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Alaska Airlines card offers, Personal & Business, 40K for each

Alaska Airlines card offers, Personal & Business, 40K for each

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Concurrent discussion here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alas...017-later.html

Before applying, please note
B of A's restrictions (2-3-4 rule) on approving applications:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/cred...24-months.html

Nestled in the terms and conditions of all of the personal Alaska Airlines credit card offers: "This card will not be available to you if you currently have or have had the card in the preceding 24 month period. This does not apply to the business credit card product."

This thread is a continuation from THIS discussion (2012-2016)
As additional resources for these cards, see the following threads in the Alaska Airlines forum
PERSONAL CARDS



40K miles offer, $75 AF, $2k spend. Companion Fare from $121 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from just $22)

30k mile offer, $75 AF, $1k spend: https://www.bankofamerica.com/credit...s-credit-card/
+2k miles if done with onboard paper application

32.5K mile offer $75 AF, $1k spend, currently includes initial Companion Fare for just taxes & fees, (9/4/2018): http://alaskaoffer.com


30k mile offer with $100 credit and "Companion Fare™ Buy one ticket, get one for just the taxes and fees" , $75 AF, $1k spend. The link is dead, but you can find this by making a dummy cash booking on domestic Alaska metal. It appears on the last page before you actually have to pay for the flight. Do not log in during the process. And, of course, do not actually pay for the flight.


If you want a personal card, but are not an expert on the Alaska card approval process STOP, don't apply yet. Instead, read the 4 posts below, very closely. Doing so may save you a huge amount of wasted time and frustration. BofA no longer gives you a lower bonus if you're approved for Platinum instead of Signature (December 3018).

A few people in the Alaska Airlines forum have in the past received personally targeted, single-use links for a 50k offer when they opt-in to "Partner Offers" in their Mileage Plan account preferences.


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BUSINESS CARDS
Read post 844 for tips on being approved for the business card. It may be easier to get approved for a new business with 0 years and $0 gross income.

30k mile offer, $75 AF, $1k spend, no foreign transaction fees
https://www.bankofamerica.com/smallb...s-credit-card/

Note: There are two different earning formats for the business card, which you choose when you apply:
  • $50 per company, $25 per card (Business Level Earning Plan)
    • $0 per company, $75 per card (Individual Level Earning Plan)



To avoid billing confusion later, make sure you choose the Individual Level Earning Plan
if you are not going to have employee cards under the same account as your account.


Also see the Applying for Business Credit Cards [Consolidated] thread (not-BofA-specific) for general tips on applying for business cards.

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Personal card Recon Line:
1-800-354-0401 (8am-7pm ET Mon-Fri) direct, referring agent from another BofA line called it their "credit department"


Business card Recon Line:
866-695-6598 (8-7pm EST M-F)
Biz card status line: 888 663 6262
Biz Card credit analyst line: 877 665 5022, 877 665 5023 (no longer working, checked 8/18/17)


Check Personal Card application status online here:
https://www.bankofamerica.com/credit...status-form.go

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Credit Inquiries for Personal cards come from BofA. Inquiries for business cards come from FIA. Credit bureaus usually merge inquiries from the same requester made on the same day. Inquiries from BofA and FIA will not be merged.

Does one have to call BoA to lower a card's credit limit?
Yes, there is no longer any way to contact BOA online. Phone is the only method currently.

When do the initial bonus miles post? You will get the miles after the statement closes for the cycle in which you meet your minimum spend. Usually AS points show up the Sunday evening after your statement closes, but sometimes it takes an additional week.

If there's a statement credit, when does it post?
It seems to be batch-processed. It will post automatically. Can be on the same statement or the next statement. It does not appear to be based on the statement close date.

Can you send a secure message through your account online?
No. BOA has removed the secure message functionality, even for Preferred members. The only way to contact BOA now is to call them.

Can I apply for another personal Alaska card if I have one open already?
Some people still can, but these days many people get denied. If you don't want to risk getting denied, it's probably better if you close any existing personal Alaska cards before applying for another one. But be sure to lower credit limit as low as possible at least a few business days before you close the card (though the earlier you can do it the better), because credit limit that's left on the card when you close it stays unavailable to new card applications for a year or more (while credit limit that's lowered as a separate step becomes available to new card applications much sooner)!

