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Alaska Airlines Reveals New Award Chart

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Changes Coming March 1, 2022 for Alaska Redemptions on AA Flights

Alaska Airlines Reveals New Award Chart

Alaska Airlines revealed a few months ago that it would make changes to its award charts sometime in late December. The airline promised Mileage Plan members a simplified award chart to show you where award levels start based on which regions you’re traveling from and to.

Now the airline has published the new charts on its website and they are way too simple, providing less information compared to the older charts.

Redemption values seem to have remained the same as before in most cases, but there could be some devaluations. Let’s see the new charts.

North American Awards

These are the minimum miles required for North American flights.

Contiguous US including Alaska and Canada Economy
Contiguous US, Alaska and Canada:
Less than 700 miles
5,000 15,000
Contiguous US, Alaska and Canada:
Between 701 and 1,400 miles
7,500 25,000
Contiguous US, Alaska and Canada:
Between 1,401 and 2,100 miles
10,000 25,000
Contiguous US, Alaska and Canada:
Longer than 2,101 miles
12,500 30,000
Hawaii 15,000 40,000
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean 10,000 30,000

International Awards

Again Alaska says that the prices listed are “the estimated minimum award prices on one or more of our partner airlines”. That means that prices could be higher.

Contiguous US including Alaska and Canada: Economy
Africa 50,000 60,000 70,000 85,000
Asia 30,000 40,000 50,000 70,000
Europe 22,500 42,500 57,500 70,000
Indian Subcontinent 42,500 55,000 65,000 80,000
Middle East 42,500 55,000 65,000 80,000
South America 25,000 45,000 85,000
South Pacific 30,000 45,000 55,000 70,000

You can see Alaska’s award charts here.


Alaska Airlines previously had separate award charts for each partner. The new chart is much simpler and yes, the airline has simplified it as promised. But now you have just one international award chart for travel between regions. You don’t see which airlines flies a certain route, or which one has the cheapest awards.

Additionally the new award chart page only lists award rates for flights originating in the U.S. or Canada. For anything else, the airline tells Mileage Plan members to search for desired destination and dates to view pricing.

The terms also state that no stopovers are permitted within an international award region.

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