Alaska Airlines

Changes to elite status benefits

Flights eligible for earning on Alaska Airlines are changing January 1, 2018.

Alaska Airlines

Earn and redeem miles with Alaska Airlines


Earn and redeem AAdvantage® miles for travel on Alaska Airlines within the U.S. and between the U.S. and:

  • Canada
  • Central America
  • Mexico

Earn miles on Alaska Airlines only when flying on American Airlines* codeshare flights.

Affiliate airlines

Horizon Air

Details for earning miles

For travel August 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017 This content can be expanded
Cabin Purchased fares booked in Base miles Cabin bonus EQMs per mile flown EQDs per mile flown*
First F 100% 75% 1.50 35%
First P 100% 50% 1.50 30%
Economy Y, S 100% Not available 1.00 20%
Economy B 100% Not available 0.50 20%
Economy M, H 75% Not available 0.50 15%
Economy Q, L, V, K, G 50% Not available 0.50 10%
Economy T, R 25% Not available 0.50 5%

*EQDs will only count toward elite status qualification for travel between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

If a purchased fare booking code is not listed in the tables, no Elite Qualifying Credits or award miles are earned. EQMs and EQDs are calculated based on a percentage of the distance flown as determined by the booking code. Elite bonuses do not apply to EQMs or EQDs.

Travel ticketed as an American Airlines marketed flight (booked as an AA flight number) and operated by Alaska Airlines will earn AAdvantage® award miles, Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs), Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) and Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) according to the American mileage accrual chart.

American Airlines


Flights to and from Cuba are not currently eligible for Elite Qualifying Credits or award mileage accrual or redemption.

Starting July 8, flights to and from Dallas Love Field (DAL) aren't eligible for Elite Qualifying Credits or award mileage accrual.

Travel embargo dates

There are currently no travel embargo dates on Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air.

Redeem miles

Use AAdvantage® miles to book award travel on Alaska Airlines with oneworld® and partner airline awards which allow you to travel to and from your desired destination using a combination of our airline participants.

Flight award chart for oneworld® and partner airlines

Book award travel

For travel starting January 1, 2018

AAdvantage members will be able to earn on Alaska Airlines only as American-marketed flights (booked as an AA flight number):

  • Award miles
  • Elite mileage bonus
  • EQDs
  • EQMs
  • EQSs
  • Minimum EQM guarantee

Benefits offered to AAdvantage elite members flying on Alaska Airlines will also be discontinued at this time.

No changes will be made to award travel; AAdvantage members can still redeem miles for travel on Alaska Airlines.

Missing mileage credit

Please allow up to 30 days for AAdvantage® mileage to automatically post to your account.

To request missing mileage credit for flights flown on Alaska Airlines, complete the mileage request form.

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