Per the most recent statements sent to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Signature Visa card holders:
Effective August 1, 2012 there will no longer be a 1,000 mile bonus for Alaska Airlines purchases on www.alaskaair.com. Thank you for your continued patronage.
Alaska was pretty unique in allowing those that booked with their Mileage Plan Signature Visa card to earn an extra 1,000 Mileage Plan miles per ticket. Furthermore, since all Alaska fares price as one-ways, this actually meant you could earn 2,000 Mileage Plan miles per roundtrip by simply booking your tickets as one-ways.
It’s sad to see them eliminate yet another benefit. Alaska sure is on a downwards spiral lately as far as their offerings and benefits go. Just a couple of weeks ago they were the first major airline to add baggage fees for some first class passengers. There’s nothing “North of Expected” about them anymore…