Alaska Airlines

Changes to elite status benefits

Flights eligible for earning on Alaska Airlines are changing January 1, 2018.

Alaska Airlines

Earn and redeem miles with Alaska Airlines

Regions

Earn and redeem AAdvantage® miles for travel on Alaska Airlines within the U.S. and between the U.S. and:

  • Canada
  • Central America
  • Mexico

Affiliate airlines

Horizon Air

Earn miles

To earn AAdvantage® miles when you fly on Alaska Airlines marketed and operated flights as well as Alaska Airlines codeshare flights operated by American Airlines:

  • Buy an eligible published fare ticket booked in an eligible booking code and
  • Fly an eligible route

Specific flights, routes or cities that are excluded from earning miles or award travel are listed as exceptions if applicable.

Details for earning miles

For travel August 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017 This content can be expanded
Cabin Purchased fares booked in Base miles Cabin bonus EQMs per mile flown EQDs per mile flown*
First F 100% 75% 1.50 35%
First P 100% 50% 1.50 30%
Economy Y, S 100% Not available 1.00 20%
Economy B 100% Not available 0.50 20%
Economy M, H 75% Not available 0.50 15%
Economy Q, L, V, K, G 50% Not available 0.50 10%
Economy T, R 25% Not available 0.50 5%
For travel January 1 - July 31, 2016 This content can be expanded

*EQDs will only count toward elite status qualification for travel beginning January 1, 2017 and beyond.

If a purchased fare booking code is not listed in the tables, no Elite Qualifying Credits or award miles are earned. EQMs and EQDs are calculated based on a percentage of the distance flown as determined by the booking code. Elite bonuses do not apply to EQMs or EQDs.

Travel ticketed as an American Airlines marketed flight (booked as an AA flight number) and operated by Alaska Airlines will earn AAdvantage® award miles, Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs), Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) and Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) according to the American mileage accrual chart.

American Airlines

Exceptions

Flights to and from Cuba are not currently eligible for Elite Qualifying Credits or award mileage accrual or redemption.

Starting July 8, flights to and from Dallas Love Field (DAL) aren't eligible for Elite Qualifying Credits or award mileage accrual.

Travel embargo dates

There are currently no travel embargo dates on Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air.

Redeem miles

Use AAdvantage® miles to book award travel on Alaska Airlines with oneworld® and partner airline awards which allow you to travel to and from your desired destination using a combination of our airline participants.

Flight award chart for oneworld® and partner airlines

Book award travel

AAdvantage® elite status member benefits

For travel through December 31, 2017

Travel on Alaska Airlines and its eligible affiliate airline counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage® elite status membership. AAdvantage® elite status members receive additional benefits when traveling on Alaska Airlines.

For travel starting January 1, 2018

AAdvantage members will be able to earn on Alaska Airlines only as American-marketed flights (booked as an AA flight number):

  • Award miles
  • Elite mileage bonus
  • EQDs
  • EQMs
  • EQSs
  • Minimum EQM guarantee

Benefits offered to AAdvantage elite members flying on Alaska Airlines will also be discontinued at this time.

No changes will be made to award travel; AAdvantage members can still redeem miles for travel on Alaska Airlines.

Missing mileage credit

Please allow up to 30 days for AAdvantage® mileage to automatically post to your account.

To request missing mileage credit for flights flown on Alaska Airlines, complete the mileage request form.

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Contact information

AAdvantage® Reservations
800-882-8880

Alaska Airlines
800-252-7522

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