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The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card doesn’t get as much attention as other co-branded airline credit cards, but overlooking it is a mistake. Not only does Alaska Airlines have one of the best U.S. loyalty programs, but the card alone can provide exceptional value to cardholders — even if you don’t fly Alaska often.
Let’s take a look at the card’s benefits, its new welcome offer, and how you might put both to good use.
New Alaska Signature Card Welcome Offer
New Offer: 70,000 Bonus Miles plus Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $23) after you make $3,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening.
Alaska Signature Card Benefits
The card now carries a $95 annual fee, but comes with new perks to justify this ongoing cost:
- Earn 3x miles on all Alaska purchases, 2x miles on gas, cable, streaming services, and local transit purchases, along with 1x miles on all other purchases
- Free checked bag and priority boarding for you and up to 6 guests on the same reservation
- Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare from $122 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from just $23) after you spend $6,000 or more on purchases within the prior card anniversary year
- 20% back on all Alaska Airlines inflight purchases
- $100 off an annual Alaska Lounge+ Membership
- 10% rewards bonus on all miles earned from card purchases if you have an eligible Bank of America account
Great Ways To Spend Alaska Miles
It’s easy for those who are new to points and miles to see a card like the Alaska Signature card and not give it a second thought if they don’t fly Alaska often. But what they miss is that Alaska Mileage Plan has an incredibly lucrative award chart, especially when it comes to some of its Oneworld partners.
Fly Cathay Pacific First Class to Asia
For just 70,000 Alaska miles each way, you can fly Cathay Pacific first class, one of the widest first class seats in the sky, from the U.S. to select Asian cities. You can even add a free stopover in Hong Kong that allows you to sample the carrier’s 2 first class lounges: The Pier, First, and The Wing, First.
If you prefer to save some miles and fly in Cathay’s business class cabin, it will cost you just 50,000 Alaska miles each way!
Fly Japan Airlines First Class to Asia
Japan Airlines is another airline known for its stellar first class product and onboard service. Want to fly between the U.S. and select Asian cities with a free stopover in Tokyo along the way? You’ll need just 70,000 Alaska miles each way — covered by the card’s current welcome offer.
As you can see, Alaska miles are some of the best miles to earn for those who love redeeming their miles for premium cabins on world-class airlines. Given that, the Alaska Signature card is one worth considering adding to your wallet — especially with its new increased welcome offer!
The information regarding the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
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