What are the benefits of Alaska Airlines elite status?

Mileage Plan™ gives members a faster path to elite status compared to other airline loyalty programs, so you'll be an MVP® before you know it. Mileage Plan members who earn elite status enjoy elevated benefits and services when flying with us and our global airline partners.

Elite benefits extension

We're extending your elite status! Whatever your status is at the end of 2020 – we'll give it to you for 2021. That means you’ll get the chance to unlock even more benefits as we move closer to our oneworld® launch in summer 2021.*

  • MVP and MVP Gold – Look for additional opportunities in the coming months to earn more elite-qualifying miles in 2020 to boost your status in 2021.
  • MVP Gold 75K – There will be additional opportunities to earn your annual 50,000 bonus miles reward.
  • Any elite-qualifying miles earned between January 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be rolled over to 2021 to give you a head start on earning your status for 2022.
  • Members who started a status match challenge between December 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 will have the challenge criteria waived, and your matched status will be extended through December 31, 2021.

*Alaska Airlines has announced its intention to join oneworld® alliance in 2021.


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A million miles go a long way.
Members who fly 1,000,000 on Alaska are granted MVP Gold status for life.

Qualifying is simple.

Qualifying for elite status
Qualifying flights MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
Eligible miles earned on Alaska Airlines 20,000 40,000 75,000
Eligible miles earned on Alaska Airlines and elite-qualifying partners1 25,000 50,000 90,000
Segments flown on Alaska Airlines and elite-qualifying partners1 30 60 90

Annual qualification period is January 1 - December 31.
1Travel on our regional partners PenAir and Ravn does not count toward elite status qualification.

Already have status with another airline? Apply for a status match.

Mileage Plan elite member benefits comparison chart
Earning benefits
MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
Elite bonus miles1 50% bonus 100% bonus 125% bonus
50,000 bonus miles upon qualification2

1Elite bonuses are applied to base mileage earned only. Elite bonus flight miles do not count toward future elite status qualification. Travel on our regional partners PenAir and Ravn does not earn elite bonus miles.

2Members granted complimentary status, including status matched from another program, are not eligible for these bonus miles.

Flight benefits

These benefits apply on flights operated by Alaska Airlines.

MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
First Class upgrades³ at the time of booking. Y, S, or Z* fares Y, S, B, M, or Z* fares Y, S, B, M, H or Z* fares
Premium Class upgrades at the time of booking. Y, S, B, or Z* fares Y, S, B, M, H, Q, L, V, N, K, or Z* fares All fares except Saver fares
First and Premium Class upgrades on Alaska non-qualifying fares4 48 hours before departure 72 hours before departure 120 hours before departure
Companion upgrades to First Class4
Companion upgrades to Premium Class4
Four one-way First Class guest upgrades3
Complimentary premium beverage in Main Cabin5

3Complimentary First Class upgrades are booked in U service class and are subject to availability (may not be available on all flights). Not available on certain deeply discounted fares including bulk or industry tickets.

4Premium Class and First Class upgrades are not available on Saver fares (booked in X class of service).

5Available on most flights.

Airport benefits
MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
Priority check-in and boarding
Two free checked bags1
Preferred seating
Alaska Lounge membership $50 off $100 off $150 off
Standby and wait list for full flights
Express security line at select airports
Four Alaska Lounge day passes2

1Applies to member and companions in the same reservation. Companion bag fee waiver does not apply to group bookings.
2To redeem 75K Lounge day passes, visit the Alaska Lounge and provide your Mileage Plan number or voucher code to the Concierge. You are welcome to share your 75K Lounge day passes with friends or family. If you do share, please share the voucher code (available in "my account" under "Alaska Lounge passes.") Please do not share your Mileage Plan number. To ensure account security, we can not access a member's account without the member present.

Service benefits
MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
Dedicated phone lines for reservations
Elite Leave for new parents
Complimentary same-day flight changes*
Waived ticket change fees*
Opportunity to nominate someone for MVP status

*No changes are allowed on Saver fares (booked in X class of service).

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