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Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily, non-stop service between Seattle and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The service operates using a Boeing 737-800.
Flights from Seattle depart at 10:55 a.m. and arrive in Albuquerque at 2:50 p.m.  From Albuquerque, flights depart at 3:45 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 5:45 p.m.
Alaska’s is using 737s outfitted with 16 seats in first class and 147 seats in economy class for the new route.  …

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Airline flights in the United States brought more passengers to their destinations on time in July and cancelled fewer flights than in recent months.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released figures for the nation’s largest airlines on Wednesday showing that 75.6% of flights arrived on time in July, an increase compared to 73.1% in July 2013 as well as to 71.8% in June of this year.
Hawaiian Airlines continued as the airline with …

Alaska’s Load Factor Down in August

Alaska’s Load Factor Down in August

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for August 2014 for Alaska Airlines as well as for Horizon Air.  Passenger load factor for the month decreased for both carriers, while traffic and capacity increased.
System-wide load factor for August was 87.3%, a decrease of 0.5 percentage points from 87.8% in August 2013.  Load factor for Alaska Airlines decreased by 0.4 percentage points, down to 87.6% from 88% last year, while Horizon Air’s …

Alaska Inaugurates Seattle-Baltimore Flights

Alaska Inaugurates Seattle-Baltimore Flights

Alaska Airlines announced it has launched service on Tuesday linking Seattle, Washington, and Baltimore, Maryland.
Flights between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Baltimore–Washington International Airport depart Seattle at 8:20 a.m. and arrive in Baltimore at 4:25 p.m. Flights from Baltimore will depart at 5:25 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 8:00 p.m.
The new service increases the number of peak-day departures from Seattle to 273, covering 78 destinations.  Alaska says that figure is …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2014

The Boeing 747 is the world's most recognizable aircraft

Chicago’s Palmer House hotel opened its doors on September 26, 1871, a mere 13 days before the Great Chicago Fire.  The structure did not survive the blaze and had to be rebuilt.  It reopened its doors in 1875.
John Jacob Astor IV’s St. Regis hotel in New York City opened its doors on September 4, 1904.  At the time, Astor also owned half of the Waldorf-Astoria.  It’s known for its iconic …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seasonal Las Vegas-Mammoth Lakes Flights

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seasonal Las Vegas-Mammoth Lakes Flights

Alaska Airlines announced it will begin new non-stop, seasonal service between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California, on January 15, 2015.  The service will be operated by Horizon Air using Bombardier Q400 aircraft, and will run through April 6.
Flights will depart Las Vegas at 5:50 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, and arrive in Mammoth Lakes at 6:53 p.m., while flights from Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas will depart at 4:05 …

Alaska Airlines Reports Record Load Factor for July

Alaska Airlines Reports Record Load Factor for July

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for July 2014 for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, as well as on a combined basis.
Traffic for Alaska Airlines, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 6.3% year-over-year, up to 2.68 billion RPMs from 2.52 billion in July of 2013.  Traffic for Horizon Air remained was up 3.5% to 209 million RPMs, compared to 202 million in the same period in 2013. …