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Alaska to Operate Seattle-Los Angeles-Havana Route

Alaska to Operate Seattle-Los Angeles-Havana Route

Alaska Airlines said late Wednesday it had received the go-ahead from the U.S. Department of Transportation to start service between Los Angeles and Havana.
The Havana flight will originate in Seattle and continue from Los Angeles International Airport to José Martí International Airport. It will depart Seattle at 5 a.m. local time and arrive in Los Angeles at 7:40 a.m. The second leg will depart LAX at 8:50 a.m. and arrive …

Four U.S. Airlines Fined for Failing to Disclose Correct Bumping Compensation

Four U.S. Airlines Fined for Failing to Disclose Correct Bumping Compensation

The Department of Transportation announced last Friday that it had fined four American carriers, namely Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines, for not providing accurate information to passengers regarding how much compensation was offered for being bumped from a flight.
The misinformation provided by the airlines also pertained to the amount of compensation to be given to passengers for luggage that was lost, damaged, or otherwise delayed.
“We are …

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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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 …