Alright, not quite free, but Alaska Airlines did just announce a promotion this winter whereby you can book two round-trip flights and get a third round-trip flight for the cost of tax only, about $29 for most itineraries. This offer is only available to residents of Washington, Oregon, and California. All travel must be completed by February 23, and itineraries must include non-stop service from WA/OR/CA to the following airports:
- BZN (Bozeman, Montana)
- SLC (Salt Lake City, Utah)
- YLW (Kelowna, British Columbia)
- RNO (Reno, Nevada)
- MMH (Mammoth, California)
- HDN (Steamboat Springs, Colorado)
- FCA (Glacier Park, Montana)
- SUN (Sun Valley, Idaho)
- RDM (Redmond, Oregon)
I think this is a great deal, even if you don’t plan on going skiing but just happen to be flying to these places. I know that Megan and I already plan to go to Park City in January, flying into SLC. It’s also fairly convenient to fly to Reno for a weekend. Just two hours away and as little as 30 minutes to Mt. Rose (1 to 1.5 hours to the rest of Lake Tahoe). Check out this review of a beachside cottage at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.
FYI: You can book a $250 round-trip flight to Reno on weekends, stay at a casino for about $50 a night, and — if memory serves and they’re not shut down — even take Uber from downtown Reno to Mt. Rose!
Terms & Conditions
Offer is valid for Mileage Plan™ members who are also Washington, Oregon or California residents. Registration is required prior to your first qualifying flight. Once registered, member must fly 4 qualifying nonstop flights between WA/OR/CA and BZN, SLC, YLW, RNO, MMH, HDN, FCA, SUN, and RDM. Flights must be marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines. Flight miles must be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ account. Not valid on free or award travel. All travel must be completed by February 23, 2015, and credited to your Mileage Plan™ account by February 23, 2015. Maximum of one Discount Code per Mileage Plan member will be issued. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan™ program apply. Offer subject to change without notice.