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Revealed! INSANE Alaska Airlines partner earn rates
As a newly minted Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75k member, I could not be more ecstatic with this news. I have a lofty goal next year to hit MVP GOLD 75k and AA’s Executive Platinum. Miles’ butt is going to be on a plane a lot if this happens. Before Alaska made this huge increase to program value, I was debating which I wanted to prioritize, but now…It’s not even a question. I will go after Alaska MVP Gold 75k with utmost priority. In fact, they’ve sweetened the program so much that taking some trips just for the miles is probably going to happen. I’ll already earn 125% RDM with MVP Gold 75k and now with these INSANE Alaska Airlines partner earn rates…I could be racking up over 4 points per mile on some flights!
Let’s take a look at the amazing news!
All of Alaska Airlines Partners:
*Delta ends their partnership April 30, 2017
Alaska Airlines has increased Bonus offers on the following Airlines:
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Japan Airlines
- Iceland Air
- Korean Air
Some incredible bonuses on Business Class. These fares drop LOW, LOW, LOW a few times a year especially when combined with Chase British Airways Visa 10% discount and AARP discounts. My parents flew roundtrip to Italy when rates dropped to $800 r/t.
Reader Paul asked a question about 10,000 flown miles in J,C, or D.
- Base mileage would earn you 10,000 miles RDM and EQM
- Class of service bonus would earn 150% of 10k or 15k RDM and EQM
- Additional Bonus earns you another 10k RDM
- Elite bonus ( MVPG75, in my case 125%) would be on top of this
- = 25k EQM and 35k RDM with no status, 45k RDM with Gold, and 47,500 RDM Gold 75k
Hainan releases amazing roundtrip fares from LA to Beijing. These are often sub $1500 and have booked into R in the past. Going forward, I’m not sure if they will still book in this way or if they’ll end up in C, D, or I, but either way – it could be a fun way to earn some EQM and see Beijing again.
I may be heading to Australia this coming year, and if so, I’m hoping to take advantage of some of these incredible Additional Bonus rates.
There are some incredible ways to now earn buckets of THE MOST valuable airline currency out there. I’ve written about this in the past, but their award chart is incredible.