Double Alaska Mileage Plan Miles Through the End of 2014 on Select Routes

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This Boeing 737-890 airplane operated by Alaska Airlines sports the Employee Powered livery. Photograph by FlyerTalk member FriendlySkies. Click on the photograph for the discussion posted on FlyerTalk pertaining to this particular livery scheme.

You can earn double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles on eight of the most popular routes to and from Seattle for the rest of the year effective for travel between June 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 — but you must first register for this promotion prior to your first qualifying flight.
Travel between Seattle and the following eight airports as a passenger on qualifying paid non-stop flights which are marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines in order to earn your double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles during this promotion:

  • Anchorage ANC
  • San Diego SAN
  • Las Vegas LAS
  • San Francisco SFO
  • Los Angeles LAX
  • San Jose SJC
  • Oakland OAK
  • Vancouver YVR

Unlike past promotions such as this one from October of last year, double miles will not count towards elite level status — which has prompted a debate in this discussion, as some FlyerTalk members want to benefit from earning elite level status in a shorter period of time but are not able to do so via this current promotion.
“Technically, you’re flying half as much”, argues FlyerTalk member MonThruThurs, who claims that the continuation of double elite qualification miles on some of these routes would have been “a joke” to the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program. “While yes, you may earn 75K from this; someone who sits their butt in the seat for 75K miles, in my opinion deserves it over someone who earns it on a technicality.”
Flight miles must be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program account in order to earn double miles during this promotion; and all travel must be completed by December 31, 2014. This offer is not valid on free or award travel . If you are a Club 49 member, you are not eligible to receive double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles between Anchorage and Seattle as part of this promotion.
Terms and conditions apply; and this offer subject to change without notice.
Do offers by the frequent flier loyalty program of an airline to earn elite level status faster — such as with earning double elite qualification miles on flights — cheapen the elite level status itself? What do you think?

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