Earn 5,000 Mileage Plan Miles For Joining as a New Member and Taking Your First Flight

I f you are not yet a member of the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program, now is your opportunity to enroll as a member by Sunday, April 30, 2017, as you will earn 5,000 Mileage Plan miles for joining as a new member and taking your first flight on an airplane operated by either Alaska Airlines or Virgin America by Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Thanks to the new lower redemption rates for the lowest award tier, you can actually redeem those 5,000 Mileage Plan miles for a one-way ticket for a flight up to 700 miles between the origination and destination airports — and in addition to the Mileage Plan miles, all that award ticket will cost you is $5.60 in taxes and fees.

Note that on longer and more complex itineraries, award tickets will cost a minimum of $5.60 each way.

Terms and Conditions

To qualify, the flight must be eligible to earn Mileage Plan miles and must be credited to the new Mileage Plan account; codeshare flights with other airlines do not qualify.

You may receive the bonus a maximum of one time — even if you hold multiple separate Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program accounts.

This offer cannot be combined with other Mileage Plan enrollment or account activation promotions.

Mileage Plan conditions of membership apply; and other terms and conditions may apply.


This is a simple and fair promotion to get you started with being a member of the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program — especially if you are based in the western United States — and 5,000 Mileage Plan miles in your nascent account is a good head start towards award travel.

Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “Earn 5,000 Mileage Plan Miles For Joining as a New Member and Taking Your First Flight”

  1. A says:

    I just enrolled in Mileage Plan last week and took my first flight with VX on Friday. Is there a way I can avail of this promotion? (I have never flown with Alaska Airlines; my Mileage Plan account only has the one VX flight from Friday.) Thanks!

    1. A says:

      I created my account at 1:15am CDT on March 22. I know the terms and conditions say that account creation must occur between March 23 and April 30, but I know Alaska is known for being more customer-friendly than the major airlines. Do you think they’d credit me the bonus if I asked? (And if so, would a Facebook message be the best way to ask them?) Thanks!

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