Mileage Run Opportunities with Alaska Airlines in April

Alaska Airlines is the only airline in the USA that still awards you one mile for every mile flown. Because of that, there are plenty of mileage run opportunities that still exist. Mileage runs, for those who aren’t aware, are airline tickets that you buy with the sole intent of flying to earn miles.

April has presented some pretty amazing opportunities on Alaska Airlines, especially out of the new Paine Field Terminal in Everett, Washington.

Double Miles

From now until April 30th, you can earn double miles on every route out of Paine Field. That means that a quick trip to Portland and back with earn you 1,000 qualifying miles and 2,000 redeemable miles. 

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There are about a dozen or so routes currently flying out of Paine Field including some of Alaska’s most popular west coast destinations. Portland, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Phoenix all made the cut. All the flights are being operated by Horizon Air’s E75 aircraft with 12 first class seats, 12 premium economy seats, and a few dozen more regular seats. The planes are new and extremely comfortable.

Alaska Everett Paine Field Routes

You can head from Paine Field to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Jose, Portland, San Francisco, Phoenix, San Diego, or even Orange County. 

Mileage Run Opportunities

Right now, fares out of Paine Field are starting at only $29 one way.

  • Portland, $29
  • San Francisco, $64
  • San Diego, $54
  • Las Vegas, $69

You’ll earn double mileage on each of these routes, redeemable miles, and you’ll earn your standard qualifying miles as well. Even the saver fares will qualify for double miles.

We’re doing some quick Portland turns for $56 round trip. Each trip earns 2,000 miles and for $56, that’s one heck of a steal!

The double miles run from (today) through April 30th. You can sign up for the double miles promotion on Alaska Airline’s promotion page here.

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Here’s the terms of the promotion:

Limited time offer: Double Miles for Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ members who fly a qualifying nonstop flight between March 4, 2019 and April 30, 2019 between Everett (PAE) and any of the following airports: Portland (PDX), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Orange County (SNA), San Diego (SAN) or Phoenix (PHX). Service to/from PAE remains subject to government approval. Member must register for the promotion here before the first qualifying flight. Flight must be marketed by Alaska Airlines and operated by Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, or SkyWest. Mileage for qualifying flights must be credited to a member’s Mileage Plan™ account. Not valid on free or award travel. Double Miles do not count towards Mileage Plan™ Elite Status. Double Miles will be awarded within four to six weeks of meeting the promotion’s qualifications. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan™ program apply. Offer subject to change without notice.

SO, with that said, are you going to head on any Paine Field double mileage runs?

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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  1. “Each trip earns 2,000 miles and for $56”

    2.8 cents spent per mile and you have to keep flying to Portland?

    This is a steal if you need to go there; it’s kind of weird otherwise.

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    • I suppose it depends on what you have for time. For some people who can’t take a full day away from work will love a 35 minute flight to Portland. Check out San Diego at $59 each way and you’ve got an even better deal.

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  2. No, I am headed to Grand Rapids with a vacuum cleaner and bleach.

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    • Count 100% for elite and redeemable miles. All the bonuses go with it.

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