Alaska Mileage Plan 30% Bonus on Transferred Miles

Through October 31, 2010, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is offering a 30% bonus on miles transferred from one account to another.

You can transfer 1,000 to 30,000 miles in increments of 1,000 miles at a cost of $10.00 per 1,000 miles, plus a $25.00 processing fee per transaction.

A maximum of 100,000 miles can be transferred into any individual Mileage Plan account per calendar year and up to 100,000 miles can be deducted from your Mileage Plan account per calendar year.

Now, it’s not worth doing for the 30% bonus alone, but if you need to top off for an award it’s nice to take the bonus miles while they’re offered.

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Comments

  1. How much are these miles worth when spending on a typical award? Since with every transfer you will lose at least $.01 – $.035 depending on how many miles you transfer. Even with a 30% bonus I find it hard to imagine this is more profitable than finding miles another way..

  2. I think I’ll wait until they have a hotel transfer bonus — I’d like to top off my AS account using my Starwood points — has Alaska ever had one of those transfer bonuses in the past? I don’t remember it in the immediate, but I’ve only been on the AS bandwagon shortly (where else can you get OW and ST partners with the same airline to such a degree?).

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