Alaska Airlines to hold '12th Fan Airlift' tailgate-party flight sweepstakes

SEATTLE -- Alaska Airlines will fly a plane-load of Seahawks fans to Newark, N.J., complete with an inflight tailgate party and admission to an exclusive game day party in midtown Manhattan.

The four-day sweepstakes, the “Russell Wilson 12th Fan Airlift,” launches on Alaska Airlines’ Facebook page today (Thursday) and is open to residents of Washington, Oregon and Alaska. To enter and review complete sweepstakes rules, visit

Fans have until 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Sunday, Jan. 26, to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win two tickets aboard a specially themed aircraft dedicated to Wilson that will be revealed for the commemorative Feb. 1 flight.

Each of the 56 winners will be selected at random and receive two roundtrip tickets, two nights of hotel accommodations, and transportation to and from Newark Liberty International Airport and their hotel. In addition, the winners and their guests will be invited to attend an exclusive game day party at a midtown Manhattan venue. Sweepstakes winners will be notified by phone and email on Monday, Jan. 27.

“We’re thrilled to invite some of the loudest 12s to join us in supporting Russell and the Seahawks in this historic championship game,” said Joe Sprague, vice president of marketing. “On behalf of our 13,000 Alaska and Horizon employees, it’s been an honor to support Russell and our hometown football team. From all of us, we say: We’re in—and go Hawks!”