Recently I wrote about the Alaska Airlines Visa® Business Credit Card, and the reasons you should consider applying for it. My memory on the card was jogged because frankly I’m otherwise really happy with my card portfolio now, but this is both a card with a great welcome bonus, and also a card I see myself keeping long term.
The Alaska Visa Business Card offers a welcome bonus of 30,000 Mileage Plan miles after spending $1,000 within 90 days. On a per mile basis I consider Mileage Plan miles to be the most valuable mileage currency out there, and I value those miles at ~$600.
On top of that, the card offers Alaska’s companion ticket the first year as part of the welcome bonus. You just have to pay the taxes and fees for the second passenger, starting at just $22.
Alaska offers the single most valuable companion ticket certificate there is, in my opinion, as you and your companion both earn miles, can both upgrade, etc. There’s a lot of value to be had.
There’s lots of value to be had with the Alaska companion certificate
The other great thing is that in subsequent years you get a $99 companion certificate, so by the time you pay taxes and fees you’re looking at taking a companion with you for as little as $121, which is an excellent value, and makes this card a keeper long term. For what it’s worth, the card has a $75 annual fee for one user.
This is a card I really wanted, so I applied for the Alaska Visa Business Card about five days ago. When I applied I got a message saying my application was being reviewed.
While instant approvals are ideal, I find that nowadays I mostly get some sort of a pending period, which is ultimately fine, as long as I end up getting approved. 😉
Fortunately my approval came through two days later. Interestingly it wasn’t by email or even by letter, but rather by text.
I’m excited to have the Alaska Visa Business Card. Not only does the card have a solid welcome bonus of 30,000 Mileage Plan miles upon completing minimum spend plus an Alaska companion ticket, but this is also a card I find is worth holding onto long term for the $99 annual companion ticket.
Also, while I’m personally not trying to get under 5/24, I’d note that applying for this card won’t count as a further inquiry towards 5/24, as this shouldn’t show up on your personal credit report.