Alaska Mileage Plan Now Has a New Over-Simplified Award Chart

Alaska Mileage Plan New Award Chart

Alaska Mileage Plan New Award Chart

Alaska Airlines said in September that award chart changes would be coming in late December. The airline promised a simplified award chart to show you where award levels start based on which regions you’re traveling from and to.

The changes are now live, with just a few days left in the year, and the new award charts have been simplified. Probably a bit too much.

The new charts have less information than before, but redemption values seem to have remained the same as before in most cases. 

North American Awards

Contiguous US including Alaska and Canada Economy
Contiguous US, Alaska and Canada:
Less than 700 miles
5,000 15,000
Contiguous US, Alaska and Canada:
Between 701 and 1,400 miles
7,500 25,000
Contiguous US, Alaska and Canada:
Between 1,401 and 2,100 miles
10,000 25,000
Contiguous US, Alaska and Canada:
Longer than 2,101 miles
12,500 30,000
Hawaii 15,000 40,000
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean 10,000 30,000

International Awards

Contiguous US including Alaska and Canada: Economy
Africa 50,000 60,000 70,000 85,000
Asia 30,000 40,000 50,000 70,000
Europe 22,500 42,500 57,500 70,000
Indian Subcontinent 42,500 55,000 65,000 80,000
Middle East 42,500 55,000 65,000 80,000
South America 25,000 45,000 85,000
South Pacific 30,000 45,000 55,000 70,000

You can see Alaska’s award charts here.

Guru’s Wrap-up

Alaska Airlines previously had separate award charts for each partner. With the latest changes, there’s now just one international award chart for travel between regions. You don’t see which airlines service a specific route, or which ones have the cheapest fares.

Additionally the new award chart page only lists award rates for flights originating in the U.S. or Canada. For anything else, Alaska tells customers to search for desired destination and dates to view pricing.

Other things worth noting are that the prices listed are “the estimated minimum award prices on one or more of our partner airlines”. That means that prices could be higher. The terms also say that no stopovers are permitted within an international award region.

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