Oregon wines will continue to fly for free on Alaska Airlines flights


Alaska Airlines, Oregon Wine Board and Travel Oregon extend Oregon Wines Fly Free program through 2017.

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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

An agreement that allows Alaska Airlines passengers to check a case of Oregon wine for free has been extended through 2017.

More than 300 Oregon wineries participate in the Oregon Wines Fly Free program, a collaboration between Travel Oregon, the Oregon Wine Board and the airline.  

OregonLive.com reports:

Whether this affects Oregon residents is up to individual travelers to decide. Oregonians can check the Alaska Airlines website for information on other areas where they may travel that have copied the program

The Oregon Wines Fly Free program allows Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members to check one case of wine at no cost on their return flight departing from one of four Oregon airports, as well as from Walla Walla, Wash. Inbound visitors can receive complimentary tastings at any participating winery by showing their Alaska Airlines boarding passes within a week of arrival. Membership in Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan is free and customers can join at alaskaair.com.

About 5,000 cases of wine have traveled for free since the inception of the program in September 2013.

The airports that apply for the deal: PDX, Redmond, Medford, Eugene.


Oregon breweries in the Major League

As Major League Baseball celebrates its opening day today, beermakers from Oregon will be featured at the ballpark of the state’s regional team.

A rotating tap at the Hit It Here cafe at Safeco field in Seattle will feature Oregon breweries, Portland Business Journal reports. 

The breweries that will be on tap:

  • Deschutes Brewery, Bend
  • Full Sail Brewing, Hood River
  • GoodLife Brewing, Bend
  • Laurelwood Brewing, Portland
  • Ninkasi Brewing, Eugene
  • Oakshire Brewing, Eugene
  • Rogue Ales, Newport

 

 




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