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 with Japan Airlines from Vancouver to Tokyo. It is 120,000
Mileage Plan miles for one way + US$101.10
And cash wise:
As you can see to
buy this flight outright from JAL with cash would be over C$10,000 however by
buying Mileage Plan miles you can cut that price by more than half:
You can buy 120,000 miles for US$2217.19 (+GST/HST) and if you add in
the award flight taxes of just over US$101 you are looking at all in
cost of around $3,00 to $3,300 Canadian dollars depending on which province you live in for GST/HST. Still a decent chunk
of change but definitely a huge savings over buying it outright. For many of you it will come down to combining Mileage Plan miles earned
on the MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard with some miles that are bought via these promotions so that first
class flight ends up being even cheaper.
Receive up to 60% Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you buy or gift miles. Buy Alaska Miles Here Until Feb 14, 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
- Triple Mileage Plan Miles on all rentals of three days or longer at any Dollar location Worldwide. Full details and online booking
- The mbna Alaska Airlines World Elite® Mastercard® offers 30,000 bonus miles†† and Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ from $121
(USD) ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22)◊◊ after you make $1,000 or more
in eligible purchases within the first 90 days of your account
- Find our complete list of Mileage Plan offers here.