No Devaluation: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan released “simplified” award charts

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Alaska Airlines announced a couple of months ago that Partner Award “changes” are coming soon. It looks like there has not been any award chart devaluation, for now.

Simplified award charts to/from/within North America

There are now simplified award charts for travel to/from North America featuring “starting from” award rates, and no award charts for travel between other regions.

Flights within North America

Simplified award chart for flights within North America

International flights to/from North America

Simplified award chart for international flights to/from North America
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Best ways to redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles

Because of the low mileage requirement and lack of fuel surcharges, Alaska miles are fantastic for Economy, Business and First Class award redemptions for certain routes, on certain airlines.

Related: Sweet Spots: Best ways to redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles

Region 1Region 2AirlineClassMiles
AsiaAsiaEconomy12.5k
Business22.5k
North
America
Economy30k
Business50k
First70k
Economy42.5k
Business85k
EuropeEconomy32.5k
Business60k
South
Pacific
Economy30k
Business65k
TaipeiHanoi,
Manila,
Ho Chi Minh,
Seoul,
Tokyo,
Okinawa,
Osaka,
Fukuoka
Economy7.5k
Business15k
Los AngelesEconomy20k
Business60k
Hong
Kong
New
Zealand
Business30k
South
Pacific
North
America
Business55k
New
Zealand
North
America
Business60k
South
Africa
North
America
Business62.5k
First70k
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What am I doing with my Alaska miles?

I had cleared out most of my Alaska miles on a number of sweet spot routes in the past few weeks (for travel in 2023) and will probably continue to keep those bookings.

Bottom line

It was a false alarm after all.

This non-devaluation news does not mean that a devaluation will not come in the not-too-distant future. In fact, because of the amazing sweet spots, I’ll be very surprised not to see a devaluation in 2023.

Alaska had also mentioned previously that they will allow members a 3-month notice before any devaluation.

For now, enjoy it while it lasts!

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