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Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card review

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Annual Fee
Interest Rate: Purchases
20.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)
Interest Rate: Purchases
20.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
20.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
20.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)
1 - 3 Miles
1 - 3 Miles
Signup Bonus
60000 miles (after spending $3,000)
Signup Bonus
60000 miles (after spending $3,000)

Informr score
The Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 22 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...


If you fly Alaska Airlines with another person at least once a year, this card is a must-have. Be aware, however, that Alaska doesn't fly everywhere.

- Claire Tsosie, NerdWallet

This card earns generously for flights in the Alaska Airlines network, giving frequent flyers plenty to enjoy for a relatively low annual fee. However, this card isn’t great for everyday purchases, so you might want to supplement it with a cash back or travel card with boosted rewards rates for othe...

- Brendan Dyer, Bankrate

The Alaska Airlines Visa® credit card* has some strong features going for it that Alaska Airlines flyers will love, but it’s hampered by the lack of flights available for rewards redemption. But Alaska Airlines miles are quite valuable, provided you can find a flight to use them for.

- Evan Zimmer, Cnet
One Mile at a Time
One Mile at a Time

The Alaska Airlines Credit Card is one of the most valuable and underrated airline credit cards out there, in my opinion. This is a card that many people don’t have, and between the phenomenal limited time welcome bonus and all the perks, now is the ideal time to apply.

- Ben Schlappig, One Mile at a Time
The Points Guy
The Points Guy

Whether you’re an Alaska loyalist or want to diversify your points and miles portfolio with valuable Alaska miles, the Alaska Airlines Visa is a great choice. Thanks to a decent earning rate for Alaska Airlines purchases and the valuable annual companion ticket, the card’s $95 annual fee pales in co...

- Jason Stauffer, The Points Guy


Interest Rates
Regular APR Interest Rate 20.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)

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

Balance Transfer Interest Rate 20.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)

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

Cash Advance Interest Rate 23.24% ‐ 30.24% (Variable)

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

Rates & Fees
Annual Fee $95.00
Balance Transfer Fee 3%
Cash Advance Fee 3%
Foreign Transaction Fee $0.00
Over Limit Fee $0.00
Late Payment Fee $40.00


Sign up bonus 60000 miles after spending $3,000
  • On purchases within the first 3 months
  • Also get Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™
All Purchases 1 mile for $1 spent
Restaurants No
Gas 2 miles for $1 spent
Groceries No
Hotels No
Travel 3 miles for $1 spent

On Alaska Airlines

Pharmacy No
Bills No
Additional Details
  • 2 miles per $1 spent on cable, streaming services, and local transit
  • 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
  • Earn a 10% rewards bonus on all miles earned from card purchases if you have an eligible Bank of America® account
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, Google Pay
Virtual Cards No
Additional Benefits
  • Free checked bag
  • Priority boarding
  • Online Shopping Security
  • Overdraft Protection
  • 20% back on all Alaska Airlines inflight purchases
  • $100 off an annual Alaska Lounge+ Membership purchased with your Alaska card
Minimum Security Deposit $0
Minimum Age 18
Minimum Personal Income
Temporary Residents No
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