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It was recently announced that Alaska Airlines will be the official airline of the San Francisco Giants for at least the next seven years, extending the partnership that Virgin America started in 2008. To celebrate they are not only going to fancy up an Airbus 321 with the Giants logo and team colors, have some joint Giants and Alaska Airlines offers, and launch a seasonal 2x daily flight from San Fransisco – Phoenix so that Giants fans can attend Spring Training in 2018, but they have something even cooler (to me) up their sleeves.
The first 40,000 fans who attend the San Fransisco Giants vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks game on this Sunday, September 17, 2017, get an Alaska Airlines two-for-one flight voucher! If the travel dates work for you, it is actually an even more valuable voucher than the one that comes with the co-branded Alaska credit card each year!
The terms state that the discount code is valid for 50% off two tickets on itineraries with exactly two people, traveling together and booked and ticketed at the same time in the same reservation and at the same fare. The discount is valid for one-way or round-trip travel. You have to book your travel by September 20, 2017, for travel through February 28, 2018, with some blackout dates as listed below.
Blackout Dates: November 17-28, December 15, 2017 – January 3, 2018, February 15-19.
You can fly on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, and flights operated on behalf of Alaska Airlines by Horizon Air, Sky West, Pen Air and Virgin America. Not valid on codeshare flights or on flights to Cuba or Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Mileage Plan credit applies and upgrades are allowed. While it won’t shock me if first class fares are excluded since they are on the Alaska credit card’s 2 for 1 certificate, I don’t see anything written that points to that being the case with this discount.
The terms also say that the discount codes can’t be sold, bought, bartered, auctioned or collected in bulk, but you can bet your bottom dollar you will find these for sale on eBay and similar within hours of them being handed out. They do expire just three days later, so I doubt they will be very expensive to acquire online, though remember that buying and selling them is technically prohibited.
Online tickets for the baseball game seem to start around $30 right now, though I bet there are ways to get tickets for less the day of or similar. I would absolutely try to go to the game and get a certificate if I was in the Bay Area – especially since you could use these discounts to fly to Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, and more, as long as you book by September 20th.
Have you used one of the similar Virgin America codes that they handed out in the past? Are you planning to try to go to the Giants game this weekend to get one of these Alaska 2 for 1 codes?
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