Oregon Wines Fly Free

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May 28, 2014

It's always a great time to visit Oregon Wine Country. From verdant valleys and majestic mountains, to rushing rivers, dramatic desert and a captivating coastline,  Oregon is a world-class wine destination with 17 approved winegrowing regions producing 72 varieties of grapes.  This year when you visit Oregon and our great wineries, the Oregon Wine Board, Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines are offering you this sweet deal!

Starting May 1, taste wine for free* when you visit any of the 300 participating tasting rooms by showing your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan membership and in-bound boarding pass (paper or digital). Create your own custom case of wine or take home one from any winery and with your Alaska Airlines Plan membership it checks for free as baggage on your returning domestic Alaska Airlines flight.

Oregon Wines Fly Free applies to departures from four Oregon airports - Eugene, Medford, Portland and Redmond - as well as Walla Walla. Not an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan member? Sign up today, it's free!

Find an Alaska Airlines flight from your city and start planning your trip through Oregon's diverse wine regions. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

How must the wine be packaged?

The wine must be safely packaged for transport in a protective shipping container. The TSA asks that containers not be sealed, but remain open for inspection. Shipping boxes are available at many of the region's wineries as well as visitor information centers and will vary in price. Please note that it is the responsibility of the Alaska Airlines passenger to be sure the wine is properly packaged for checking as luggage. Advise the Alaska Air Customer Service Agent when you check in so the box can be properly labeled with FRAGILE stickers. Items packaged in cardboard boxes are covered in case of loss, but are checked at your own risk for damage. View Alaska Airlines' Check Baggage Policies for more details.

How many cases are allowed?

Each Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan member with an outbound ticket will be allowed one case to be checked free of charge. Passengers with additional cases will be charged the regular baggage fee.

Can passengers check one case of wine at no charge through to their final destination, even if they are connecting to another airline?

Yes, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan passengers can check their first case of wine at no charge to their final destination, unless the case is retrieved from baggage and rechecked at any stopover.

Does the Oregon Wines Fly Free program apply to all 50 states and international flights?

The first case free program applies to all out-bound domestic destinations. While the wine can be checked through on international flights, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan passengers must meet the customs requirements of the destination country.

How do Alaska Airlines passengers redeem their free wine tastings at participating wineries?

At participating wineries that charge a tasting fee, passengers can receive free tastings by presenting their current (within 10 days of arrival) in-bound Alaska Airlines boarding pass. One waived tasting fee is available per boarding pass. *Holiday weekends and special events are excluded.

Can passengers fly in to one of the participating airports and fly out of another?

Yes, as long as both the in-bound and out-bound flights are on Alaska Airlines, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan passengers may fly into and out of participating airports.

Is the Oregon Wines Fly Free program permanent?

At this time, the program is set for one year. The results of the program will be evaluated by the three partners who will determine whether it will be renewed or extended.

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