Your Ugly Holiday Sweater Could Earn You Early Boarding on Flights Friday

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Flying during the holidays can be stressful.

The huge crowds and super long TSA lines will almost make you just wish you’d stayed home and hosted at your house this year.

Luckily, this Friday, a few airlines are trying to ease some of the pain of traveling for those showing a little Christmas spirit.

In honor of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air will let passengers board their planes early on Dec. 15 if they’re wearing ugly Christmas sweaters, Travel and Leisure reports.

“This fun promotion not only allows guests to board early on that day, but gives people another opportunity to dust off that ugly holiday sweater hanging in the back of their closet,” Natalie Bowman, managing director of marketing and advertising at Alaska Airlines, said in a press release.

Early boarding may seem like a small gesture, but it’s a pretty sweet gift: You save time waiting in line to get to your seat, you get first dibs on space in the overhead storage and you can rightfully claim the surrounding armrests before your seat mates arrive. And you don’t have to pay extra for that first-class privilege.

The airlines are encouraging participants to post photos on social media with the hashtag #UglySweaterDay and #MostWestCoast.

Don’t own an ugly holiday sweater? Here are tips to scoring one on a budget.

Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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