Alaska Mileage Plan New Member Bonus: Earn Up To 5,000 Bonus Miles

Alaska Mileage Plan New Member Bonus: Earn Up To 5,000 Bonus Miles

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Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my all around favorite frequent flyer programs. Right now there’s a bonus of up to 5,000 miles for new members, which is pretty rare, though there is some activity required.

Earn up to 5,000 bonus Alaska miles

New Alaska Mileage Plan members can earn up to 5,000 bonus miles after qualifying flights. Specifically, members can earn 2,500 bonus miles after one roundtrip, and another 2,500 bonus miles after a second roundtrip:

  • Registration is required by February 5, 2021
  • This is valid for travel through May 31, 2021
  • Mileage Plan members receive 2,500 bonus miles after completing two qualifying flight segments, and another 2,500 bonus miles after completing another two qualifying flight segments
  • To qualify, the member must have miles credited to their Mileage Plan account for flights on Alaska Airlines; codeshare and partner flights don’t qualify

Is this deal worth it?

It’s only in recent months that Alaska Airlines has offered a new member bonus, so this is pretty rare. That being said, it’s not like you’re getting miles for nothing here — you need to actually fly.

If you do have plans to fly on Alaska Airlines in the coming months then this deal is absolutely worth it. Mileage Plan miles are useful, especially for redemptions on partner airlines. Personally I value Alaska miles at ~1.8 cents each, so 2,500 bonus miles per roundtrip equates to around $45 worth of “value.”

Alaska Airlines is also joining the oneworld alliance in March 2021, which should open up lots of great new opportunities for redeeming Mileage Plan miles (though it’s also possible some existing redemptions will be devalued).

Admittedly we’ve seen more generous new member bonuses with other programs (that didn’t require as much travel), but they’ve also generally been from programs that aren’t quite as valuable as Mileage Plan.

Earn 2,500 bonus miles per trip on Alaska

Bottom line

Alaska Mileage Plan is offering up to 5,000 bonus miles to new members who register with the current promotion. You can earn 2,500 bonus miles after one roundtrip, and another 2,500 bonus miles after a second roundtrip. Personally I consider that to be “worth” an incremental $45 per trip.

While this won’t be useful to everyone, this is at least worth being aware of if you aren’t yet a program member and have any upcoming travel.

Are there any non-Mileage Plan members who will be able to take advantage of this?

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Good move.

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