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How to accrue Alaska Miles

How to accrue Alaska Miles

  1. Anonymous

    Hey Lucky, I was wondering how you accrue so many Mileage Plan miles, considering you no longer live in Seattle (and presumably aren’t flying them very often), but had enough to fly Emirates First Class a bunch last year.

  2. Anonymous

    Through their credit card, and buying them during promotions:

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/01/05/targeted-bonus-on-purchase-of-alaska-miles/[/URL]

  3. Weymar Osborne

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 11672, member: 7″]Through their credit card, and buying them during promotions:

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/01/05/targeted-bonus-on-purchase-of-alaska-miles/[/URL][/QUOTE]

    Would you consider Mileage Plan’s Visa card to be worth it? Upon first glance it doesn’t really seem to be the most generous in terms of miles awarded; 3 miles/dollar on Alaska Air purchases and 1 mile/dollar on everything else. Unfortunately, it seems like it’s the only way to earn miles through credit card spend since I don’t believe any of the three flexible points programs (AmEx, Chase, Citi) partner with Mileage Plan.

  4. Anonymous

    If you want to earn Alaska miles through credit card spend, as opposed to just the bonus, the SPG Amex cards are the better option, given the transfer bonus.

    But for just racking up miles, I like the AS visa just fine 😉

  5. MidSouthSkier

    [USER=1177]@Weymar Osborne[/USER] – and you can churn the AS card every six months or so

  6. PhatMiles

    Ways I know off:
    Apply for Card – Personal and Biz
    Churn them every 6-7 months
    If travelling on low fare delta tix, deposit them to Alaska
    Shopping portal
    Buy miles during a good sale
    Transfer SPG points to Alaska

    What am I missing?

  7. No Name

    [USER=522]@PhatMiles[/USER]

    There is also the Diners Club card, the highest version (Elite? Not sure) earn 3X points on gas and points transfer 1:1 to Alaska, other than that you got it pretty much covered.

    Downside is no sign up bonus and every day spend earns 1X points, but if you spend a lot on gas it might be worth it.

  8. Weymar Osborne

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 12145, member: 184″][USER=1177]@Weymar Osborne[/USER] – and you can churn the AS card every six months or so[/QUOTE]
    Churning? Is that where you cancel the card and re-apply so you can get the sign-up bonus? That seems way too obvious and there must be restrictions in place to keep people from doing that. (assuming that’s what it actually is)

  9. No Name

    [USER=1177]@Weymar Osborne[/USER]

    [QUOTE=”Weymar Osborne, post: 12153, member: 1177″]Churning? Is that where you cancel the card and re-apply so you can get the sign-up bonus? That seems way too obvious and there must be restrictions in place to keep people from doing that. (assuming that’s what it actually is)[/QUOTE]

    You would think so, but no. Just don’t go overboard and pay the annual fee.
    [URL]http://www.doctorofcredit.com/alaska-airlines-shutdowns-transfers-no-af-multiple-applications-what-you-need-to-know/[/URL]

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