Forms of payment

Paying for your ticket

When purchasing tickets at, payment with a credit or debit card is required at the time of the original booking. Immediate payment is also required when purchasing an award ticket using Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ miles.

Where to pay

Reservations can be purchased through our website, over the phone with an Alaska Airlines reservations call center, or in person at an Alaska Airlines airport ticket counter. A non-refundable $15 USD ticketing fee applies to all purchases made over the phone or at the airport ticket counter.


US and Canadian dollars are the only types of cash accepted at ticket counters in the US and Canada.

Only Mexican pesos are accepted at ticket counters in Mexico. Mexico ticket counters do not accept US or Canadian dollars.

Credit cards

The following credit cards are accepted:

  • Alaska Airlines Visa
  • Alaska Airlines MasterCard
  • Alaska Airlines Commercial Account
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Discover Card
  • MasterCard
  • Universal Air Travel Plan
  • Visa

If your online reservation includes additions, such as trip protection or a prepaid hotel, a credit card other than Universal Air Travel Plan will be required.

We are unable to accept certain foreign-issued cards. In addition, one-time use credit card numbers provided by some credit card companies are permitted only if tickets are purchased at least 6 days before departure.

Debit cards

Debit cards are accepted for ticket payment, but here are some details to keep in mind:

  • All debit cards must have the Visa or MasterCard logo.
  • Some banks may limit your per-transaction amount.
  • Delays can occur when charges are reversed on a debit card.
  • Bank processing times vary for removing the hold against your account.

Please check with your bank before purchasing.

My wallet

My wallet is a feature of the My account profile, an online bank that allows you to deposit an unlimited number of gift certificates, credit certificates, and bonus travel certificates. Learn more about My wallet discount codes

Our discount codes are electronic discounts that are used to reduce the cost of your ticket for travel on Alaska Airlines. They're only valid for discounts off the base fare and exclude government-imposed taxes and fees. You can't use them for any other types of purchases or fees and they don't have any cash value.

Discount codes can only be redeemed on Discount codes cannot be used at the ticket counter, travel agencies, other airlines, or other travel websites.

When the value of your discount code exceeds the ticket price, the remaining amount is forfeited.

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