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Use or earn Mileage Plan miles with Alaska's Global Partners
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mi...tners-overview

For those applying for the AS credit cards in the hope of redeeming AS miles for premium cabin experiences, please be aware of two current issues:
Alaska has not been able to ticket premium-cabins on EK since May ( see here : http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alask...t-working.html )

Can you book Cathay flights using AS miles? Probably NOT https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alas...-later-68.html
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Old Mar 15, 19, 8:34 am
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Old Mar 16, 19, 7:03 am
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Got approval today for second Alaska Business card(first is still open).
how long ago was the first one opened? Thanks!
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Old Mar 19, 19, 12:52 pm
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how long ago was the first one opened? Thanks!
Originally Posted by concordian View Post
Got approval today for second Alaska Business card(first is still open).

Did you have a balance on card 1? Did you lower the credit limit on card 1?

I just applied for my 2nd and had a $200 balance on the 1st and did not lower the credit limit. Went right into Pending. Now it's a wait and see if I get it or not.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 5:46 am
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P2 Approved at 4/24. Pulled TransUnion. Sole Prop around 20K in revenue. 5 years open. Has Amtrak and Checking for less than 1 year. Small amount in checking.

I'm at 10//24. Do I have a chance?
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Old Mar 20, 19, 1:15 pm
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Anyone has had success with reconsideration of Bank of America business credit cards after being denied? I called to check status, after being told that I was declined, I asked for reconsideration. They then pulled my credit report again without asking me and denied again after that. The rep agreed to submit a request to remove the new hard pull. Not sure if I should call to reconsider one more time.
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data point:

applied for alaska biz last night, was asked for more information. used the guidance in the wiki for biz cards.

called in this morning and they're asking me for three years' worth of tax returns. no reason given when asked, just csr-speak ("at this time, as to the reason for the tax returns, our procedures are asking you for your tax returns at this time").

i've been in this game a long, long time and i've never been asked that after dozens and dozens of cards. what gives? any guidance?

btw: no current alaska cards, only one bofa card (travel rewards personal).
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Has anyone been able to buy gift cards, either for specific stores, Amazon or like Amex or Visa gift cards to meet the required spend for the AS Visa?
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Anyone has had success with reconsideration of Bank of America business credit cards after being denied? I called to check status, after being told that I was declined, I asked for reconsideration. They then pulled my credit report again without asking me and denied again after that. The rep agreed to submit a request to remove the new hard pull. Not sure if I should call to reconsider one more time.
That might depend on the reason for the denial? Do you know what reason BofA gave for denying you?
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Has anyone been able to buy gift cards, either for specific stores, Amazon or like Amex or Visa gift cards to meet the required spend for the AS Visa?
Store gift cards bought along with some groceries on the same purchase at a grocery store should be no problem, because it's not obvious it's a gift card.

Trying to do the whole minimum spend solely with gift cards, that would be another story.
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Applied for business card today with usual 0 years, $1 etc. Went to pending and was told that I need to send personal tax returns (no way around that) - told them I am happy WITHOUT BofA card.

I did have Alaska business card previously that was closed in September 2017

I am BofA personal customer for 15+ years now.
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Applied for business card today with usual 0 years, $1 etc. Went to pending and was told that I need to send personal tax returns (no way around that) - told them I am happy WITHOUT BofA card.

I did have Alaska business card previously that was closed in September 2017

I am BofA personal customer for 15+ years now.
We have BA business checking. Applied online and approved instantly. This is the 3rd BA business CCs approved within 2 month period. All instant approvals.
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Originally Posted by OrvillesMoustache View Post
data point:

applied for alaska biz last night, was asked for more information. used the guidance in the wiki for biz cards.

called in this morning and they're asking me for three years' worth of tax returns. no reason given when asked, just csr-speak ("at this time, as to the reason for the tax returns, our procedures are asking you for your tax returns at this time").

i've been in this game a long, long time and i've never been asked that after dozens and dozens of cards. what gives? any guidance?

btw: no current alaska cards, only one bofa card (travel rewards personal).
This happened to me as well. I currently have 1 biz and 1 sig visa opened both with zero balance. 1st biz card was instant approval. Now what? Anyone have recommendations on what to do? I don't have 3 years of biz taxes!
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Originally Posted by Ijag77 View Post

how long ago was the first one opened? Thanks!


First one was opened in July 2018.
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Did you have a balance on card 1? Did you lower the credit limit on card 1?
No, I did not lower limit and I did not have a balance.

I just applied for my 2nd and had a $200 balance on the 1st and did not lower the credit limit. Went right into Pending. Now it's a wait and see if I get it or not.
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