Alaska Airlines adds 'Freight for Less' to Club 49 benefits

Alaska Airlines has announced a new benefit for members of its Club 49 program, dubbed “Freight for Less,” which enables members to save up to 90 percent when shipping cargo intra-state, the company said.

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 of USD 10. 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 of USD 40.

Club 49 was launched in 2011 to supplement the award-winning Alaska Mileage Plan by providing exclusive benefits to residents of the 49th state. Club 49 was designed to meet Alaskans´ unique travel needs and requires enrollment in the Alaska Mileage Plan.

Alaska Air Cargo currently serves 17 Alaska communities, and with its new all-freighter fleet, plans to expand service in the Last Frontier. Alaska Air Cargo transports more than 170 million pounds of cargo annually — including seafood, mail and freight — and operates the most extensive air cargo operation on the US West Coast of any passenger airline.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million guests a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide.