Alaska Airlines Giving away 40,000 Free Flights

It’s no secret that the Alaska Airlines / Virgin America Merger is well underway. It’s also no secret that some of the die hard fans of Virgin aren’t happy about it one bit. So what can they do to win some of those customers? Free flights of course!

Alaska is going to be making a ton of improvements to their hard product over the next year and a half including new first class seats, better food and entertainment options, and even new lounges, all in an attempt to woo customers over to the “new” Alaska.

Alaska's new leg room

Alaska’s new leg room, from Alaska Airlines

Alaska's new seat backs

Alaska’s new seat backs, from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Lounge Bar

Alaska Lounge Bar

40,000 Free Flights

Taking that even one step further, Alaska Airlines is getting into the baseball spirit in San Francisco in September. In fact, on September 17th, for the first 40,000 people who attend the Giants vs Diamondbacks game will receive a 2-for-1 ticket, also known as the famous Alaska Airlines Companion Pass.

Don’t live in San Fran? We don’t either! But currently flights from Seattle to San Francisco for that day are only $64 each way. Tickets to the game start at $35 for the cheap seats, so for around $160 we’re gonna get a buy-one-get-one ticket! We’ve got plans to head to Honolulu (flights currently are around $600) so that’s a massive savings for us.

Special Terms and Conditions

This does have a few special T&C, so it’s important to note.

Routes: Discount valid systemwide (excluding Prudhoe Bay and Cuba) September 17, 2017 – February 28, 2018

Based on published fare routings and some cities may not be available. 

Purchase By: September 20, 2017. 

Travel Valid From: September 17, 2017.

Travel Complete: February 28, 2018.

Blackout Dates: November 17-28, December 15, 2017-January 3, 2018, February 15-19.

Valid on: Alaska, Virgin, Pen Air, Horizon Air and SkyWest

That’s right – you’ve got 4 days afterwards to book the flight, so NO DILLY-DALLYING. Get that flight booked ASAP. This is a great opportunity to hear somewhere warm in the winter, or even visit family for the Holidays!

Alaska Airlines and the San Francisco Giants

You can find more details about the game and get tickets here.

While Alaska does have quite the hill to climb with their new base of customers, especially those based in the Bay Area, promotions like this one should keep them coming back for more.

Are you going to attend the game? If so, maybe we’ll see you there!

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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  1. Booked, where are you sitting?

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    • Fantastic question – I don’t even know 😉

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  2. Do you know if the discount includes first class tickets??

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    • We’ve got tickets purchased, but we mighhhhhht have to back out.

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      • Dang. I have some friends in the Bay Area. In need to reach out to them to see if they’ll go for me.

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