10% Discount on many Alaska Airlines flights

Alaska Airlines is a quirky airline, and I think for a lot of people that’s their selling point.  They do things just a little bit differently than most, and thats ok!  It embodies the “unique” spirit of Seattle, Portland, and to an extent Los Angeles (c’mon… y’all KNOW that you’re different in LA).

From Alaskaair.com website, the Boeing 737-900ER

From Alaskaair.com website, the Boeing 737-900ER

One of the things that I love about Alaska Airlines is their commitment to the communities that they serve.  In scrolling around through their website in the “Things To Do” section under “Outdoor Recreation” I found information for this fare sale.  It was really well hidden, and not very well publicized, but that’s why we’re here for you, the readers!  As always, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest info…

For the rest of the summer and into the fall, Alaska Airlines will be offering up to a 10% discount on flights to a wide list of cities that will be holding marathons for the rest of the year.  The good news, if you’re like me and have never run a marathon, you don’t actually have to run in the marathon to get the discount!  If you’re like our fellow BoardingArea buddy Running With Miles, I fully expect you to take advantage of this deal.


Alaska is marketing this as their “Ready, Set, Racecation” sale, with helpful tips on how to prepare for your race.  Each one of the races has their own link, and the best part?  You can arrive 2-3 days before the scheduled race start and leave 2-3 days after the race.  So if you’re planning on going on vacation (like we were to southern California) you might as well save some cash along the way!  We just bought some tickets to go down to Universal Studios and saved $30.  That’s almost enough for a soda and hamburger in the park!  SCORE!

RaceCation Alaska Airlines

So, where are the races?

Jul 16 – 17 Group Health Seattle to Portland Seattle, Portland

Jul 17 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Rosa

Aug 13 Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Portland

Aug 26 Hood to Coast Relay Portland

Sep 4 Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon Kelowna

Oct 1 – 2 Rock ’n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco

Oct 22 – 23 Oasis Rock ’n’ Roll Vancouver Half Marathon Vancouver, B.C.

Oct 29 Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Rosa

Oct 30 Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon Los Angeles, Burbank, Orange County

Nov 10 – 13 Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Las Vegas

Here’s a link to the Alaska Site where you can click directly through to make your reservations.  Just remember that you can fly anywhere in the Alaska network.  The discount code should populate automatically when you click through the sale.

Are you planning on taking advantage of this sale?  Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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  1. Promotions like these are part of the reason why Alaska has fierce loyalists

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    • I love all the discounts. They often have tiny sales like this… 5% here, 10% there… it all adds up! I’m an Alaska Loyalist 🙂

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