Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card review

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Interest Rate: Purchases
15.99% ‐ 23.99% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
15.99% ‐ 23.99% (Variable)
1 - 3 Miles
Signup Bonus
40000 miles (after spending $2,000)

Informr score
The Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 18 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Am I eligible?

Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card is typically available to those with good credit scores (650 or greater).
To get this card, you must also:
Yes Be a permanent or temporary resident of USA

Note: This information is only intended as a guide. The final decision is up to the bank and your application could still be rejected even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria above. Always consider your options and your financial situation before you apply for a credit card.

What the Critics Are Saying...


Overall, I am a big fan of this credit card because you can use your miles on some fantastic partners. I also think that it has great earning potential on Alaska Airlines purchases along with solid free checked baggage benefits.

- Daniel Gillaspia, UponArriving

It’s best suited to be a complementary card, used only for Alaska Airlines expenses to supplement an everyday card with more well-rounded rewards.

- John S Kiernan, WalletHub

The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card isn’t a good deal if the airline doesn’t cover the routes you travel most. But if Alaska is your go-to airline, this is one of the most valuable mass-market airline cards available, and well worth the annual fee.

- Claire Tsosie, NerdWallet
The Wirecutter

A breath of old-fashioned fresh air. It delivers nearly everything you could want, and used to see, from an airline card, for a lower annual fee than most of its competitors charge. The card is likely best known for the Companion Fare ticket—and who doesn’t love the opportunity to get a deeply disco...

- Louis DeNicola, The Wirecutter

The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card is a great option for frequent travelers. With its impressive loyalty program and generous welcome bonus, this card offers a ton of value.

- Kevin Payne, FinanceBuzz


Interest Rates
Regular APR Interest Rate 15.99% ‐ 23.99% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Balance Transfer Interest Rate 15.99% ‐ 23.99% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Cash Advance Interest Rate 18.99% ‐ 26.99% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Rates & Fees
Annual Fee $75.00
Balance Transfer Fee 3%

Minimum of $10

Cash Advance Fee 3%

For Direct Deposit and Check Cash Advances or $10 whichever is greater.


for ATM, Over-the-Counter, Same-Day Online and Cash Equivalent Cash Advances or $10 whichever is greater.

Foreign Transaction Fee $0.00
Over Limit Fee $0.00
Late Payment Fee $40.00


Sign up bonus 40000 miles after spending $2,000

- On purchases within the first 3 months.

- Get Alaska's Famous Companion Fare from $121

All Purchases 1 mile for $1 spent
Restaurants No
Gas No
Groceries No
Hotels No
Travel 3 miles for $1 spent

On Alaska Airlines and Virgin America purchases

Pharmacy No
Bills No
Additional Details

Get Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare from $121 ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22) every year on your account anniversary valid on all Alaska flights booked on with no blackout dates.

Features & Benefits
Additional Card Holders Yes
Travel Accident Insurance No
Car Rental Insurance No
Car Rental Discount No
Extended Warranty No
Purchase Protection No
Zero Liability Yes
No Foreign Transaction Fees Yes
Emergency Assistance No
Concierge Service No
Price Protection No
Fraud Protection Yes
Free Credit Scores Yes
Wireless Payments Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay
Virtual Cards No
Additional Benefits
  • Free checked bag
  • Online Shopping Security
  • Overdraft Protection
  • 50% off day passes at the Alaska Lounge
  • 20% back on all Alaska Airlines inflight purchases
Minimum Security Deposit $0
Minimum Age 18
Minimum Personal Income
Temporary Residents No
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