Alaska Airlines

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 …

Lobby Bar – January 2: New Year’s and Old Habits, Odds and Evens, and Brown is the new Green

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The Lobby Bar – An Unabashedly Jocular Summary of FBT News and Views
Priorities. Make reading more FBT your biggest New Year’s resolution. Go ahead and start with some great moments in travel history for the month of January. After all, who needs to exercise and polish organizational skills when you can read top notch travel articles?
What’s that procedure again, Sophie m’girl? Before going out to party on New Year’s Eve, most …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Checked Bag

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Checked Bag

Alaska Airlines announced that it will be offering one free checked bag to members of its Mileage Plan loyalty program during the entire month of January.  The carrier normally charges a $25 bag fee for the first checked bag.
Passengers who are not members may sign up online prior to their trip, or at the airport before they check their bags.
All checked bags come with the airline’s baggage service guarantee, which …