Alaska Airlines Credit Card and Bank of America Bonus

By on February 1, 2014

I’ve been a member of the Alaska Airlines mileage plan program for some time. It was the first mileage program I joined when I started to get into the points and miles earning game. It’s worth it; as the Alaska Mileage Plan allows its members to accrue miles with any of their airline partners. Most of which are well known and frequently traveled international carriers.

As an added perk, new Alaska Airlines credit card holders who are also Bank of America customers are now being offered up to 5,000 bonus miles.  Applying for the Alaska Airlines credit card this year will net you up to 30,000 bonus miles on approval. Here’s how the offer breaks down this 2014.

  • Up to 30,000 Bonus Miles – 25,000 are earned simply by being approved for Visa Signature version of the card, and another 5,000 will be granted if you hold an account with Bank of America.
  • Every year, earn a $118 Coach Companion Fare ($99, plus taxes and fees from $19.)
  • $50 off the initiation fee off a new Alaska Airlines Board Room membership.  (This is Alaska’s lounge membership, with locations in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco as well as access to over 50 affiliate lounges worldwide.)
  • 3x miles per dollar are earned on all qualifying Alaska Airlines ticket purchases, vacation packages and cargo purchases.
  • 1x mile per dollar on all other purchases.
  • 1.9% Introductory APR offered to new account holders for the first 7 months as of February 1st, 2014.
  • No limit on mileage accrual.
  • New accounts are automatically enrolled in the Alaska Mileage Plan Dining Rewards program.  On approval you’ll receive details on mileage earning at various restaurants.  Account holders can earn up to 5x miles per dollar at select restaurants.
  • $75 annual fee.

Note that not all applicants will be approved for the top tier Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit card.  Depending upon your credit profile, you may be approved for either the Alaska Platinum Plus Credit Card, or the Alaska Preferred card.  Each offers a different signup bonus, standard APR, and annual fee.

Alaska Airlines Credit Card – Visa Signature:

Applicants who are approved for the Visa Signature version can earn up to 25,000 points from Alaska Airlines, and the added 5,000 “Thank You” bonus from Bank of America.  Visa Signature accounts will earn a yearly companion fare valued at $118.  The card also comes with an introductory 1.9% APR for 7 months and a $75 annual fee.  After the initial 7 month introductory APR period, your APR will be 14.24%.

Alaska Airlines Credit Card – Platinum Plus accounts:

Applications that are approved for the Platinum Plus credit card net the new customer 10,000 bonus miles and a $50 discount code each year upon approval and on each anniversary.  The $50 discount can be used towards a round-trip or one way ticket at alaskaair.com.  Platinum Plus card holders will need to pay a $50 annual fee, and your standard APR will be 14.74%.

Alaska Airlines Credit Card – Preferred accounts:

Preferred account holders will earn 8,000 bonus miles on approval and this card comes with a $35 annual fee.  The standard APR for the Preferred card currently is 15.74%, and this rate will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Bonus Miles Posting – Earned miles will post to customer accounts roughly 3-4 weeks after approval for any version of the Alaska Airlines credit card.

Alaska Airlines is currently partnered with 14 carriers, see below.

Aeromexico
Air France
American Airlines
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Delta Air Lines
Emirates
Era Alaska
Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific)
KLM
Korean Air
LAN
PenAir
Qantas

How to apply for the Alaska Airlines Credit Card

This offer is typically available to pre-selected customers, and there are currently 3 ways you can apply.  Visit alaskavisanow.com and enter your pre-selected personal secure code, typically sent by mail.  You can also call 1-888-924-7343 or mail in your request.  Note that these offers usually expire after 3 months.

Looking to explore other lucrative travel credit offers with ties to mileage programs?  Visit our airline rewards card listings here.

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