Earning Alaska Miles with Credit Cards & Point Transfers

Point Conversion Calculator
You earn Alaska Miles by transferring points from several programs directly to your Mileage Plus account. Get the details and calculate point transfers.
Advertiser Disclosure
Last Updated 2021-10-13

Alaska Airlines does not have any major credit card transfer partners. When it comes to earning Alaska Mileage Plan Miles, your best options will be using Alaska Airlines credit cards, transferring rewards from Alaska's partners, and buying Alaska Miles.

Alaska Airlines Credit Cards

Alaska offers one personal and one business credit card that you can use to earn Alaska Airlines Miles directly on your everyday spending. These cards are your best options if you're looking to earn miles via credit card spend.

Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card

The Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card earns 3X Alaska Miles on Alaska Airlines purchases and 1X on all other purchases.

Benefits of the card include an annual companion fare which allows you to bring a companion along starting at $121 USD. The card also grants a free checked bag for you and up to five others traveling with you and discounts on both in-flight purchases and lounge passes.

If you fly Alaska Airlines frequently, this is one of the best cards to have in your wallet.

Intro Bonus
Get 40,000 bonus miles plus Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ from $121 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $22) with this offer. To qualify, make purchases of $2,000 or more within the first 90 days of opening your account.
Rewards Rate
3X
Earn 3X on Alaska Airlines purchases
1X
Earn 1X on all other purchases
Main Card Highlights
  • Annual Alaska Companion Fare: Buy 1 round trip ticket and get a companion fare starting from $121 USD for another person to travel with you.
  • Free checked bag for you and up to five others traveling with you.
  • 20% off in-flight purchases when you use your Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card to pay for food, beverages, and Wi-Fi onboard Alaska and Alaska-operated flights.
  • 50% discount on day passes for Alaska Airlines lounges.
Annual Fee
$75
Authorized User Fee
0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%

Alaska Airlines Business credit card

The Alaska Airlines Business credit card is an exact copy-paste of the personal card. It earns 3X Alaska Miles on Alaska Airlines purchases and 1X on all other purchases.

The card offers an annual companion fare starting at $121 USD for a companion to travel with you, a free checked bag for you and up to five others on the same reservation, and discounts on both in-flight purchases and lounge passes.

The Alaska Airlines Business credit card is a great choice if your business expenses include Alaska Airlines.

Rewards Rate
3X
Earn 3X on Alaska Airlines purchases
1X
Earn 1X on all other purchases
Main Card Highlights
  • Annual Alaska Companion Fare: Buy 1 round trip ticket and get a companion fare starting from $121 USD for another person to travel with you.
  • Free checked bag for you and up to five others traveling with you.
  • 20% off in-flight purchases when you use your Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card to pay for food, beverages, and Wi-Fi onboard Alaska and Alaska-operated flights.
  • 50% discount on day passes for Alaska Airlines lounges.
Annual Fee
$50 per company, $25 per card ($75 total for primary user)
Authorized User Fee
$25 per card
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%

Transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points

Marriott Bonvoy Points can be transferred to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan at a rate of 3:1 meaning you can transfer 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points for 1,000 Alaska Miles.

You'll also earn a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points you transfer, so you can easily rake up Alaska Miles if you frequent Marriott hotels.

You can pick up Marriott Bonvoy credit cards and transfer your earned points to Alaska Milage Plan for a solid amount of miles.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card
Intro Bonus
Earn 3 Free Nights (up to 50,000 points each) after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months from account opening. Certain hotels have resort fees.
Rewards Rate
6X
Earn 6X total Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy™
2X
Earn 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
Main Card Highlights
  • Earn 3 Free Nights (up to 50,000 points each) after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months from account opening. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • 1 Free Night Award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
  • Earn up to 17X total Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy™ thanks to complimentary elite status.
  • 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Automatic Silver Elite Status each account anniversary year. Path to Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each account year.
  • 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Earn unlimited Marriott Bonvoy points and get Free Night Stays faster.
Annual Fee
$95
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
Intro Bonus
Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy Bonus Points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $200 in statement credits for eligible purchases made on your new Card at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
Rewards Rate
6X
Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy Hotels
3X
Earn 3 points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines
2X
Earn 2 points on all other eligible purchases
Main Card Highlights
  • Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy Bonus Points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $200 in statement credits for eligible purchases made on your new Card at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Enjoy up to $300 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.
  • Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program. 3 points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines. 2 points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive 1 free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points) at a participating hotel. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy unlimited airport lounge visits when you enroll in Priority Pass™ Select membership.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $450 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
Annual Fee
$450
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card
Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card
Intro Bonus
Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
Rewards Rate
3X
Earn 3X total Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy™.
2X
Earn 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on other travel purchases (from airfare to taxis and trains)
1X
Earn 1X point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
Main Card Highlights
  • Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • Pay no annual fee with the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card from Chase®!
  • Earn up to 14X total Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy™ thanks to complimentary elite status.
  • 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on other travel purchases (from airfare to taxis and trains).
  • 1X point for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Receive 15 Elite Night Credits annually, qualifying you for Silver Elite Status. Restrictions apply.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Earn unlimited Marriott Bonvoy points and get Free Night Stays faster.
Annual Fee
$0
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card
Intro Bonus
Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
Rewards Rate
6X
Earn 6x points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
4X
Earn 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping.
2X
Earn 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
Main Card Highlights
  • Welcome Offer: Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.
  • 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping. 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status with your Card. Plus, earn Gold Elite status after making $35,000 in eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • Terms Apply.
Annual Fee
$125
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%

Buy Alaska Miles

If you're short on miles and need them now, your best bet is buying Alaska Miles. You can buy Alaska Miles at the standard rate of 2.75 cents per mile and can buy up to 150,000 Alaska Miles per year.

Buying miles isn't the best option, but it's the easiest and quickest way to aquire the miles you need. Just make sure that it's worth buying them for the redemption you plan on redeeming them towards.

buy 2000 alaska airlines miles

Point Transfer Calculator

Alaska Miles can be earned transferring points from a handful of rewards programs directly to your Alaska Mileage Plan account.

You will not earn many points from these partners, but it can still be useful if you need to top off your account.

Enter the amount of Alaska Miles you need in the table below. It will output how many rewards you would need to transfer from the partner program to equal the amount of miles you entered.

Loading...
Follow on Instagram
Pin Us On Pinterest
Subscribe on YouTube
RSS/XML
Support Us With Amazon
🇺🇸 US • 🇨🇦 CA • 🇬🇧 UK • 🇦🇺 AU