What if you could test drive a 737? Alaska launches ‘Keys to the Sky’ scavenger hunt


85,000 horsepower, zero to 60 in 8 seconds, best-in-class fuel economy … and five lucky people to sit behind the controls of a new Boeing 737 simulator.

Today, we are thrilled to announce the purchase of ten more Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft, which will soon join our fleet of the most fuel efficient aircraft of any airline in North America. To celebrate, Alaska Airlines announces a contest where you could see what it’s like to fly a 737.

Here’s how it works –

  1. Follow us on Twitter, or Instagram and keep your eyes peeled for clues starting at 6 a.m. PT this Friday, Oct. 10. We will post five hints that will lead to favorite local spots around Seattle and the Puget Sound.
  2. Solve the clue and be the first person at each location and say “Seattle’s Airline” and you’ll land a test drive in our state-of-the-art Boeing 737 flight simulator — along with two round trip tickets from Seattle to any of Alaska’s more than 100 destinations in North America, including Mexico and Hawaii. We’ll post the next clue within one hour of announcing a location’s winner.
  3. We aren’t stopping there. If you are the runner-up at any location, you’ll be invited to take a ride aboard a delivery flight on one of our new aircraft next year. With a special departure from Boeing Field, you’ll cruise around and see the Pacific Northwest like never before.

Don’t forget to share your progress as you go, by posting to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #seattlesairline.

Complete rules, terms and conditions.

Hint: follow both Twitter and Instagram for a better chance of figuring out the clues.


  1. They are called “Alaska” Airlines yet the scavenger hunt to celebrate buying new planes is in Washington. Disappointing.

    1. Hi mw – we have many promotions that are exclusive to our state of Alaska customers. In fact, there’s a ticket giveaway running right now! Make sure you are following Club 49 on Facebook for the latest information on contests and other promotions, at facebook.com/AlaskaAirClub49.

  2. This sounds like great fun!!!

  3. I just hope that Alaska will use some of 900ER’s to fly non-stops into the Carolina’s.
    Either RDU or CLT.

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