72K miles with new Alaska card offer

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There is a new offer out on the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card that’s good for 72,000 miles and a Companion Fare code after $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. I’m definitely lukewarm on Alaska miles given the recent “award chart change” that effectively eliminated its award chart, but I imagine we will continue to see some opportunities to get great value for a while yet to come.

Alaska Airlines Companion Fare

The Offer & Key Card Details

For more information and to find a link to apply, click on the card name or details below.

Card Offer and Details
Alaska Airlines Visa Signature
72K miles + Companion Fare
72K miles + Companion Fare ($99 fare + taxes) after $3K spend in 3 months

$95 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: Up to 67K miles: 42K miles + Companion Fare ($99 + taxes) after $2K spend in 3 months + 25K miles after $8K total purchases in first 6 months [Expired during 2021]

FM Mini Review: Alaska miles are quite valuable so this offer is better than it appears


Card Type: Visa Signature

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Earning rate: 3X Alaska Airlines ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ $121 companion pass every year ⚬ Free first checked bag for you and up to six other passengers on your reservation

See also: Alaska Airlines Companion Fare Complete Guide

Quick Thoughts

Alaska Mileage Plan miles were long among the most loved and highly valued individual airline miles thanks to former sweet spots like Cathay Pacific business class to/from much of Asia for 50K miles each way, Fiji Airways or Qantas business class “down under” for 55K miles one way, and other great deals in both business and first class.

Unfortunately, as they initially unveiled partner award charts one by one as they integrated with oneworld, those individual partner award charts with new partners were pretty awful. Eventually, they unified everything under one award chart with “starting from” prices that supposedly give you an idea as to the potential starting price of an award ticket, though the reality is that we found some awards that priced more cheaply than the chart — it’s really not a very valuable tool for predicting award chart prices (and as Alaska convinces us of that, it will be all the easier to charge more and mile miles and say that awards can more or less be whatever price they say on any given day.

That said, when the award chart disappeared, I said that I’m sure we’ll continue to see some opportunities for decent value for some time to come. And the Alaska Companion Fare can still be a great benefit — though note that while you’ll get a Companion Fare after meeting the minimum spending requirement, you’ll only get one at anniversary if you spend at least $6,000 on the card during your cardmember year.

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[…] I see a Bank of America Alaska Airlines card offering 70,000 miles AND a $100 statement credit. Affiliate links do not offer the statement credit. This card was recently revamped at a higher annual fee of $95, companion fare only after $6k spend, free bag and higher earning structure, including a 10% reward bonus if you have an eligible Bank of America account. Alaska Airlines miles can be very valuable (but not as valuable as they used to be). Update: There is now a 72,000 miles offer. […]

ECR12

I was sent an offer for an 80k bonus that expired the day in December that they announced the details of the devaluation. I’m trying to get under 5/24 next year and not sure the 70k (or 80k for that matter) is exciting enough to waste a 5/24 slot.

Frequent Miler Superfan

I got the alaska card 4 months ago. When Southwest cut all direct flights out of the Pacific NW to Southern California I had to find a new airline. Any better suggestions for me on getting the most value?

Juan

How is Alaska for points to Europe?

Evan

What happened to always publicizing the best offer? Best current offer is really the one that gives $100 more with dummy booking.

jim

i rarely fly domestic except for AA or southwest and never on alaska. Alaska has foreign partners which I like but they rarely ever, almost never release a good partner awards not even QATAR. I have booked few QATAR coach and business using my AA miles cos they release these awards and great redemption rate. This is why I am not applying for this Alaska card. I prefer AA or UA miles to book my international partner awards

Billy Bob

Me too but I’ve gone through all of the ways to get nice SUBs on both AA and UA, and I always have some spending coming up.
So, I might be going with this.

AmP

Is this for all cards going forward? This language is new from when I got the card last year.

Get Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ from $122 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $23) each account anniversary after you spend $6,000 or more on purchases within the prior anniversary year. Valid on all Alaska Airlines flights booked on alaskaair.com

Nun

With a dummy booking there’s 70k + $100 credit. Seems a hair better

Tom

You dont even need a dummy booking, the ad is right on the AS homepage

Means using the offer above = buying 2k AS miles for $100 or 20cpm !!!!

Shaun

Where do you get the $100 credit? All I see is $100 for lounge? Thx

Ken

Allow me also to mention that you can get the companion fare only when you pay for your own fare with your AK airlines CC. You cannot use the companion fare when you book your own flight using points.

Brad

Alaska miles have become worthless for long-haul between US and Asia. 6 months out, there is no availability on JAL or CX.

Why not write an article addressing the lack of award availability in any airline program between North America and Aisa?

I don’t mind paying more miles, but just have something to buy.

Last edited 19 days ago by Brad
Mike

Not true, I booked two way CX business award tickets from Shanghai to JFK for the summer. There was a lot of availability last Nov-Dec. I was also able to find economy and first award for JAL to Japan but didnt have time to go. You can still find some availability for economy award and little business award from asia to the US. You need time or tools to find award tickets.

There is still a lot of Asia-US economy and business award ticket you can book through Air Canada. Try it.

Brad

Ok, I’ll take a look at Air Canada. I only search through Alaska and AA portals.