Much conversation over the past 24 hours has focused on a mysterious 10,000 Alaska Mileage Plan mile bonus showing up in members accounts.
Well, here is what I was able to learn directly from a staff member at Alaska:
We understand that many Mileage Plan members have questions about a surprise 10,000 mile gift that started appearing in some accounts last night, and we wanted to help put some of the mystery to rest. We can’t wait to show members of both programs what more to love looks like with Alaska Mileage Plan, and decided to kick things off with a 10,000 mile bonus award to thank our guests who have been loyal members of both Elevate and Mileage Plan. The gift process is expected to be completed over the course of next couple of days, and eligible members – which includes guests who were active in both Elevate and Mileage Plan as of December 5, 2016 – should look for an email from Mileage Plan later this week. Elevate members who don’t have a Mileage Plan account will be invited to activate one, along with details about their own special welcome offer, how to convert points, and status matching. For now, please sit tight, and we’ll be sharing more information about what members have to look forward to in the next couple of days.
This sounds to me like the 10,000 mile bonuses are still being rolled out, so even if you haven’t received yours yet (like me) you may still in the days ahead.
I am not sure what “active” means.
I didn’t receive my 10k miles in the first batch but did today. As a note, I have never flown Virgin America.
Lots of data points over at FlyerTalk if you want to check that out.
Sounds like more treats are coming our way thanks to the Alaska + Virgin America joining up.