Wine news

Alaska Airlines Offers Free Wine this Sunday, National Drink Wine Day

Sunday is National Drink Wine Day. And for Alaska Airlines passengers, there are two ways to celebrate.

  1. Passengers over 21 can score a free glass of wine on any Alaska Airlines flight this Sunday, February 18th.
  2. Alaska Airlines is allowing passengers from all West Coast flights to check a case of wine for free, starting Sunday. This includes 29 airports in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California wine regions.

The free checked case of wine is an expansion of Alaska Airlines’ Wine Flies Free program, available to all members of its free Mileage Plan. Wine Flies Free launched in 2007 to make it easier and less expensive for Sonoma visitors to bring home wine. The program is especially valuable for those living in states where wine cannot be directly shipped to consumers. Wine Flies Free is for domestic flights only, and also applies to Horizon Air and SkyWest.

Today, the program has turned into a massive success, with the state of Oregon actually building out a special program to encourage purchases from wine tourists. Via the Oregon Wine Board, over 300 Oregon wineries now offer free tastings to customers who present their Alaska Airlines boarding pass.

To successfully check wine onto an Alaska Airlines flight, it must be properly packed and sealed in a protective container. Alaska Airlines recommends leaving the boxes unsealed for inspection. As an added perk, customer service agents will help properly label the boxes as “fragile” for handling.

Find out more about Wine Flies Free here.


Leave a Reply