Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines Debuts New and Revamped 2024 Mileage Plan Award Chart

Alaska Airlines Debuts New and Revamped 2024 Mileage Plan Award Chart

Alaska Airlines introduced on Wednesday a new award chart that will first go into effect in March 2024.
The new chart should simplify many bookings, especially with award partners, but, as is always the case, some redemption rates will increase, some will remain the same, while others will decrease.
“Mileage Plan has long been known for offering great value on global redemptions with access to some of the most aspirational premium products …

Off-Duty Alaska Air Pilot Held After Attempt to Disengage Engines Mid-Flight, Is Charged With 83 Counts of Attempted Murder

Off-Duty Alaska Air Pilot Held After Attempt to Disengage Engines Mid-Flight, Is Charged With 83 Counts of Attempted Murder

An off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot was charged with 83 counts of attempted murder after he reportedly attempted to shut down the plane’s engines on an Alaska Airlines flight, according to officials.
The pilot, Joseph David Emerson, tried to shut off the engines by pulling the fire extinguisher handles, officials said in a statement.  Emerson was restrained by members of the flight crew and then handcuffed to a seat.
The Federal Aviation Administration …

T-Mobile to Offer Alaska, American, Delta, and United Flyers Free In-Flight Wi-Fi

T-Mobile to Offer Alaska, American, Delta, and United Flyers Free In-Flight Wi-Fi

T-Mobile USA announced it was expanding the free in-flight Wi-Fi service it offers to customers to virtually all domestic flights on its partner airlines.
The list of partners includes Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.
In addition, as of earlier this year, all members of the Delta SkyMiles frequent flyer program are also able to access free in-flight Wi-Fi on Delta flights for the duration of the member’s …

Alaska Airlines Promotes DeHaan to VP of Strategy Role

Alaska Airlines Promotes DeHaan to VP of Strategy Role

Alaska Airlines announced the appointment of Tiffany DeHaan to the position of vice president for strategy, analytics, and transformation.

The company further said that Sandy Stelling, who currently occupies that role, will retire from the carrier in July after 23 years of service.

Ms. DeHaan will be responsible for overseeing the execution of company strategy, development of all strategic initiatives, and overall project execution at the airline.
“Tiffany is a big-picture strategic thinker …

JetBlue, Southwest, Alaska Air All Report Earnings for the Fourth Quarter

JetBlue, Southwest, Alaska Air All Report Earnings for the Fourth Quarter

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2022.
The New York-based carrier reported record operating revenue of $2.4 billion as well as a fourth-quarter profit, adding that, unlike the problems that beset Southwest Airlines in December, its operational and financial performance was not affected too much by the severe weather.
The company said it achieved “the highest fourth-quarter operating revenue in company history,” and that revenue for fiscal 2022 …

Alaska Airlines Appoints New VP of Flight Operations

Alaska Airlines Appoints New VP of Flight Operations

Alaska Airlines announced the appointment of Dave Mets to the position of vice president of flight operations.
The company’s board of directors voted to approve the appointment on Monday.
Captain Mets will oversee day-to-day operations of the airline’s flights, which employs 3,500 pilots.  He is a 23-year veteran with the carrier, haviing begun his career there in 1999 as a first officer on the Boeing 737-200 fleet.  He more recently served as …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2022 Edition

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2022 Edition

September, the “harvest month” in Charlegmagne’s calendar, is still called Herbstmonat, the harvest month, in Switzerland.  The month marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.
The month of September gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.
After January and February were added …