Alaska Airlines

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 …

Alaska to Acquire Virgin America for $2.6 Billion

Alaska to Acquire Virgin America for $2.6 Billion

Alaska Air Group announced Monday it would acquire Virgin America after beating out rival JetBlue Airways in what reportedly was a fierce bidding war.
Alaska, the parent of Alaska Airlines, and Virgin America said that their boards of directors have approved a definitive merger agreement. The deal calls for Alaska to acquire Virgin America for $57 per share in cash or $2.6 billion.
The combined airline, which will keep the Alaska Airlines …

Lobby Bar – April 1: Back on the Wagen, Nearly Nude Performances, and Fifty Shades of Green

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Lobby Bar – A Confounding Collage of FBT News and Views
Out and about. Allow Lobby Bar to break character for a moment: because of the attacks in Brussels, tourism in major European cities has dropped significantly, bringing hotel vacancy to new lows. We understand travelers’ concerns, but rather than let fear win, we encourage people to travel to these cities to show their bravery and support.
Notice: lost journalist. Jesse Sokolow hops …

Alaska Forms Ground Handling Subsidiary Named After Founder Linious McGee

Alaska Forms Ground Handling Subsidiary Named After Founder Linious McGee

Alaska Airlines announced the formation of McGee Air Services, a ground services company named after its founder, Linious “Mac” McGee, who started McGee Airways out of Anchorage in 1932.
McGee Air Services will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the Seattle-based airline and offer aviation ground handling, aircraft cleaning, and wheelchair services to multiple airlines, starting with Alaska. As an independent subsidiary, the company will have to compete with other companies …