SEATTLE, Wash. -

As a promotion, Alaska Airlines is offering free rides to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday and Tuesday to anyone traveling to the airport from the Seattle area.

To take advantage of the promotion of the Uber ride service, travelers do not need to be flying on Alaska Airlines.

Airline spokesman Joe Sprague says the airline is spreading a little holiday joy while encouraging people to try Uber on their smart phones.

During the two-day promotion, Uber rides will be charged to Alaska Airlines. People who live in Seattle's suburbs can get an almost free ride.