Alaska Airlines Extends Elite Status, Offers Multiple Ways to Earn Elite Miles

By Kurt Stolz on 2 June 2020
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Alaska Airlines announced two significant changes to how members of its frequent-flyer program earn elite qualifying miles, or EQMs.

In addition, the Seattle-based carrier said it would extend elite status in its Mileage Plan frequent-flyer program through the end of next year.

The airline is doing so to thank loyal passengers for their support during the pandemic, said Ryan Butz, the airline’s managing director for loyalty programs.

“We look forward to seeing our guests onboard when the time is right,” he said.

Meanwhile, members of Mileage Plan will receive a 50% bonus of elite qualifying miles for all flights on Alaska and its subsidiaries flown from June 1 through December 31, 2020.  In addition, holders of the Alaska Airlines Visa card will be able to earn 2,500 EQMs for every $5,000 in spend from June 1 through September 30, 2020.  And holders of the consumer version of the Alaska Airlines Visa card will earn two miles for every dollar spent up to $1,500 at restaurants or food delivery services.

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