How to Transfer Alaska Miles to American
Alaska and American Airlines have partnered to bring convenience and comfort to their travelers worldwide. As an Alaska Mileage Plan member, you earn Alaska miles with American Airlines and other OneWorld® Alliance member airlines. If you are wondering how to transfer Alaska miles to American, DoNotPay has you covered.
- DoNotPay can guide you through the best options you have depending on your rewards program and how much each point will be worth monetarily.
- We will also help you transfer your points or sell them for cash.
Earning Alaska Mileage Plan Miles
Once you join the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program, you access several options to earn airline miles quickly. Some of the ways to earn miles include booking flights and spending money with a travel credit card that offers rewards for miles. You earn 3 miles for each dollar you use on Alaska Airlines purchases and 1 mile for every buck spent on all other purchases. You can also earn mileage plan miles whenever your fly with Alaska airline partners and OneWorld Alliance members. Earnings on American Airlines are based on a percentage of actual flights miles flown. You can convert your miles to points and use them for the following purchases:
- Book hotel stays
- Reserve rental cars
- Shop with everyday partners
Where Can I Transfer Alaska Miles to?
Apart from transferring your Alaska to American Airlines and other OneWorld Alliance partners, you can also transfer your points in any of the following ways:
|Reward yourself with a dream vacation||Once you are ready to take that trip, top off your Mileage Plan account and enjoy an affordable trip.|
|Transfer to a friend or loved one||You can also help a friend or loved one reach their next reward level by transferring miles from your account to their account for only $10 per 1000 miles.|
|Reward your employees or customers||You can motivate your employees or customers by transferring your miles to their accounts.|
|Donate to a worthy cause||Alaska's LIFT Miles Program partners with several nonprofits such as the nature conservancy, Fisher House Foundation, and disaster relief organizations.|
How to Transfer Alaska Miles to American Airlines
Although you cannot transfer miles between the two airlines at the moment, you can still use Alaska miles to book flights with American airlines and vice versa. Because of their airline partnership, travelers can redeem miles for flights on partner airlines and travel to various destinations worldwide. The following are the steps to book American flights with Alaska miles:
- Select "use miles" while searching for a flight on the Alaska Airlines site or App
- Several results will appear that require you to award travel on any available partner airline flight
- Filter the results and settle on American Airlines flights
- Pick the American award flight you would like to book
- Follow the booking procedure to use your Alaska Mileage Plan miles
Notably, the Alaska Mileage Plan redemption rates depend on the partner airline you are flying to and the regions you are traveling in between. For example, if you are flying American Airlines in Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and Canada, you will need 2,500 Alaska miles each way in economy or 25,000 miles each way in business/first class. If you are flying American Airlines in Europe, you need 22,500 Alaska miles in economy, 57,500 miles in business class, or 85,000 miles in first class.
If you have enough Alaska Airlines, DoNotPay can guide you through the best options you have depending on your rewards program and how much each point will be worth. Besides, if you want to sell your points, we can help you find the best deal through third-party vendors.
How to Check/Transfer Alaska Airlines Points With the Help of DoNotPay
- Search "points" or "rewards" on DoNotPay, and select the rewards program you're a part of / the type of points you have.
- Choose whether you want to check your points balance, transfer your points, or sell them for cash.
- If you selected one of the first two options, DoNotPay can check your points balance or transfer your points for you. Otherwise, we can help you find the best deal through third-party vendors.
For example, if you are a Marriott Rewards member, you can transfer your points to airline miles or find discounted hotel rates to redeem the best value. If you want to sell your points, we can help you find the best deal through third-party vendors. Lastly, we can also help you check your latest points balance automatically.
How Much Money Are Alaska Airline Points Worth?
On average, the value of Alaska Airlines' miles is 1.02 cents per mile. This means 10,000 Alaska Airlines miles carries a value of about roughly $102. Alaska Airlines miles are less valuable than the average American airline miles, worth almost 1.27 cents each.
You can compare Alaska Airline to other airlines below:
|Airline Reward Program||Miles||Standard Mileage Value (in Dollars)||Priority/Business/First Class Mileage Value (in Dollars)|
|American Airlines AAdvantage Miles||1||$0.012||$0.025|
|Southwest Rapid Rewards||1||$0.014||$0.015|
Let DoNotPay to Help You Transfer Alaska Points
On April 1, 2020, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced full reciprocal mileage earning on international and domestic flights. This means American airline Advantage members will earn miles and redeem points on all flights operated by Alaska Airlines, whether marketed by American or Alaska and vice versa. Unfortunately, the process to redeem, sell or transfer your points is complex. DoNotPay can guide you through the best options you have depending on your rewards program and how much each point will be worth monetarily. We will also help you transfer your points or sell them for cash. Contact us today to learn more