MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard Review

In this blog post, I will be doing a complete MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard review to see who is best suited to get this credit card in Canada. One of the reasons I am doing a review of this card is because I think the Alaska Airlines Mastercard is one of the most important credit cards to get for Canadians who love travelling.

I have no affiliation with MBNA or this credit card.

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MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard Review

The reason the Alaska Airlines Mastercard is so good is that it’s the only way in Canada you can earn lots of Alaska miles. The Alaska miles are awesome for redeeming on first-class or business class flights. Thanks to Alaska miles, I was able to fly Cathay Pacific First Class for just $362.88 CAD.

After hitting the $1000 minimum spend requirements within 90 days of getting this credit card, you will earn:

  • 30,000 Alaska miles with the Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard
  • 20,000 Alaska miles with the Alaska Airlines Platinum Plus Mastercard

Other perks for this card include:

  • 3 Alaska miles for every $1 spent on Alaska Airlines tickets, vacations, or cargo services
  • 1 Alaska mile for every $1 spent on regular purchases
  • $121 USD companion fare (valid on Alaska Airlines flights only – it doesn’t work with partner carriers)
  • Complimentary checked bags for Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard holder
  • 10% off base rate when renting a car from Avis (discount code – #C078405) or Budget (discount code – #A331704) – must charge the entire car rental with your Alaska Airlines Mastercard

Card eligibility

Your personal income must be $80,000 or more to qualify for the World Elite Mastercard. Otherwise, you will need to apply for Platinum Plus which has no income requirements.

If you apply through Great Canadian Rebates, you can get $50 cashback (my referral links):


The Alaska Airlines Mastercard is a must-have for Canadians who love travelling. Starting in the summer of 2021, Alaska Airlines will officially join the Oneworld airline alliance. This will expand its list of current partners giving Canadians access to more airline partners.

I think the future is bright for this credit card.

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