Alaska Airline’s Mileage Plan Miles are often lauded as some of the best to have in your arsenal. To be clear, that doesn’t mean you have to fly Alaska Airlines to find them useful. Their value comes from their excellent array of partner airlines. Put as simply as possible: Their miles go a long way if used properly.
All this means that Alaska’s most recent offer is an especially big deal, as Alaska’s points aren’t easy to earn. For a limited time, travelers can earn 50,000 bonus points plus a companion fare if they spend $2000 within 90 days.
So how far can 50K points get you?
Using JFK as the home airport, here are five examples of how you can use 50,000 Mileage Plan points.*
Economy roundtrip to London, Paris, or Barcelona (normally $940)
Economy one-way to Singapore (normally $600-$1000)
Two economy roundtrips to Los Angeles or one First Class (normally $400, $700)
Business Class one-way to Hong Kong (normally $2000 minimum)
On top of these fantastic potential routes, you can also bring a friend on your next trip with Alaska’s highly sought-after companion fare. It can only be used on Alaska Airline’s flights, but saves hundreds if used correctly. You’ll also enjoy a free checked bag for your whole party, and an additional 3 miles per dollar spent on Alaska Airlines purchases.
As bang for your buck goes, Alaska’s current sign up bonus could be a winner, even with the $75 fee. And if you’re a business owner, combining it with the impressive Alaska Airlines Business Visa card offer would see you take home 120,000 points overall. That’s huge.
*all routes are 50K points or under and require small additional fees of $19, $41, $12, and $41