SEATTLE, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is offering its frequent fliers a new way to redeem miles and save time at the airport. Beginning today through the end of April, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can redeem 10,000 miles to waive the $85 application fee for five years of hassle-free travel with TSA Precheck.
TSA Precheck members traveling through airport security checkpoints do not need to remove their shoes, light jacket or belt, and can leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags.
"TSA Precheck is a game-changer for those of us who travel frequently for work or pleasure," said Sangita Woerner, Alaska's vice president of marketing. "This partnership between Mileage Plan and the TSA will allow more of our customers to take the guesswork out of the day of travel."
How to redeem:
- Email TSAredemption@alaskaair.com by April 30, 2016 with your name and Mileage Plan number.
- Within 72 hours, Alaska will deduct 10,000 miles from your account and send you an email with your authorization code.
- Apply for TSA Precheck and schedule your screening appointment. Customers applying are responsible for ensuring they are Precheck-eligible.
Be sure to take along your printed email and proof of citizenship status. The authorization code in the email will cover the application fee at your TSA Precheck screening appointment.
Alaska is the first airline to offer its frequent fliers the ability to redeem their mile or points for TSA Precheck. Mileage Plan members can also use miles to book trips to more than 800 destinations worldwide on Alaska Airlines and its 16 partner airlines, apply miles to a ticket purchase for a discount, upgrade to First Class and purchase magazine and newspaper subscriptions. Mileage Plan is free and easy to join at alaskaair.com.
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Savvy customers can streamline the day of travel even further by using Alaska's award-winning mobile app to check in, select seats, pre-order meals and access their mobile boarding passes; and by printing their own bag tags at home or on Alaska's airport kiosks.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines' newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
* Terms and conditions: From March 21 through April 30, 2016, an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ member can redeem 10,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ miles to receive an authorization code to cover the cost of a TSA Precheck® application fee for one applicant. Code expires November 30, 2016. Once miles are redeemed for a code, no refunds can be issued and miles cannot be redeposited, even if the code is not used. Alaska Airlines does not guarantee that an applicant's application for TSA PreCheck® will be approved, and no replacement code will be issued or other compensation will be made regardless of your eligibility outcome. Offer is limited to up to seven codes per Mileage Plan member. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan and TSA Precheck® programs apply. Offer subject to change without notice. For additional information on the TSA Precheck® program as well as full terms and conditions of the program, please visit www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck.
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