Alaska Airlines Takes Their Seattle Love to the Sky with Starbucks Coffee
A couple years ago United decided to ditch Starbucks as the preferred supplier of their in-flight java, but now Starbucks is coming back with another airline buddy. Alaska Airlines just announced that they’re bringing some improved in-flight coffee to the skies above the nifty fifty.
Starbucks might not be brewed in Alaska, but both Alaska and Starbucks sure enjoy spending time in and around Seattle. The coffee machines were flowing with the new brew as of last week, so if you’re flying anytime soon aboard an Alaska Airlines flight you might just want to wait until 35,000 feet before getting your caffeine fix. Alaska Airlines’ airline partner Horizon Air has been serving Starbucks since like 1990, so it was only a matter of time before both carriers shared the same coffee supplier. So what if it took 20 years.
Just like us, Alaska Airlines is pretty darn excited about their new brew, and to celebrate their giving away some free stuff over the next few weeks. In conjunction with Travel Tuesday— #TravelTuesday—Alaska Airlines will be visiting a few Starbucks to do a little marketing. They were in Seattle earlier this week, and will be in Portland on February 14, checking out San Diego on February 21, and finally down in San Jose on February 28.
Find out where they are through Facebook or Twitter, and you’ll be able to score a free cup of coffee at Starbucks, at the very least. They’ll even show you how to enter to win a pair of round-trip tickets. Now we just need to find a really good in-flight cookie...
[Photo: Alaska Airlines]