Alaska Airlines said today its Wines Fly Free takes flight for a whole year beginning May 1.
Visitors traveling from Oregon on an Alaska Airlines flight, including Horizon Air, can check a case of Oregon wine for free. Oregon is the first state to partner with the airline on a statewide wines fly free program.
More than 250 Oregon wineries joined the pilot program last fall.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members may check one case of wine free on their return flight out of four Oregon airports. In addition, passengers showing their Alaska boarding passes within a week of their arrival in Oregon will receive complimentary tastings at any of more than 300 participating Oregon wineries.
The Oregon Wine Board and Travel Oregon are partnering with the airline in the venture. Travelers can join the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan for free at www.alaskaair.com.
Medford, Redmond, Eugene, Portland airports, as well as Walla Walla, Wash., are designated departure points. For a list of participating wineries, go to www.oregonwinesflyfree.org.