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November 26, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Alaska Airlines boosts mileage bonuses

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Alaska Airlines announced improvements to its frequent-flier program Wednesday, with increased mileage bonuses especially for passengers who buy its  more expensive fares.  It comes as Delta Air Lines and Alaska continue to compete for the Seattle market,  with Delta steadily adding  flights to traditional Alaska-dominated destinations and turning Sea-Tac Airport  into a hub for its flights to and from Asia.

Alaska’s changes to its mileage plan will begin Jan. 1, 2015 and travelers with a  first-class fare, refundable coach fare and many business fares will earn more miles more easily, with  bonuses of 25 to 75 percent.  Alaska’s MVP Gold 75K  members will see their bonuses increase to 125 percent, the airline said.  Coach fares will get more modest mileage bonuses.  Here’s a look at the changes:

Class Current Bonus Beginning Jan 1.
F (first class) 50 percent 75 percent
P (nonrefundable first class) 50 percent 75 percent
Y (refundable coach) 25 percent 50 percent
S (nonrefundable coach) 50 percent
B (nonrefundable coach) 25 percent
M (nonrefundable coach) 25 percent
Elite Member – MVP Gold 75K 100 percent 125 percent

 

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