American Airlines & Alaska Airlines joint sweepstakes: Win 150,000 AAdvantage Miles or Alaska Airlines miles

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines have been busy expanding their partnership and customers of both airlines have benefited. For example:

Admirals Club members have access to Alaska Airlines Boardroom lounges

AAdvantage elite status members can enjoy new benefits, including priority check-in and boarding, express security lanes, preferred seating and waived checked baggage fees, when flying on Alaska Airlines.

Earn miles when flying on Alaska Airlines marketed and operated flights for travel on an eligible published fare ticket.

Travel on Alaska Airlines and affiliate airlines counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage elite status membership

Now they’re sponsoring a new contest with each airline awarding 150,000 miles:

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are celebrating together and you can win miles! Each airline will select one grand prize winner.

American Airlines AAdvantage Grand Prize
(1) Grand prize winner will receive 150,000 AAdvantage miles

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Grand Prize
(1) Grand prize winner will receive 150,000 Mileage Plan miles

This is a really simple contest, all you have to do is go here and supply your email address, first name, last name, phone number and AAdvantage number or Mileage Plan number.

All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 15, 2011.  Go here for complete details.

Good luck!


  1. Curious: it shows the ARV of the Alaska miles as worht roughly 30% more. Is that accurate, or just a matter on internal valuation of each airline?

  2. Try pricing out costs for flights on Alaska Airlines to outlying communities in Alaska where they have pretty much no competition, e.g. Adak, Nome, Barrow, King Salmon, Dutch Harbor. In terms of the cost in miles redeemed relative to what it actually costs to fly from Anchorage to these communities, it is hard to imagine getting a higher yield per mile in terms of the actual ticket cost. The costs are often higher than flying all the way across the USA to Anchorage.

  3. @ Mikes – You bring up an interesting point. Alaska has a lower cost per seat mile and they charge less to purchase miles, so it does seem odd that their ARV is so much higher. And because Alaska is a little like the the Switzerland of airlines, in that they partner with everyone while belong to no alliance, you can use their miles to go to just as many place as you could with AA miles. Odd…

    @ Lee – Yikes! I looked at some of the prices on those routes and you’re right, they are pretty pricey (and that’s coming from someone that’s used to paying AA fares out of DFW:-)

    I appreciate the comments!

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