SEATTLE, May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With the busy summer travel season around the corner, finding an affordable hotel just got easier for members of the award-winning Alaska Mileage Plan program. Starting today, members can use Alaska miles to book accommodations at more than 400,000 hotel properties worldwide, thanks to an expanded partnership with hotel booking site Rocketmiles.
"Redeeming miles for hotels was among the most requested enhancements to Mileage Plan, and our members now have the ability to redeem valuable Alaska miles for both flights and hotels," said Ryan Butz, Alaska Airlines' managing director of loyalty. "This is particularly exciting for our Alaska Airlines credit cardholders, who will have access to discounted award pricing through Mileage Plan Hotels. Our Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® cardholders not only earn Alaska miles on everyday purchases and save with our companion fare offer and free checked bags, but now have another way to use those miles. It's now the only credit card Alaska flyers need."
With the launch of mileageplanhotels.com, Mileage Plan members can choose to earn up to 10,000 Mileage Plan miles for every night of their stay, use their miles, or a combination of cash and miles, to book brand name hotels, boutique properties and resorts.
"This travel portal unlocks a new way for Mileage Plan members to use their coveted miles," said Bart Welch, Rocketmiles' chief revenue officer. "We look forward to strengthening the relationship and maximizing the value of Mileage Plan miles."
Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan has been recognized by US News and World Report, The Points Guy, FlyerTalk and more as the industry's best rewards program, and it just got better. Alaska Mileage Plan remains committed to providing members with generous benefits, including rewarding members with miles based on how far they fly - not just how much they spend, the opportunity to earn miles on everyday spend, easy-to-earn elite benefits, award fares starting as low as 5,000 miles, and now the ability to redeem miles for hotel stays when you get where you're going. Learn more at: https://www.alaskaair.com/mileage-plan.
About Rocketmiles Rocketmiles enables travelers to earn previously unheard of quantities of loyalty program miles and points when booking hotel rooms at accommodations worldwide. For travelers, Rocketmiles makes saving up for incredible vacations or favorite products faster and easier. Rocketmiles is part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BNKG).
About Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Learn about Alaska's award-winning service at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).