Alaska Airlines

Alaska to Launch Burbank-San Jose, San Diego-Sacramento Routes

Alaska to Launch Burbank-San Jose, San Diego-Sacramento Routes

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to add new service between San Diego and Sacramento, as well as Burbank and San Jose, California on march 16, 2017. Both routes will be operated three times a day by SkyWest Airlines, using Embraer E175 jets.
Flights from San Diego to Sacramento will depart at 7 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 5 p.m., and will arrive at 8:43 a.m., 1:55 p.m., and 6:45 p.m., respectively. …

Alaska Air, Virgin America Receive DOJ Request for ‘More Information’ to Gain Approval for $2.6 Billion Deal

Alaska Air, Virgin America Receive DOJ Request for ‘More Information’ to Gain Approval for $2.6 Billion Deal

The regulatory approval process for Alaska Airlines’ planned acquisition of Virgin America is moving to the next stage. Both airlines said Monday they had received requests for more information on the proposed transaction from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Alaska Air Group, the parent of Alaska Airlines, announced a $2.6 billion offer to acquire Virgin American in early April.
The two airlines said that the “second request” is a standard part of the …

Alaska and Japan Airlines Launch New Partnership

Alaska and Japan Airlines Launch New Partnership

Alaska Airlines announced that it will begin a new codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines on June 29. The two will codeshare on various routes, while members of each airline’s loyalty program will be able to earn miles on flights of the other.
Beginning June 29,, Alaska Airlines will be able to place its code on JAL flights from the Japanese carrier’s North American gateway cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, San …

American, Alaska to Increase Codeshare Partnership

American, Alaska to Increase Codeshare Partnership

American Airlines announced that it plans to expand its codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines later this month.
Starting April 28, American will place its code on 11 additional routes operated by Alaska Airlines, while Alaska will place its code on 127 American Airlines-operated flights beginning May 15.
Alaska flights with an American code will include service from Los Angeles to destinations such as Baltimore and Salt Lake City, as well as from Seattle …

Horizon Air Places Order for 30 Embraer Jets in $2.8 Billion Deal

Horizon Air Places Order for 30 Embraer Jets in $2.8 Billion Deal

Alaska Air Group’s Horizon Air unit announced Tuesday that it placed an order for 30 three-class Embraer E175 aircraft. The order also includes 33 options and is valued at $2.8 billion at current list prices.
The order is the largest in Horizon Air’s history. The planes will be delivered over three years beginning in 2017.
The jets will have 76 seats, including 12 in first class, 16 in , and 48 in …

Lobby Bar – April 8: Set Fire to the Air, Traveling with Collectibles, and How to Buy an Airline

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Lobby Bar – An Artful Alliteration of FBT News and Views, Rated Two Thumbs Up
Airborne danger. Paul Riegler stumbles across an American Airlines “Welcome Aboard” pamphlet from 1959. The pamphlet warns against the dangers of operating personal radios onboard the aircraft. Oh, and please feel free to smoke at any point throughout the flight.
My fair warning. Jonathan Spira heads to City Center to catch a rousing performance of “1776.” To …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Bellingham-Kona Route

Alaska Airlines to Launch Bellingham-Kona Route

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to begin non-stop, seasonal service to Kona, Hawaii from Bellingham, a city in Washington State, approximately 90 miles north of Seattle. The carrier will operate the service between November 12, 2016 and April 1, 2017, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Bellingham at 8:50 a.m. on Saturdays and arrive in Kona at 1:30 p.m. From Kona, flights will depart at 1:30 p.m., also …