As a symbol of the long-standing partnership between Alaska Airlines and the Seattle Mariners, Alaska officially unveiled a specially marked Boeing 737-800, featuring the Seattle Mariners logo and the 40th anniversary design across the fuselage, the company said.
The official hashtag of the Mariners-Alaska partnership, #MyOhMariners, appears next to the boarding door. Guests seated over the wings will be able to see the hashtag on the plane´s winglets.
For every home run hit by a Mariners player during the 2017 season, as part of the Mariners Care program, Alaska will donate 10,000 airline miles to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) – Seattle Chapter to help worthy students succeed in education.
Miles donated supplement a 1-million-mile seed gift from Alaska Airlines and will help students fly to college tours, travel back and forth between school and home, and participate in a variety of leadership development programs and other programming offered by UNCF. This year there have been 73 home runs to-date and the total is expected to reach the goal of 100 by the close of the season.
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.