Alaska Airlines MasterCard

Alaska Airlines Platinum Plus® Mastercard® credit card

Card Features

  • 20,000 bonus miles†† and Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ from $121 (USD) ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22)◊◊ after you make $1,000 or more in eligible purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening.
  • Every year on your account anniversary buy one round trip and get Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ from $121 (USD) ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22)◊◊ on Alaska Airlines. There are no blackout dates.
  • Earn 3 miles‡ for every $1 charged to your Alaska Airlines Mastercard credit card on tickets, vacation packages, and cargo services from Alaska Airlines.
  • Earn 1 mile‡ for every $1 spent on other eligible purchases.
  • Earn and redeem‡ Alaska Mileage Plan miles on global airline partners of Alaska Airlines to 900+ destinations.
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 19.99% on purchases, 21.99% on balance transfers✪and access cheques, and 24.99% on cash advances
  • $75 annual fee
  • Legal disclosures

†† To qualify for this offer, an applicant must be approved for a Platinum card and a single or combination of purchase transactions totaling at least one thousand Canadian dollars (CAD 1,000) must be made using such account within the first 90 days of account opening that are not subsequently rescinded, the subject of a charge back request or otherwise disputed. Please allow 8-10 weeks from the transaction date for bonus Miles to be posted to your Mileage Plan account. Account must be open and active on posting/delivery date to qualify for bonus Miles. Limit one-time bonus Miles offer (no cash value) per new account. Reissues, fraud, lost/stolen and reopened accounts do not qualify for this offer. This promotion is offered by MBNA and may be amended or cancelled at any time without notice. Additional bonus Miles may be awarded if a completed application is submitted to an Alaska Airlines employee.

‡ These are highlights of the credit card rewards program (the “Program”) associated with this credit card account. Miles will be awarded on eligible transactions charged to your account as set out in the Program terms and conditions. Complete terms and conditions describing Program eligibility, accrual and redemption of Miles, and other important conditions, limitations and restrictions will be sent after your account is opened. Please read the terms and conditions carefully upon receipt. Accumulated Miles can only be redeemed in accordance with the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program (the “Alaska Program”). The Toronto-Dominion Bank has no liability or responsibility for any aspect of the Alaska Program. Please visit www.alaskaair.com for complete Alaska Program terms and conditions.

◊◊ Companion Certificates can only be used for a coach class seat on an Alaska Airlines operated flight with the purchase of another ticket on the same Alaska Airlines flight within or between the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Hawaii or Mexico. To obtain the Companion Certificate in the first year of the account, the credit card application must be approved and a single or combination of purchase transactions totaling at least one thousand Canadian dollars (CAD 1,000) must be made using such account within the first 90 days of account opening that are not subsequently rescinded, the subject of a charge back request or otherwise disputed. Please allow 8-10 weeks from the transaction date for the Companion Certificate to be delivered. To qualify for the Companion Certificate in the second and subsequent years of the account, the account must be open and active on the account anniversary. Reissues, fraud, lost/stolen and reopened accounts do not qualify for this offer. This promotion is offered exclusively by Alaska Airlines. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is not responsible or liable for any aspect of this promotion. For a complete explanation of this benefit, please visit www.alaskaair.com. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the issuer of this credit card. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Interest Rates

Purchase APR: 19.99%

Balance Transfer APR: 21.99%

Cash Advance APR: 24.99%

Annual Fee

$75

Pros

  • Excellent sign-up bonus
  • Discounted annual companion fare
  • Flexible redemption options for travel

Cons

  • Not a low rate card

Bonus Offer

20,000 bonus miles after your first purchase

Introductory Rates

None

Reward Earnings Rate

1 mile per $1 spent

Additional Details

Grace Period: 21 Days

Fees

Balance Transfer Fee: 1% of amount advanced (minimum fee $7.50)

Cash Advance Fee: 1% of amount advanced (minimum fee $7.50)

Foreign Transaction Fee: 2.5%

Over Credit Limit Fee: $25.00 per billing cycle

CreditCardsCanada.ca Review

The Wall Street Journal ranked Alaska Airlines the #1 overall US carrier in its 2016 ranking of the nine biggest U.S. airline carriers. That award highlights Alaska Airlines outstanding customer service, on-time performance, and customer satisfaction with their loyalty rewards program.

As with any travel rewards credit card, it’s all about the loyalty program. Members can earn and redeem miles with Alaska Airlines and 15 other global airline partners. The combined reach is access to 900+ destinations around the globe. So even though Alaska Airlines primarily serves the west coast, the card can work for jet-setters across Canada.

To kick-start your rewards, the Alaska Airlines Platinum Plus® Mastercard® credit card comes with 20,000 bonus miles (after you make $1,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days.) That’s enough miles for a round-trip short haul flight! Another popular benefit is the annual discounted companion fare. Simply book an Alaska Air flight and your companion can fly from $121 USD.

You’ll earn miles with every purchase on the card and triple miles on Alaska Airlines tickets, cargo purchases, in-flight purchases and vacation packages.

There are two versions of the card – the World Elite version and Platinum Plus version. The both have the same $75 annual fee, same benefits, same fees. The only difference is that the World Elite version is part of Mastercard’s “premium” line of cards and comes with a few additional benefits like price protection and concierge. To be eligible for the World Elite, you’ll need an annual income of $70,000 (or $120,000 household). If you don’t qualify for the World Elite, you will automatically be considered for the Platinum Plus version.

Overall we think this is an excellent card. While it’s generally good for people who travel frequently on Alaska Airlines, we still think savvy consumers could use earned rewards on the partner network for international travel. As with most travel rewards card, the interest rate is not low, so it’s best not to carry a monthly balance on this card.

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