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Category: Alaska Airlines
September 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Alaska allows flight changes to more Mexico resorts due to hurricane

Alaska Airlines, one of the major carriers to the Mexican resort of Los Cabos from Seattle and California cities,  has extended the no-penalty period for canceling or changing flights through Sept. 19 because of the hurricane that has devastated the area. It’s also dropped the change/cancellation fess for other western Mexico resort cities that will…

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June 25, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Open plane door and, oops, emergency slide deploys

It’s not what you want to happen when you open the plane’s door at an airport  — the emergency- evacuation slide springing open to wave vertically in the breeze. The emergency slide accidentally deployed on an Alaska Airlines plane that arrived at Wrangell airport in Southeast Alaska on the weekend, according to a report from…

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May 27, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Alaska boosts Seattle flights, still the big player

As Delta Air Lines keeps adding flights from Seattle, including some new routes announced Tuesday, Alaska Airlines points out that it’s still the dominant, hometown carrier. And that it’s expanding service substantially, too, from Sea-Tac Airport. “Alaska Airlines has been flying out of Seattle for more than half a century and we’re proud to…

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May 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Delta adding Seattle flights to Maui, Mexico and more

Delta Air Lines is adding more flights from Seattle to popular beach and ski destinations, plus regional service to Spokane,  as it keeps strongly expanding service at Sea-Tac Airport and continues to give regional powerhouse Alaska Airlines a run for the money. Delta  plans to add service from Seattle to Maui plus to Cabo San…

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May 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Alaska Airlines renews nonstops to Cancún (with cheap fares)

Alaska Airlines is reviving its nonstop flights from Seattle to Cancún, Mexico, with cheap deals through May 15. The nonstop flights begin Nov. 6, with daily departures from Sea-Tac at 8:30 a.m., for a flight of 5 hours 40 minutes. Introductory fares start at $199 each way. The fine print: Purchase discounted fares by 11:59 p.m. on May…

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