Alaska’s miles are quite valuable and they still award miles based on flight distances. However they only award miles for a percentage of the flown distance, based on the fare class.
With this promo, they will award at least 5,000 miles each way when flying on Aer Lingus, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Condor, EL AL Israel Airlines, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Hainan Airlines, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, LATAM Airlines, Qantas and Singapore Airlines flights between North America and a non-North America destination between March 1 and December 31, 2020.
North America is defined as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean for this promo.
Bonus miles added to reach the 5,000 mile minimum do not count toward elite status qualification and it can take four to six weeks for miles to be credited to your Mileage Plan account.
For example, say you buy a flight on El Al from Newark to Tel Aviv from 3/1-3/9 for $878 in U class:
You can check how many Alaska miles you would normally earn for flying El Al here, U class will earn 25% of flown miles:
As you will fly 11,384 miles in U class at a rate of 25% of flown miles, you would normally earn 2,846 miles round-trip.
But with this promo you’ll earn 10,000 miles round-trip after Alaska adds 7,154 bonus miles!
Or if you’re flying from JFK to Iceland in H and O class:
You can check how many Alaska miles you would normally earn for flying Icelandair here, H and O class will earn 50% of flown miles:
As you will fly 5,185 miles in H/O class at a rate of 50% of flown miles, you would normally earn 2,593 miles round-trip.
But with this promo you’ll earn 10,000 miles round-trip after Alaska adds 7,407 bonus miles!
Do you credit your partner flights to Alaska miles?