How I Earned Two More Alaska Airlines First Class Upgrades

This post may contain affiliate links from our advertising partners, such as American Express. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here. Some of the offers below may have expired or are unavailable on our site at this time. Terms Apply to Offers. Offers for the Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card and Delta Reserve® Credit Card are not available through this site. All information has been independently collected by PMM and has not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Las year, I status matched my Delta Platinum status over to Alaska Airlines, where I was awarded Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K, which meant I got 4 Guest upgrades last year, as well as this year. However the upgrades keep coming with the “Thank You Gift” from Alaska Airlines.

Even though, I did not re-qualify for my status, I was still awarded a thank you gift, which I chose 2 Alaska Airlines First Class Guest upgrades.

Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 5.19.22 PM

To find out if you qualify for this offer, log-in to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account and choose “Thank You Gift” which is on the left side under MileagePlan.

The other choices were 2 lounge passes, or 2 WiFi passes, however the 2 First Class upgrades have the most value in my opinion.

How To Status Match To Alaska

To receive the status match you first have to have status on another airline. Then all you need to do is send an email to including your Airline Status card (in my case Delta Platinum), a recent copy of your airline program statement (I pulled the most recent Delta statement) and a copy of your current driver license.

Did you also receive the Alaska Airlines thank you gift? What did you choose?

Hat Tip: One Mile at a Time

The Platinum Card® from American Express Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or suggestions expressed on this site are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer. This post was accurate at the time of posting, offer may be unavailable on this site at a later time. For details on current offers visit the card issuer’s site.
American Express® Gold Card

About Points, Miles & Martinis

Here at Points, Miles and Martinis, we love all things travel. We focus on topics relating to travel including destinations, airline, hotel, car rental and credit card reward programs. Our goal is to help people travel better. - See more at our About Us page.

Sign up for Email || Twitter || Facebook |Tips & Tricks
Hotel Offers || Airline Offers || Bank Offers || Cash Back Offers


  1. I went with the first class upgrades too! I also nominated my husband for MVP status hoping they’ll give it to him for next year. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *