(EXPIRED) Double miles on select Alaska transcon flights

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Alaska announced a new promo a couple of days ago and I just realized that we hadn’t yet covered it: through the end of 2019, you can earn double redeemable miles on many of Alaska’s transcontinental routes. Don’t forget to register before your first flight. This could be a good stack with the current elite status promo and possibly with a companion fare as well.

The Deal

  • Get double miles on select Alaska Airlines transcontinental routes through December 31, 2019 on the following routes:
    • Eligible on West Coast departures between:
      Los Angeles (LAX) and Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Philadelphia (PHL), Washington-Dulles (IAD), or Washington-Reagan (DCA)
      San Diego (SAN) and Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Newark (EWR), or Orlando (MCO)
      San Francisco (SFO) and Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), Raleigh (RDU), Washington-Dulles (IAD), or Washington-Reagan (DCA)
      San Jose (SJC) and New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR)
    • Eligible on East Coast departures between:
      New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), or San Jose (SJC)
      Newark (EWR) and Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO), or San Jose (SJC)
      Baltimore (BWI) and Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN), or San Francisco (SFO)
      Boston (BOS) and Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN), or San Francisco (SFO)
      Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO)
      Orlando (MCO) and San Diego (SAN) or San Francisco (SFO)
      Philadelphia (PHL) and Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO)
      Raleigh (RDU) and San Francisco (SFO)
      Washington-Dulles (IAD) and Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO)
      Washington-Reagan (DCA) and Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO)
  • Direct link to register for this promotion

Key Details

  • Must register before your first qualifying flight.
  • Fly from April 1 and December 31, 2019 on select routes

Quick Thoughts

If you’re contemplating travel on these routes, this is an awesome deal in my opinion. Alaska miles are probably the most valuable airline miles to me given Alaska’s generally great redemption levels and free stopover on one-way awards. Doubling up on mileage earned on these long flights means an additional 4,000 to 5,000 miles earned on a round trip ticket. If you have elite status, this promo combined with your elite earnings might be so lucrative as to almost earn more value in miles than the cost of the ticket on some dates.

If you don’t have status, remember that Alaska is also running a promo right now to earn elite status with as few as two round trip flights on select transcon routes. Double up and earn elite status while earning a bunch of additional miles.

Note that the double miles earned do not count towards earning status the traditional way — the extra bonus miles here are just redeemable miles. Another great stack here would be with an Alaska Airlines companion fare. Since the companion on those also earns miles for the ticket, I would expect the companion to also earn double miles provided they have registered for the promotion and you have their Mileage Plan number on the ticket.

Overall, this is a great promotion that would make me much more likely to choose Alaska if I needed to travel on any of these routes.

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