Review: Alaska Airlines Credit Cards

alaska-airlines-credit-cardAlaska Airlines offers a consumer credit card and business credit card (via Bank of America) for those who frequent Alaska Airlines enough to want to earn extra miles with the airline (or use those miles on a partner airline). Our overview / review of the Alaska Airlines credit cards is below:

The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card for consumers offers the following rewards formula:

  • 3 miles per dollar on Alaska Airlines tickets and in-flight purchases with the card
  • 1 mile per dollar on all other card purchases

You can also get 30,000 miles as a bonus if you use the card for at least $1000 in purchases in the first 90 days of having it. There are also other perks like first checked bag free and discount companion ticket offers when you use the card.

Miles can be redeemed for flights on Alaska Airlines or one of their 14 airline partners, including American Airlines, Delta Airlines, British Airways, and more.

There is an annual fee of $75 for this card. The interest rate could be as low as 12.74% or as high as 19.74% depending on your credit history when applying.

To apply, go here for the online application.

The Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card is essentially the same as the consumer card in terms of rewards. It also offers 3 miles per dollar on Alaska Airlines purchases and 1 point per dollar elsewhere, plus the opportunity to earn 30,000 bonus miles if you make $1000 in purchases in 90 days. It also has a $75 annual fee.

So, the only real reason to choose this card is if you want to separate business expenses from personal expenses, which is a smart thing to do, by the way.

You can apply for the Alaska Airlines business credit card via this online application.