Horizon Air: Double Miles, $100 Red Lion Hotel Stay Certificate, and More on Portland - Bay Area/Sacramento Flights
5/5/2009 3:06 p.m.
PORTLAND, ORE. — Horizon Air and Red Lion Hotels have teamed up to offer $100 toward a stay at a Red Lion Hotel after passengers fly Horizon between Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland, San Jose or San Francisco) or Sacramento between May 17 and Aug. 16, 2009.
"This is just one of many upgrades and enhancements Horizon is adding to its service on these routes, which will grow to 19 flights daily each way starting May 17," said Dan Russo, Horizon's vice president of marketing and communications. "We want to make Horizon the first choice for customers traveling to or from Portland."
Specifics of Red Lion Hotels offer
The Red Lion Hotels offer not only benefits Horizon customers, but also their four-legged friends. Here's how it works (more details are available at redlion.com/horizon).
Onboard all Horizon flights between Portland and the Bay Area/Sacramento, flight attendants will distribute coupons valid for purchase of Red Lion's signature plush toy -- Red, the Lion -- for $5 plus shipping and handling and applicable sales tax. Red Lion will donate $2 from every purchase to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and another portion to support local shelters in the communities they serve.
Along with Red, the Lion, customers will get a $100 Red Lion Hotels Stay Certificate, which can be used toward their next stay at any participating Red Lion Hotel, including room rate, food and other eligible hotel services charged to their room. The Stay Certificate must be booked on redlion.com for stays through December 30, 2009.
In addition, at the time of purchase, customers can choose to have their Red, the Lion, donated to Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland or the Bay Area/Sacramento, where it will be given to a child undergoing treatment.
"Horizon's a terrific partner whose route system mirrors our hotel network. Not only do we share customers, we share the same high standards for quality and customer service," said Barry Hughes, Red Lion's SVP-marketing and distribution. "As Horizon expands in Portland we're thrilled to be able to support them via this unique marketing offer."
Horizon customers can use their $100 Stay Certificate to stay at any of Red Lion's 47 newly renovated full-service hotels across the West -including new properties in Anaheim and Denver. Guests can experience fresh rooms with the Red Lion/Sealy signature Stay Comfortable bed, triple sheeting, and granite and tile bathrooms. And pet owners rejoice, pets now stay free at every Red Lion hotel - they even earn points in the Red Lion R&R Club loyalty program. For the latest promotions and more information on "Pets Stay Free" visit redlion.com
Horizon's set gates / enhanced onboard service
All of Horizon's Bay Area/Sacramento flights will depart Portland from gates A9-A12, where in the morning travelers will enjoy Starbucks coffee and copies of the Wall Street Journal prior to boarding their flight.
Onboard, Horizon is sweetening its inflight service between Portland and the Bay Area/Sacramento. In addition to Starbucks coffee, Jones Pure Cane Soda, and Northwest wines and microbrews at no extra charge, snack service will be increased to include a Ghirardelli chocolate or a similar treat along with the usual morning or afternoon beverage snack. (Note: All Horizon snacks are peanut-free.)
Double Miles, plus preferred boarding for MVP Golds
All members of the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan can earn Double Miles on Horizon flights between Portland and the Bay Area/Sacramento from May 17 to July 31, 2009. Prior registration is required before taking the first trip and can be done online at horizonair.com, where additional offer details are available. MVP Golds, the most frequent of Mileage Plan frequent fliers, will also enjoy new "Gold Boarding Lanes" that provide priority boarding at Portland.
To book your flight between Portland and the Bay Area or anywhere on Horizon or Alaska Airlines please visit horizonair.com or call Horizon Air Reservations at 800-547-9308 (TTY/TDD 800-392-0228).
More about Horizon, Red Lion and ASPCA
Horizon serves 47 cities throughout Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Baja California Sur (Mexico), and British Columbia and Alberta (Canada). Together, Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines serve more than 90 cities and are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK).
Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality and leisure company primarily engaged in the ownership, operation and franchising of upscale and midscale hotels under its Red Lion brand. As of Dec. 31, 2008, the RLH hotel network was comprised of 47 hotels located in nine states and one Canadian province, with 8,910 rooms and 437,626 square feet of meeting space. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.redlion.com.
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization established in the Americas, and today has more than one million supporters throughout North America. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org.