Alaska Airlines continues to boost its “Most West Coast” efforts, expanding its Wine Flies Free program to cover the entire region. Under the program members of the carrier’s MileagePlan program can check one case of wine without charge when departing from a participating airport. The program started at the Santa Rosa/Sonoma County airport more than a decade ago and expanded to 11 locations prior to today’s announcement. With the expanded Wine Flies Free program, wine aficionados can now check their wine from an additional 18 cities, for a total of 29 on the West Coast.
“Wine and food are huge passion points for travelers when choosing their next travel destination,” said Natalie Bowman, Alaska Airlines’ managing director of marketing and advertising. “Our Wine Flies Free program makes it easier for our guests to experience some of the country’s best wine regions and take their favorite wines home. We look forward to toasting our guests in-flight on National Drink Wine Day, and continuing to work with our partners to welcome visitors to these premier wine destinations that we serve.”
To prepare wines to fly, each bottle must be packed and sealed for transport in a protective shipping container. But do NOT seal it before arriving at the airport.
Participating Wine Flies Free Cities:
- Los Angeles*
- Orange County*
- Palm Springs*
- San Diego*
- San Francisco*
- San Jose*
- San Luis Obispo
- Santa Barbara*
- Santa Rosa
- Walla Walla
New participants in the program are denoted with an asterisk.
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