Good morning everyone, happy first day of September and the start to a nice, relaxing Labor Day Weekend. 2 weeks from now, the San Francisco Giants have their annual Alaska Airlines 2 for 1 flight voucher game (previously it was a Virgin America 2 for 1 flight voucher game) on September 15. The flight vouchers have a unique code and will be given out to the first 40,000 fans. Based on attendance at a recent game, there should be plenty of flight vouchers to go around. I wrote about this promo last year, but it seems like the terms of the offer have gotten much more restrictive this year. Even if you cannot make the game or do not live near San Francisco, I am 100% sure people will sell the offer codes on eBay starting around 6pm PT on September 15.
Before you get too excited about this deal, please read the complete terms & conditions of this offer. You only have 3 days from the date the vouchers are active to book your flights; there are blackout dates around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years; you must travel before mid February; you can only travel Monday-Thursday; and you must fly to/from a Bay Area airport. If those restrictions don’t make it nearly impossible to use, I don’t know what does. Here are the complete terms & conditions of the offer:
Travel Purchase By: 11:59pm on September 17, 2018.
Travel Valid From: October 30, 2018. Travel Complete: February 14, 2019.
Blackout Dates: November 17-29, December 13, 2018 – January 8, 2019.
Day of Week: Mon-Thurs only
Markets: To/from Bay area (SFO/SJC/OAK/SMF/FAT/MRY/STS)
Coach class only
Discount: Buy one coach class ticket at the regular price and get a second ticket for just the taxes. Discount code is valid for 50% off two tickets. Valid for itineraries with exactly two people, traveling together and booked and ticketed at the same time in the same reservation and at the same fare; valid for one-way or round-trip travel. If the itinerary is canceled or changed, any refund or credit issued will be for the discounted price for each ticket. Fare basis code information can be found in the section entitled “View Fare and Baggage Rule” on the Itinerary and Price Summary page. Fare types that are ineligible for this discount may be lower than other fares with discount code applied. One discount allowed per reservation. Not applicable to Mileage Plan Award Reservations, Alaska Airlines Vacation packages, tour or contract fares. Reservations & Ticketing: Valid for new ticket purchases only at alaskaair.com. Discount Code cannot be applied to tickets that have already been purchased and issued. Discount Code is relinquished at time of ticketing and void for future purchases. Credit card required for purchase. Discount valid to systemwide destinations from SFO, SJC, OAK, SMF, FAT, MRY, and STS for travel between October 30, 2018 – February 14, 2019. Based on published fare routings and some cities may not be available. Valid only for travel between Monday – Thursday. Purchase By: September 17, 2018. Travel Valid From: October 30, 2018. Travel Complete: February 14, 2019. Blackout Dates: November 17-29, December 13, 2018 – January 8, 2019.
Minimum & Maximum Stay: Per applicable fare rules. Flights: Valid only on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, and flights operated on behalf of Alaska Airlines by Horizon Air, Sky West, and Pen Air. Not valid on codeshare flights. Taxes, Fees and Surcharges: Passenger is responsible for all applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges, including checked baggage fees. Combinability: Not valid with any other discounts, including Discount Codes, coupons, discount programs, MyAccount online discount, or other arrangements. Changes and Refunds: Changes and refunds are allowed per the applicable fare rule and will result in the forfeiture of the Discount Code in cases where the modified itinerary does not qualify for the discount. Once issued, tickets are not transferable. Mileage Plan: Mileage Plan credit applies and upgrades are allowed. Transferability: Discount Codes may not be sold, bought, bartered, auctioned or collected in bulk. Any deemed by Alaska to have been distributed or acquired improperly will not be honored and traveler will be responsible for payment of full fare. Additional Terms: All rules of alaskaair.com and the applicable published fare not mentioned within these terms and conditions apply. Other: Discount Codes have no cash value and are not valid for travel. Lost or stolen Discount Codes cannot be replaced. Alaska has the final authority regarding Discount Code redemption. Travel is subject to Alaska’s contract of carriage. Terms and conditions as written herein are final and cannot be changed by any statement or representation of any unauthorized person, including employees of Alaska/Horizon or issuing organization. Other restrictions may apply and Alaska reserves the right to suspend or change this offer without notice.
The terms of the voucher state the you must fly to or from a Bay Area airport, so here are all the airports that Alaska Airlines flies to/from the 7 Bay Area airports (all airports listed came from each airport’s Wikipedia page):
- From San Francisco (SFO): Albuquerque (ends January 6, 2019), Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago–O’Hare, Dallas–Love, Fort Lauderdale (ends January 6, 2019), Honolulu, Indianapolis (ends September 30, 2018), Kahului, Kailua–Kona, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York–JFK, Newark, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), Puerto Vallarta, Raleigh / Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San José del Cabo, Seattle / Tacoma, Washington–Dulles, Washington–National
- From San Jose (SJC): Austin, Boise, Burbank, Dallas–Love, Guadalajara, Honolulu, Kahului, Kailua–Kona, Lihue, Los Angeles, New York–JFK, Newark, Orange County, Portland (OR), Reno / Tahoe, San Diego, San José del Cabo, Seattle / Tacoma, Tucson
- From Oakland (OAK): Honolulu, Kahului, Kailua–Kona, Lihue, Portland (OR), Seattle / Tacoma
- From Sacramento (SMF): Boise, Kailua–Kona (begins December 20, 2018), Kahului, Portland (OR), San Diego, Seattle / Tacoma; Seasonal: San José del Cabo
- From Fresno / Yosemite (FAT): Portland (OR), San Diego, Seattle / Tacoma
- From Monterey / Carmel (MRY): San Diego
- From Santa Rosa / Sonoma (STS): Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland (OR), San Diego, Seattle / Tacoma
I have limited PTO, so I can’t do any flights on Monday-Thursday, so this offer is a pass for me. Are you planning on attending the game or buying a voucher on eBay? If you have any questions about the Alaska Airlines flight vouchers, please leave a comment below. Have a great day Labor Day Weekend everyone!