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Some of the best frequent flyer miles out there are Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan miles so when they are offered with a bonus when buying them people take notice. For the longest time the biggest bonus on buying Mileage Plan miles was 50% but in the latter half of 2020 we saw that boosted to 60% and even 70% for select members. Well we’re happy to tell you that that the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan buy miles bonus is back and once again we see it up at the 60% level!
At 60% you’ll be buying Mileage Plan miles for as little as 1.85 US cents each. This used to be 1.72 cents but we see the U.S. tax recovery fee reinstated now. Still it so easy to pull well over 2 cents per mile value out of Mileage Plan that buying them for 1.85 cents US is a really good deal.
Here’s an example of the savings it can provide – how about flying Business Class round trip with Japan Airlines from Vancouver to Tokyo. It is 120,000 Mileage Plan miles + US$99.90
And cash wise:
As you can see to buy this flight outright from JAL with cash would be over C$3,800 or about US$3051 – however by buying Mileage Plan miles you can cut that price by over $700:
You can buy 120,000 miles for US$2217.19 (+GST/HST if you are in Canada) and if you add in the award flight taxes of just over US$99.90 you are looking at all in cost of around $2318 Still a decent chunk of change but definitely a decent savings over buying the same flights outright.
Receive up to 60% Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you buy or gift miles. Buy Alaska Miles Here Until May 22, 21
Buy 3,000 – 39,000 miles, get a 40% bonus
Buy 40,000 – 100,000 miles, get a 60% bonus
Here are some more Mileage Plan offers to check out:
- OFFER EXTENDED 50% Bonus Elite Qualifying Mileage Plan miles when you fly on Alaska Airlines. Full details
- Elite Status Match – Alaska Airlines will match your status on Delta, Southwest, or United Airlines for the rest of 2021 – no qualification requirements, no gimmicks. Register Online (Registration is required
- Double Mileage Plan Miles for stays at Coast Hotels in Canada and the U.S.. Full details & online booking.
- Find our complete list of Mileage Plan offers here.