Alaska Airlines is giving out 90,000 free miles to their employees

Image of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER in the foreground with clouds and the Golden Gate Bride behind it

Today, Alaska announced that each employee will get 90,000 miles to redeem for a trip to anywhere they want!

Two Alaska Airline employees holding up their free 90,000 reward miles for a trip to wherever they want
Alaska Airlines employees celebrating with their 90,000 mile vouchers (Courtesy of Ingrid Barrentine / Alaska Airlines)

The Gift

This gift of 90,000 free miles from Alaska to their employees is part of the company’s 90th anniversary celebration and to thank their employees for all of their hard work over the past couple of years.

For these lucky employees, we have some ideas on how they can get the most out of their newly acquired miles.

The Reward

Say they are looking for a nice and warm getaway- why not take a trip down under?! Well, on American Airlines, they can do just that. They can redeem those Alaska miles for a round-trip fare of only 80,000 miles in main cabin and take those remaining 10,000 miles for a future flight. Alaska even offers short distance flights starting at only 5,000 miles each way that they can use their remaining miles on. This way, they can get two round-trip flights for only 90,000 miles total.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Redemption Rates for European Trip (Courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

Or let’s say they want to take that long-awaited European trip. They could treat themselves to business class on British Airways for 60,000 miles and then take a return flight on Finnair for only 30,000 miles in economy. That way they can experience the luxury of a business class flight to Europe on points!


With so many options, these Alaska employees will be ready to explore the world and take some much needed time-off with their 90,000 miles!

Let us know in the comments below how you would spend 90,000 miles.

Kyle’s Tip

Kyle’s Tip: While we are on the subject of mileage redemptions, I want to always encourage you to not narrow-in on one destination for your redemption. For example, in the example above, if I were planning to take a trip to Australia, I could miss out on the opportunity to fly business class with British Airways. Or if I only planned to fly with British Airways, I could miss out on the possibility of getting two trips with the Australia option.

Thus, I encourage you to explore all of your options before making a decision on where to travel to. That way you can get the most value for your miles and might even find a new place to visit!

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