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Alaska Airlines Launches New Visa Platinum Card In Canada

12/1/2004 3:44 p.m.

Alaska Airlines and Bank of America debuted a new Visa Platinum Card in Canada, giving Canadian travelers more ways to earn miles in the ever-growing Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan network.

The Alaska Airlines Visa Platinum gives cardholders the opportunity to earn miles for credit card charges and other benefits including one $50 (USD) round-trip Companion Certificate upon approval, and each year thereafter.

"We are so pleased to be able to offer the Alaska Airlines Visa Platinum to our Canadian customers," said Ann Ardizzone, Alaska's managing director of marketing programs. "As our airline's presence in Canada has grown, so has our Mileage Plan clientele."

Complete Visa Platinum Card amenities include:
- 5,000 Bonus Miles upon approval
- 2,000 Anniversary Bonus Miles
- One mile for every dollar in purchases
- Two miles for every dollar in purchases of Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air tickets or Vacation Packages.
- $50 (USD) Companion Certificate every year on Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air
- Two Board Room airport lounge passes upon approval.

Additionally, the Alaska Airlines Visa Platinum features no annual mileage cap and miles never expire on active accounts. The card has a $75 (CAD) annual membership fee. Apply today at or call 1-888-345-2632.

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan network includes 11 airlines serving more than 700 destinations on six continents. Airline partners include American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Horizon Air, KLM, LAN, Northwest Airlines and QANTAS.

Alaska and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve more than 80 cities in Alaska, the Lower 48, Canada and Mexico. Earlier this year, the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan was named Frequent Flyer Program of the Year for the second year in a row at the 16th Annual Freddie Awards. The award, named after Sir Freddie Laker, a commercial aviation pioneer, was created by InsideFlyer magazine publisher Randy Peterson and is considered among the most prestigious consumer awards in the airline industry.

For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom on the Internet at

CORRECTION: In a release dated November 29 titled "Alaska Airlines Announces Expanded Service From Vancouver, BC to West Coast Hot Spots", Alaska Airlines reported that the Visa Platinum included first class upgrades, which it does not.     

Card benefits are subject to certain restrictions, limitations and exclusions. Visit for full details. Passenger is responsible for all applicable taxes, fees and surcharges. Fare does not include airport passenger-facility charges of up to $18 (amount depends on itinerary), federal segment tax of $3.10 per segment (takeoff and landing) and September 11th security fee of up to $10 ($2.50 per enplanement). Fare to Mexico or Canada does not include the following: To Mexico: U.S. international departure and transportation taxes of up to $58, Mexico visitors tax of $20 (fluctuates with dollar-peso exchange rate). To Canada: airport improvement fee (varies by airport), Canadian Security Fee of $9, U.S. immigration fee of $7. Taxes and fees subject to change. All taxes and fees stated in U.S. dollars.