Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card Review | CreditShout

Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card Review

By Dan Rafter / November 11, 2010

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Verdict: Though it’s not at the top of its class, the Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card is still a good choice for the business owner who travels often. And the good news is that these owners don’t have to settle for traveling to Alaska. Business owners can redeem their mileage points for travel on both Alaska Airlines and Horizon Airlines. All told, owners can redeem their miles for flights to 700 destinations.

Overview: Like most airline cards, the Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card allows cardholders to rack up miles at two different rates: Cardholders will earn them faster when they use their cards to charge purchases made with Alaska Airlines. They’ll earn them at a slower pace for all other charges.

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How This Card Works: This business card allows cardholders to earn points that they can redeem, after racking up 7,500 of them, into free flights. Cardholders will also benefit from a rather low interest rate and a generous amount of bonus points that they’ll receive after their first charge on this card.

Travel and Shopping Benefits: Cardholders will earn three miles for every dollar they charge for Alaska Airlines purchases. They’ll earn one mile for every dollar they charge for all other purchases. The card also comes with a generous bonus miles offer: Cardholders will receive 20,000 bonus miles following their first charge with their new card.

Cardholders will also receive a $99 companion credit each year that they retain their card.

Fees: The Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card scores well when it comes to fees. Cardholders will have to pay no interest at all during the first nine billing cycles that they hold their card. After this introductory offer ends, their card’s interest rate will adjust to a still-low 13.24 percent. The card does come with an annual fee: $50 for the company and $25 for each additional employee card. Cash advance fees are either $10 or 4 percent of the advance amount, whichever is higher.

Pros

  • Low interest rate.
  • 20,000 bonus miles after first purchase.
  • Solid rewards program.

Cons

  • Annual fee of $50 for company and $25 for each additional employee card.
  • Must earn 7,500 miles before redeeming mile points.
  • Fewer rewards points for purchases not made with Alaska Airlines.
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