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Alaska Airlines to Begin San Diego-Albuquerque Route

Alaska Airlines to Begin San Diego-Albuquerque Route

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily service between San Diego and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The service will be operated by Horizon Air, using Embraer 175 jets.
Flights will depart San Diego International Airport at 4:37 p.m. and arrive at Albuquerque International Sunport at 7:19 p.m. Flights from Albuquerque to San Diego are scheduled to depart at 2:30 p.m. and arrive at 3:30 p.m.
The E175 aircraft that will be used …

Alaska Airlines Reports Increase in Traffic, Capacity for September, While Load Factor Declines

Alaska Airlines Reports Increase in Traffic, Capacity for September, While Load Factor Declines

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for September 2017.
The carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, and a drop in load factor for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 8.4% year-over-year, up to 4.16 billion RPMs compared to 3.84 billion in September of 2016.
Capacity was 5.02 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 10.1% from 4.56 …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Pre-Flight Ordering of First-Class Meals

Alaska Airlines to Offer Pre-Flight Ordering of First-Class Meals

Alaska Airlines announced First Class Pre-Select, a service that will allow passengers traveling in first class to specify an entrée selection in advance of the flight.
“We want to ensure our first class guests will enjoy the meal of their choice when they fly with us,” said Chase Craig, the airline’s director of onboard digital experience.
First Class Pre-Select became available on October 10 on flights from Seattle to five cities including …

Alaska to Offer University of Washington Students Free Miles and Elite Status

Alaska to Offer University of Washington Students Free Miles and Elite Status

Alaska Airlines said it would grant students at the University of Washington elite status in its Mileage Plan frequent flyer program based on the student’s grade point average.
Proclaiming “good grades mean sweet upgrades,” the airline will also give University of Washington students 5,000 bonus miles to those who register by the end of October with a valid school e-mail address regardless of whether they are new or existing Mileage Plan …

Alaska Airlines to Operate San Francisco-New Orleans Route

Alaska Airlines to Operate San Francisco-New Orleans Route

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily service between San Francisco and New Orleans. The flights will be operated by Virgin America’s Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 8:48 a.m. and arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at 3:03 p.m. From New Orleans, flights are scheduled to depart at 4 p.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 6:30 p.m.
Virgin America’s A320s are equipped …

Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines to Partner on Frequent Flyer Program

Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines to Partner on Frequent Flyer Program

Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Singapore Airlines.
Beginning September 27, members of both Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan and Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer frequent flyer programs will be able to earn miles on flights operated by either airline.
Members will be able to redeem miles beginning at a later date.
In addition to the frequent flyer program partnership, the two carriers said they will begin a new codeshare agreement at a later date. …

Alaska Airlines Links San Jose with Austin and Tucson

Alaska Airlines Links San Jose with Austin and Tucson

Alaska Airlines announced the beginning of new daily, non-stop service to Austin, Texas and Tucson, Arizona from San Jose, California on Monday.
Flights to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport depart at 8:45 a.m. and arrive at 2:05 p.m. Return flights to San Jose International Airport depart at 3 p.m. and arrive at 4:53 p.m.
Flights from San Jose to Tucson International Airport are scheduled to depart at 5:33 p.m. and arrive at 7:45 p.m. …