Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is urging Arizona’s governor to veto a bill that would allow businesses to refuse to serve gay people. It joins other major airlines and businesses that have spoken out against the bill. Alaska has 20 peak-season daily flights to Phoenix and Tucson from Seattle and Anchorage, with 228 employees based in Arizona. Alaska CEO Brad…More
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Alaska Airlines is strengthening its cross-country network, adding flights from its Seattle hub to New Orleans, Tampa and Detroit. And it’s offering sale fares to kick off the new flights. Service to New Orleans and Tampa begins June 12; flights to Detroit start Sept. 4. There will be one daily round trip between Seattle and each of…More
Want to go to New York/New Jersey for the Super Bowl weekend but can’t swing the high prices for flights and hotels? Then try your luck in an Alaska Airlines sweepstakes that will take a plane full of lucky Seahawks fans from Seattle to New York in what’s called the “Russell Wilson 12th Fan Airlift.” Each…More
The good news for Seattle travelers: So far, local carrier Alaska Airlines has no flight cancellations Monday or Tuesday because of the deep freeze in other parts of the nation. Alaska even expects to make it in and out of Minneapolis, despite a forecast Monday high of 14 below, with a wind chill of -50 degrees F.
But just as college students have been trying to get back to school from winter break, harsh winter weather in the Midwest — on the heels of last week’s East Coast snowstorm — has crippled air travel across the country. More than 9,000 flights have been canceled over the last four daysMore
Delta Air Lines is going after more of Seattle-based Alaska Airlines’ turf, adding flights from Sea-Tac Airport to Vancouver, B.C., and Fairbanks.
Delta’s daily non-stop service between Seattle and Fairbanks begins May 29 next year; five daily flights to Vancouver, B.C., begin June 5 (on Delta’s affiliate SkyWest Airlines).
In recent months, Delta has been aggressively increasing flights from Seattle to Europe and Asia, as well as in North America.
Delta recently announced expanded service from Sea-Tac Airport to Anchorage, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,More
Like many travelers, I get cranky about airlines. I’m annoyed by the ever-increasing extra fees, the ever-shrinking economy-class seats, the onboard battle for carry-on space.
But now for something completely different. Alaska Airlines actually makes it pretty easy to get a refund if the price of your airline ticket goes down after you bought it.
I half-heartedly checked out Alaska’s low price guarantee this weekend, thinking there was no way I’d find a drop in price for a December flight to Hawaii that I’d bought a while ago. But in about a minute, after a couple of clicks on the Alaska website, I ended up with a $60 refund (in the form of a credit to use on a future flight). For once, an airline made me happy.
Co-workers of mine use Alaska’s low-fare guarantee regularly. One just got back $85.51 on a trip to Palm Springs. Another, who’s nicknamed “Miles Boy” since he flies so much on Alaska and is a master at getting upgrades, estimates he’s saved about $1,000More
Check in at least 40 minutes before departure for most domestic Alaska Airlines flights or risk missing your plane.
The airline Tuesday increased the minimum check-in time to 40 minutes before the flight’s departure, up from 30 minutes. The international check-in minimum remains at 60 minutes before the flight. The new check-in minimums take effect Wednesday, along with an increase in checked-baggage fees (which was announced last week).
Most of the airline’s passengers already check in well before those minimum cutoffs, thanks to online check-in. And those checking in at the airport usually do so well in advance since they need extra time to get through airport security lines. (The TSA recommends that passengers allow at leastMore
You’ll soon pay more to check a bag or change a flight on Alaska Airlines .
For tickets purchased on or after Oct. 30, the fee for checking a suitcase will increase to $25 for each of the first two bags (up from $20 per bag) and $75 for the third bag (currently $25). However, elite-level frequent fliers still get free checked bags.
If you change your flight less than 60 days before departure, you’ll have to pay $125. (The current change fee is $75 to $100, except forMore
Fly from Seattle to Palm Springs or San Diego this fall for as little as $218 round-trip in a new flight sale posted Thursday by Alaska Airlines. Other round-trip specials from Seattle include $158 to Los Angeles and $178 to San Francisco or Las Vegas. Purchase by 11:59 p.m. next Thursday, Oct. 3. Most travel is valid…More
Here’s a fare-sale alert for our hometown airline. Alaska Airlines’ eight-day fall fare sale starts today, with Seattle specials (tax and fees included) such as round-trips to Los Angeles or Las Vegas for $158, San Francisco for $168, or San Diego for $198. The fine print: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights…More