Alaska Airlines is introducing an elite status fast track for expiring status members

If you’re an Alaska MVP, MVP Gold, or MVP 75K Elite member and don’t requalify for your status by the end of the year, Alaska Airlines has your back.

The Seattle-based airline is giving its elite members a second chance to extend their current status through December 31, 2023.

Between January 13 and April 13, if you earn the following miles, Alaska will extend your 2022 status through the end of 2023. Here’s what you must earn during those three months to extend your 2022 status:

  • MVP Members: 5,000 base miles.
  • MVP Gold Members: 10,000 base miles.
  • MVP Gold 75K Members: 20,000 base miles.

Who is Eligible?

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This offer is available to Mileage Plan members who held MVP, MVP Gold, or MVP Gold 75K status on January 1, 2022, but did not qualify for the same status again in calendar year 2022. Unfortunately, you cannot take advantage of this offer to reach a higher status than January 1, 2022.

Additionally, those who held Alaska status as of January 1, 2022 as a result of a status match or status challenge are excluded from this promotion and MVP Gold 100K status is not included.

Related: What is Alaska Airlines Elite Status Worth?

Which base miles count?

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Mileage Plan members participating in this offer can earn base miles on Alaska and partner flights; However, a minimum of two segments must be flown on Alaska-marketed and operated flights to qualify for a status extension.

See Also: How I Benefited From Being an Alaska MVP Gold 100K Flying With Americans

A note on MVP Gold 75K

Alaska Airlines 75K members enjoy upgrades with American Airlines. CLINT HENDERSON/THE POINTS GUY

If you were an MVP Gold 75K member as of January 1, 2022 but do not qualify again this year, you can earn Alaska Gold Guest Upgrades, Lounge Day Passes, and MVP Gold 75K MVP nominations after earning the 20,000 base miles in between have January 13 and April 13, 2023.

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Unfortunately, members who earn MVP Gold 75K status through this offer will not be eligible for the 50,000 bonus miles or American Airlines upgrade certificates associated with qualifying for MVP Gold 75K status.

Related: Top-level Alaska Mileage Plan members receive an intriguing array of benefits for 2023

bottom line

This promotion is great news for Mileage Plan members who were in the process of downgrading or losing their status at the end of the year. But for those who have already re-qualified, it can be frustrating as airlines are already seeing masses of elite members after years of status extension and reduced qualification requirements.

To learn more about Alaska’s 2023 Fast Track Action, visit this page.

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