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Elite Leave for new parents.

New additions to your family can mean putting travel plans on pause. Our Elite Leave lets you keep the elite status Mileage Plan™ benefits you’ve earned for another year.

Congratulations, and welcome to your new little traveler.

We understand - you're ecstatic and very, very, tired all at once. We'll keep it simple:

Apply now, and we'll help you keep your elite status for another year during your pregnancy or parental leave.

That's more time to stay focused on raising your little one, without losing all the Mileage Plan elite status travel benefits you’ve grown to love.

Step 1. Once you're back from parental leave, email us at with your:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Mileage Plan number
  • Proof of pregnancy or parental leave - a note from your doctor or employer will do.

Step 2. We'll verify that you're eligible and extend your current status through the following year, so you can focus on your bundle of joy.

Terms and conditions:

Mileage Plan™ elite status (MVP®, MVP® Gold and MVP® Gold 75K) members who go on parental leave at any time starting in 2017 are eligible for Elite Leave: eligible members will be presumed to qualify for their current status in the year in which their parental leave ends, to apply for the following year. As an example, a current (2017) MVP® member who takes parental leave which ends in 2018 will receive MVP® status through 2019. Only elite members who earned their current status through qualifying travel in the previous calendar year are eligible for Elite Leave. Status granted complimentarily, including gifted and matched status, is not eligible for Elite Leave. Members who receive MVP® Gold 75K status as part of this Elite Leave offer are not eligible for the 50,000 bonus miles associated with qualifying for MVP Gold 75K status. Qualifying types of parental leave include maternity, paternity, and adoption leave. Member must contact Alaska Airlines at after completion of parental leave and submit evidence in order to qualify for Elite Leave. Please allow up to 4 weeks for verification and approval. Following approval, status will be reflected in My account on Offer valid only for legal residents of the United States and Canada. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan™ program apply.