Get Alaska Airlines Elite Status Through 2017 With a Status Match

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Via NoMasCoach, you can use your status with another airline to get elite status with Alaska Airlines.

This means you can enjoy perks with Alaska Airlines like earning bonus miles, free checked bags, seat upgrades, and more!

And it’s not hard to match your status.  You just have to email Alaska Airlines!  Plus, once you’re matched, you’ll have the status through the end of 2017.

Get Alaska Airlines Elite Status Through 2017 With A Status Match

Request a Status Match From Alaska Airlines and Enjoy the Perks Through 2017!

I’ll explain how to match your status!

Match Your Airline Status With Alaska Airlines

Link:   Alaska Airlines Elite Status

Alaska Airlines offers 3 status levels:  MVP, MVP Gold, and MVP Gold 75K.

The lowest status MVP comes with perks like:

  • 50% bonus on earning miles
  • 2 free checked bags
  • Priority check-in and boarding

With the higher statuses, you’ll earn more bonus miles and have a better opportunity for complimentary upgrades.

The best part with any Alaska Airlines status is you can earn bonus miles on Alaska Airlines when you fly partner airlines like:

  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Delta
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Icelandair

Even better, you earn miles with Alaska Airlines based on the number of miles you fly, NOT the price of the ticket!

Or you can credit Alaska Airlines flights to other airlines.

To request a status match, simply email with:

  • Alaska Airlines frequent flyer number
  • Name
  • Proof of status with another airline (front and back copies of your elite card)
  • Copy of most recent statement from your other airline

It will take 2 to 3 weeks for Alaska Airlines to process your request and update your account.

Alaska Airlines doesn’t publish a list of which airline status you’ll get.  But folks report these examples:

  • MVP match from American Airlines Gold, Delta Silver, United Airlines Silver, and Virgin America Silver
  • MVP Gold match from American Airlines Platinum, Delta Gold, Virgin America Gold, and United Airlines Gold
  • MVP Gold 75K match from American Airlines Executive Platinum, Delta Platinum, and United Airlines Premier 1K

You can also submit your status from other airlines like Air Canada, Hawaiian Airlines, and Southwest.

Earn & Use Alaska Airlines Miles

Link:   How to Use Alaska Airlines Miles

You can earn Alaska Airlines miles directly with the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Card.

Or transfer Starwood points at a 1:1 ratio to your Alaska Airlines account.  You can earn Starwood points using the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express.

Remember, if you transfer 20,000 Starwood points, you get a 5,000 mile bonus for a total of 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles.

Before you redeem Alaska Airlines miles, read my post about great ways to use Alaska miles!

Bottom Line

You can email Alaska Airlines at to request a status match.

With Alaska Airlines elite status, you’ll enjoy perks like extra bonus miles, free checked bags, and seat upgrades!

And once you match your status, you’ll get the benefits through 2017!

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10 responses to “Get Alaska Airlines Elite Status Through 2017 With a Status Match

  1. Earlier this year Jet Blue offered status matches (I used my SW companion pass) and was matched to Mosaic. Do you think they will match anything with Jet Blue or Southwest?

  2. Hi MMS – Does Alaska limit the number of times I can match (e.g. once every three years, once per lifetime)? I read on another blog that “Alaska, for example, limits these matches to once during the lifetime of an account.” Thank you in advance.

  3. What happens when I don’t have a card from United, just a silver status when I log into my United account online?

  4. Hi Aleca – I status matched ~2 years ago from Southwest to Alaska. I went from SW Companion Pass to MVP Gold 75k and enjoyed a first class upgrade each way when flying from Chicago to/from Anchorage.

    MMS – Same question as Iowa Jake – Will I be able to do this again, or is it one time only?

  5. Same question as Jake

  6. At what point do they start matching status through 2018? I am currently AA Platinum and will be AA Platinum again in 2017. I won’t meet the elite qualifying dollar requirement to earn that status in the future. I am planning on switching to Alaska in 2018. The ability to earn status and distance based miles by flying AA, Delta, or Alaska is very appealing. Hopefully, Alaska won’t switch to revenue based miles anytime soon.

  7. Is SW companion pass my best chance of match to the highest Alaska status? Can you match multiple times or is it one match per lifetime?

  8. This is the auto response after I submitted my request -answers some questions asked above!
    Thank you for your interest in our award winning Mileage Plan. If your request
    did not include a copy of both sides of your current elite card and a screen
    shot of your online account showing your name, current status and YTD miles
    flown please re-submit. Allow 2-4 weeks for processing once we have received
    your documents. When your Tier Match is complete, you’ll receive a welcome
    email and can check your status at Please note that
    Tier Matches can only be extended once during the life of your account and the
    status is valid through 12/31/2017. We look forward to welcoming you into our
    program and flying with you for many years to come! Also note, we only offer a
    Tier Match for: AeroMexico, Air Canada, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian,
    Jet Blue, Southwest, United, and Virgin America

    • @Aleca – It doesn’t hurt to submit a request!

      @Kevin – You can print a copy online or call and ask them to mail you a copy.

      @Iowa Jake @Ryan @Sang Nguyen @Larry – They say it is once per lifetime, but I suspect it may not be enforced.

  9. If I have the Companion pass do I take pictures of the card and/or screen shots of the status from my Southwest account? Thanks!