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Alaska Airlines Coast to Coast Challenge

Received this invitation via email for fast track to MVP Gold Status. Currently I hold MVP. It’s great, except it’s hard to do 4 round trip transcontinental flights between now and May 31.

You’ll earn MVP® status after 2 round trips (4 qualifying flights)
You’ll earn MVP® Gold status after 4 round trips (8 qualifying flights)

Unsure how many invites are going out, but if you don’t have MVP status, it does say you can get MVP status after 2 roundtrips, that’s a lot more feasible. If you get this e-mail and are in the US, certainly worth vying for if you have the time and budget. Keep in mind CX flights credited to AS get 100% bonus as MVP Gold!!

Only caveat here, normally if you qualify in the traditional route in 2019, you’ll get status for the rest of 2019 and all of 2020. For this promo, your status only maintains through Dec 31, 2019.

Seems Alaska is trying really hard to promote their newly refurbished Airbus planes with new interiors. See this coverage from CondeNast.

Terms and conditions:

Only Mileage Plan™ members in New York, California, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, North Carolina, and Florida, as indicated by the address attached to their Mileage Plan account are eligible for this offer.

Eligible members who register for this promotion before their first qualifying flight will receive 2019 MVP® status after flying 4 qualifying flights and 2019 MVP® Gold status after flying 8 qualifying flights within the promotional period. Qualifying flights must take place between March 6 and May 31, 2019. Qualifying flights must be marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines and nonstop between Los Angeles (LAX) and Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Philadelphia (PHL), Washington-Dulles (IAD), or Washington-Reagan (DCA); Between San Diego (SAN) and Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Newark (EWR), or Orlando (MCO); Between San Francisco (SFO) and Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), Raleigh (RDU), Washington-Dulles (IAD), or Washington-Reagan (DCA); Between San Jose (SJC) and New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR). Mileage for qualifying flights must be credited to the member’s Mileage Plan account. Not valid on free or award travel. 2019 elite status will be awarded within four to six weeks of qualifying activity posting to a member’s account, and will be valid through December 31, 2019. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply. Offer subject to change without notice.

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