FYI for others applying. Approved for 12K limit with 730-750 TU and Eq score. Have a healthy amount of debt- 35% credit utilization and $11K auto loan.
Approved for $10k limit with just over 700 TU and EQ scores.
Alaska miles are great for redemptions to Mexico, Costa Rica and many airports in the western states. Europe redemptions can be tough due to high fuel surcharges. There is some value with the companion pass, but it's more like 2 for the price of 1.5, than a 2 for 1 deal. If you need to check bags or regularly purchase tickets on Alaska Airlines, this card is a must.