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Miles status matched to Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75k
One of my goals for this year was to gain American Airlines Executive Platinum status. I BARELY MADE IT, and in the process Miles became the first monkey ever to hold Executive Platinum status. We haven’t been refuted on this claim…so we’re going with it! WAYO! Two of the biggest reasons I so desperately wanted EP was System Wide Upgrades and to status match to Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75k. Alaska has an incredible match program and their Miles are SO VALUABLE. When AA devalued back in March and then smacked us down with their Revenue based earning I knew I wanted a new program to align with. We matched to Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75k for 2017!
What is Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75k?
It’s the creme de la creme of Alaska Airlines. Top tier. The big cheese.
They offer a once in a lifetime status match.
How I did I do it?
Alaska has offered status matches for a long time, and back in October No Mas Coach wrote a great article on status matching to Alaska. If you haven’t read it, I’d recommend it. The nuts and bolts are as follows:
- Email – Elite.email@example.com
- Make sure you attach your Mileage Plan number
- Copy of the front and back of your elite status card
- A screencap of your online profile that shows the status and miles flown
I actually submitted mine without a copy of the front and back of my elite card. I still haven’t received mine and just made special note of this in my letter to them. Didn’t really matter – within 7 days I was matched.
125% bonus miles – YES!!!! AND a 50k bonus when I re-qualify.
What will it take for me to qualify for 2018?
I’ll probably do the 90k route. This means that my travel alone could generate me:
- 90,000 base miles
- 90,000 x 1.25 bonus miles = 112,500
- 50,000 bonus when requalifying.
That’s 252,500 Miles!!!! Stop, drop, roll cause that is straight FIRE!
Japan Airlines just recently released their chart for redemptions. And it’s sick on a stick.
More than likely I will use these miles for premium cabin international travel. Alaska is fantastic for these types of rewards – Japan Airlines has some incred products.
Please have my champange cold. How cold? ICE COLD!
I anticipate I’ll fly quite a bit with Alaska, and A LOT with partners. I know I have a couple international business class trips already planned with their partners.
My super ambitious goal is to qualify for MVP Gold 75k and another year of Executive Platinum.
I’ll probably have to do some mileage runs, but with Panama City tickets still pricing so well, Hainan offering some amazing rates to Beijing, and Quito being pretty cheap as well – I think I can have some fun trips to write about and get some MILES ON MILES ON MILES.
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