Bilt Rewards Adds Alaska Airlines as Transfer Partner

by Anthony Losanno
Bilt Alaska

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Earlier this week, I wrote about how Bilt was losing American Airlines as a transfer partner in June. Now, Bilt has announced that Alaska Airlines will be its latest transfer partner (allowing 1:1 transfers into Alaska’s Mileage Plan frequent flyer program). Alaska Mileage Plan has not partnered with any major transferable points currencies (like Chase Ultimate Rewards®, American Express Membership Rewards®, or Citi ThankYou® Rewards), so this is pretty big news.

If you use an Alaska Visa Signature® Card to pay your rent, you can earn 3x Alaska miles (up to $50,000 per year in rent charges). Rent payments will be considered a bonus category on the card like it currently offers 2x Mileage Plan miles per $1 spent on eligible gas, EV charging stations, cable, streaming services, and local transit purchases. Bilt does charge a 3% fee for third party credit card payments (which the Alaska Visa Signature® Card would be considered). This means that you’ll essentially pay one cent for each Mileage Plan mile earned on rent and charged to this card.

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Bilt Rewards CEO, Ankur Jain, said:

From the Northwestern tip of Alaska to the most southeastern point of Florida, at Bilt we want to continuously reward our members no matter where they live in the United States. As one of the most loved brands in aviation, this first-of-its-kind partnership with Alaska Airlines not only broadens Bilts members’ ability to travel everywhere Alaska and its partners fly but also exemplifies our commitment to providing Americans with more valuable ways to earn and redeem rewards on their largest monthly expense, rent, and within their local neighborhood.”

The addition of Alaska Airlines as a transfer partner is a big win for Bilt Rewards. The card now issues a partner that is not available elsewhere and Alaska’s Mileage Plan allows you to book many airlines both in oneworld and outside.

Anthony’s Take: The Bilt Rewards program is one of my favorites and it keeps getting better. Now we just need to see a Rent Day bonus for Alaska Airlines.

(Image Credits: Bilt and Alaska Airlines.)

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