35,000 mile bonus: Alaska Airlines Visa credit card

by on Sat April 14, 2012 • No Comment
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Alaska Airlines Visa

[UPDATE - THIS LINK AND OFFER HAS NOW EXPIRED]

The Alaska Airlines Visa is now offering a 35,000 bonus mile credit card offer, posted to our top bonus mile offers page. There is nothing tough about this one — it’s awarded after your first purchase, but there is an annual fee of $75 which is not waived.

Not the sexiest offer in the world, but it is useful and decent…

  • Alaska Airlines miles can be used for travel on many partners, including American Airlines, Delta Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas
  • Bank of America issues this card, so if you’re someone who repeatedly applies for mile bonuses, this is a bank that’s probably been out of your rotation
  • You get a $99 companion ticket each year; that means when you buy your ticket, you can bring a companion on the flight for just $99 roundtrip. You’ll get one after your account approval as well as on your card anniversary each year. The taxes on it usually work to about $10 or so. And the ticket is treated like any paid ticket, so your companion will earn full miles. The real steal….you can use this for first class tickets, so say you buy one for yourself for $900, then your companion for $99, you’ve each flown first class for $500 roundtrip, a great deal.

There was a 40,000 mile offer floating around for this credit card last year, but links to that have been dead for some time now. The prior offer in the interim was 25,000 miles. 25,000 miles is enough for a base ‘saver’ level domestic roundtrip ticket on Alaska, Delta, or American.

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