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News for Canadians with Alaska Airlines World Elite M. C.

by Roberto!, Thursday, June 28, 2018, 15:36 (140 days ago)

Just got a notice in the mail that Canadian holders of the Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard may qualify for a free checked bag like our fellow travelers in the U.S who have the equivalent but in a Visa card.

Here is a link with some information;

https://apply.mbna.ca/applicationform/generateApplicationForm.htm?src=DABI96&locale=en_CA

Naturally there will be additional information in the fine print somewhere in order to qualify. However, it is a good start and maybe I'll take a hiatus from asking Alaska and MBNA to throw us Canadians a few crumbs but will keep after Alaska about the connections to Zihua along the west coast.

Roberto!

News for Canadians with Alaska Airlines World Elite M. C.

by HolyMole @, Thursday, June 28, 2018, 16:25 (140 days ago) @ Roberto!

Just got a notice in the mail that Canadian holders of the Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard may qualify for a free checked bag like our fellow travelers in the U.S who have the equivalent but in a Visa card.

Here is a link with some information;

https://apply.mbna.ca/applicationform/generateApplicationForm.htm?src=DABI96&locale=en_CA

Naturally there will be additional information in the fine print somewhere in order to qualify. However, it is a good start and maybe I'll take a hiatus from asking Alaska and MBNA to throw us Canadians a few crumbs but will keep after Alaska about the connections to Zihua along the west coast.

Roberto!

Must be nice to be wealthy, Bob. The word "Elite" doesn't appear anywhere on my Alaska Mastercard. The only thing that's "elite" is the $75 annual fee.
So, I clicked on your link.....and the "Elite" version requires a personal annual income of at least $80,000 or an annual family income of minimum $150,000. Even for a retired Federal public servant like myself, with our gold-plated indexed pensions, my 1/4 century of service just doesn't cut it. In fact, based on my gross pension, I would have had to work about 100 years for that kind of income.
Awhile ago, in an attempt to cash-in on all these credit card loyalty plans that my friends seem able to regularly milk for "free" trips, I applied for a WestJet card, which requires a personal annual income of minimum $75,000. Jerk that I am, I answered the questionnaire honestly, and even though I added a note saying I had paid all my credit card balances in full, every month, for the past 35 years, I received a rather condescending response from the bank...."Sorry, HolyMole, you're just too poor". Frustrating, when people don't seem to have any problems getting credit cards for their dogs. I guess they lie about their dog's annual income.
So, us slobs will still have to pay for our bags, even though we're the ones who can least afford to do so.
End of rant.

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News for Canadians with Alaska Airlines World Elite M. C.

by Roberto!, Thursday, June 28, 2018, 18:09 (140 days ago) @ HolyMole

Nice rant though Don. :-)

I was looking through my notes to see how I ended up with the Alaska World Elite Card since you mentioned the $ threshold required, but couldn't come up with anything.

I seem to recall in 2004 Alaska Airlines had issued Canadians a Bank of America Visa card and operated that service out of Toronto until 2006. Perhaps it was when one of the change to MBNA (from some other MBNA affiliated bank to Toronto Dominion) took place that my card was upgraded and the $ threshold was the same as the Platinum Plus. Somehow, during the transition, we ended up with a flurry of cards that we shredded and ended up with what we have.

Give MBNA a call, ask them to review your history with them and see what you can arrange.

Must be nice to be wealthy, Bob<<<

In my dreams only... but enough to buy you and the wife a cold one at Paty's this fall. ;-)

Roberto!

News for Canadians with Alaska Airlines World Elite M. C.

by HolyMole @, Thursday, June 28, 2018, 18:34 (140 days ago) @ Roberto!

Nice rant though Don. :-)

I was looking through my notes to see how I ended up with the Alaska World Elite Card since you mentioned the $ threshold required, but couldn't come up with anything.

I seem to recall in 2004 Alaska Airlines had issued Canadians a Bank of America Visa card and operated that service out of Toronto until 2006. Perhaps it was when one of the change to MBNA (from some other MBNA affiliated bank to Toronto Dominion) took place that my card was upgraded and the $ threshold was the same as the Platinum Plus. Somehow, during the transition, we ended up with a flurry of cards that we shredded and ended up with what we have.

Give MBNA a call, ask them to review your history with them and see what you can arrange.

Must be nice to be wealthy, Bob<<<


In my dreams only... but enough to buy you and the wife a cold one at Paty's this fall. ;-)

Roberto!

Aaah, I get it. You were grandfathered, grandfather.

Doubt we'll be there anytime before New Years. We have to limit the lengths of our visits....no more 6 months at a time.... and the last few times we arrived on 1 November, we found it a tad hot and humid until early January.

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News for Canadians with Alaska Airlines World Elite M. C.

by Grumpy in Lake Cowichan @, Vancouver Island B.C Canada, Thursday, June 28, 2018, 19:16 (140 days ago) @ HolyMole

Or you could do what most people do is just answer yes that they make more then the required amount and get their card and free checked bags B-) :omg:

News for Canadians with Alaska Airlines World Elite M. C.

by Skink, Friday, June 29, 2018, 00:27 (140 days ago) @ Grumpy in Lake Cowichan

lol Grumpy...spot on