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Alaska Airlines Woos Customers with Free Uber Rides to Seattle Airport

Excerpt from The Seattle Times

Dec 23, 2013 12:00 pm

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The promotion comes a week after the Seattle City Council released a proposal that could shut down UberX, making it a deal that boosts Alaska Airlines’ and Uber’s reputation in the city in one swoop.

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Alaska Airlines jets at SeaTac Airport in Seattle. Blake Handley / Flickr


Seattle taxi drivers who say they’re already facing enough competition from illegal phone-app-powered passenger services won’t like this: Alaska Airlines is sponsoring free UberBLACK and UberX rides from Seattle to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday and Tuesday.

Using an Uber app, holiday travelers flying out of Seattle with any airline can be dropped off at Sea-Tac for a ride valued at $50, said Uber spokeswoman Brooke Steger.

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