Mileage Plan Early 2020 Bonus: 40% More Miles

Many fliers no doubt have a Alaska Mileage Plan account as a tool for more frequent award travel. Very similar to last year’s, Alaska Airlines is having a Mileage Plan early 2020 bonus which that runs until February 16th (PST).

The Mileage Plan Bonus

Log in to see what miles bonus level you are eligible for. For most people, it seems, the current deal is similar to this one:

Mileage Plan Promotion

Remember that you have to buy at least 15,000 miles to get the bonus, up to a purchase of 60,000 for a maximum of 24,000 extra miles. The threshold this year is 5,000 miles lower than last year’s. At a cost of around 2.11 cents per mile, purchasing miles in this promotion is rather good value.

The next logical question is what can you do with those miles. The Mileage Plan awards chart would tell you that you could — subject to seat availability — book tickets like:

  • Asia to Continental USA on Cathay Pacific
    • First: 70,000
    • Business: 50,000
  • Round-trip Southeast Asia to Continental USA on Korean Air
    • Business: 120,000
  • Southeast Asia to Continental USA on Japan Airlines
    • First: 75,000
    • Business: 65,000
  • Within Asia on Cathay Pacific
    • Business: 22,500
  • Within Asia on Japan Airlines
    • Business: 25,000

Take care that the intra-Asia leg of Alaska Airlines partners there are very few routes with First Class so you’d usually be flying Business on that segment.

Also, note that non-elite members can only get¬†up to a total of 150,000 miles in a given calendar year¬†through transfers or purchases, including bonuses. Mileage Plan elites don’t have such restrictions.


Final Word

We’re glad to see that Alaska Airlines is here with a Mileage Plan early 2020 bonus offer, just like last year. With Alaska Airlines’ ever-expanding network of carrier partnerships¬† there is always an opportunity to fly somewhere with their miles. If you’ve used up all your miles last year, or need just a few more for plans to fly soon, now’s the time to rack up those points.