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 "You have been selected to take part in our short survey to get 2 Free Alaska Airlines Tickets!"

Bloggers on Monday, April 30th, 2018 in a blog post

Pants on Fire!

Offer for free tickets from Alaska Airlines is a scam

Despite a post you might have seen on Facebook, Alaska Airlines is not offering two free tickets in exchange for completing a survey.

"You have been selected to take part in our short survey to get 2 Free Alaska Airlines Tickets! We only have 121 Tickets remaining so hurry up" claimed a website with the URL http://alaskaair.com.travelfreetickets.bid/.

Facebook users flagged the post as being potentially fabricated, as part of the social network’s efforts to combat fake news. The URL directs people to a three-question survey. Once completed, it asks the person to share the page to their Facebook to finalize the deal.

Similar surveys that indicate Delta or other airlines, including Southwest Airlines and Allegiant Air, are giving away free tickets have circulated for years.

But just like the Alaska Airlines survey, these are all hoaxes.

In October 2016, Alaska Airlines posted tips for spotting scams like this, which featured a screenshot from the survey being circulated above. The post goes on to say that if a promotion is real it will be shared by a verified Alaska Airlines social account and it will use current Alaska Airlines branding.

They also said the promotion should be hosted on an Alaska Airlines official website.

"If you are sent to a website that is not alaskaair.com, promoted from alaskaair.com and/or does not have any affiliation or links to Alaska’s official websites, then it could be a fake promotion," it says.

A website’s promise of two free tickets on Alaska Airlines after taking a survey isn’t based on reality. We rate it Pants on Fire!