There’s an NFL Wild Card game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday evening and there’s some good natured smack talk and wagering going on between the SEA and DFW airports, and between restaurants in each airport.
*Disclaimer: I live in Seattle, so you probably know who I hope wins…
It’s getting harder and harder to snag a spot in the group of passengers that boards the airplane early, but during the 2017 football season Alaska Airlines is once again offering that perk to passengers departing from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport who are wearing the number 3 football jersey worn by Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback who serves as the carrier’s “Chief Football Officer.”
The perk started earlier this month, with the Seahawk’s first pre-season game, and will continue through the end of the regular season.
So dress accordingly.
This is Russell Wilson’s fifth year as Alaska’s Chief Football Officer and as part of his duties Wilson helps the airline support youth and education programs and various charities, including the Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, Strong Against Cancer and Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation.
Wilson also appears in some commercials for Alaska Airlines. Here are a couple of the corny-but-cute latest, featuring Russell Wilson as a talk-show host.
Football & soccer season is in full swing and airlines are offering football-themed contests and flight discounts.
To celebrate the launch of Allegiant service to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) on Thursday, October 9. the airline is hosting a Best Dressed Bengals Fan Contest at the airport. The winner will get two round trip tickets on the first flight to FLL and a hotel stay at the Comfort Suites Airport & Cruise Port from October 10 – October 13, 2014. Entry details here.
Both Delta Air Line and Alaska Airlines are offering sports fans discounts on airfare to cities where away games are being played.
Delta Air Lines just announced up to 10 percent off fares to away games for the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders (soccer). To get the discount, enter NMK7V in the “Meeting Event Code” field when booking on delta.com.
Alaska Airlines continues to offer early boarding to Seattle Seahawks fans wearing NFL quarterback Russell Wilson’s No. 3 jersey on flights departing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The airline is also offering a 10 percent discount on flights to certain away games. Details here.