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Holiday cheer is coming a bit early for Alaska Airlines passengers and Starbucks customers — the airline will let you board early if you’re carrying a Starbucks holiday cup.

Passengers with Starbucks holiday cups in hand will enjoy priority boarding between Nov. 7 and Nov. 10. These customers will be able to board ahead of all standard cabin passengers, but not ahead of first class or other specialty boarding designations.

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On top of this, certain customers will find Starbucks treats on their seats.

Any hot or cold Starbucks beverage in a holiday cup — reusable ones, too — will count for the promotion.

You don’t need to have a Starbucks drink in the cup to board (i.e. if you already finished your drink, keep the cup). Holiday cups won’t be available at certain airports (San Francisco, Atlanta and Minneapolis-St. Paul) because of a compostable cup pilot program, but they will have holiday cup sleeves, which will count for the promotion.

If you’re already eligible for early boarding, sorry, but you don’t get any additional perks with the Starbucks holiday cup.

Alaska is no stranger to holiday cheer: The last two years, it has let flyers wearing ugly sweaters board early in honor of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, which is celebrated the third Friday of December.  

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