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[Expired] Match Your Delta Status to Alaska Airlines With This Lucrative Offer

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Alaska Airlines is out with a lucrative promotion for Delta Air Lines frequent flyers, requiring little to no effort. The offer is a direct rebuke of Delta’s announcement on September 13, 2023, that detailed how it would make it much more difficult to earn coveted SkyMiles Medallion status.

Here’s how to take advantage of this Alaska status match promotion.

How To Match Your Delta Status to Alaska

Alaska is clearly trying to lure in Delta elites with this latest offer. The airline’s Mileage Plan program is the only remaining fully butt-in-seat loyalty scheme in the U.S. that earns based on how much you fly, not how much you spend.

Delta SkyMiles elites who are interested in matching their status to Alaska must:

  1. Submit proof of Delta status by October 31, 2023. It’s recommended that you share your account overview page, which shows your current status and 2024 Status Progress.
  2. Based on the criteria in the tables below, Alaska will match you to the Mileage Plan tier for the rest of 2023.
  3. You have 2 options to extend your status through 2024:

Status Match for Alaska Airlines Credit Cardholders

These are the status match options for Alaska Airlines credit cardholders with a card open by December 31, 2023:

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Delta Status ExpirationDelta Silver MedallionDelta Gold MedallionDelta Platinum MedallionDelta Diamond Medallion
December 31, 2023MVP through 2024MVP Gold through 2024MVP Gold 75K through 2024
MVP Gold 75K through 2024
December 31, 2024MVP Gold through 2024MVP Gold 75K through 2024MVP Gold 100K through 2024
MVP Gold 100K through 2024

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this offer is that credit cardholders (or those who apply by December 31, 2023) who have earned Delta status through the end of 2024 will get their status bumped up a level when mapped over to Alaska’s program. For instance, a Delta Platinum Medallion who has an Alaska Signature card and Delta status through 2024 will earn MVP Gold 100K, Alaska’s top-tier status, until the end of 2024.

Status Challenge for Non-Cardholders

These are the status challenge options for non-cardholders:

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Delta Status ExpirationDelta Silver MedallionDelta Gold MedallionDelta Platinum MedallionDelta Diamond Medallion
December 31, 2023MVP for 90 days with a status match challengeMVP Gold for 90 days with a status match challengeMVP Gold 75K for 90 days with a status match challengeMVP Gold 75K for 90 days with a status match challenge
December 31, 2024MVP for 90 days with a status match challengeMVP Gold for 90 days with a status match challengeMVP Gold 75K for 90 days with a status match challengeMVP Gold 75K for 90 days with a status match challenge

If you don’t have an Alaska Airlines credit card — and don’t plan to apply for one by the end of the year — you can still complete a 90-day status challenge to keep status through 2024:

  • MVP Status — Fly 5,000 miles on Alaska
  • MVP Gold Status — Fly 10,000 miles on Alaska
  • MVP Gold 75K Status — Fly 20,000 miles on Alaska
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Alaska Gold 75Ks and 100Ks can get access to stunning Oneworld lounges, like the Cathay Pacific Lounge in London (LHR). Image Credit: Cathay Pacific

Due to the volume of requests, Alaska says the validation process can take up to 4 weeks.

Hot Tip:

Learn about all the benefits of Alaska Airlines elite status — including the perks you receive as a Oneworld alliance elite member.

Final Thoughts

While Alaska’s network is much smaller than that of Delta’s, especially on the East Coast, keep in mind that Alaska is also part of the Oneworld alliance. With certain elite tiers, that means lounge access, baggage benefits, seat upgrades on American Airlines, etc. Therefore, even if you don’t plan on flying Alaska regularly, it’s still worth considering this match opportunity.

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Chris is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on timely travel trends, points and miles, hot new hotels, and all things that go (he’s a proud aviation geek and transit nerd). Formerly full-time at The Points Guy, his work can now be found at AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, and Lonely Planet, among others

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