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Lobby Bar – August 19: The Healthiest Hotel, Sky Balconies, and Instagram Fame Perks

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Roger, Over. To commemorate National Aviation Day, Paul Riegler assembled some of his favorite photos of planes taking off into sunrises and sunsets. In one of the pictures, Riegler could tell that he was going to miss the sunset by approximately 15 minutes, so he knocked politely on the cockpit door and asked the pilot to speed up a bit. …

Alaska Airlines First Class Los Angeles-Washington, D.C. – Flight Review

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Alaska Airlines is the sixth largest carrier in the U.S. and, following its merger with Virgin America, will soon be in the number five position. Perhaps due to its focus on the Pacific Northwest – its largest hub is in Seattle, with additional hubs in Portland and Anchorage – the stars never aligned. That is, however, until now.
My assignment: be the first writer at Frequent Business Traveler to review an …

Alaska to Link Seattle with Wichita and Indianapolis

Alaska to Link Seattle with Wichita and Indianapolis

Alaska Airlines announced it will offer new daily service between Seattle and both Wichita, Kansas and Indianapolis, Indiana next spring. Flights to Wichita will begin on April 13, while flights to Indianapolis will commence on May 11, 2017.
Flights from Seattle to Wichita will depart at 11:55 a.m. and arrive at 5:13 p.m. From Wichita, flights are scheduled to depart at 6:10 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 7:55 p.m. Alaska …

Lobby Bar – July 29: Airline CEOs Hold Grudges, Don’t Text and Fly, and How Hamilton Saved 2016

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Broadway rising. Jonathan Spira sits through the acclaimed musical, Hamilton… the question is, does it …

Alaska-Virgin America Merger Moves Forward with Approval from Virgin Shareholders

Alaska-Virgin America Merger Moves Forward with Approval from Virgin Shareholders

As expected, shareholders of Virgin America voted Tuesday to approve the airline’s merger with Alaska Air Group, the parent of Alaska Airlines.
Alaska expects the merger to close in the fourth quarter but it says it has not yet decided how it might incorporate Virgin America’s brand into the combined entity, or whether the Virgin America brand will simply disappear.
The company said that the move was approved by the majority of …

Alaska Airlines to Begin Service to Newark from Portland, San Diego, San Jose

Alaska Airlines to Begin Service to Newark from Portland, San Diego, San Jose

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service in the fall and next spring to Newark, New Jersey, from three West Coast cities. Additionally, the carrier will be adding a third daily flight between Newark and Seattle, Washington.
On November 10, Alaska will begin daily flights between Portland, Oregon, and Newark Liberty International Airport. Flights will depart Portland International Airport at 6:55 a.m. and arrive in Newark at 2:55 …

Alaska to Launch Portland-Sun Valley, Idaho Flights

Alaska to Launch Portland-Sun Valley, Idaho Flights

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to launch new seasonal service to Sun Valley, Idaho from Portland, Oregon on December 17. Flights will be operated twice weekly through April 1, 2017, as well as between June 14 and September 16, 2017.
Flights are scheduled to depart Portland at 9:40 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays and arrive in Sun Valley at 12:12 p.m. From Sun Valley, flights will depart at 12:47 p.m., also …