First Class Upgrades

First Class Upgrades

Alaska Airlines offers multiple options for upgrading into the First Class cabin. Use your Mileage Plan™ Miles to upgrade in advance, request a Paid Upgrade during check-in or at the departure gate, and if you're an Elite Level Mileage Plan™ member, you can upgrade for free.

Mileage Plan™ Upgrades

To shop for fares that qualify for Mileage Upgrade, and to view available upgrade space, please select Mileage Upgrade as your Upgrade Preference option when shopping for flights to view available upgrade seats and ensure that the fare you purchase is eligible for an upgrade.

Once your ticket is purchased, redeem 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 TypeOne Way
First Class Upgrade 15,000

Mileage Upgrades are booked in "U" Class and are subject to availability. Mileage Upgrades are valid on Alaska Airlines operated flights only. Upgrades do not include stopovers, and exclude award travel and industry discounts. Mileage Upgrades may be used in conjunction with Money & Miles (AS50) Awards. Upgrades are subject to availability as "U" Class may not be available on all flights. Tickets must be booked in Y, S, B, M, or H classes of service to use an Upgrade Award. Passengers upgraded after baggage has been accepted are not eligible for a refund of baggage fees paid.

Paid Upgrades

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 MilesPrice
0 - 1,250 $50
1,251 - 2,500 $100
2,501 - 3,750 $150
3,751 and above $200

Paid Upgrades are valid on Alaska Airlines operated flights only. 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 B, G, H, K, L, M, N, Q, R, S, T, V, W, Y, and Z classes of service. Passengers upgraded after baggage has been accepted are not eligible for a refund of baggage fees paid. The Paid Upgrade program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Complimentary Upgrades

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 upgrade code from an MVP® Gold, Gold 75K or from Customer Care, please review our MVP® Gold Guest Upgrade information.