Alaska Airlines Credit Card

Card Review & Alaska Miles Calculator
3x Alaska Airlines
Annual Companion Ticket
Free Checked Bag
20% Off In-Flight Purchases
50% Off Alaska Lounge Day Passes

Review the perks and benefits of the Alaska Airlines Credit Card and calculate how many Alaska Miles you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend.


The Bank of America Alaska Airlines card is a must have for anyone who flies their airline often. It earns a great deal of bonus Alaska Mileage Plan Miles, an annual companion ticket for a friend or family member to fly with you, and cardholders and their guests get their first checked bag free.

Bonus Categories

The Alaska Airlines Card features one bonus category which is Alaska Airline purchases. There is no limit to the amount of Alaska Miles you can earn spending in the bonus category or with the card in general.

  • 3x Alaska Airlines
    • Alaska Airlines tickets, in-flight food and beverage purchases, lounge memberships, in-lounge food and beverages, cargo purchases, and vacation packages from Alaska Airlines.
  • 1x Non-Category

Perks & Benefits

The Alaska Airlines credit card features a nice amount of benefits that can be useful if you frequently fly Alaska. This includes in-flight savings, free checked bags, an annual companion pass, and discounted lounge passes.

  • Annual Alaska Companion Fare
    • Buy 1 round trip ticket and get a companion fare starting from $121 USD for another person to travel with you.
  • Free Checked Bag
    • Applies to you and up to five others traveling with you.
    • You do not have to use the card to pay for the flight in order to receive this benefit.
  • 20% Off In-Flight Purchases
    • Credit in the form of a rebate.
    • Applies when you use your card to pay for food, beverages, and Wi-Fi onboard Alaska and Alaska-operated flights.
  • 50% Lounge Discount
    • 50% discount on day pass when you use your card to pay.
    • Good for one person, one-time access.

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The standard Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card sign up bonus is 30,000 bonus miles plus the Alaska Famous Companion Fare after spending $1,000 within the first 90 days of account opening.

Often, Alaska will bump up the amount of miles to 40,000 with a slightly higher spend goal of $2,000 within the first 90 days of account opening.

Fees

Annual Fee

The annual fee for the Alaska Airlines Card is $75. If you typically have to pay for checked bags, this card will pay for itself in a few trips. In addition to the free checked bags, you'll also be earning an annual companion pass and have the ability to save on lounge passes and in-flight purchases. In my opinion, the card is worth the fee if you use the benefits.

Authorized User Fee

The Alaska Airlines Card has an authorized user fee of $0. If you're looking to build your Alaska Miles, I'd recommend adding friends and/or family as authorized users of your Alaska Airlines Card.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The foreign transaction fee for the Alaska Airlines Card is 0%. This means you can use Alaska Card out of country to earn Alaska Miles and not be penalized with additional fees.

and Card Value Calculator

You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.

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