Rivalry is in the air. While Alaska Airlines may have its “Chief Football Officer” Russel Wilson, the official airline of the Seattle Seahawks is Delta Air Lines. Both carriers offer some special benefits to customers during the football season such as priority boarding if you wear a jersey. (Alaska also recently wrapped up a non-football contest to join Russel for an exclusive happy hour party.)
Delta has its own promo during that season that lets you earn extra bonus miles. And yes, you do have to register before you become eligible even if you registered last year. It’s supposed to be limited to Washington state residents, but enforcement seems to be lax and relies on self-reporting your address. You can use my old 98115 ZIP code during registration if you need to.
Upon receiving 12status you’ll earn 1 bonus mile for every yard the Seahawks throw on the field during the 2019 season. Doctor of Credit estimates that you’ll earn about 4,000 miles during the season.
You’ll also get perks at the airport with your 12status membership card. You can show this card at the gate in Seattle to get priority boarding after the Sky Priority group but before Main Cabin 1.
Finally, registering will get you two discount codes from Lyft. Each of these codes will be valid for 12% off travel to or from Sea-Tac Airport with a maximum discount of $5 on each ride ($10 for both codes). I got my code immediately after registering and didn’t even have to wait for an email.
12status, for those who don’t know, is a play on Seahawks fans calling themselves the “12th man” (because football teams have 11 players). My wife is rolling her eyes and says that the Aggies came up with the 12th man first. I always respond that the Anteaters are undefeated in football. And that’s about as much sports discussion as will happen in our house until the same time next year.
But even so, anyone can get behind a few free miles and a cheaper ride to the airport! Seattle, despite what you may think, is a beautiful place to visit in the fall.