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Alaska Air’s Horizon Unit Orders Bombardier Q400 NextGen Jet

Alaska Air’s Horizon Unit Orders Bombardier Q400 NextGen Jet

Horizon Air, a subsidiary airline of Alaska Air Group, announced that it placed an order for a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, while retaining options for seven more Q400 NextGens as previously agreed.  The purchase is valued at $32.6 million at list prices.
The new purchase brings the total number of firm orders of Q400 and Q400 Next Gen aircraft that Bombardier has received to date to 499. With 52 Q400s, Horizon …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 12, 2014

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As yet another week draws to a close, get ready to relax and unwind with this past week’s most engaging news and features.  Here are five stories you will want to take a closer look at this weekend.
1.) What are your biggest air travel pet peeves?  Take our survey and tell us what annoys you the most when flying.  The poll runs through August 20, and participants will have a …

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: The Best and Worst for 2014

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Most frequent flyers know from experience that not all airlines’programs are created equal.  Although these programs may seem similar at first glance, some actually fly high above the others when it comes to award redemption.
If you are wondering which program will offer the most opportunities to redeem your miles, take some advice from some of our highly experienced, well-traveled readers.  Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel …

Alaska Airlines Sees Increase in June Traffic

Alaska Airlines Sees Increase in June Traffic

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for June 2014 for Alaska Airlines as well as for Horizon Air.
Traffic for Alaska Airlines, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 4.7% year-over-year, up to 2.475 billion RPMs from 2.364 billion in June of 2013.  Horizon Air also saw an increase in traffic, up 2.1% to 193 million RPMs from 189 million during the same period last year.  Combined, total system …

Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Tampa

Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Tampa

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily service between Seattle and Tampa, Florida.  The new flights are the only non-stops available between the two cities.
Flights depart Seattle at 8:50 a.m. and arrive in Tampa at 5:30 p.m.  Flights from Tampa depart at 6:30 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 9:25 p.m.
Earlier this month, Alaska began new daily service between Seattle and New Orleans, Louisiana.  In addition, the carrier said …

Delta’s Seattle Strategy: New Flights, Enhanced Services

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In the latest of a spate of new routes from the U.S. to Asia launched by U.S. airlines, Delta Air Lines is launching a non-stop flight from Seattle, Washington to Hong Kong Monday.  The flight marks the airline’s fifth non-stop international route added from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in a year and brings the number of international daily non-stop flights out of the city to ten.
Earlier this month, Delta inaugurated Seattle-Seoul, …

Alaska Airlines Launches Service Between Seattle, New Orleans

Alaska Airlines Launches Service Between Seattle, New Orleans

Alaska Airlines announced new daily service between Seattle, Washington, and New Orleans, Louisiana.  The service follows the airline’s new daily seasonal flights between Portland, Oregon and Kalispell, Montana, which began earlier this week.
Flights from Seattle depart at 10:15 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 5:00 p.m.  Westbound flights depart New Orleans at 5:55 p.m., and arrive in Seattle at 8:50 p.m.
In addition to the new service, Alaska plans to …