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Airlines Tighten Security, Airbnb Cancels D.C. Rentals Ahead of Biden Inauguration

Airlines Tighten Security, Airbnb Cancels D.C. Rentals Ahead of Biden Inauguration

The travel industry is preparing for the possibility of additional violence ahead of the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the United States.
Airlines and airports are adding additional staff and security personnel in and around Washington, D.C., while Airbnb preemptively cancelled all guest reservations in the area for the week of the inauguration.  Earlier in the week, the Federal Aviation Administration threatened anyone who doesn’t comply with …

Alaska Airlines, United Next to Relaunch Boeing 737 Max

Alaska Airlines, United Next to Relaunch Boeing 737 Max

United Airlines and Alaska Airlines will be the next two U.S. carriers to return the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft to the skies.
Regulators grounded the jet two years ago in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March 2019 and the 2018 Lion Air crash.
American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, restarted 737 Max flights at the end of December.
United, the sole operator of the 737-9 Max …

Alaska Airlines Orders More Boeing 737 Max Jets

Alaska Airlines Orders More Boeing 737 Max Jets

Longtime Boeing 737 operator Alaska Airlines said it would increase the number of Boeing 737 Max jets on order by 23 for a total of 120.
The deal for the new 737-9s, to be acquired on lease, was hammered out last month.
“We believe in this airplane, we believe in our strong partnership with Boeing, and we believe in the future of Alaska Airlines and the incredible opportunities ahead as we climb …

Review: Alaska Airlines Parodies 80s Hit ‘Safety Dance,’ Updating It for the Corona Age

Airline safety briefings exist primarily to introduce the safety features and procedures of the aircraft to passengers and are mandated by regulators across the globe such as the Federal Aviation Administration, although some miss the mark and many are ignored by passengers who feel they already know what to do.
In an effort to encourage compliance with its face covering policies, Alaska Airlines makes the donning of face masks cool with …

Alaska Air to Add 13 Boeing 737 Max Jets to its Fleet

Alaska Air to Add 13 Boeing 737 Max Jets to its Fleet

Alaska Airlines said it was adding 13 new Boeing 737 Max aircraft to its fleet while simultaneously selling ten of its Airbus A320s.
The move comes shortly after the Federal Aviation Administration gave the green light for the beleaguered plane to return to the skies.
The airline currently has 51 A320s in the fleet, all inherited in the course of its acquisition of Virgin America several years ago.
Alaska will lease the new …

American Airlines and Alaska Plan Reciprocal Elite Benefits for 2021

American Airlines and Alaska Plan Reciprocal Elite Benefits for 2021

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines will roll out reciprocal benefits for passengers with elite status on one airline when traveling on the other, starting next year.
“Next year will bring significant enhancements that will make the experience more seamless and rewarding for our customers,” said American’s chief revenue officer, Vasu Raja.
Members of American’s AAdvantage frequent-flyer program with Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum elite status will be eligible for free domestic upgrades …

Alaska Airlines CEO to Retire in 2021, Successor Named

Alaska Airlines CEO to Retire in 2021, Successor Named

The board of directors of Alaska Air Group, which operated Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, announced that its chief executive officer, Brad Tilden, will retire this spring.
The company also announced the appointment of Ben Minicucci, currently Alaska Airlines’ president, to the position of CEO.
The appointment is effective on March 31, 2021.  Mr. Tilden will retain his position as chairman of the board.
“”Now is the time to position Alaska for future …