28093 Miles Later

Late last month, I made Alaska Airlines MVP. To make this membership level, I accrued over 25,000 miles on Alaska/Alaska Codeshare since January 1st. I currently sit at:

Activity Miles
Flown 28093
Bonus 3715
Parking 400
Total 32208

This entitles me to exciting things such as:

  •  Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades
  • Preferred Seating
  • Priority Boarding
  • Checked Baggage Fee Waiver

However, as I look at my status, I see that I also only have 19533 miles to Gold! And I think I might be able to make it. Here’s the forecast for the rest of the year thus far:

  • Return trip from Huntsville: 4022
  • Trip to San Diego: 2100
  • Trip to Maryland: 5820

That’s 11942 miles, 61% of the miles I need to get to Gold. The remaining 7591 miles could easily occur if I fly to Maryland and San Diego again, which is possible.

Non-work related, a round trip to Honolulu and back is only 5354 miles, so I would still need to travel San Diego again and even that would leave me a few hundred miles short.

If I do make Alaska MVP gold there still remains the fact that I would have flown over 50,000 miles this year, which is enough to miles to fly to Moscow (via Frankfurt) and back almost four times.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

    1. Miles bought do not count toward MVP and MVP/Gold status.

      Some of the advantages of MVP/Gold are:
      * Unlimited ability to Upgrade one companion into First Class when they are traveling with you.
      * Four one-way electronic MVP Gold Guest Upgrades awarded annually upon reaching MVP Gold status.
      * Checked Baggage Fee Waiver for first two bags
      * One complimentary Premium Beverage of your choice during your flight when traveling in the main cabin.

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  1. And you’re sharing them with me? AWESOME!

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    1. Only if I make MVP/Gold and only if you’re traveling with me. Then I will let you use the companion first class benefit.

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  2. MVP is the best. I hit it in June and hope to make Gold by December! Here’s to more travel – Cheers!

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