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El Al, Alaska Airlines Expand Partnership

El Al, Alaska Airlines Expand Partnership

El Al Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced plans for a reciprocal frequent-flyer program agreement.
The agreement complements the current codeshare agreement between the two companies that recently went into effect.
The move allows members of El Al’s Matmid frequent-flyer program and Alaska’s Mileage Plan program to earn and eventually redeem miles on the other’s flights. Base miles flown on El Al will count towards elite status in Mileage Plan.
The CEOs of …

Lobby Bar – May 3: Somber Moments, Wet Bars, and ‘I’ll Take Airline Computer Crashes for $500 please, Alex!’

Lobby Bar – What Happens in Lobby Bar Stays in Lobby Bar
Achtung.  A more somber look at the new exhibit in New York, “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.,” is required.  It will open to the public on May 8, the day Germany surrendered in 1945, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.
One moment please…Another delay, we know.  But Marriott’s CEO, Arne Sorensen, was just diagnosed …

American Airlines, Alaska, JetBlue Resume Operations After Computer Outage

American Airlines, Alaska, JetBlue Resume Operations After Computer Outage

Another major – albeit brief – computer outage left thousands of passengers unable to check into flights on multiple airlines midday Monday.
American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue Airways resumed normal operations around 2 p.m. EDT after a computer systems failure halted operations for over an hour. The problem impacted the airlines’ reservations and operations systems and was similar to a problem that occurred last month.
“Earlier today, Sabre had a brief …

How Airlines and Passengers Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Travel, unless by foot, is not eco friendly but it is possible for travelers to take steps to lower their carbon footprint. The choice of airline, hotel, even the choice of renting a bike versus a car, can all make a difference.
When it comes to air travel and carbon emissions, doing something about it gets tricky. An aircraft burns thousands of gallons of fuel to move several hundred people across …

Alaska Air Flight Diverts After Passenger Lights Up and Gets ‘Belligerent’

Alaska Air Flight Diverts After Passenger Lights Up and Gets ‘Belligerent’

An Alaska Airlines flight en route from San Francisco to Philadelphia diverted to Chicago O’Hare International Airport early Thursday morning after a passenger on board lighted up a cigarette and acted in a “belligerent” manner.
Alaska Flight 1138 landed in Chicago at 4:22 a.m. local time “due to a disruptive passenger on board,” the airline said in a statement.
The passenger in question had lit a cigarette while the flight was in …

Computer Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights Across the U.S.

Computer Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights Across the U.S.

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines all experienced significant departure delays and blamed a computer issue Monday morning.
“Several U.S. #airlines are experiencing computer issues this morning,” the Federal Aviation Administration said on Twitter in the early morning hours on Monday, announcing at 8:40 that the issue had been resolved.
The problem stemmed from a computer program used for flight planning weight and balance …

Flights Resume After Computer Outage Grounds Flights at American, Alaska, JetBlue

Flights Resume After Computer Outage Grounds Flights at American, Alaska, JetBlue

A major – albeit brief – computer outage on Tuesday left thousands of passengers unable to check into flights at American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and WestJet.
The problem, which occurred around 11 a.m. EDT, lasted approximately 30 minutes, an American Airlines spokesman said.
Passengers were unable to check into flights during the outage and gate agents couldn’t board flights.
The problem was traced back to Sabre, a travel technology company that …