Alaska Mileage Plan Reduces Mileage Earning On LATAM

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Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my all around favorite frequent flyer programs, though there’s no denying that over time the program has lost some value. Alaska has a unique mix of partners that are great for earning and redeeming miles, and their partner earning and redemption rates are among the best in the industry.

The problem is that as airlines’ goals over time change, they also adjust their partnerships. We’ve now seen several airlines either cut ties or scale back their partnership with Alaska. For example, in recent years Alaska has cut ties with Delta, Air France-KLM, and Aeromexico, and has scaled back their partnership with American.

While this time around a partnership isn’t actually ending, Alaska is adjusting mileage earning rates in an unfortunate way. As of July 1, 2018, Alaska Mileage Plan is adjusting mileage earning rates for travel on LATAM.