Alaska Airlines Quietly Increases Some First Class Award Prices

Alaska Airlines Quietly Increases Some First Class Award Prices

Alaska Airlines has updated its Mileage Plan award chart, increasing redemption rates for some first class routes. This is not a huge devaluation but it’s still a change without proper notice to members. It could negatively affect those who use these specific redemptions, with costs going up by as much as 35% in some cases.

Changes will go into effect next month. The current rates are still in place for bookings through February 28. Rates will increase for First Class travel on select redemptions to North America, Hawaii and Central America. However, the number of miles required for main cabin awards, saver-level first class, or partner awards is not changing.

Alaska Airlines Award Chart Changes

Continental US, Alaska and Canada to/from Central America

Continental US, Alaska and Canada to/from Continental US, Alaska and Canada

Continental US, Alaska and Canada to/from Hawaii

Continental US, Alaska and Canada to/from Mexico

You can see the Alaska Airlines award chart here. Select your “traveling from” and “traveling to” region to see how many miles you would need for a specific route, and the upcoming changes will show as highlighted above where applicable.

HT: Loyalty Lobby

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