Link: Apply now for the Alaska Airlines Visa® Business card
Ford and I both just applied for the Alaska Business Visa Card (review), and were both instantly approved. That means we not only get an amazing welcome bonus, but also a card that offers solid long term perks. In this post I wanted to talk about my experience getting approved for the card, for others who might be considering applying.
Why I applied for the Alaska Business Visa Card
- 70,000 Alaska Mileage Plan miles
- An Alaska companion fare from $121 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $22)
70,000 Mileage Plan miles are more than enough for a one-way first or business class ticket from the United States to Asia in Cathay Pacific or Japan Airlines first class. There are plenty of other great uses of Alaska Mileage Plan miles.
Even beyond the bonus, the card is worth holding onto for the Alaska companion fare that you get on your account anniversary every year. To me that more than justifies the card’s annual fee (which is as low as $75 — $50 for the company and then $25 per cardmember).
Alaska Business Visa Card application restrictions
Credit card issuers have different rules when it comes to getting approved for cards. While Bank of America doesn’t publish much about the rules related to Alaska Business Visa Card applications, anecdotally this card has some of the more lenient policies out there.
Based on all the data points I’ve seen, as well as my own experience, you can pick up this card (including earning the bonus) even if you’ve had this exact card in the past. Many even report being able to pick up a second card (including earning the bonus) if they have it already. This is in contrast to the personal version of the card, which has much stricter approval rules.
Beyond that, it appears that lots of people are getting instantly approved for this card, so it seems to be one of the easier business cards to get approved for.
Note that you can even apply for this card if you have a sole proprietorship, in which case you’d want to put your Social Security Number in the space that asks for your federal tax ID.
My experience applying for the Alaska Business Visa Card
Ford and I both decided to apply for the Alaska Business Visa Card for our small businesses. The card application was a single page, and was straightforward.
The first part of the application was dedicated to business information, while the second part was dedicated to personal information.
We were both delighted when we received instant approvals after completing the application — woot!
Between the two of us, that means we’re picking up 140,000 Mileage Plan miles, plus two Alaska companion fare tickets. Furthermore, for holding onto the two cards in the long run, we’ll receive two companion fares each year.
The Alaska Business Visa Card is currently offering a best-ever welcome bonus, which could score you some great award travel in first & business class, plus an Alaska companion fare. I highly recommend picking up this card if you’re eligible, between the great welcome bonus, the relatively easy approval and eligibility, and the great ongoing perks for such a reasonable annual fee card.
If you’ve applied for the Alaska Business Visa Card, please report back with your experience!