Alaska Airlines to allow jersey-wearing Russell Wilson fans to cut lines

Alaska Airlines to allow jersey-wearing Russell Wilson fans to cut lines

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass in the first quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — Going to the air comes easily to Russell Wilson.

Now, it will come easily to anyone wearing his Seattle Seahawks jersey on an Alaska Airlines flight.

The airline announced Friday that anyone flying with them from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport while wearing his jersey will be able to board early.

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The promotion started Friday and runs through the end of the year.

Wilson has been a spokesman — dubbed the “Chief Football Officer” — for the SeaTac-based airline since 2013. The airline has donated more than $700,000 to charities Wilson supports since the partnership began, a news release said.

Russell Wilson is now in his sixth season as the starting quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks. He was originally a third round pick out of the University of Wisconsin, and also played football at North Carolina State.

The Seahawks play their first preseason game on Sunday in Los Angeles against the Chargers.