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2013-11-01 12:21:13

Olympic gold medalist skier Jonny Moseley to fly on inaugural Portland-Reno/Tahoe flight on Nov. 8 SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is growing again in Portland, Ore., with new nonstop flights between the Rose City and Tucson, Ariz., today, and between Portland and Reno/Tahoe, Nev., starting Nov. 8. "Alaska Airlines is proud to give our customers two new destinations from our Portland hub, with daily flights to the sun and sights of Tucson, as well as to...

2013-11-01 08:22:03

More nonstop flights to more places travelers want to go from the Pacific Northwest SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is inaugurating daily service between Seattle and Colorado Springs, Colo., starting today, and between Seattle and Omaha, Neb., starting Nov. 7. "We're thrilled to give our customers in the Pacific Northwest even more great places to fly," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "In addition to our new flights from...

2013-11-01 08:22:00

Carrier celebrates 30 years serving Boise with more flights than any other airline SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines begins daily service between Boise, Idaho, and San Diego today, as the carrier celebrates 30 years of service to Boise Airport. To celebrate the new flights, Alaska is offering one-way fares starting from $99* between Boise and San Diego. "Alaska Airlines offers more flights from Boise than any other airline--a total of 19 peak daily departures...

2013-10-31 08:22:34

SEATTLE, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., will hold an investor day on Thursday, Nov. 14, in New York City. Remarks by company management will begin approximately at 9:15 a.m. Pacific time / 12:15 p.m. Eastern time. Interested parties may listen to the presentation and question-and-answer period via webcast at www.alaskaair.com/investors. Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska...

2013-10-30 08:23:01

SEATTLE, Oct. 30,2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it successfully completed the International Air Transport Association's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Registry. The airline has been on the registry since 2006. "Ensuring the safety of our customers and employees is core to our responsibility," said Brad Tilden, Alaska Airlines CEO. "Meeting this internationally recognized benchmark is one of many ways we maintain our...

2013-10-29 08:24:21

SEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is changing its minimum check-in time for customers traveling on most domestic flights from 30 to 40 minutes prior to departure, regardless if a bag is checked or not. The minimum check-in time for international flights remains at 60 minutes. The policy change is being made so that travelers on Alaska Airlines can expect the same minimum check-in time at almost all airports the carrier serves. The exceptions will be at airports...

2013-10-28 08:20:48

Lower carbon emissions will equate to nearly 12,000 fewer cars on the road annually SEATTLE, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines jetliners will soon fly more efficiently thanks to a new performance-enhancing winglet the carrier is installing on its Boeing Next Generation 737s, which will reduce fuel consumption by 58,000 gallons a year per aircraft. The split winglet will save the airline $20 million and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 57,000 tons annually, which is the...

2013-10-22 12:21:52

Miles qualify for MVP and MVP Gold elite status SEATTLE, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is offering members of its Mileage Plan(TM) double miles on nonstop flights between Seattle and five California cities and Las Vegas. Starting today through May 31, 2014, Alaska customers can earn double miles on all flights between Seattle and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Las Vegas. The double miles will also count toward status in the airline's MVP...

2013-10-17 20:21:11

SEATTLE, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Local business and government leaders joined students, educators and alumni from Raisbeck Aviation High School onboard a specially themed Alaska Airlines jet this morning for the grand opening of the new facility for the nation's first public, college preparatory, aviation-themed high school. The "Spirit of Education," a Boeing 737-900ER, is dedicated to the students and staff of Raisbeck Aviation High School and will fly for six months around the...

2013-10-16 20:20:15

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairbanks residents flying on Alaska Airlines' Bombardier Q400s starting next March will board and deplane the aircraft using the existing jet bridge at Fairbanks International Airport. The carrier will modify the jet bridge at Gate 1 to provide passengers with warm, easy access to their flights on the turboprop aircraft. "We listened to customer concerns about boarding the plane outside during the winter and took our time to carefully...