1. Get Rewarded with the Alaska Airlines Visa

Apply for the Alaska Airlines Visa credit card and upon approval receive 25,000 bonus miles, enough for a round-trip non-refundable ticket to and from locations in the continental U.S. and Canada. Within two weeks of approval, you’ll also receive a Companion Fare Discount Code. When you book a trip, the code allows you to purchase a second round-trip coach seat at a special discount price. Watch for a new Companion Fare Discount Code every year after your enrollment anniversary date has passed.

Your Alaska Airlines Visa earns you three miles worth of points for every qualifying dollar you spend on Alaska Airlines tickets, vacation packages and other offers. Most other purchases earn one mile per dollar. There is no limit to the number of miles you can earn, and they can be redeemed easily for upgrades, tickets and other rewards.

2. Shop Seasonal Sales and Package Deals

Alaska Airlines sales are offered seasonally, and the winter clearance sales tend to offer the deepest discounts. Also browse the website for year-round deals on vacation packages, hotels or flights to popular locations such as Disney resorts. Regardless of where or when you’re traveling, try bundling a flight with a hotel stay for even greater savings. The more flexible your travel dates, the more likely you will be to save big when you search for flights on the Alaska Airlines website.

3. Fly First Class for Less

Upgrade to the First Class cabin on an Alaska Airlines flight for as little as $50. The cost of a paid upgrade increases for trips that cover a distance of more than 1,250 miles one way. You can also opt to upgrade to First Class using 15,000 mileage points. Travelers who achieve Elite Level Mileage Plan membership status receive unlimited complimentary upgrades.

4. Watch for Price Changes

The Alaska Airlines Price Guarantee offers two possible ways to save. If you find the same flight and itinerary for at least $10 less on any other website within 24 hours of buying your ticket on AlaskaAir.com, Alaska Airlines will refund you the difference. If you purchase an Alaska Airlines flight on another website and then find the same flight and itinerary for less on AlaskaAir.com at any time prior to your departure, you will receive the difference as a refund or as a credit that can be used toward your next flight purchase.