SEATTLE, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it is doing away with the standard fee for the first checked bag for Alaska Airlines Visa Signature consumer cardholders.
"This is a benefit our customers have been asking for," said Sangita Woerner, Alaska's vice president of marketing. "Today we're thrilled to announce that our Visa Signature consumer cardholders and their friends and family traveling in the same reservation with them will enjoy one free checked bag with every flight – as a core benefit of our card program."
Alaska first launched a month-long free checked bag promotion for all Mileage Plan members in January. In February, Alaska extended the promotion to its Visa Signature consumer cardholders.
Alaska Airlines Visa Signature cardholders enjoy 25,000 bonus miles upon approval when they apply at alaskaair.com. They also earn one mile for every dollar spent on retail purchases and three miles for every dollar spent with Alaska Airlines. Visa Signature consumer cardholders also get a companion fare every year – buy one roundtrip ticket and take a friend along for the ride for as little as $121.**
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Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines' newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
General terms and conditions: For information about rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of this credit card, or to apply, visit alaskaair.com.
*This benefit is available to primary cardholders of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature consumer credit card who have an open account at the time of travel and up to six (6) companions traveling on the same reservation. Primary cardholder must be an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ member and the mileage plan number must be in the reservation at the time of check-in. Baggage restrictions apply. See www.alaskaair.com/bagrules for complete baggage rules. Payment with the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card is not required to qualify for the first checked bag free benefit. New holders of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card, and cardholders upgrading from another Alaska Airlines credit card, will be eligible for the free first bag benefit approximately 2-3 weeks after approval.
**Visa Signature accounts will receive an annual roundtrip coach companion fare on Alaska Airlines from $121 (USD) ($99 base fare plus taxes and fees, starting at $22 depending on your Alaska Airlines flight itinerary) when traveling with another passenger on a paid published coach airfare on the same itinerary, booked at the same time. Companion fare certificate code will be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ account approximately 2-3 weeks after approval. This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.
SOURCE Alaska Airlines