How can I use my Mileage Plan miles?
Book an award trip with Alaska or our partners.
Use miles for award travel to over 900 worldwide destinations with our global airline partners. Award travel with most of our partners can be booked online. To book award travel with Cathay Pacific and LAN, call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-252-7522. Start by browsing our award charts to see how many miles you need to redeem for travel.View Award Charts
First Class upgrades
Use your Mileage Plan™ miles to upgrade your seat, or request a paid upgrade during check-in or at the departure gate.
Redeem miles for upgrades.
When traveling on a paid fare, you can use your miles to upgrade to First Class.
|Award type||One way|
|First Class upgrade||15,000|
To shop for fares that qualify for mileage upgrade, and to view available space and eligibility, please select Mileage upgrade as your Upgrade preference option when shopping for flights.
Once your ticket is purchased, redeem a First Class upgrade award by calling Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-252-7522.
Upgrades can also be requested, if available, within 24 hours of flight departure through online check-in or on the day of departure at an airport check-in kiosk.
Mileage Upgrades are valid on flights operated by Alaska Airlines and by SkyWest operating on behalf of Alaska Airlines. Mileage Upgrades are booked in "U" Class and are subject to availability. Upgrades do not include stopovers, and exclude award travel, Saver fares, and industry discounts. Mileage Upgrades may be used in conjunction with Money & Miles (AS50) Awards. Upgrades are subject to availability as "U" Class may not be available on all flights. Tickets must be booked in Y, S, B, M, or H classes of service to use an Upgrade Award. Passengers upgraded after baggage has been accepted are not eligible for a refund of baggage fees paid.
Pay for an upgrade.
Upgrade to First Class on Alaska Airlines for as little as $29.00 USD.
Paid upgrades may be available within 24 hours of flight departure through online check-in. They may be available on the calendar day of departure at a kiosk, airport ticket counter or at the departure gate.
|One-Way by trip miles||Price*|
|0 - 450||$29|
|451 - 700||$49|
|701 - 1,400||$99|
|1,401 - 2,100||$149|
|2,101 and above||$199|
Paid upgrades are valid on operated by Alaska Airlines and by SkyWest operating on behalf of Alaska Airlines. Paid upgrades are subject to availability, do not include stopovers, and exclude industry discounts. Prices are based on one-way trip miles, as shown above, unless otherwise noted. No stopovers allowed. The link to upgrade to First Class during online check-in will only appear if First Class seats are still available for purchase. Fare categories are booked in B, G, H, K, L, M, N, Q, R, S, T, V, W, Y, and Z classes of service. Passengers upgraded after baggage has been accepted are not eligible for a refund of baggage fees paid. The paid upgrade program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Other ways to use miles.
Share or gift miles.
Gift, transfer, or donate miles to a worthy cause.Share miles
Redeem for magazines.
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Book a stopover.
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