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Alaska Airlines / Bank of America Relaunch Personal Alaska Credit Card with 70,000 Mile Offer

The Alaska Airlines credit card relaunched today with it’s updated benefits and new $95 annual fee.  There’s a 70,000 mile bonus offer being promoted around the web.

Do I have an affiliate link for that? Yes.

Will I give it to you? No.

Why? See below.

Here are the benefits you get under the new personal card:

  • Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™. Get Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ from $122 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $23) each account anniversary after you spend $6,000 or more on purchases within the prior anniversary year. Valid on all Alaska Airlines flights booked on alaskaair.com
  • Free checked bag. Any cardholder who purchases airfare with their card, and up to 6 additional guests traveling on the same reservation, may check their first bag free.
  • (NEW!) Enjoy priority boarding so you can get to your seat quicker.
  • Earn unlimited 3 miles for every $1 spent on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases. (NEW!) Earn unlimited 2 miles for every $1 spent on eligible gas, cable, streaming services and local transit including ride share purchases. And earn unlimited 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases. And, your miles don’t expire on active accounts.
  • (NEW!) Earn a 10% rewards bonus on all miles earned from card purchases if you have an eligible Bank of America®account.
  • Enjoy 20% back on all Alaska Airlines inflight purchases and (NEW!) get $100 off an annual Alaska Lounge+ Membershipwhen you pay with your new card.
  • With oneworld® Alliance member airlines and Alaska’s Global Partners, Alaska has expanded their global reach to over 1,000 destinations worldwide bringing more airline partners and more ways to earn and redeem miles.
  • Flexibility with no blackout dates on Alaska Airlines flights when booking with miles or a companion fare.
  • Plus, no foreign transaction fees.

Why Did I Tell You to Wait?

Even if you go to the Alaska Airlines homepage, you see this offer.alaska 70k

But then I discovered, when I was testing the Alaska Airlines 20% Fare Sale I wrote up earlier, that a better offer awaits if you begin booking a flight. See below.

alaska credit card 70k + $100

Which leads to this:

alaska airlines credit card best offer

So get the card, yes – but grab that extra $100.

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New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.

I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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