Alaska Mileage Plan top-tier members get intriguing selection of perks for 2023
When you have top-tier elite standing with Alaska Airways otherwise you’re nearing it, there are some new advantages within the Mileage Plan program you’ll need to learn about.
Beginning this 12 months for 2023 standing, members who attain MVP Gold 100K top-tier Alaska standing may have the chance to get pleasure from one extra profit from a slate of selections. These selections might go a great distance towards making air journey extra gratifying — or not less than cheaper.
After all, in an effort to faucet into the brand new profit, you’ll should lock in your standing by the top of 2022, so the clock is ticking.
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Alternative of 4 advantages
On high of current advantages Mileage Plan MVP Gold 100K members get pleasure from as a part of their top-tier standing with Alaska, members may even have the ability to select one extra perk from a listing of 4 potential choices starting in 2023.
These selections embody:
- 50,000 bonus miles.
- Nominating another person for MVP Gold standing for 2023.
- An Alaska Lounge+ membership for 2023.
- Complimentary inflight Wi-Fi for the entire 12 months.
The slate of selections provides you the chance to earn sufficient Mileage Plan miles for a free flight, elevate the air journey expertise of one in every of your frequent touring companions, get pleasure from a bit extra luxurious on the airport, or offset the price of accessing the web whereas flying, permitting you to surf the online and get extra work performed whereas touring.
Selecting your profit
Every of the advantages presents a big enchancment on what’s already high-level elite standing inside the Mileage Plan program. Right here’s one thing to think about with every of the 4 selections.
50,000 Mileage Plan bonus miles
Whenever you go by straight worth, 50,000 bonus miles inside the Mileage Plan program could pack as a lot of a punch as any of the 4 advantages.
TPG values Alaska’s miles at 1.8 cents every, so 50,000 bonus miles are price round $900.
It’s usually laborious to get this huge of plenty of miles all of sudden with out signing up for a journey bank card, so should you don’t have any plans of including a card to your pockets within the close to future, this can be a solution to replenish the miles in your Mileage Plan account. Remember, you should utilize these miles on Alaska’s associate airways, too.
Nominating a companion for MVP Gold standing
Whereas these with Alaska Airways MVP Gold 100K standing can already enhance the air journey expertise for these inside their touring social gathering, this could possibly be an intriguing choice to think about.
By nominating a companion for MVP Gold, they’ll have the ability to earn their very own complimentary upgrades to top notch or premium financial system beginning 72 hours earlier than departure.
They’ll additionally get companion upgrades. So, if in case you have a partner and two kids you regularly journey with, you would nominate your partner for MVP Gold standing. Then, conceivably, every of you’d have the ability to use a companion improve on a further member of the family, relying on availability.
The newly nominated MVP Gold member would additionally save on air journey prices and get on a faster path to future free journeys with free checked baggage and 100% bonus mileage earnings on flights with Alaska or its Oneworld Alliance companions, together with American Airways.
Alaska Lounge+ membership
Whereas Alaska Lounge members can entry the airline’s 9 lounges, an Alaska Lounge+ membership additionally gives entry to associate lounges worldwide.
Ordinarily, normal Alaska Lounge members pay $350, and Lounge+ members pay $500.
Whenever you’re an elite standing member, you get a $100 low cost on lounge entry, no matter your standing degree or whether or not it is an Alaska Lounge or Alaska Lounge + membership.
This perk is a solution to get your lounge membership at no cost, and likewise acquire entry to associate lounges for gratis. It’s going to assist guarantee your wait within the airport or on a layover is a little more comfy.
Complimentary inflight Wi-Fi
How a lot financial savings this perk would get you relies on how usually you’re paying to surf the web whereas on board.
Like with Southwest Airways, inflight Wi-Fi with Alaska is available in at a flat price of $8 per flight; that is lower than many different carriers.
High-tier members, after all, fly with Alaska commonly, so should you pay for Wi-Fi on 100 flights per 12 months, you’d be saving $800 by opting in to this perk.
On the identical time, in contrast to the opposite three advantages you would select from, this perk wouldn’t present any carryover perks when flying with a Oneworld associate.
MVP Gold 100K standing tier taking form
It’s price noting that this new addition to Alaska’s MVP Gold 100K elite standing comes because the airline solidifies the standing degree as a part of its Mileage Plan program.
Alaska launched the standing in 2022 as its new top-tier degree, permitting its most loyal flyers to get pleasure from improved precedence advantages.
With 12 months one practically within the books, it’s not too stunning to see the airline making some changes to this system for 12 months two; on this case, it’s added advantages for members who qualify.
As a reminder, in an effort to meet Alaska Mileage Plan MVP Gold 100K standing, it’s important to earn 100,000 elite qualifying miles with Alaska or its companions. Or, you will need to fly 140 qualifying segments, 24 of which should be on Alaska-operated flights.
Members get pleasure from a 150% bonus incomes on Alaska and its associate flights — in addition to complimentary upgrades to top notch starting 120 hours earlier than departure — together with a bunch of different advantages.
Members get complimentary upgrades to top notch on American Airways, too. TPG managing editor for information Clint Henderson is an Alaska MVP Gold 100K member, and he has loved upgrades on the overwhelming majority of his flights on American in 2022. (MVP Gold 75K members get complimentary upgrades on American as properly.)
MVP Gold 100K members additionally get pleasure from a bunch of different perks akin to two worldwide improve certificates to be used on American Airways, categorical safety, and precedence check-in and boarding.
Members at this standing degree are thought of Oneworld Emerald, which is the designation given to American Airways AAdvantage Platinum Professional and Govt Platinum members.
From fueling future free journey to elevating (or saving cash on) your air journey expertise or that of your frequent journey companions, this new selection of perks is a hefty addition to the suite of perks Alaska presents to Mileage Plan MVP Gold 100K members.
If this is sufficient to entice you to go the additional mile to qualify or keep your standing earlier than the Dec. 31 deadline, consider there’s a good promotion on Alaska flights to and from California proper now that might make it easier to get there quicker.