Alaska Airlines to Re-Launch Oregon Wines Fly Free Program

By Karin Sun on 18 April 2014
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A Pinot noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley

A Pinot noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Alaska Airlines announced that it will resume its Oregon Wines Fly Free program on May 1.  The program, which allows travelers on the airline’s flights to check a case of Oregon wine at no charge, was first launched as a two-month trial period last fall, and is now being renewed and extended for a year.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will be able to check one free case of Oregon wine on their return flight out of four Oregon airports.  Over 300 Oregon wineries are participating in the program this year.

In addition, passengers visiting Oregon via Alaska Airlines will receive complimentary wine tastings at any of the participating wineries when they present their boarding passes. Travelers must take advantage of this offer within a week of their arrival to Oregon.

The program came about as a result of a partnership between the airline, the Oregon Wine Board, and Travel Oregon.

Alaska Airlines currently offers non-stop service to several popular Oregon wine destinations, including the Willamette Valley from Portland and Eugene, the Rogue Valley from Medford, and Central Oregon Wineries from Redmond, Oregon, as well as Eastern Oregon Wineries from Walla Walla, Washington.  Alaska says that Oregon is the first state to partner with an airline on a wines fly free program that is statewide.

(Photo: Agne27)

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