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If you aren’t already a member of Alaska Airlines’ frequent flyer program, now is a great time to sign-up!
That’s an excellent deal, because 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles is enough for a one-way, short haul (less than 700 miles) coach award flight.
For example, you could fly between Portland and San Francisco, Seattle and Salt Lake City, and more, for free!
I’ll show you how to take advantage of this deal.
Free Alaska Airlines Miles
Folks new to the Alaska Airlines frequent flyer program can earn 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles when they register by April 30, 2017, and take a flight by September 30, 2017.
That’s a great offer, and a no-brainer for anyone who qualifies, even if you don’t have an Alaska Airlines flight planned. Because it only takes a few minutes to sign-up, and you never know when a travel opportunity might come up!
Plus, 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles is enough for a free short-haul (less than 700 miles) coach flight. You can read more about how to use fewer Alaska Airlines miles for short-haul flights here.
And remember, you can use Alaska Airlines miles for flights on partner airlines, like Delta, Cathay Pacific, and Emirates too!
More Ways to Earn Alaska Airlines Miles
There are plenty of ways to earn Alaska Airlines miles, especially because you can now convert Virgin America points to Alaska Airlines miles at a ratio of 1 : 1.3. Some quick ways to earn Alaska Airlines miles include:
- Bank of America Alaska Airlines cards (personal and small business) – Earn 30,000 Alaska Airlines miles after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 90 days of opening your account
- Comenity Bank Virgin America Signature – Earn 10,000 Virgin America points (converts into 13,000 Alaska Airlines miles) after spending $1,000 within 3 months
- Comenity Bank Virgin America Premium Signature – Earn 15,000 Virgin America points (converts into 19,500 Alaska Airlines miles) after spending $1,000 within 3 months
Note: The Virgin America cards will likely be discontinued soon. So I wouldn’t wait long if you’ve been considering these cards.
Plus, you can transfer other flexible points like AMEX Membership Rewards to Virgin America at a 2:1 ratio, and then to Alaska Airlines at the 1 : 1.3 ratio. Though I do not recommend this, even with Alaska Airlines’ new award chart. Because you can get more value by transferring your points to other partners.
New Alaska Airlines frequent flyer program members can earn 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles when they register by April 30, 2017, and take a qualifying flight by September 30, 2017.
That’s a great offer, because 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles is enough for a one-way short-haul coach award flight, between spots like Salt Lake City and Portland, San Diego and San Francisco, and more!