42K Alaska Airlines miles with new business card offer

The Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card is now offering an increased welcome offer of 42,000 miles (and the usual $99 + taxes companion fare) after spending $2,000 in the first 90 days. That’s an increase of a couple thousand miles. Given how valuable Alaska miles are, every little bit counts. Furthermore, some people are reporting receiving a second offer letter after approval to get $100 back after spending $500 on the card, so it may get even better (but YMMV).

Alaska Airlines Companion Fare

The Offer

Key Card Details

BOA Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card

FM Mini Review: Alaska miles are quite valuable so this offer is better than it appears


Annual Fee: $75

Card Type: Visa

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Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X Alaska Airlines ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ $121+ coach companion pass every year

Quick Thoughts

Again, Alaska miles are particularly valuable, making every extra bit you can squeeze out of the offer well worthwhile. The previous 40K offer was the highest we’d seen in my recollection. While this is only a couple thousand more miles, I’d always rather have more miles.

Keep in mind that BOA has been more finicky in approving business applications over the past couple of years. For example, even though my wife has business accounts with Chase, Amex, and Citi, BOA wanted her to open a CD in order to get approval for the Alaska business Visa (which she declined to do). I’ve heard of similar reports from others. This offer wouldn’t count against 5/24, so it certainly may be worth pursuing, but it may not be smooth sailing for approval.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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I received an personal credit card email offer: 40K+ $100 (Statement credit) after $2000 Spending.

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Nick, do you care to elaborate please on what makes you think Alaska miles are “particularly valuable”? I checked some pricings, seems to be comparable to others. Thanks.

the other Sam
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Stopovers on partner airlines (effectively multiple vacations for the cost of one) are nice.

https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/free-stopovers-on-one-way-awards-w-alaska-sweet-spot-spotlight/

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Apllied and they asked CD for me and my wife to be approved. Both declined

B L
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Nick, how much did BoA want in the CD? I guess that’s a way (or their way) of ensuring you have an ongoing relationship with them (BoA).

YoniPDX
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$1,500 – have to say that since AS miles are so much harder to collect nowadays and they can have out sized value. This is with a business with CC in business name as well (really silly) as we’ll as the grilling on about my business.

The CP is less valuable now that you no longer can book with CSR for travel protection/delay’s but have charge 100% on BofA AS card (with no protections). That plus CP is actually $196 tix, ($75 AF +$121 )

But hey 42K is almost a Int’l Biz seat (55k) on some partners.

Jerry
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Jerry

Can Alaska household accounts be combined ??

YoniPDX
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YoniPDX

No.

Jenni
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To get to 42,000, the application link states “Plus get an additional 2,000 bonus miles when you apply today with an employee.” Does anyone know if one has to actually apply in person with a BoA / Alaska employee? Or, will it work to fill out the application via the link on my own?