Mileage Bargains With Alaska’s New Partner Award Charts

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Alaska’s New Partner Award Charts

Alaska’s new awards charts are in effect and are a game changer for folks with Alaska miles.

You can get 60,000 bonus miles plus Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $23) by spending $3,000 or more in purchases within 90 days of opening the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card. You can read more here.

Partner awards do have a $12.50 non-refundable per direction award booking fee, but can otherwise be canceled at any time for a full refund.

Let’s take a look at some sample redemptions with the new chart.

Chart 1: Americas

 

Americas zone 1 (0-700 miles) sample award: NYC to Cleveland, Detroit, Montreal, Pittsburgh, or Toronto, Newark or Philadelphia to Chicago on AA for 4.5K miles in coach or 9K miles in first. 

 

 

Americas zone 2 (701-1,400 miles) sample award: NYC to Miami on AA for 7.5K miles in coach or 15K miles in first:

 

Americas zone 3 (1,401-2,100 miles) sample award: Chicago to LA on AA for 12.5K miles in coach or 25K miles in first:

 

Americas zone 4 (2,100-4,000 miles) sample award: LA to Honolulu on AA for 17.5K miles in coach or 35K miles in first:

 

Americas zone 5 (4,001-6,000 miles) sample award: NYC to Honolulu on AA for 25K miles in coach or 50K miles in first:

 

Chart 2: Europe, Middle East, and Africa:

 

Europe/Middle East zone 1 (1-1,500 miles) sample award: Tel Aviv to Athens, Bucharest, Budapest, Chisinau, Dubai, Dubrovnik, Eilat, Istanbul/IST, Krakow, Kyiv, Larnaca, Paphos, Rhodes, Rome, Sofia, Tbilisi, Thessaloniki, Tivat, Venice, Vienna on El Al for 7.5K miles in coach, 10K in premium, 15K in business, or 22.5K in first:

 

Europe/Middle East zone 2 (1,501-3,500 miles) sample award: JFK to London, JFK to Iceland, Cleveland to Dublin, Tel Aviv to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Casablanca, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Liege, Lisbon, London/LHR, London/LTN, Madrid, Marrakech, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Nice, Paris, Prague, Seychelles, Warsaw, Zurich on El Al for 22.5K miles in coach, 30K in premium, 45K in business, or 67.5K in first:

 

 

Europe/Middle East zone 3 (3,501-5,000 miles) sample award: JFK to Rome or Casablanca for 27.5K miles in coach, 35K premium, 55K business, or 82.5K first:

 

 

Europe/Middle East zone 4 (5,001-7,000 miles) sample award: Tel Aviv to Boston, Fort Lauderdale, JFK, Miami, or Newark for 35K miles in coach, 45K premium, 70K business, or 105K first:

 

 

 

Europe/Middle East zone 5 (7,001-10,000 miles) sample award: Tel Aviv to Los Angeles for 42.5K miles in coach, 55K premium, 85K business, or 130K first:

 

 

Chart 3: Asia Pacific

 

Asia Pacific zone 1 (1-1,500 miles) sample award: Melbourne to Sydney or Sydney to Queenstown, NZ for 7.5K miles in coach, 10K premium, 15K business, or 22.5K first:

 

 

 

Asia Pacific zone 2 (1,501-3,000 miles) sample award: Sydney to Nadi, Fiji for 25K miles in coach, 32.5K premium, 50K business, or 75K first:

 

Asia Pacific zone 3 (3,001-5,000 miles) sample award: Melbourne to Hong Kong or Tokyo to Sydney for 30K miles in coach, 40K premium, 60K business, or 90K first:

 

 

Asia Pacific zone 4 (5,001-7,000 miles) sample award: Tokyo to Melbourne for 37.5K miles in coach, 50K premium, 75K business, or 110K first:

 

Asia Pacific zone 5 (7,001-10,000 miles) sample award: Melbourne to Los Angeles for 42.5K miles in coach, 55K premium, 85K business, or 130K first:

 

The Asia Pacific chart still seems a bit wonky though, for example, LA to Papeete prices out at a level that doesn’t correspond to anything on the chart:

 

Overall though, there are some great bargains to be had!

If the Alaska-Hawaiian merger is approved, maybe we’ll even finally be able to transfer AMEX points to Alaska?

What are your favorite redemptions from the new award chart?

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17 Comments On "Mileage Bargains With Alaska’s New Partner Award Charts"

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Momo

FYI, you cannot purchase a lap infant ticket with Alaska, you will have to purchase a full price ticket for a lap infant.
So for example, if you’re flying from New York to Tel Aviv via Elal, you will have to pay full for a lap infant.

Aaron

I was also thinking about this. Do you have any data points about trying to get ELAL to do it after booking the adult ? Perhaps at the airport?

Ari

Any update on this? Can you add a lap infant at the airport for the elal flight?

YM

Did anyone get any clarity if you can add a lap infant through ELAL?

Cb

Nice summary. Note that most Elal flights to Europe are on narrow-body planes, except a few flights to LHR where some flights are Dreamliner. At 45k in J this is pretty good if you get the lie-flat. Always check the aircraft type before booking.

Freecountry

EWR – ORD is showing 4.5k miles even though it is more than 700 miles. Only LGA – ORD is 7.5k

Freecountry

PHL – ORD is less than 700 miles and is 4.5k miles.

Chopapeih

Where do you see these redemption options? If I go ton the Alaska website the awards are much more expensive

Memere613

Cheapest I’m fine NYC to SEZ is 42.5k 🙁

Europe/Middle East zone 2 (1,501-3,500 miles) sample award:

Jake

Very few airlines fly first class cabin and not even some of those routes. Why and how do they even price? That option seems irrelevant

Donald

Waiting for my 70k for my RT to Israel. Already spent and paid off the $3000 requirement

Eli

Europe zone 2 should include JFK to Manchester

FBR

Alaska-Hawaiin merger isn’t scheduled to happen until June 2025 and even when it does we have no idea if we’ll then be able to transfer points from Amex. Although that would be really really great since Alaska miles are hard to earn. Used to transfer a lot from Marriott but my stash with them has pretty much been depleted and that is also a currency that is becoming substantially more difficult to replenish than when it was SPG.

Moshe

Hi Dan, let’s say you book a short haul flight with a stopover and from origin to final destination is under 700 miles, will Alaska still only charge 4500 points even though the total miles flown is over 700? I need to book from Scranton, pa to Toronto and there is no direct flights. The cost of these flights are over $800. Would this be a solution? Any other solutions?? Thanks!!

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