Era Alaska modifies formerly 'free beer' promotion

KODIAK, Alaska -- It turns out, there is no such thing as a free beer, at least on Era Alaska flights.

The airline had been offering a free 6-ounce beer to adult passengers on certain routes in the state.

But marketing manager Micah Lillard tells KMXT the promotion has to be changed but declined to say why.

The airline will now charge $1 for the first glass of Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red" and $1 for each additional drink. The previous promotion offered the first beer free and every beer thereafter $3.

The drink specials are available on the airline's Dash 8 routes between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Deadhorse, Homer and Kodiak. The promotion will end at the end of June, but Lillard says they are considering extending it into July.


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