Alaska Airlines adds ‘Freight for Less’ to Club 49 benefits
Alaska Airlines today announced a new benefit for members of its Club 49 program. The new perk, dubbed “Freight for Less,” enables members to save up to 90 percent when shipping cargo intra-state.
Starting today when traveling within the state of Alaska, Club 49 members can book up to 100 pounds of freight through Alaska Air Cargo for a flat rate. Individual shipments dropped off at Alaska Air Cargo within 24 hours of arrival or departure are eligible for the deeply discounted rate. Additionally, the airline is adding an every day cargo benefit, where members can ship up to 100 pounds of cargo to 17 Alaska communities for a flat rate.
“We know that air travel and freight are a way of life in our great state, especially in rural Alaska,” said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines’ regional vice president. “By adding Freight for Less to our lineup of Club 49 benefits, Alaskans can save money when they travel with or ship their gear and their groceries all on Alaska Airlines.”
Freight for Less marks the fourth tier of Alaska Airlines’ Club 49 program, which includes two free checked bags, access to weekly fare sales and two “Travel Now” discounts, valid for 30 percent off last-minute travel.