Alaska Airlines Credit Card offers Free Tickets with Signup!

As Alaska Airlines MVP 75k members, it’s no secret that we love the airline. It’s the only airline that we fly domestically if we’re given the opportunity. They treat all their members better than any other airline out there, and their 10th consecutive JD Power award shows that. For years they’ve had a Companion Fare offer with their credit card, but now, for a limited time, the Alaska Airlines Credit Card is waiving the $99 fee for that companion.

I’ve got three Alaska Airlines credit cards, and today, Ben applied for his first Alaska card. Why so many cards you ask? Well, considering that we fly so much, having a bunch of companion fares for us to get Buy One Get One tickets is a no brainer. Now, we’ve got one more!

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We just wrote a post about the benefits of the Companion Fare so make sure to read about that here.

Card Benefits

The card itself comes with a ton of benefits:

  • Limited Time Offer – Buy 1 ticket, get 1 for just the taxes and fees with Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ Offer.
  • Get 30,000 bonus miles after you make $1,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening.
  • Get another Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ from $121 ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22) every year on your account anniversary valid on Alaska and Virgin America flights booked on
  • Save with a free checked bag on Alaska and Virgin America flights for you and up to six other passengers on the same reservation.
  • Earn 3 miles for every $1 spent directly on Alaska Airlines and Virgin America purchases and 1 mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases. No foreign transaction fees.

30,000 miles on signup is a huge bonus as well. In the past, the card only came with 25,000 miles so having an increased 5,000 miles is a great bonus. 

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How should you use the miles?

If you decide to use those miles domestically, that’s more than enough for a round trip ticket in the United States and Canada. If you decide to build up your mileage balance, you can save up enough to take some pretty amazing trips. We have used our miles to fly to Dubai on Emirates, South Africa on Emirates, back home on Emirates … (can you tell we like flying on Emirates?). We’ve also flown them on Air France and KLM to Amsterdam last year. The options are endless.

Every year when you renew you’ll get the companion certificate, but you will have to pay the $99 plus taxes and fees. Regardless, that’s a steal!

Other Applications

I also applied this month for the Hilton Surpass Card from Amex, which you can read about here. It’s part of our May Application Bonanza, where we’re trying to take advantage of as many Limited Time Offers as we can.

How to Apply for the Alaska Airlines Credit Card

To apply, you can either click on the Limited Time offer offer below OR head up to the Credit Card links at the top of the page. While you don’t have to use our links, we sure would appreciate it. It’s those clicks and applications that provide us the resources to keep bringing you great content. Thanks in advance, we appreciate it! And come back and let us know where you’re heading to with your free ticket!

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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  1. I’ve read wildly disparate views on whether Bank of America will issue a second (or third) Alaska card, unless you cancel the others first. I have two now, plus one business. Did you get your third card recently?

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    • Yup, I got it four months ago. I also have a banking relationship with them, so that might help!

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  2. Additionally if you are on an Alaska Airlines flight and apply for the card during that time you will get an additional 1000 Milage Plan miles AND they will credit you for any flights you have taken in the last 11 months.

    We love Alaska Airlines and we have four Alaska Airlines Credit cards; 3 Canadian Mastercards through MBNA and 1 US Visa through BOA. It saves us thousands of dollars every year. You can use them system wide so Mexico and Costa Rica are great options.

    While you can no longer use them for first class, as an Elite Member of any level you can purchase an upgrade fare into first and take your companion with you. If there are upgrades available you will be immediately upgraded after purchase. They also work for circle trips or open jaws.

    Fantastic flexibility.

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    • While that may be true, 1000 extra miles isn’t worth the potential risk of my social security number and personal information going to the hands of a flight attendant… no way I’d fill out a paper application anymore today, not just in and airplane.

      I agree with you on the flexibility and ease of use, however!

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