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Alaska Airlines Credit Card Adds Two New Money Saving Perks

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Alaska Airlines Credit Card Adds Two New Money Saving Perks

Jason StaufferAlaska Airlines Credit Card Adds Two New Money Saving PerksMillion Mile Secrets Team

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INSIDER SECRET: Alaska Airlines allows you to add free stopovers on award flights. I’ve taken advantage of this to visit Hong Kong and San Francisco on my way to Japan for no extra miles!

There’s good news if you have, or are considering applying for, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card as the card has two new benefits.

Now you’ll get a 20% discount on Alaska Airlines inflight purchases, including food, beverages and Wi-Fi. The discount is applied as a statement credit and should show up within seven days of purchase. You need to make the purchase with your personal Alaska Airlines credit card in order to qualify for the credit.

You can also get a 50% discount on Alaska lounge day passes, which normally cost $50 each. (Except for the lounges in Seattle, however, all Alaska lounges are in the Priority Pass network, so you could be better off getting a card that comes with airport lounge access.)

Alaska Airlines Credit Card Offer

With the Alaska Airlines credit card, you can earn 40,000 Alaska Airlines miles, plus a companion fare from $121 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $22) after you spend $2,000 on purchases within the first 90 days of account opening. You’ll also get a companion fare each year that you keep your account open (on your account anniversary), which allows you to bring along a friend from $121 ($99 plus the taxes and fees from $22). The companion fare is valid for economy class tickets and it expires 12 months after being issued; you can travel after the expiration date as long as you book your travel before the companion fare code expires.

Alaska Airlines miles are great for booking certain partner awards — I’ve used them to fly Iceland Air, Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific — and their partner award charts have some great deals.

They have a different award chart for each partner. A few of the best deals are 55,000 miles one-way in Qantas business class from the US to Australia, 50,000 miles one-way in Cathay Pacific business class from the US to Asia and 55,000 miles in Fiji Airways business class from the US to Australia or New Zealand. What makes these deals even more special is the potential to add in a free stopover, which Alaska Airlines allows on one-way awards flights (the stop must be in a hub city). So, for example, you could book a Fiji Airways award to Australia and add in a free stopover in Fiji.

I have this card and already find it worth having just for the companion fare. As for the new perks, I know for sure that I’ll take advantage of the 20% discount for Wi-Fi the next time I’m flying with Alaska Airlines.

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Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card

  • Now - 40,000 Bonus Mile + Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ Offer.
  • Get 40,000 bonus miles and Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ from $121 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $22) with this offer. To qualify, make purchases of $2,000 or more within the first 90 days of opening your account.
  • Save with a free checked bag on Alaska flights for you and up to six other guests on the same reservation.
  • Get Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ every year! Each year on your account anniversary get a companion fare from $121 ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22). Valid on all Alaska flights booked on alaskaair.com with no blackout dates.
  • Earn unlimited 3 miles for every $1 spent on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases and 1 mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases. And, your miles don't expire on active accounts.
  • New! 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.
  • Redeem miles with no blackout dates on any of Alaska's 1,200 daily flights or choose from over 900+ destinations with more than a dozen global airline partners. Plus, get exclusive access to discounted redemption levels when you redeem miles for hotel stays at over 400,000 properties using Alaska Airlines Hotels.
  • Plus, no foreign transaction fees and a low $75 annual fee.

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50% discount is no good @ SeaTac there P R is bull Shit!