Alaska Airlines will close Mileage Plan accounts and delete any remaining miles after 24 months of account inactivity, which can be extended by earning or redeeming at least one Alaska mile.
If your account is deleted, you can reinstate it within a year for a $75 fee.
Ways to Extend Your Alaska Miles
There are several ways to reset the expiration date on your miles:
- Earning points from flying on Alaska Airlines.
- Earning points from flying on OneWorld and other partner airlines and crediting flight to Alaska Airlines.
- Earning miles from the Bank of America Alaska Airlines or Alaska Business credit cards.
- Online shopping through the Mileage Plan shopping portal.
- Dining out at restaurants.
- Earning points from Alaska’s other shopping partners.
- Redeeming miles on Alaska Airlines or their partners.
- Donating miles to charity.
- Spending miles on magazine subscriptions.
Comparison of U.S. Airlines
Below are the mileage expiration policies for every U.S. airline.