up to 30% off flights and up to 3x elite qualifying miles

Alaska Airlines Promotions: Up to 30% Off Flights and Double/Triple Elite Qualifying Miles

Alaska Airlines is making efforts to bounce back from the recent Boeing-induced drama by offering two enticing promotions to encourage travelers to take to the skies in February.

The first promotion grants customers up to 30% off select bookings made by tomorrow. The second promotion offers double or triple elite qualifying miles on all flights taken in February.

Promotion #1 – 30% Off Flights

To avail this promotion, customers need to use the promo code THANKYOU30 by 23:59 PT on January 31, 2024. The discount is applicable to flights marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines. Here are the key terms and conditions:

– Bookings must be made by 23:59 PT on January 31, 2024.
– Travel period is between February 8 and March 13, 2024.
– The discount of up to 30% is only valid on select days of the week, which vary by route.
– Travel to Hawaii, Florida, Latin America, and The Bahamas is valid on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
– Travel from Hawaii, Florida, Latin America, and The Bahamas is valid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
– Travel to/from all other Alaska Airlines operated flights (except Prudhoe Bay, Alaska) is valid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
– Travel on days other than the ones listed above will have the discount capped at 10%.
– Blackout dates for travel to and from the state of Alaska are February 16-24 and March 6-13, 2024.
– Blackout dates for travel to and from all other markets are February 16-24, 2024.

For full terms and conditions, visit Alaska Airlines’ website.

Promotion #2 – Earn 2x or 3x Elite Qualifying Miles

This promotion is straightforward, but there are a couple of important terms to note:

– Mileage Plan members booking regular fares will earn double Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM) on eligible flights taken between February 1 and February 29, 2024.
– Mileage Plan members booking corporate fares will earn triple Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM) on eligible flights taken between February 1 and February 29, 2024.
– No registration is required as the double or triple EQM will credit automatically.
– Saver fares are excluded from this promotion.
– Flights must be marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines or on behalf of Alaska Airlines by Horizon or SkyWest.

It’s important to highlight that basic economy bookings and partner bookings made through Alaska Airlines are not eligible for double or triple EQM.

Quick Thoughts

Alaska Airlines’ promotions aim to entice customers to fly with them immediately and to regain corporate contracts. This is evident from the exclusion of partner flights and the limited timeframe of these promotions, mostly confined to February.

However, this doesn’t negate the value of these deals. As long as travelers are comfortable flying on Boeing aircraft, there is potential to benefit from these promotions.

The 30% discount, although restricted to certain days of the week, is still a significant offer. Furthermore, while the best EQM multiplier is reserved for corporate fares, double EQM for an entire month can greatly benefit frequent flyers chasing status. It’s worth noting that the EQM promotion doesn’t seem to be restricted to new bookings.

Additionally, there have been reports of Mileage Plan members receiving offers for up to 40% off when using the THANKYOU30 promotion. It is advisable to check your emails to see if you have received a similar offer and ensure you are logged into your Mileage Plan account when checking prices with the promo code, as you may have been targeted for a better deal.

Bottom Line

Following the recent Boeing 737 MAX 9 incident, Alaska Airlines is focused on recovery and is making efforts to entice travelers back on board. The airline is offering up to 30% off select flights (potentially up to 40% off for some) until mid-March and double or triple Elite Qualifying miles on flights taken in February.

Featured image courtesy of Alaska Airlines.

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