Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ FAQ
Get answers to our most commonly asked questions regarding our Famous Companion Fare.
What is the Buy 1 ticket, get 1 for the taxes and fees offer
Introductory offer details: Customers who apply and are approved for a new Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® consumer card (US) will receive Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ after qualifying purchases at an even greater discount. Instead of $99 base fare plus applicable taxes and fees from $22 depending on your flight itinerary, only the applicable taxes and fees will apply after you make $1,000 or more in purchases within 90 days of opening your account. The $99 base fare cost is waived for the introductory offer.
Then each year on your account anniversary date, you'll receive the standard companion fare code for $99 base fare plus applicable taxes and fees from $22 depending on your flight itinerary.
What is the Famous Companion Fare™ that comes with my credit card?
Alaska's Famous Companion Fare is offered to holders of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® consumer card (US), the Alaska Airlines Visa® Business card (US), as well as the World Elite MasterCard® and Platinum Plus® Mastercard® (Canada). This discount code entitles the cardholder to purchase one round-trip coach companion fare on Alaska Airlines or Virgin America from $121 (USD) ($99 base fare plus applicable taxes and fees from $22 depending on your flight itinerary) when traveling with another passenger on a paid published coach airfare on the same itinerary, booked at the same time. Travel must be booked at alaskaair.com. Mileage cannot be used as a form of payment, however mileage credit accrual is allowed for both travelers. Travelers are responsible for all applicable taxes, fees, surcharges and applicable checked baggage fees. The companion fare discount code is not valid with award travel, and cannot be combined with other discounts.
When will my companion fare code show up in My account profile?
The code is automatically added into the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® primary consumer cardholder or an eligible Alaska Airlines Visa® business cardholder My account profile after qualifying.
Visa Signature® consumer credit card holders should see their code after making $1,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening. The companion fare code will be credited to the primary cardholder's Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account approximately two billing cycles after qualifying, and then on an annual basis dependent on your enrollment anniversary date.
Platinum Plus Mastercard® and World Elite Mastercard® credit card holders qualify for their code after making $1,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening. The companion fare discount code will be credited to the primary cardholder's Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account approximately two billing cycles after qualifying, and then on an annual basis dependent on your enrollment anniversary date.
For business credit card accounts, the companion fare code is issued after making $1,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening. The companion fare code will be credited to the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account approximately within the first two billing cycles after qualifying, and on each anniversary thereafter. Individual Level Earning Plan cardholders will receive one companion fare code per account each year. Only one companion fare will be provided each year to a company in the Business Level Earning Plan. An "Eligible Business Card" is a company level account for the Business Level Earning Plan or the cardholder level account under the Individual Level Earning Plan (as elected at the time of application), any of which must be in good standing to earn these rewards.If you do not yet have a My account profile, use Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® primary consumer cardholder's or an eligible Alaska Airlines Visa® business cardholder's Mileage Plan™ number (should be displayed on the credit card) to enroll.
How do I use my companion fare when I make a reservation?
You can redeem your companion fare by selecting the Shop button within the Discount and companion fare codes section of your My account profile. This will automatically apply your companion fare code to the new reservation. The discount will be reflected on the "Available flights" and "Cart" pages. The companion fare code will not be redeemed until you have selected the "Purchase" button on the "Review and Payment" page. Your companion fare code can be applied to a new reservation made at alaskaair.com for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America flights only. Your reservation must be made for two people booked in the same itinerary, traveling together, and ticketed at the same time. Companion fare codes are only valid on alaskaair.com.
Do I have to travel by the expiration date on my companion fare code?
The expiration date listed on your companion fare code indicates the date by which you must redeem your companion fare code and purchase your fare. Once ticketed, travel can be completed after the expiration date — 12 months from date of issue.You can view your companion fare code's expiration date by logging into your My account profile and viewing the "Discount and companion fare codes" section. The expiration date cannot be extended, and once your discount code has expired, it cannot be exchanged.
Who can use my companion fare code?
The Mileage Plan™ member who owns the companion fare code must either be one of the travelers or the purchaser of the reservation. If the member is allowing two travelers to use his or her companion fare code, then the member's name must match the name on the credit card used to purchase the reservation.
Can I use my companion fare code in conjunction with a mileage award ticket?
No. The companion fare code is only valid for use with published purchased fares.
Does the companion traveler using the discount earn mileage credit?
Both travelers can earn mileage credit for their flights in their own Mileage Plan™ accounts. Please be sure to provide the Mileage Plan™ numbers when booking your reservation, or when you check in for your flight.
Where can I view terms and conditions of my companion fare code?
You can view your companion fare code's terms and conditions by logging into your My account profile and viewing the "Discount and companion fare codes" section. Select the Bank of America companion fare link under the terms and conditions column.
Can I upgrade to First Class with my companion fare?
Yes. When traveling on a companion fare, you are eligible for all upgrades we offer. You can upgrade using miles, elite + companion upgrades, guest upgrades, or paid upgrades that may be offered at check-in. You and your companion must travel together on the same reservation, in the same cabin, and upgrade space must be available for both guests.
We can’t separate guests traveling on a companion fare into separate cabins, or upgrade you at separate times. Except for the companion upgrade allowed for our Gold and 75K elite members, both guests must use the same type of upgrade. (For example, a guest upgrade and an upgrade using miles can’t be combined.)