Alaska Airlines debit card: the end is nigh


Yesterday, Hack My Trip reported a rumor that Bank of America would stop issuing the Alaska Airlines debit card as of Sunday, November 10th.  When I read Scott’s post, I was glad that I had ordered my card a few days ago.  Then, today, the card came in the mail (yay!), but it included this “important program update“:

Effective 5/31/14, the Alaska Airlines debit card program from Bank of America will end. You are not losing any previously earned Mileage Plan miles as a result of this change and can continue to earn miles through 5/31/14.  Details and a new Bank of America debit card will be mailed prior to 5/31/14.

What this means:

If you don’t already have an Alaska Airlines debit card, it will soon be too late to get one.  If you do already have one, suck the life out of it over the next 6 months because that’s all the time you have. 

Also see: Easy debit card rewards, from home.

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