Transfer Points To Alaska Airlines
Calculate the transfer of points to Alaska Airlines from Alaska's transfer partners and get the list of best partner credit cards to earn miles.
Alaska Airlines Miles can be earned by transferring rewards earned with several programs directly to your MileagePlan account. While this will not earn you more miles than using Alaska's own credit cards, this can still benefit you by providing the opportunity to top off your miles if you're short and give you a small boost in points thanks to sign up bonuses.
Transferring Points To Alaska
Alaska miles can be transferred from a handful of reward programs directly into your Alaska Account. This allows you to top of your account with points from other programs and focus on more ways to earn rewards using your favorite programs. You can enter any amount of Alaska Miles in the table below. The table will output how many rewards you would need with each partnering program to equal the amount of miles you specified.
Best Western Points are earned at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent meaning you will earn 2 Alaska Miles per $1 spent at their hotels when transferred to your Alaska Mileage Plan account. Best Western's highest status of Diamond Select will earn you 5 additional Best Western Points equaling to an additional Alaska Mile while using the Best Western Mastercard will give you 10 more points for 2 additional miles. So you can earn up to 5 Alaska Miles per $1 spent at Best Western.
Choice Points are earned at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent and transfer to Alaska Mileage Plan Miles at a ratio of 5 to 1. This means you will earn 2 miles per $1 spent when staying at Choice Hotels which is about the normal. You can earn an additional mile from earning Choice Diamond status and an additional point per $1 spent at Choice Hotels with the Barclays Choice Privileges Card.
Hilton Honors members earn points at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent. Since Hilton transfers to Alaska at a 10 to 1 ratio, this will only earn you 1 mile per $1 spent which isn't that exciting. While base level earnings are low, the best earnings come from Hilton Diamond members using the luxury Hilton Aspire Card. These members will earn 34 points per $1 spent at Hilton Hotels earning 3.4 Alaska Miles per $1 spent. Not as high as Choice, but still a decent return for anyone holding the Hilton's luxury credit card.
IHG Members earn points at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent as well. With the 5 to 1 transfer ratio, you will earn 2 Alaska Miles for every $1 spent at IHG hotels. You can earn an additional mile using the IHG Traveler Card or an additional 2 miles using the IHG Premier Card. For those that earn IHG Spire Elite Status, an additional 2 mile can also be earned thanks to the 100% bonus points you will earn. This means an IHG Spire Elite member using the IHG Premier Card can earn 6 Alaska Miles per $1 spent at IHG Properties.
Marriott Bonvoy members also earn a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent. Marriott Points transfer to Alaska Miles at a 3 to 1 ratio which means you're looking at 3.3 Alaska Miles per $1 spent. Holding any of Marriott's many co-branded credit cards will earn an additional 2 miles while holding Marriott Platinum Premier Elite (Titanium Elite) will earn you an additional 2 miles and some change. With credit card and status combined, you can earn 23.5 Marriott Bonvoy Points per $1 spent which will come out to 7.83 Alaska Miles which is the highest you can earn with transfer partners (neglecting promotions).
Earning With Partner Credit Cards
All of the credit cards listed in the table below allow you to earn rewards and transfer them directly to your Alaska Airlines MileagePlan Account. Most of these cards will not provide any real benefit when it comes to Alaska Airlines, but you can squeeze a few points from some sign up bonuses. The earning rates listed are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Alaska Miles. Remember you can use the Search By Currency function to find cards that earn rewards with specific program!
Marriott Credit Cards
The only credit cards worth mentioning are the Marriott credit cards offered by Chase and American Express. Not including the no-fee Marriott Bold, Marriott credit cards will earn you the equivalent of 2 Alaska Miles per $1 spent at their brand hotels. On top of that, Marriott has the best transfer rate of 3 points for 1 mile while also providing a 15,000 Bonvoy Point bonus for every 60,000 points transferred for an additional 5,000 miles. This makes Marriott's standard 75,000-point sign up bonuses worth an even 30,000 Alaska Miles once transferred. This can be beneficial for anyone looking to add to their balance.
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