How Starbucks lovers can get free priority boarding on Alaska Airlines this weekend

Holiday cheer is officially in the markets and in the air – literally. Alaska Airlines and Starbucks have teamed up to offer great deals to make your airport experience even more exciting than usual. For travel Nov. 7-10, get free priority boarding on Alaska Airlines when you arrive at the gate with a Starbucks holiday cup. It's really that simple.

Taking advantage of this deal is that easy: According to Alaska Airlines, all you have to do is stop at Starbucks and order a drink before heading to the gate. Whatever you order should be served in a new holiday cup — but if the airport Starbucks you go to doesn't have holiday cups (Alaska Airlines notes that some airport stores only have compostable cups), buy a holiday drink bar sleeve Just enough space for the cup. Additionally, Starbucks’ new reusable holiday cups will also be included in the offer.

Show your cup (or sleeve) at the gate and you'll be directed to the "espresso" queue, where you can board after Group B at no additional cost.

This special offer is valid from November 7-10 and is available to all Alaska Airlines customers traveling on all Alaska Airlines flights during this period. If you hold a first class ticket or airline status, you will still board in your zone before priority boarders.

Don’t worry: If you forgot to grab a holiday drink from Starbucks before heading to the gate and missed priority boarding, you might still be in luck: Starbucks will randomly give away surprise gifts to passengers, so keep an eye on your seat when you board There are some sweet treats.


This deal is a great reminder that Starbucks' holiday drink menu is officially here, so it's a great opportunity to kick off the season with a festive drink. Peppermint Mocha, Eggnog Latte, Creme Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte and Toasted White Chocolate Mocha will all be available for the holidays through November 7, while supplies last. If you haven’t checked out holiday mugs yet, let this cheerful graphic design evoke the holiday spirit:

merry christmas cup


A festive mix of traditional cups.

Red and Green Boca Cup


Colorful graphic design.

Happy coffee cup


A low-key cup of holiday cheer.

Candy Striped Cup


There’s nothing more perfect for Christmas than this mug.

classic red cup


A classic yet updated holiday look.

If you have any questions about Espresso Boarding, please ask your gate agent, who will all receive a briefing on this special offer and will be happy to guide you through the Priority Boarding experience. Just make sure you arrive at the gate at least 40 minutes before your flight so you can board in time to take advantage of the special offer.