Two ways to boost your status

We've got two elite-qualifying mile (EQM) offers to help you boost your status to the next level.

You've probably already heard that the status you're holding on December 31, 2020*, will be extended through the end 2021.

But we know that some of you are trying to get elite status for the first time, or are trying to get to the next tier — so we're making it easier for you to get there with bonus EQM offers in the air and on the ground.

New to elite status? Check out these benefits.

  • Two checked bags for you and companions on the same reservation
  • Priority boarding
  • Complimentary upgrades when available**
  • Bonus miles on base miles earned
  • Access to preferred seating and dedicated customer service phone lines

Plus, there's never been a better time to be an elite. Earn status in 2020 so you'll be ready to take advantage of expanded American Airlines and oneworld® perks starting summer 2021.***

Read more about elite status and its perks at

*Status extension not apply to guests in the middle of a status challenge offer. Status challenge must be completed to keep status after the 90 day challenge period.

**Complimentary upgrades are not available when booking a Saver fare, in X class of service.

*** Alaska Airlines has announced its intention to join oneworld® alliance in summer 2021.

Terms and Conditions

50% bonus elite-qualifying mile offer terms: No registration required. All active Mileage Plan members will receive a 50% bonus on elite-qualifying miles earned on flights marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines between June 1 and December 31, 2020. Mileage for qualifying flights must be credited to the member's Mileage Plan account. Not valid on free or award travel. The bonus elite-qualifying miles awarded as part of this promotion count toward elite status qualification only, are non-redeemable, and cannot be used toward award travel. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply.

† Alaska Airlines Visa® bonus elite-qualifying mile offer terms: Qualified members can earn 2,500 elite-qualifying miles (maximum of 10,000) that count toward elite status qualification if they make any combination of purchase transactions totaling at least $5,000 (exclusive of any fees, including the annual fee, returns and adjustments) that post to an eligible Alaska Airlines Visa card between June 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Purchases from different Alaska Airlines accounts cannot be combined to reach the $5,000 threshold.

One individual can only earn a maximum of 10,000 elite-qualifying miles via this campaign, even if they hold multiple Alaska Airlines consumer and small business Visa cards. Elite-qualifying miles will be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account within the first two billing cycles after qualifying. To qualify for this offer, your credit card account must be open with active charging privileges.

Bank of America is not responsible for fulfillment of this elite-qualifying miles offer and posting of miles directly to your Alaska Mileage Plan account. Elite-qualifying miles will not appear on your credit card statement.

Elite-qualifying miles count toward elite status qualification only, are non-redeemable and cannot be used toward award travel. All Mileage Plan terms and conditions apply.

This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association and is used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.