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Earn Double Mileage Plan Miles on Select Flights With Alaska Airlines

In conjunction with its Farewell to Summer Sale, Alaska Airlines is offering double Mileage Plan miles on select qualifying nonstop flights from Friday, September 1, 2017 through Wednesday, February 28, 2018 — but in order to participate in this promotion, you must be a member of the Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program who registers your Mileage Plan membership number prior to your first trip; and no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

The flights which qualify for this promotion include flying between…

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Earn Up to 3,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles With the Dash For Miles Challenge

You could earn up to 3,000 bonus Mileage Plan miles with the Dash For Miles challenge from Alaska Airlines simply by engaging in at least one activity with each of three different partners through Saturday, September 30, 2017 — but you are required to register for this promotion prior to the first qualifying transaction.

The transactions — two of which have been recently covered here at The Gate — are as follows…

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Earn Up to 1,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles by Shopping for Back to School 2017

Effective through Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles — in addition to the standard Mileage Plan miles earned — during the Back to School Bonus campaign at the Mileage Plan Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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Earn 400 Mileage Plan Miles When You Complete Your First Survey

You can earn 400 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles when you join The Opinion Terminal free of charge and complete your first survey — and you can then earn more Mileage Plan miles, which are automatically deposited into your Mileage Plan membership account after you complete each survey.

Simply…

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Announced Changes to Affect Partnership Between American Airlines and Alaska Airlines

Changes have been announced which will affect the partnership between American Airlines and Alaska Airlines effective as of Monday, January 1, 2018. Alaska Airlines attributes growth and expansion to serve 118 cities as the catalyst for the changes — which includes its acquisition of Virgin America that was approved by the Department of Justice of the United States on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

Alaska Airlines is quick to first assure its customers and members of its Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program what is not changing, as they will still…

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Earn 5,000 Miles by Joining as a New Member of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

When you join as a new member of the Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program by Monday, July 31, 2017 and fly as a passenger aboard an airplane operated by Alaska Airlines only once by Saturday, September 30, 2017, your new membership account will be loaded with 5,000 Mileage Plan miles.

In part as a result of its acquisition of Virgin America, Alaska Airlines…

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Parents Expecting a Baby Can Extend Their Elite Level Status With Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines “gave birth” to a new program called Elite Leave, which enables members of the Mileage Plan frequent travel loyalty program to extend their elite level status — whether it is MVP, MVP Gold or MVP Gold 75K — for an additional year while embarking on qualifying types of parental leave, which include maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.

If you happen to be one of those people eligible to take advantage of this new program, you can extend your elite level status through…

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Date Announced For End of Virgin America Elevate Program

Among the items of the vision for the future of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America which was shared on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 was that the Virgin America name will cease to exist sometime in the year 2019 and the combined entity will simply be known as Alaska Airlines.

Although exactly when the Virgin America name will be dropped was somewhat vague, the date of the end of the Virgin America Elevate frequent flier loyalty program is rather clear: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan will become the sole frequent flier loyalty program as of…

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