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Alaska Airlines Buy Miles Promotion – 40% Bonus Ends Tomorrow.


Alaska Airlines Buy Miles Promotion with 40% bonus miles will end on Oct 06, 2015. You can buy a maximum of 40,000 miles per transaction, which means you will get a maximum of 56,000 miles per transaction. Alaska Airlines does not limit the number of transactions per member and there is no cap on the number of miles you can purchase.

 

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This a tier based promotion, meaning you have to buy 40,000 miles to  get 40% bonus. Normally, It will cost $1,182.50 to buy 40,000 miles (2.95 cents/mile), but under the current promotion you can get 56,000 miles for $1,182.50 (2.11 cents/mile)

Tiered Bonus

There is no limit to the number of  miles you can buy in a year, but each transaction is limited to a maximum of 40,000 miles in the increment of 1,000 miles .

 

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How can you maximize the promotion?

If your travel dates are flexible, you can buy Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles under this promotion and redeem for a First Class award ticket with Cathay Pacific to India.

You need 70,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for a One-way First Class award with Cathay Pacific from North America to India.

Need 70,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for a one way first class award with Cathay Pacific to India

 

Or you can redeem 90,000 Alaska Miles for a one way Emirates First Class award to India.

 

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You can buy 56,000 miles under this promotion for $1182.50, if you are short of Alaska Mileage plan miles you can consider applying for Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit Card for a 25,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles.

you pay 7.5% excise tax on all transactions

Redeeming Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles

You can redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles with Alaska’s airline partners like Emirates, Cathay Pacific, British Airways etc..

Emirates and British Airways awards can be booked online, but for Cathay Pacific awards, you need to call Mileage Plan reservations 800-252-7522.

 

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Math:

If you purchase miles under this promotion and buy an award ticket on Emirates, it would cost you approximately $2,000 (90,000 miles @ 2.11 cent/mile + $57 taxes/fees) for a one way first class ticket to India

Similarly, If you buy an award ticket on Cathay Pacific, it would cost you approximately $1,550 for a one way ticket to India (70,000 Miles @ 2.11 cent/mile + taxes/fees) for a one way first class ticket to India.

 

Conclusion:

Alaska Airlines is offering up to 40% bonus when you buy Alaska Airlines Mileage plan miles, which will end tomorrow. This promotion can be put to great use if you redeem for a Cathay Pacific or Emirates First Class award.

You can also redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles with Emirates, British Airways and many other partners.

 

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