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Alaska Airlines to Offer New Selection of Meals and Beverages in Coach

Alaska Airlines to Offer New Selection of Meals and Beverages in Coach

Alaska Airlines announced a new menu for coach passengers that emphasizes local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest and what it termed healthy “West Coast staples.”
The airline also said it will rotate its coach offerings quarterly.
The menu will include such items as artichokes, asparagus, avocado, berries, and tomatoes as well as artisan bread and cage-free eggs. The airline is also planning to offer a selection of craft beer and, in the …

Alaska Air Reports Jump in Key Metrics for June 2018

Alaska Air Reports Jump in Key Metrics for June 2018

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for June 2018. The carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, as well as in its load factor for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 7.3% year-over-year, up to 5.05 billion RPMs compared to 4.70 billion in June of 2017.
Capacity was 5.72 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 6.1% …

New Study Shows What Frequent Flyers Value in an Airline

Today’s passengers value seat comfort above anything else, in a time when even top airlines are cutting back on legroom and personal space on aircraft, according to a new study of frequent travelers.
The GlobeRunner Insights Air Travel 2018 study also found that, despite the promise, in-flight Wi-Fi was deemed one of the least important of the criteria when choosing an airline or flight.
“Frequent flyers continue to value personal …

Alaska Air, Hyatt, Starbucks Latest to Ban Plastic Straws

Alaska Air, Hyatt, Starbucks Latest to Ban Plastic Straws

Alaska Airlines will soon eliminate the use of plastic straws and citrus picks on its flights and it is part of a growing trend to eliminate the unnecessary use of plastic items such as straws, which are too light to be recycled and end up in landfills instead.
The Seattle-based airline will make non-plastic straws available upon request and will be replacing plastic utensils with white birch stir sticks and a …

Alaska Airlines Launches San Jose-New York Non-Stop

Alaska Airlines Launches San Jose-New York Non-Stop

Alaska Airlines announced the start of its new non-stop service linking New York City and San Jose, California.
The Seattle-based airline will operate the new route using Airbus A320 aircraft. The planes are equipped with eight first-class recliner seats with 55” seat pitch, 12 premium economy light seats with 38” seat pitch, and 126 seats in coach.
Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 4:45 p.m. local time …

Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for May

Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for May

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for May 2018. The carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, and a drop in load factor for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 7.4% year-over-year, up to 4.84 billion RPMs compared to 4.50 billion in May of 2017.
Capacity was 5.66 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 8.8% from …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Diego-Spokane Flights

Alaska Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Diego-Spokane Flights

Alaska Airlines said Thursday it will introduce new non-stop daily service linking San Diego, California, and Spokane, Washington.
The new service will be the only non-stop between the two cities and will commence operations on October 1.
“We’re excited to add another connection between the Pacific Northwest and California,” said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning.
Alaska will operate the flight using Embraer E175 jets with a three-class cabin. The …