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Alaska Airlines Plane Takes Off with Ramp Agent in Cargo Hold

Alaska Airlines Plane Takes Off with Ramp Agent in Cargo Hold

An Alaska Airlines flight departing Seattle took off while a ramp agent was still in the cargo hold on Monday.
Alaska Airlines Flight 448 pushed back from the gate at 2:24 p.m. local time, one minute early, and departed Seattle-Tacoma International Airport bound for Los Angeles at 2:39 p.m.  The plane returned to the airport after the pilot heard banging coming from beneath the deck of the aircraft.
The captain immediately declared …

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Alaska Airlines to Launch Boise-Spokane Service

Alaska Airlines to Launch Boise-Spokane Service

Alaska Airlines announced that it will begin new twice-daily non-stop flights between Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington on August 24.  The flights will be operated by Horizon Air, using Bombardier Q400 aircraft equipped with 76 seats.
Flights will depart Boise at 6:20 a.m. and 7:25 p.m., and will arrive in Spokane at 6:29 a.m. and 7:34 p.m., respectively.  From Spokane, flights will depart at 6:20 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., and will …

Alaska Begins Seattle-Washington Dulles Route

Alaska Begins Seattle-Washington Dulles Route

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily non-stop service between Seattle and Washington Dulles International Airport.
Flights depart Seattle at 9:20 a.m. and arrive at Washington Dulles at 5:20 p.m.  Flights from Dulles to Seattle depart at 6:20 p.m. and arrive at 9:15 p.m.
Alaska is offering members of its Mileage Plan loyalty program the ability to earn double miles on flights between Seattle and Dulles.
Washington Dulles is the third Washington, …

Alaska Airlines to Begin Seattle-JFK Route

Alaska Airlines to Begin Seattle-JFK Route

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to launch new daily service between Seattle and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on September 16 this year.  The carrier will operate the service using Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft.
Flights will depart Seattle at 9:35 p.m. and arrive in New York at 6:00 a.m. the following day.  From New York, flights will depart at 7:15 a.m. and will arrive in Seattle at …

Alaska Airlines Launches New San Diego-Kona, Hawaii Route

Alaska Airlines Launches New San Diego-Kona, Hawaii Route

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new service between San Diego and Kona, Hawaii.  The carrier operates the service three times a week, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Flights depart San Diego at 5:55 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and arrive in Kona at 10:10 p.m.  From Kona, flights depart at 9:00 a.m. and arrive in San Diego at 4:25 p.m., also on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Alaska’s Boeing 737-800s that will …

Alaska Airlines Orders Six Boeing 737-900ERs

Alaska Airlines Orders Six Boeing 737-900ERs

Alaska Airlines announced that it placed an order for six Boeing 737-900ER aircraft.  The order is valued at $594 million at list price, and the airline is scheduled to take delivery of the planes by 2017.
Alaska says that it plans to replace its current 737-400s with its new 737-900ERs over the next few years.  The 737-900ERs are capable of transporting 25% more passengers on the same amount of fuel as …