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How to get 30,000 Alaska miles, $100 credit, AND $99 savings on companion fare

by on Mon May 1, 2017 • 3 Comments

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The Alaska Airlines Visa is offering a special limited time offer in May and June that lets new cardholders get its ‘famous’ companion fare for just the taxes and fees on the ticket (which start at $22), saving you the usual $99 fare requirement.

That means you can book any coach fare on Alaska or Virgin America for yourself, and bring a companion along by just paying the taxes and fees on the fare, which start at $22 roundtrip, and are usually well under $50.

Normally with the companion fare, you need to pay $99 on top of the taxes and fees for the companion.

While this deal is available on the main Bank of America application page, that page missing an even better addition…

If you apply for the card by first trying to book a flight on the Alaska site, you can get a $100 statement credit as well when you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of opening the account.


That’s on top of the standard 30,000 mile intro offer.

There’s a $75 annual fee upfront for the card.

But for the annual fee and spending $1,000 on the card within the first 90 days you can rack up…

  • 30,000 miles
  • A $100 statement credit (not just for Alaska purchases)
  • A $99 savings when you use your first companion fare

The companion fare is credited to your account within 2 billing cycles after you meet the $1,000 spending requirement within the first 90 days of holding the card.

There’s no need to actually buy a plane ticket on the Alaska site to get the deal. Just go through the booking process, and when you get to the payment page you’ll see the offer displayed.


Click through on the apply now button and you can submit your application whether or not you book a flight.



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3 thoughts on How to get 30,000 Alaska miles, $100 credit, AND $99 savings on companion fare


      @Christian – No guarantees, but there have been forum reports of people with one card getting a second one.


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