No, the Alaska Airlines Credit Card 50,000 bonus is no longer available. However, the current bonus is actually higher. The Alaska Airlines Credit Card now offers 60,000 miles plus a companion fare ticket for spending $3,000 in the first 90 days.
The bonus miles are worth hundreds of dollars when redeemed for airfare on Alaska Airlines or one of its 24 partner airlines. These include American Airlines, British Airways, Korean Air, and others.
Here’s what the Alaska Airlines Credit Card currently offers:
Get 60,000 bonus miles plus Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ from $121 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from just $22) after you make purchases of $3,000 or more within the first 90 days of opening your account.
Every year on your account anniversary get another companion fare from $121 ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22) on Alaska flights booked on alaskaair.com. There are no blackout dates.
Earn 3 miles for every $1 spent directly on Alaska Airlines purchases, and 1 mile per $1 spent everywhere else with no limit on miles earned.
Free checked bag on Alaska flights for you and up to six other passengers on the same reservation (savings of $60 per person roundtrip).
Redeem miles with no blackout dates on any Alaska Airlines flight or choose from hundreds of destinations with more than a dozen airline partners.
Enjoy 50% off day passes at the Alaska Lounge and 20% back on all Alaska Airlines inflight purchases when you pay with your new card
If you’re a business owner, the Alaska Airlines Business Credit Card is very similar to the consumer card. It also offers a bonus of 60,000 miles plus a companion fare ticket for spending $3,000 in the first 90 days. However, you’ll need at least good credit to qualify for either card.
You earn miles on all purchases with your Alaska Airlines Credit Card, and that includes utility bills.
This, of course, assumes that the billers in question accept credit card payments. Cash advances do not earn rewards and are prohibitively expensive. Also, paying a percentage surcharge to a third-party bill payment service wouldn’t be worth it just to earn miles.… read full answer
Alaska Airlines miles expire after 24 months with no account activity as well as when you close your account with unused rewards. To prevent Alaska Airlines miles from expiring, redeem your miles on a regular basis and make sure to cash in any unredeemed rewards before closing your account.
Even though Alaska Airlines miles expire only in these select situations, it’s still a good idea to avoid building up a big Alaska Airlines rewards balance because that would make you more vulnerable to rewards devaluation.
If you’re trying to choose an airline rewards program and are concerned about rewards expiration policies, you can see how the Alaska Airlines miles expiration policy compares to other popular companies’ policies in the table below.
Alaska Airlines Miles Expiration vs. The Competition
The value of Alaska Airlines miles is 1.02 cents per mile, on average. That means 10,000 Alaska Airlines miles have a value of roughly $102. Alaska Airlines miles are less valuable than the average airline miles, which are worth almost 1.3 cents each, as a result.
It`s important to remember that the value of Alaska Airlines miles depends on how they are redeemed. They have the most value when used for Mileage Plan flights. In addition, one of the best ways to increase the number of Alaska Airlines miles that you earn is to apply for an … read full answerAlaska credit card.
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