Alaska Airlines offers double miles for frequent flyers

It’s never too late to jump on the bandwagon. Behind nearly every other carrier in the airline industry, Alaska Airlines recently announced that frequent flyers can now earn double elite miles on all non-promo fares.

This now means that you only need to earn 10K or 20K miles to achieve MVP or MVP Gold status respectively. Codeshare partners only need 12.5K or 25K. That’s a pretty fine deal.

Tickets must be booked after registration and flights must take place between this Wednesday, the 6th of May and June 30th. Still, that gives you almost two months to (re)qualify for status. Sneak a couple of mileage runs in over Memorial Day weekend and you’ll be rolling in the perks in no time.

Sign up at Alaska Airlines promotion page here and get your flying pants on.

American Airlines passengers — get double elite miles through June 15!

Perhaps in the wake of Delta Airlines offering double Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) to their passengers a couple of weeks back, American Airlines just launched their own double miles promotion.

Passengers who register for the promotion have between April 16th and June 15th to qualify for their extra miles, which don’t count for award travel, but do count for elite status. That means you only have to fly 12.5k, 25k and 50k miles to earn AAdvantage Gold, Platinum and Executive Platinum status — a fantastic deal.

What’s the big deal with miles if you can’t use them for awards? There are myriad benefits to achieving elite status on any airline, from first class upgrades to priority check in and boarding to special customer service lines. If you invest any time in the skies, elite status is definitely worth the investment.

Check out American Airline’s guides to elite benefits here for further details on their programs.

To register for the promotion, go to American Airline’s promo page and use code AADER.

And my condolences to those of you elite AA members out there who already have status and who’s ranks are soon to be diluted with thousands of causal travelers. Now you know what life is like in the Delta/Northwest world.