I have always been a fan of the Alaska Airlines program.

With Alaska Airlines’ new distance based award chart, the shortest award flights will cost just 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles one-way, and the longest only 12,500 miles one-way.

Here is an example of a redemption to Seattle from Victoria, BC for just 10,000 miles return for just $44 for taxes!

While many other airlines are heading in a different direction and simply looking at how much people spend, we’re focused on rewarding people across the board for how much they fly. That means:

  • They’ve lowered our lowest award tier so Mileage Plan members can now book award travel on Alaska Airlines flights using as few as 5,000 miles.
  • They’ve bumped up mileage earnings on flights in business or first class on 10 global partners by up to 80 percent.
  • Also, elite members now are eligible for complimentary upgrades on award travel on Alaska-operated flights when they book main cabin tickets.

Here is a link to the blog post.

This is a great reminder to get the Alaska Airlines Mastercard for the $75 annual fee – $60 Cash back from Great Canadian Rebates!