New Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® consumer cardholders to get discounted companion fare this May and June

Popular cardholder benefits now available on Virgin America-operated flights

SEATTLE, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A new, limited-time promotion makes Alaska’s Famous Companion FareTM offer even sweeter for new Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® consumer cardholders this May and June. New cardholders who apply in May and June can buy one ticket and get their first companion fare for just the taxes and fees (after qualifying purchases).

The annual companion fare is one of the most popular benefits of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card, allowing cardholders the opportunity to take someone along for the ride to anywhere Alaska and Virgin America fly for $99 (plus taxes and fees from $22) – with no blackout dates. This benefit is good for any coach fare, any day, any time. All new qualifying cardholders during May and June will only pay the taxes and fees for the companion fare in the first year.

“For the next two months we’re taking one of our best credit card benefits and making it even better,” said Ryan Butz, Alaska’s managing director of loyalty marketing. “Since we introduced the companion fare in 1999, guests have saved hundreds of millions of dollars on companion airfare, and we can’t wait to introduce this popular benefit to new cardholders.”

Alaska cardholders flying on Virgin America flights now enjoy all of their favorite benefits, including Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ (when booked via, a free checked bag for the cardholder and up to six other passengers on the same reservation, and three miles for every dollar spent directly on Alaska and Virgin America purchases.

The card is tied to Alaska Mileage Plan, the country’s top-ranked frequent flyer program. Members of Alaska Mileage Plan enjoy the only major airline loyalty program that still rewards a mile flown with a mile earned and some of the most generous benefits in the industry. Members enjoy complimentary upgrades for elite members, award travel starting at 5,000 miles one-way (plus taxes and fees) and a faster path to elite status compared to other airlines. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, members can earn and redeem miles to more than 900 destinations worldwide.

Alaska Airlines blog: How to maximize your Alaska Airlines companion fare

* Plus taxes and fees starting from $22

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million customers a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, customers can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Mileage Plan ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs” in the J.D. Power Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. Learn more about Alaska’s award-winning service and unmatched reliability at and Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

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SOURCE: Alaska Airlines