What are the benefits of Alaska Airlines elite status?

Mileage Plan??? gives members a faster path to elite status compared to other airline loyalty programs, so you???ll be an MVP?? before you know it. Mileage Plan members who earn elite status enjoy elevated benefits and services when flying with us and our global airline partners.

MVP

Fast forward to greater rewards.
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MVP GOLD

Get treated like gold wherever you go.
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MVP GOLD 75K

The view is better from 75,000 miles.
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MILLION MILER

A million miles go a long way.
Members who fly 1,000,000 on Alaska are granted MVP Gold status for life.

Qualifying is simple.

Qualifying for elite status
Qualifying flights MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
Eligible miles earned on Alaska Airlines 20,000 40,000 75,000
Eligible miles earned on Alaska Airlines and elite-qualifying partners1 25,000 50,000 90,000
Segments flown on Alaska Airlines and elite-qualifying partners1 30 60 90

Annual qualification period is January 1 - December 31.
1Travel on our regional partners PenAir and Ravn does not count toward elite status qualification.

Already have status with another airline? Apply for a status match.

Mileage Plan elite member benefits comparison chart
Earning benefits
MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
Elite bonus miles1 50% bonus 100% bonus 125% bonus
50,000 bonus miles upon qualification2 ???

1Elite bonuses are applied to base mileage earned only. Elite bonus flight miles do not count toward future elite status qualification. Travel on our regional partners PenAir and Ravn does not earn elite bonus miles.

2Members granted complimentary status, including status matched from another program, are not eligible for these bonus miles.

Flight benefits

These benefits apply on flights operated by Alaska Airlines.

MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
First Class upgrades³ at the time of booking. Y, S, or Z* fares Y, S, B, M, or Z* fares Y, S, B, M, H or Z* fares
Premium Class upgrades at the time of booking. Y, S, B, or Z* fares Y, S, B, M, H, Q, L, V, N, K, or Z* fares All fares
First and Premium Class upgrades on Alaska non-qualifying fares 48 hours before departure 72 hours before departure 120 hours before departure
Companion upgrades to First Class ??? ???
Companion upgrades to Premium Class ??? ???
Four one-way First Class guest upgrades ??? ???
Complimentary premium beverage in Main Cabin4 ??? ???
Complimentary inflight entertainment player ???

3Complimentary First Class upgrades are booked in U service class and are subject to availability (may not be available on all flights). Not available on certain deeply discounted fares including bulk or industry tickets.

4Available on most flights. Coming in Summer 2018 to Airbus aircraft.

Airport benefits
MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
Priority check-in and boarding ??? ??? ???
Two free checked bags5 ??? ??? ???
Preferred seating ??? ??? ???
Alaska Lounge membership initiation fee 50% off Waived Waived
One-year Alaska Lounge membership $25 off $55 off $55 off
Standby and wait list for full flights ??? ???
Express security line at select airports ??? ???
Four Alaska Lounge day passes ???

5Applies to member and companions in the same reservation. Companion bag fee waiver does not apply to group bookings.

Service benefits
MVP MVP Gold MVP Gold 75K
Dedicated phone lines for reservations ??? ??? ???
Elite Leave for new parents ??? ??? ???
Complimentary same-day flight changes ??? ???
Waived ticket change fees ??? ???
Opportunity to nominate someone for MVP status ???

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