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How Much Are My Alaska Airlines Miles Worth?

Feb. 21, 2020
Loyalty Programs, Reward Optimization, Travel
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If you’re a frequent West Coast flyer, or just someone with a bunch of Alaska Airlines miles for some reason, you’re probably curious how much those miles are actually worth.

The short answer is this:

NerdWallet values Alaska miles at 0.9 cent each. This is a baseline value, drawn from real-world data on hundreds of economy routes, not a maximized value. In other words, you should aim for award redemptions that offer 0.9 cent or more in value from your Alaska miles.

 

Use the calculator below to figure out how much your trove of miles (real or hypothetical) is worth, based on this value.

Wondering what you can do with those miles? Check out our guide to redeeming Alaska miles, as well as some Alaska award sweet spots to consider.

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