Earlier in the year, Alaska offered 10,000 bonus miles to anyone who had both an Alaska Mileage Plan and Virgin America Elevate account, and then linked them. While Virgin America Elevate won’t cease to exist until early 2018, they already want as many people as possible to link their accounts.
Well, for those of you who aren’t members of Alaska Mileage Plan, they have a pretty great new member bonus at the moment. You can earn 5,000 bonus Mileage Plan miles if you enroll using this link between March 23 and April 30, 2017, and complete an Alaska or Virgin America flight by September 30, 2017.
To qualify, the member must book a ticket eligible for earning Mileage Plan miles, and must credit it to their Mileage Plan account. You can receive the bonus a maximum of one time, and it’s not valid with any other Mileage Plan enrollment bonus.
That’s a fantastic enrollment bonus, especially as we don’t often see these any more. Furthermore, Alaska Mileage Plan is as compelling of a program as ever. They’re still committed to awarding a mile for every mile flown, making them one of the few US airlines to have such a policy.
In addition to Alaska having a lot of great airline partners on which you can redeem miles for premium cabin travel, keep in mind that 5,000 miles is also enough for a one-way ticket covering up to 700 flown miles. This even includes a one-way with a stopover. As I explained last year, you could fly from San Francisco to Portland, have a stopover, and then later continue from Portland to Seattle.
If you’re not yet a member of Alaska Mileage Plan but have upcoming travel you could make on Alaska or Virgin America, then this is a great offer to take advantage of. I value 5,000 Mileage Plan miles at $75+, which could be more than the cost of the one-way ticket needed to qualify for this offer.
(Tip of the hat to Mommy Points)