Alaska Airlines gives its Mileage Plan members chance to fly from Seattle to Phoenix on a special charter to cheer on its Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson

Seattle’s hometown airline also adds additional flights between Phoenix and Seattle

SEATTLE, 2015-1-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is giving its Mileage Plan members a chance to fly from Seattle to Phoenix on a special charter to cheer on its Chief Football Officer, Russell Wilson, when his team plays in the big game on Feb. 1. Alaska is launching “Russell Wilson’s Fan Flight II – For Strong Against Cancer,” a four-day sweepstakes on Alaska Airlines’ Facebook page.

Fifty-six prize winners will receive two roundtrip tickets for an ‘inflight tailgate party’ from Seattle to Phoenix on its “Go Russell 737-900ER” aircraft. Winners will also receive two nights of hotel accommodations, admission to an exclusive game day party and transportation to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and their hotel.

The sweepstakes is open to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members who are residents of Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Sweepstakes winners will be notified by phone and email beginning on Friday, Jan. 23. To enter and review complete sweepstakes rules, visit at 8 a.m. PT.

“We’re thrilled to have a second opportunity to fly Russell’s fans to the big game. We invite our loyal Mileage Plan members to join us in cheering on Russell and his team as they pursue their second championship win,” said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations for Alaska Airlines. “By entering this sweepstakes, Mileage Plan members are also helping to raise funds to help defeat childhood cancer, a cause that’s a priority for both Alaska and our Chief Football Officer.”

Russell Wilson’s Fan Flight for Strong Against Cancer
For every sweepstakes entry, Alaska Airlines will make a $1 donation to Strong Against Cancer, up to $50,000. Strong Against Cancer is a multi-year initiative dedicated to ending childhood cancer. Funds raised go directly to breakthrough pediatric cancer immunotherapy research underway at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research. In just one of the Center’s clinical trials for patients who have relapsed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), this breakthrough treatment has had a stunning 85 percent success rate – 11 of 13 patients’ cancer went into remission. Alaska joined Wilson in supporting Strong Against Cancer initially pledging $100,000 and is donating an additional $3,000 for every touchdown scored by Wilson and his offense in the playoff games and the championship game. Learn more about Strong Against Cancer at

Alaska Adds Extra Flights Between Seattle and Phoenix
To help football fans trying to attend the Feb. 1 championship game, Alaska has added two roundtrip flights between Seattle and Phoenix. To purchase tickets, visit

Summary of extra flights:

Date City Pair Departure Arrival Aicraft type
Jan. 30 Seattle-Phoenix 1:30 p.m. 5:08 p.m. 737-900ER
Jan. 30 Phoenix-Seattle 5:55 p.m. 7:55 p.m. 737-900ER
Feb. 2 Seattle-Phoenix 5:55 p.m. 9:37 p.m. 737-900ER
Feb. 2 Phoenix-Seattle 10:25 p.m. 12:25 a.m. 737-900ER

Flight times based on local time zones.

To show Alaska’s pride in its Chief Football Officer and encourage fellow Wilson fans to do the same, Alaska will continue to offer early boarding on all Alaska Airlines flights departing from Seattle to customers sporting Wilson #3 jerseys for the duration of the football season.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers” in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked highest in the J.D. Power 2014 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit . For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at

Sweepstakes terms and conditions: No purchase is necessary to enter “Russell Wilson’s Fan Flight II – For Strong Against Cancer” sweepstakes. Sweepstakes begin at 8 a.m. PT, Jan. 19, and end 11:59 p.m. PT on Jan. 22, 2015. The sweepstakes is open to eligible legal residents of Alaska, Oregon or Washington who are members of the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan and are at least 21 years old. Visit for official rules and complete details, including eligibility requirements, entry instructions and odds of winning a prize, prize details and restrictions. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.