Alaska Airlines Is Giving Away Free Upgrades This Summer

If the upgraded passenger is traveling with a companion on the same reservation, their travel partner will also receive the upgrade.
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Alaska Airlines is adding an exciting twist to summer travel. From June 1 to September 2, the airline will randomly select one main cabin passenger daily to enjoy a complimentary upgrade to premium class. This special initiative, named “Upgrade Unlocked,” is Alaska Airlines’ way of appreciating its customers during the busy travel season.

🌟 What premium class offers

Premium class on Alaska Airlines is designed to enhance the flying experience significantly. Passengers who receive the upgrade will benefit from four additional inches of legroom, custom-designed leather seats, and complimentary beverages, including beer, wine, and cocktails for guests over 21. Premium class also allows for early boarding, ensuring first access to overhead bin space and quicker deplaning.

📲 Notification process

Selected passengers will be notified of their upgrade via the Alaska Airlines mobile app or by email. If the upgraded passenger is traveling with a companion on the same reservation, their travel partner will also receive the upgrade. Importantly, participation in this promotion does not require membership in Alaska Airlines’ loyalty program, making it accessible to all main cabin travelers.

🌞 Expanding summer services

In response to increased summer travel demand, Alaska Airlines has expanded its flight schedule, adding more routes from Anchorage to major destinations like Chicago, Denver, and Salt Lake City. The airline is also launching new nonstop services, including Portland to Nashville and San Diego to Atlanta and Tampa. Internationally, Alaska Airlines has begun flights to Guatemala, The Bahamas, and Toronto, enhancing its network further.

✋ Can’t wait? Upgrade yourself

For those who don’t want to rely on luck, Alaska Airlines offers the option to purchase upgrades to premium or first class up to 30 minutes before departure. This can be done through the airline’s website or mobile app, ensuring a premium experience is within reach for more passengers.

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