Upgrading to First Class on Alaska Airlines can be accomplished in a number of ways. You can use Mileage Plan™ Miles, you can request a Paid Upgrade, and in the case of our Elite Level Mileage Plan™ members, you can upgrade for free.
Mileage Plan™ Upgrades
To shop for fares that qualify for Mileage Upgrade, and to view available upgrade space, please use the Upgrade Preference selection filter when shopping for flights.
Once your ticket is purchased, request a First Class Upgrade award by calling Alaska Airlines Reservations at 1-800-252-7522.
Upgrades can also be requested, if available, within 24 hours of flight departure through Web Check-In, or on the day of departure at an airport Check-In Kiosk.
|Award Type||One Way|
|First Class Upgrade
Mileage Upgrades are booked in "U" Class and exclude award travel, industry, promotional discount, or two-for-one fares. No stopovers allowed. Mileage Upgrades can be used in conjunction with Money & Miles (AS50) Award Tickets. Upgrades are subject to availability as "U" Class may not be available on all flights. Full Flex and Value fare categories are booked in Y, S, B, M, or H classes of service.
Upgrade to First Class on Alaska Airlines for as little as $50.00 (USD).
Paid Upgrades may be available within 24 hours of flight departure through Web Check-In. They may be available on the calendar day of departure at a Kiosk, airport ticket counter, or at the departure gate.
|One-Way by Trip Miles For Destinations Not Noted Above||Price|
|0 - 1,250
|1,251 - 2,500
|2,501 - 3,750
|3,751 and above
Paid Upgrades are subject to availability, do not include stopovers, and exclude industry discounts. Prices are based on one-way trip miles, as shown above, unless otherwise noted. No stopovers allowed. The link to upgrade to First Class during Web Check-In will only appear if First Class seats are still available for purchase. Fare categories are booked in Y, YAS, S, B, M, H Q, L, V, K, G, T, and W classes of service.
Alaska Airlines offers Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades as a benefit of Elite Level Mileage Plan™ membership. Information about our Elite Levels and Benefits and Complimentary Upgrade program is available in our Mileage Plan™ Benefits section.
If you have received an electronic upgrade code from an MVP® Gold, Gold 75K or from Customer Care, please review our MVP® Gold Guest Upgrade information.