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Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard®
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Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard®

Updated 01.12.2022

About Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard

The Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard is designed for those who love traveling. If you get approved for it, you can start earning miles that can be later redeemed in different ways. Although, there is an annual fee of $99 that a welcome bonus may offset.

Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard features

With the Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard, you regularly earn reward miles for making eligible purchases according to the formula 1 mile = 1 dollar spent. Also, MBNA offers you a welcome bonus of 30,000 bonus miles if you spend $1,000 or more on eligible purchases in the first 90 days of your account opening. In addition, you can also get an Alaska's Famous Companion Fare starting from $121 on your account anniversary. Moreover, you have an increased rewards rate for buying tickets, vacation packages, and cargo services from Alaska Airlines. As a result, the rewards system can be boiled down to this: 

  • 3 Miles on every $1 you spend on tickets, vacation packages, and cargo services from Alaska Airlines;

  • 1 Mile per $1 on all other eligible purchases.

However, you can redeem your miles only through the Alaska Airlines network. Also, the value of the dollars you earn is not fixed, depending on how you save it. On the other hand, this credit card can give you access to free flights. Alaska Airlines is part of the oneworld alliance, and you can use your miles to fly with their partners anywhere in the world. Air companies that partner with Alaska are

  • American Airlines,

  • British Airways,

  • Cathay Pacific,

  • Japan Airlines, 

  • Qantas,

  • Icelandair,

  • Korean Air,

  • Singapore Airlines and many others. 

There are many additional perks for these credit card holders. For example, you will be provided with such a service as a Complimentary Checked Bag. In addition, you receive a baggage allowance on eligible reservations consisting of one complimentary checked bag for up to 6 passengers on the same Alaska Airlines reservation. Moreover, you will have access to purchase assurance that covers most items purchased with your MBNA credit card for the first 90 days from the date of purchase, an extended warranty that doubles the original manufacturer’s warranty of goods you buy with your credit card for up to one additional year Avis and Budget discounts on rental cars and price protection plan.  

Moreover, Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard provides you with such perks as: 

  • Mastercard services;

  • Concierge services; 

  • Emergency services;

  • Trip assistance and legal assistance. 

Pros and cons

A summary of Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard advantages is listed below:

  • Plenty of additional services;

  • You earn bonuses for making purchases;

  • A welcome bonus is offered;

  • Rewards can be spent on travel;

  • Alaska Airlines partners with many other air companies.  

However, you need to take into account some weak sides of this credit card:

  • Interest rates are high;

  • The annual fee is high;

  • High-income requirements

  • Rewards can only be spent on traveling; 

  • Alaska Airlines has limited cities they serve in Canada.  

How to apply for an Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard

As for other credit cards provided by MBNA, Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard doesn’t require you to apply for it offline. The simple application can be made directly on the company’s website. You must first go to this credit card’s webpage and click on the “Apply Now” button. That will redirect you to the application page, where you will see the legal disclosures. You need to read it; if you accept those, you can go on. On the same page you will need to choose the preferred language of correspondence and then go below to the application itself. Fields that must be filled out are: 

  • Primary Applicant's Information: Your name, home address, housing status, years at current address, monthly payment, years at current address, phone number, and several questions: “Is your mailing address different from your home address?” and “Are you a Canadian resident?”.

  • Personal Information: date of birth, mother’s maiden name, email address, and SIN (optional).

  • Employment Information. In this section, you need to choose your employment status, and depending on it, you will be asked to provide the required information. 

Afterward, you will be offered to add an authorized user and request a balance transfer. Both options are not obligatory, so that you can skip them. In the end, you will be offered to enroll in a payment protection plan, and if you are interested in it, you will need to put a tick into the required box. Finally, you will need to click on the “Review your application” button, and the application will be made.

Am I eligible for an Alaska Airways World Elite Mastercard?

MBNA has relatively strict requirements for potential Alaska Airways World Elite Mastercard holders. For example, besides standard eligibility rules such as being a resident of Canada over the provincial age of majority, you need to have a personal annual income greater than $80,000 or a yearly household income of $150,000 or greater.

Can I spend rewards on groceries purchases?

Unfortunately, you can’t. Miles can only be spent through the Alaska Airways network or its partners.
What are the interest rates of this credit card?This credit card has relatively high-interest rates. You will be charged 19.99% on purchases, 22.99% on cash advances, and 22.99% on balance transfers and access cheques.

Effective interest rate on the product

19.99% - 22.99%

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