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Alaska Airlines to Begin Service from Portland to Kansas City, Minneapolis, Omaha

Alaska Airlines to Begin Service from Portland to Kansas City, Minneapolis, Omaha

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to launch new daily, non-stop service from its hub in Portland, Oregon to three Midwest cities next February.  On February 18, the carrier will begin flights from Portland International Airport to Kansas City, Missouri; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; and Omaha, Nebraska.
The flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines, using Embraer E175 jets equipped with 12 seats in first class and 64 seats in economy.
Flights to …

Alaska Airlines Begins Loyalty Program Partnership with Hainan Airlines

Alaska Airlines Begins Loyalty Program Partnership with Hainan Airlines

Alaska Airlines announced that it has added Hainan Airlines as a partner to its Mileage Plan loyalty program.
Beginning July 23, members of Alaska’s Mileage Plan program may earn miles on Hainan Airlines-operated flights, while members of Hainan Airlines’ Fortune Wings Club program will be able to earn miles on Alaska Airlines flights.
In addition, in celebration of the new partnership,  both airlines are offering double miles on flights operated by the …

Alaska Airlines to Link Los Angeles with Monterey, Gunnison/Crested Butte

Alaska Airlines to Link Los Angeles with Monterey, Gunnison/Crested Butte

Alaska Airlines announced that it will launch two new routes from Los Angeles later this year.  The carrier will begin daily service to Monterey, California on November 5, as well as seasonal service between Los Angeles and Gunnison/Crested Butte, Colorado, a popular winter skiing destination, on December 16.
Flights between Los Angeles and Monterey will depart Los Angeles at 7:40 p.m. and arrive in Monterey at 9:05 p.m.  From Monterey, flights …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Boise-Reno Service

Alaska Airlines to Launch Boise-Reno Service

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to begin new daily service between Boise, Idaho and Reno, Nevada to begin on November 5.  The service will be operated by Horizon Air, using Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Flights will depart Boise at 6:15 p.m. and arrive in Reno at 6:44 p.m.  From Reno, flights will depart at 4:35 p.m. and arrive in Boise at 6:55 p.m.
The Q400s that will be used on the route are …

Lobby Bar – June 5: People Power, Desserts For Days, Vegetarian Beefeaters, and Anti-Oxygen Airlines

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Lobby Bar – A (dis)Honest Summary of FBT News and Views 
Volatile editor. It’s that time of the month when Jesse hops in his time machine and visits June travel events throughout history. Jesse was last seen hanging out with Taft and Coolidge in the LaSalle Hotel (before the big fire), convincing them that he is a president from the future. Jesse now has the nuclear launch codes, so be careful …

Alaska Airlines Partners with NARA on Alternative Jet Fuels

Alaska Airlines Partners with NARA on Alternative Jet Fuels

Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, or NARA, that is aimed at furthering the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from leftover tree limbs and branches after a forest harvest.
Alaska says it plans to conduct a demonstration flight using 1,000 gallons of alternative biofuel produced by NARA.  NARA, led by Washington State University, is building a supply chain within Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and …

Alaska Airlines Launches New Preferred Seating Selection

Alaska Airlines Launches New Preferred Seating Selection

Alaska Airlines announced the debut of its new Preferred Plus seating, a selection that offers passengers greater seat pitch and leg room, as well as free drinks and early boarding.
Preferred Plus selections are the bulkhead and exit row seats, which have 36” to 40” pitch and increased legroom, as well as the normal 3” of recline that standard seats on the aircraft have. Standard seats have 31” to 32” pitch.
Preferred …