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In light of Alaska Airlines
easy status match offer
50% bonus elite qualifying miles
through June 30, 2021, I thought I’d put together some answers to frequently
asked questions out there that relate to Alaska Airlines MVP elite status for
those that are new to Alaska MVP and how its benefits such as First Class seat’s upgrade works.
To those that just become Alaska Airlines MVP members, congratulations!
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Do Alaska Airlines MVP members qualify for Premium Seat or First Class Seat Upgrades?
both Premium and First Class, when available.
How does Alaska Airlines MVP seat’s upgrade work?
You will be automatically added to the waiting list for preferred seat’s upgrade as long
as you are an MVP member and your Alaska Airlines mileage number is on your
waiting list for seats upgrades. MVP Gold 75k receive the first priority, MVP
Gold 75 next, and then MVP. When upgrade seats are available, they are given
to members based on the order of the waiting list.
Is the request for MVP seat’s upgrade unlimited?
Do MVP member’s travel companions receive complimentary upgrades?
MVP status, you will NOT be automatically added to the waiting list for
seat’s upgrade. If that happens, it’s best to book separate tickets but that
will mean that you and your travel companion won’t be sitting together if you
status, then you both will be automatically placed on the upgrade’s waiting list. Just
make sure you both have Alaska Airlines mileage numbers added to the reservation.
What ticket fares are eligible for MVP upgrades?
Saver Fares are the only tickets that are not eligible for the
How about two free checked bags, priority check-in and boarding benefits for
MVP member and companions?
- Priority check-in and boarding
- Two free checked bags for you and companions on the same reservation
- Discounted Alaska Lounge membership
for all ticket fares, including the Saver fare ticket.
How long is Alaska Airlines MVP status good for?
earn the status and the year after that.
through the end of 2022 to enjoy all the benefits.
your MVP status will be upgraded to MVP Gold for the remaining of 2021 year
and that upgraded status is good through the end of 2022.
How to reach Alaska Airlines next tier status?
Status Match. If you cannot perform the status match, you’ll just have to keep flying. Keep in mind that Alaska Airlines is
currently offering 50% bonus elite qualifying miles through June 30, 2021.
and elite-qualifying airline partners as one of the MVP’s benefits, that 50%
bonus miles do not count towards elite status. If you purchase a premium fare
ticket, it also does not offer any bonus miles that are eligible towards elite
status. Only purchased First Class fare ticket can receive 75% bonus miles and
are counted towards elite status. It’s worth mentioning that, any First
Class upgrades without purchase such as
MVP Gold Guest First Class Upgrade
code are not eligible to receive that 75% bonus miles.