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Updated MBNA Alaska Airlines Credit Card Links

UPDATE- (June 27, 6pm PST) Thanks to Garry in comment section below, letting us know that the GreatCanadianRebates links are back!

Feels like I am writing about MBNA almost every day lately. Anyway, the glitch seems to have lasted less than 48 hours. Seems like we have a conclusion now. MBNA has decided to offer two versions of their credit cards.

Highlights

Below are the highlights of the two cards, also highlighted the major differences between the two cards.

Alaska Airlines Platinum Plus MasterCard

  • $75 annual fee
  • Earn 20,000 sign up bonus miles after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days
  • Earn 3 miles for every $1 spent on Alaska Airlines tickets, vacation packages, cargo and inflight purchases
  • Earn 1 mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive an annual companion fare (costing $99 USD plus taxes and fees)

Alaska Airlines World Elite MasterCard

  • $99 annual fee
  • Earn 30,000 sign up bonus miles after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days
  • Earn 3 miles for every $1 spent on Alaska Airlines tickets, vacation packages, cargo and inflight purchases
  • Earn 1 mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive 1 complimentary checked bag per passenger on the same qualifying reservation (up to a maximum of 6 passengers)
  • Receive an annual companion fare (costing $99 USD plus taxes and fees)
  • Income Requirement: $80,000 (personal) or $150,000 (household)

Thoughts

Basically, you are paying $24 more for the free checked bag. However, you do have to qualify for the card. Also note that the World Elite version has better travel insurance coverage.

I am also very happy to see two versions of the card. It opens up the door to more potential applicants.

Notes

  • Not surprisingly, I still cannot see either of the cards on the main MBNA website. We would still need to use these direct links.
  • As for Alaska Airlines website, they updated their application link accordingly. However, they did not include the Platinum Plus version.
  • I have yet to see GreatCanadianRebates’ updated linkes (please private message me for a referral). If you see it, feel free to share in the comment section below.

I am just glad to see this back in action!

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