To get a free ticket with the Alaska Airlines mileage plan, accumulate the number of points necessary and use the book awards tool on AlaskaAir.com. Points are redeemable for coach or first class tickets.
Visit the AlaskaAir.com home page, and place the cursor over Mileage Plan. On the drop down menu that appears, click on Book Award under the Manage Account heading. Select the number of travelers and the type of trip, such as round trip, one way or multi-city. Select the departure city, destination city, the departure date and the return date. Choose Miles Only, Miles & Money - Lowest Price or Miles & Money - Unrestricted under the Award Type heading, and perform a search.
Results are listed for the date or dates selected, and the flight's cost in points is listed next to each flight. Choose the flight or flights you have enough points to cover. Add the flights to your cart. Sign into your account and complete the purchase.
The Miles Only award type is a ticket covered entirely by mileage plan points. Miles & Money uses miles for up to a 50 percent discount on the price. If the Lowest Price option is selected, the discount is for the lowest price. If Unrestricted is selected, the discount is for unrestricted fares.