Alaska Airlines will fly your case of wine for free

We’re giving guests something to wine about.

Alaska Airlines offers the most nonstop flights to the West Coast, making it easier to plan a trip to your favorite wine locale. Alaska Mileage Plan members can also bring home a case of wine – 12 bottles – with no baggage fee, thanks to our *Wine Flies Free offer. Not a Mileage Plan member? Join for free.

Book a flight & raise a glass from these 30 fine wine cities:

Wondering how your Wine Flies Free from the West Coast? Here’s how it works:

1. Book a trip to wine country

Browse flights to destinations like California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington to participate in our Wine Flies Free program. Visit vineyards in Sonoma County, Sun Valley, Walla Walla and more.

2. Sip and shop at your favorite winery destinations.

Taste your way around a wine region in California, Washington, Oregon or Idaho until you’ve found your wine (or several) you enjoy enough to take home. Pro tip: Hang onto your boarding pass, many wineries in Washington and Oregon offer free tastings when you show your ticket.

3. Pack correctly – don’t seal the box yet

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. See more packing tips.

4. Make sure your MP number is in your flight reservation

Make sure your Alaska Mileage Plan number is in your flight reservation before you head to the airport. You can check using the Alaska Airlines app, or by visiting alaskaair.com and selecting “Manage trip.”

5. Drop your wine with a remarkable agent

Check your properly packed case of wine with an Alaska Airlines customer service agent at our 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.

6. Fly easy

Pat yourself on the back – celebrate on board by treating yourself to a full-pour glass of cabernet sauvignon from Canoe Ridge Vineyard or a chardonnay from Waterbrook Winery in Columbia Valley, Washington. Or if you’re flying First Class, a chardonnay from Broken Earth Winery in Paso Robles, California or a cabernet sauvignon from Intrinsic Wine in Columbia Valley. New pours coming soon: Starting Dec. 16, you can enjoy sipping a glass of cabernet sauvignon from Canoe Ridge or a chardonnay from Healdsburg Ranches Wines in Sonoma, California. First Class will offer a cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay from Browne Family Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington.

7. Pick up your case, then enjoy!

When you land, pick up your case and you’re on your way. 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.

Time to book your next wine-venture! Visit alaskaair.com.

*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.

4 comments on "Alaska Airlines will fly your case of wine for free"

  1. It would be really great if Alaska would add a Savingon Blanc to their first class wine list. It’s ALWAYS a chardonnay. Let’s change it up a bit!!

    • Thanks for your suggestion, Lynne! I will pass it along to our Food & Beverage team 🙂 -Ali

  2. Thank you! Bellingham is excited to be included on this list of airports where wine flies free. We will promote this with our advertising for the Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival in August. Since Bellingham is gaining an international reputation for craft beer, can a case of beer in glass bottles also fly free?

    • Hi Annette! We are excited that our guests flying from Bellingham can take part! 🙂 However, only wine flies for free through the program, for now. Beer, even great craft beer, falls under normal baggage rules and fees. You can find our alcohol policies here. -Ali