Free Beer is No Longer Free Aboard One Alaskan Airline
To be honest, we really had no plans to fly with Era Alaska despite their expansive network of more than, like, 80 different destinations here, there, and everywhere in Alaska. However, when we heard that they were offering up some in-flight beers as part of a promotion...well, it definitely caught our attention. Unfortunately, it sounds like the free beers weren’t just meant to be.
The original plan was to offer up complimentary six ounce beers—to adults of course—aboard many of their flights. Things were quickly abandoned, as apparently the state isn’t really that cool with using booze as a marketing tool. Technically there’s no regulation when it comes to what’s offered up in the air, but it sounds like Era Alaska was just taking the high road when it comes to drinking and flying.
For those that need a little something to wash down the in-flight peanuts, there’s still hope. Now Era Alaska is planning to offer up $1 beers—specifically they’re Single Engine Red from Denali Brewing Company. Right now the promotion is running on certain routes, but if you’re flying from Anchorage to spots like Deadhorse, Homer, and Kodiak you might be in luck. Things are scheduled to run through the end of the month, but we have a feeling that this promotion might stick around after that—cheers!