. You may want to search segment by segment to find award space.

Just because a partner airline flies a route doesn’t mean you can book with Alaska miles

Only the flights listed between designated regions as outlined in the interactive award chart tool on Alaskaair.com can be booked with miles. For example, Qantas flies from Australia to the Middle East, but you cannot book that flight with Alaska miles.

There are blackout dates for travel on Korean Air and between certain zones

Make sure you read the fine print at the bottom of the award charts for all terms and conditions — including lap child travel restrictions and rules.

In 2019, Alaska ended both ended intra-Asia stopovers and devalued Singapore Airlines redemptions

You’ll now find the following at the bottom of the page when you select flights within Asia: “Stopovers are not available on intra-Asia award redemptions.” This includes Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines and Hainan Airlines. Before these changes, you could book award flights within Asia with Alaska miles and add a free stopover, including one-way award tickets

You can’t mix airline partners

Unfortunately, all award tickets must be operated by a single partner. That said, you can add Alaska Airlines flights to a partner itinerary, making it easier to position to and from the West Coast to connect to a partner flight.

Alaska Airlines award ticket on Japan Airlines and Alaska Airlines
(Screenshot courtesy of alaskaair.com)

Related: How to book free stopovers with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

How to earn Alaska Airlines miles

To take advantage of Alaska’s partner airlines using miles, you’re going to need some Alaska miles. These are some of the most difficult to earn, but there are four main ways to go about earning Alaska miles:

Fly on flights operated or marketed by Alaska Airlines

You’ll earn miles based on the distance you fly when traveling on an Alaska-operated flight. The good news is that all flights earn a minimum of 100% of the miles flown, including saver fares, Alaska’s basic economy product. However, tickets booked into higher fare classes earn bonus miles. Also, those with Alaska Airlines elite status will earn additional bonuses on their Alaska-operated tickets.

Fly on flights operated by Oneworld partners

You can now accrue Alaska miles on all Oneworld airlines. Just note that earning rates vary by airline and fare class. Also, not all fares earn miles. For instance, American Airlines basic economy (B) fares don’t earn Alaska miles.

Apply for an Alaska Airlines credit card

The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card is currently offering a welcome bonus of 40,000 bonus miles, a $100 statement credit, and Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare from $121 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $22) when you make $2,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of opening your account. You’ll earn 3 miles per dollar spent on eligible Alaska purchases and 1 mile per dollar spent everywhere else.     

Transfer Marriott points

The Mileage Plan program is also a Marriott Bonvoy transfer partner. You’ll get 1 mile for every 3 Marriott points you transfer plus a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points. As a result, you could transfer 120,000 Marriott points (in 60,000-point increments) and have enough Alaska miles (50,000) for a one-way Cathay Pacific business-class award to Asia. Just be aware that Marriott transfers may take a few days to arrive in your Alaska account.

Buy miles

Another way to boost your Mileage Plan balance is to simply purchase miles. In general, buying miles from airlines is a poor deal, but that isn’t true when Alaska runs one of its regular promotions. You can sometimes buy Alaska miles for less than 2 cents each, and even though that’s slightly higher than TPG’s most recent valuations, it can sometimes be a good deal when compared to paying cash for a partner flight. Just be aware that the carrier limits these purchases to 150,000 miles per calendar year, though Alaska elite members are still uncapped.

Related: How to earn miles with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Bottom line

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan’s airline partners offer some of the most valuable points redemptions out there, including the most luxurious first-class products in the sky, like Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

You’ve also got options to earn miles with partners, including car rentals, dining and shopping. The easiest ways to earn Alaska miles are with cobranded credit cards like the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card or by transferring points from Marriott Bonvoy.

Additional reporting by Benji Stawski.

Featured photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.

Updated on 5/4/22.

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