Spokane International Airport is now part of Alaska Airlines’ Wine Flies Free program.
Alaska Airlines recently expanded the program along the West Coast. Passengers flying from GEG are now able to check one case of wine free of charge.
Spokane is one of nine cities in Washington state and 29 in the western U.S. included in the program, available to the airline’s mileage plan members. Membership in the plan is free.
Launched in 2007, the Wine Flies Free program was originally aimed at making it easier for wine lovers to bring back wine from Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. It’s since expanded to Oregon, Washington and Idaho as well as other locations in California.
Travelers can check up to 12 bottles as long as they are packed for transport in a protective container meant for shipping.
Other Washington cities recently added to the Wine Flies Free program are: Pullman, Wenatchee, Bellingham and Seattle.
In California, airports in the following locations were added: Burbank, Fresno, Monterey, Oakland, Ontario, Santa Barbara, San Jose, San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Orange County.
Spokane already participates in Alaska Airlines’ Cork District Wine Pass program, which allows passengers to Spokane to show their boarding passes within 48 hours of arrival at Cork District wineries – and pay no tasting fees.
For more info about the wine pass, visit www.visitspokane.com/cork-district/winepass.
For more info about the Wine Flies Free program, visit www.alaskaair.com/content/deals/special-offers/wine-flies-free.
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