[Alive Again] Hurry: Free Unlimited $99 Alaska Airlines Companion Tickets, Without Paying The $99

One of the best deals in travel has long been the annual Alaska Airlines $99 companion ticket that comes with their credit card, since it’s valid for any seat on any flight in conjunction with a paid ticket without restriction – and even earns miles. It’s coach-only, which wasn’t always the case (buying one first class Hawaii ticket from the East Coast and getting the second for $99 plus tax was once a great deal), but other than that you can do almost anything you wish.

Right now though Alaska Airlines is offering companion travel without the $99 payment, without the credit card, and in unlimited quantities.

Book a flight for travel through October 31 and the second passenger costs just the taxes and fees. Alaska is blocking middle seats, so it doesn’t really matter much that this is coach – two travelers get a row to themselves. And since there are currently no change fees you retain full credit if plans change.

You have to book by Wednesday September 15 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time [this was extended one day] using discount code GETYOURROW on the Alaska Airlines website searching travel for two passengers. The discount code yields 50% off the base coach fare of both passengers’ tickets.

There are a few restrictions:

  • Basic economy and first class fares are excluded
  • Trips to and from Prudhoe Bay are excluded.
  • Travel to Hawaii or Mexico is valid Sunday through Thursday, travel from Hawaii or Mexico is valid Monday through Friday, and travel between all other cities is valid Monday through Thursday, and Saturday.

This strikes me as a genuinely good deal, and we have seen surprisingly few of those despite plenty of available seats.

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  1. I don’t see where it says if you earn miles or elite miles for the free ticket. With the credit card Bogo you definitely do. It might be worth checking for anyone with that latter who is deciding which to use.

  2. @Steve It isn’t a “free ticket”. It’s just a promo code for 50% off the base fare for both pax, so both primary traveler and companion are on paid tickets.

  3. Hawaii likely won’t even be open by October and Mexico is getting hit very hard by Coranavirus as welll.

  4. Why pay for an AF credit card if they keep running this promo?

    Mexico Is the rare country that currently welcomes US visitors but you roll the dice on Covid. Hawaii is open but requires all visitors to strictly quarantine in hotel rooms for 2 weeks. So not a good place for a short term vacation.

  5. I have been questioning the value of keeping the AS Visa since they now require you to use the AS card to book main and CP tix. Which offers no trip protection for delays, baggage, etc. (This is a BofA particular not AS).

    As well with AF and taxes your paying $122 for the CP so CP value is hit or miss.

  6. A word of caution folks. This sounds like a great promo, and it is. However you should expect than any trip/flight you book is going to get changed by Alaska. It may be a simple time change or something more like replacing a non-stop flight with a 1-stop and/or at an inconvenient time. It happened to me when I booked 4 tickets on this promotion when it ran a month ago, and 3 of them were changed almost immediately after the promotion ended. If you book via this promotion, just be sure your plans are at least somewhat flexible.

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