How to Earn Miles
How to Earn Mileage Plan™ Miles
Join the award-winning Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ and you'll quickly start earning miles towards award travel. Not only will you earn miles for flying Alaska Airlines or any of our airline partners, but with our growing list of non-airline partners, there are hundreds of ways you can earn miles. Earn enough miles for your next trip just by doing the activities you would normally do.
There's no cost to join - so why wait? Join now.
Earning In The Air
You'll earn 1 Mileage Plan™ mile for every mile you fly on a purchased ticket* with Alaska Airlines and our airline partners.
Plus, you'll earn Bonus Miles every time you purchase an Alaska Airlines Vacations package, or fly in First or Business Class on Alaska Airlines and select airline partners*. View our full list of Bonus Miles opportunities.
Additionally, you'll be able to take advantage of our periodic Double Miles promotions and other Bonus Miles offers. Check our Mileage Plan™ Deals often for the latest promotions.
Earning on the Ground
Our extensive list of non-airline partners give you the opportunity to earn an award trip without having stepped onto an airplane.
For example, apply for the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card, and you'll receive 25,000 Bonus Miles on approval. That's already enough for a Coach Award** ticket within the U.S. and Canada. Plus, you can earn 3 miles for every dollar you spend purchasing tickets at alaskaair.com, and 1 mile per dollar spent on purchases just about anywhere else. That's right, earn miles for buying groceries, your gym membership dues, filling up the tank, or going to the movies. These benefits apply to Visa Signature® accounts only and different benefits apply to Platinum Plus® and Preferred accounts. Card type is determined by assigned credit line.***
Pair the credit card with any of our other partners, and watch the bonuses grow even faster. Rent a car, stay in a partner hotel, eat out, buy flowers, order wine, and more ... earn the partner bonus miles plus the miles from the Alaska Airlines Visa® purchase. You'll also want to keep an eye on our Mileage Plan Deals, for extra mile-earning opportunities.
Please review our Mileage Plan™ Conditions of Membership for further details.
If you use a nick name or a hyphenated name in your Mileage Plan™ account that's different from your legal name, please call us at 1-800-654-5669 so we can match them. Your Mileage Plan account name must match the name in your travel reservation.
* Class of service restrictions may apply. Specific rules are available under each airline's listing in our Mileage Plan™ Partners section
**Award seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Passenger is responsible for the following taxes and fees on award travel: September 11th U.S. Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement. Taxes and fees of up to $180 apply to international travel.
***For information about rates, fees, other costs and benefits, click on the link above and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit card application.