Starting in 2018, Alaska's award-winning Mileage Plan™ will become the sole loyalty program as our brands combine into one airline. As an Elevate member, get ready for great stuff to come, like more rewards, on an even bigger network with more global destinations. Here's a timeline so you have the big picture.

General Information

No Alliance
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Pros

  • Low taxes and fees
  • Points transfers between members ❷

Cons

  • Points expire in 18 months
  • Small number of partner airlines

Fees & Charges

  • Change award fee ❶
    $100

Additional Information

Expiration: Points expire 18 months since last activity.
For some programs, an activity is any accrual of miles, crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles. For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.
❶ Additional $100 point redeposit fee
❷ It is an ability to transfer points from one member account to another

Transfer Partners

1,000
Hilton points
10 : 1
100
points
4 days
1,000
Hilton points
10 : 1
100
points
4 days

The ratio is the number of flexible reward points it would take to transfer to Elevate®.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.

Airlines And Fuel Surcharge

This table will show you the partner airlines can be booked online and those which impose fuel surcharge.

Airline
Online
Booking
Fuel
Surcharge
Alliance
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines
No alliance
Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines
No alliance
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines
Star Alliance™
Airline
Online
Booking
Fuel
Surcharge
Alliance
Virgin America Virgin America
No alliance
Emirates Emirates
No alliance
Virgin Australia Virgin Australia
No alliance

News

Starting in 2018, Alaska's award-winning Mileage Plan™ will become the sole loyalty program as our brands combine into one airline. As an Elevate member, get ready for great stuff to come, like more rewards, on an even bigger network with more global destinations. Here's a timeline so you have the big picture.