Alaska Airlines card offers: 67K personal and 60K biz + companion tickets

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Update: The welcome offer on the personal card has dropped, but the 60k offer on the business card is still available.

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There are two great offers now available for Bank of America’s Alaska Airlines credit cards.  The personal card offer is for up to 67K miles, but it requires $8K spend.  The 60K business card offer meanwhile requires only $3K spend.  Both include a companion fare ticket where you can book a flight and add a companion for only $99 plus taxes & fees.

The Offer & Key Card Details

Card Offer and Details
Alaska Airlines Visa Signature
60K miles + $100 statement credit + Companion Fare
60K miles + $100 statement credit + Companion Fare ($99 + taxes) after $3K spend in 3 months

$75 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

Base
Brand

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

Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card
40K + Companion Fare
40K + Companion Fare ($99 + taxes) after $2K spend in 3 months

$75 Annual Fee

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


Card Type: Visa

Base
Brand

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

Quick Thoughts

Even though we’ve been getting spoiled by 100K and larger offers (see: Greg’s Top Picks), these offers are very good for Alaska Airlines.  Alaska currently has some terrific sweet spots in its award chart — like business class to Asia on Cathay Pacific for 50K miles one-way (and you could get a free stopover in Hong Kong on a one-way trip).

Nick and family flew Cathay business class from Singapore to Hong Kong to Newark for 50K Alaska miles in late 2019. His son is shown sleeping like a… well, like a baby.

Other notable sweet spots include Japan Airlines first class for 70K each way to/from Asia, Cathay Pacific first class all the way to South Africa with a free stopover in Hong Kong for 70K miles one-way, or 55K miles in business class to/from Australia (which could be done on Fiji Airlines with a free stopover in Fiji).

Keep in mind that Alaska did slaughter its Emirates award chart overnight and without notice years ago, so while I’d like to believe that they won’t change the current award chart without notice, I can’t say that with confidence. I’m personally sitting on a nice balance of Alaska miles and expect that they will still be valuable, but it is questionable proposition.

A bigger question on my mind regarding the current offers is whether we’ll see even better offers soon.  As I mentioned earlier, many other airline and transferable point cards are offering welcome bonuses of 100K points or more.  Historically, Alaska offers have been lower than competing programs (for good reason considering the high value of their miles), but the gap is now larger than usual.  We’ve seen some targeted Alaska 80K offers recently.  I’d bet that we’ll see 80K or more as public offers before the year is done.

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Bill S

Couple questions. My wife was just approved for this. $2k spend is pretty easy, but it’s probably not worth trying to spend another $6k to earn another 25k miles right? That would be more of a challenge. Also, do you guys use applicant income or household income when applying for cards? We always used individual incomes, but my wife recently took a lower paying position so now she uses our combine income. That does seem to boost her odds 🙂

Nick Reyes

If you value Alaska Airlines miles enough to want to sign up for the credit card in the first place, I would think that 25K miles for $6K spend (more than 4 miles per dollar spent!) is a must. Alaska miles are hard to come by and incredibly valuable (as long as their award chart stays as-is). I’d definitely not miss the chance to make 25K miles for $6K spend as there isn’t any other opportunity to get that kind of return in Alaska miles — there is no way to earn 4x Alaska miles per dollar spent apart from the welcome bonus since nothing transfers to Alaska (Marriott does, but again no way to earn enough points per dollar to exceed that return).

It’s not that I find Alaska miles the be-all and end-all, but if you value them enough to get the card I would think that you value them enough to dedicate the $6K additional spend since the alternative to earn another 25K Alaska miles will be another $25K spend on the card over the long-haul.

In terms of income, I think that most issuers will accept household income on an application, but I know that when Amex does a financial review they just want income of the applicant, so YMMV as to what is best. See the application terms.

Bill S

Very good points. Thanks!

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jason

Alaskan air no longer allows booking or earning Emirates, as of July 31st.

Andrew

I applied for the business card 2 months back and was approved for the 40k bonus… does anyone know if they will match my current offer with this new 60k offer?

Frank

Doubt it, but it costs not much to try.

eleanor cruz

I got approved about two months ago too. Got the bonus. Applied again yesterday for another business, got approved too.

WR2

“Other notable sweet spots include Japan Airlines first class for 70K each way to/from Asia,”

It’s 70k to Japan only, to anywhere else in Asia it’s 75k. Still a great deal, but it’s getting harder to find flights with F.

[…] Alaska Airlines 67k Bonus Offer: Alaska Airlines cards have slightly higher bonus offers available. My husband got the personal card when it was at 65k, but now you can get 67k miles. $8000 in spending is required. See this post on Frequent Miler. […]

Kim

I’d like to get points to travel one way in business class on Cathay Pacific from JFK to HKG, but I’m 3/12 with no BoA relationship. I’m also targeting business cards only to get under 5/24. Do I have a higher chance of approval if I apply for the Citi or Aviator AAdvantage business cards instead of Alaska business? Or should I try to apply for the Alaska business card regardless?

Dublin

Alaska business cards have been notoriously hard to get. They ask for tax documents etc. unless you have a business relationship with them. Years ago that was not the case but they definitely tightened up.

rick b

I got approved today instantly, had one of these biz cards last time about a year ago. I do have a BofA checking account, maybe that helps.

tom

So you don’t have to wait 24 months? I closed my alaska business card last October. Can I get the bonus again?

Frank

I would say Barclays is much harder than B of A for approvals.