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Alaska Celebrates 90th Anniversary With 90k Miles for Employees

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As a thank you to all employees who worked to continue keeping the airline running during the COVID-19 pandemic and in celebration of 90 years of service, Alaska Airlines has provided all active employees with 90,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles to use on future flights.

90 Years and 90,000 Mileage Plan Miles

As airline workers became essential positions during the pandemic, Alaska employees had to report to work each day regardless of the environmental conditions. They weathered an economic storm as the pandemic raged on, and while some employees were laid off or others departed the airline, many remained on for the long haul. As a thank you to its employees for remaining committed to caring for its customers, the airline has awarded each employee with 90,000 Mileage Plan miles.

“As we celebrate 90 years of flying, we wouldn’t be where we are today without our incredible people who work nonstop to keep things moving, even throughout a global pandemic,” said Ben Minicucci, CEO of Alaska Airlines. “When you think about how many airlines have come and gone since 1932, it’s an amazing achievement that we’re still here and stronger than ever — it’s because of the genuine care and hard work our people bring to our operation every day.”

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Alaska Airlines has provided employees with 90,000 Mileage Plan miles for their hard work. Image Credit: Alaska Airlines

How To Best Use 90,000 Mileage Plan Miles

Alaska offers several different suggestions on how to use 90,000 Mileage Plan miles, including:

  • 25,000 miles from Seattle (SEA) to New York (JFK) round-trip in Main Cabin
  • 30,000 miles from San Francisco (SFO) to Hawaii (HNL) round-trip in Main Cabin
  • 60,000 miles for round-trip travel from the West Coast to Europe in Main Cabin on Oneworld partners
  • 90,000 miles for 9 round-trip Main Cabin flights from Seattle (SEA) to destinations up and down the West Coast

To really maximize how you redeem your Alaska Airlines miles, we also suggest:

Final Thoughts

Alaska Airlines employees have been rewarded for their hard work over the past few years and are now able to enjoy travel throughout the world on either Alaska or many great partners. The opportunities to use Alaska Airlines miles are endless, and Mileage Plan is consistently one of the best values for points and miles opportunities.

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About James Larounis

James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.


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