Alaska Mileage Plan members can now bring one case of wine (12 bottles) home for free when they fly to one of the 30 West Coast cities participating in the Wine Flies Free offer.
does Wine Flies Free work?
Fly to one of the 30 West Coast cities participating in the Wine Flies Free offer.
Sip and shop at your favorite winery destinations. Pro tip: Hang onto your boarding pass, many wineries in Washington and Oregon offer free tastings when you show your ticket.
Pack correctly – let the winery know you’ll be checking your wine at the airport, and they’ll help you pack it safely for travel. This might include a foam-lined box, molded cardboard trays, or other protective packaging. Make sure the box is left unsealed for inspection. Click here for more packing tips.
Add your Mileage Plan number to your reservation to make sure your first case of wine won’t count towards your checked baggage allowance.
Check your properly packed case of wine with an Alaska Airlines customer service agent at the ticketing counter. They will inspect the case, seal it and ensure that it is labeled with FRAGILE stickers. Advice: Don’t try to take your case of wine through the TSA security line. That’s way too much liquid.
Pick up your case and enjoy. Don’t see your wine with the rest of the bags? Check the oversize baggage area, as many airports don’t send fragile items to the conveyer belt.
New pours coming soon:
Starting Dec. 16, enjoy a glass of cabernet sauvignon from Canoe Ridge or a
chardonnay from Healdsburg Ranches Wines in Sonoma, California. First class
will be able to taste a cabernet sauvignon and a chardonnay from Browne Family
Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington.
Note from Alaska Airlines: The Wine Flies Free program applies to U.S. flights only, operated by Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, and SkyWest departing from WA, OR, CA, or ID. Mileage Plan number must be in the reservation at the time of booking. Wine must include professional packaging including shipper box and insert. Items packaged in a cardboard box are covered in case of loss, but are checked at your own risk for damage. Wine Check purchase not required for participation in the Wine Flies Free program. Guests are responsible for compliance with all governmental regulations and restrictions when traveling with alcohol.
Sources: alaskaair.com, “Wine Flies Free on Alaska Airlines” blog.alaskaair.com, “Alaska Airlines will fly your case of wine for free.” Nov 15, 2019