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Alaska Reports Rise in November Traffic

Alaska Reports Rise in November Traffic

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for November 2016.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 7% year-over-year, up to 3 billion RPMs from 2.8 billion in November of 2015.
Capacity was 3.52 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.8% from 3.42 billion ASMs.
System-wide load factor for the month was 85.1%, a 3.4 percentage point increase from November 2015’s load …

Alaska Airlines First Class Washington, D.C. – Los Angeles – Flight Review

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Once again in the nation’s capital, once again there with Alaska Airlines. My assignment three weeks ago was to be the first writer at Frequent Business Traveler to review an Alaska Airlines flight. My assignment three weeks hence was to write the second.
I arrived at Terminal C at Washington Reagan National Airport at 8 a.m., ready for my flight home to Los Angeles. Given that it was early morning on …

Alaska to Launch San Diego-Baltimore Route

Alaska to Launch San Diego-Baltimore Route

Alaska Airlines announced that it will begin new service between San Diego and Baltimore on March 15 next year. The carrier will operate the service daily using both Boeing 737-800 and 900 aircraft.
Flights will depart San Diego International Airport at 10:55 p.m. and arrive at Baltimore-Washington International Airport at 6:46 a.m. the next day. From Baltimore, flights are scheduled to depart at 6:15 a.m. and arrive in San Diego at …

Alaska Launches Flights Between Portland, Oregon and Newark

Alaska Launches Flights Between Portland, Oregon and Newark

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new non-stop service between Portland, Oregon and Newark, New Jersey. The carrier will operate the route daily using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Flights will depart Portland International Airport at 6:55 a.m. and arrive at Newark Liberty International Airport at 2:55 p.m. Flights from Newark to Portland are scheduled to depart at 3:55 p.m. and arrive at 7:05 p.m.
Alaska’s Boeing 737-800s that will be used on the …

Alaska to Begin Bellingham-Kona Flights

Alaska to Begin Bellingham-Kona Flights

Alaska Airlines announced that it will begin new seasonal service between Bellingham, Washington, and Kona, Hawaii, on November 11. The carrier will operate the route once a week through April 1 of next year.
Flights are scheduled to depart Bellingham at 8:20 a.m. on Saturdays and arrive in Kona at 12:55 p.m. Return flights from Kona to Bellingham will depart at 12:55 p.m., also on Saturdays, and arrive at 8:57 p.m.
Alaska …

Alaska Airlines to Offer New Upgrade Possibilities to Mileage Plan Members

Alaska Airlines to Offer New Upgrade Possibilities to Mileage Plan Members

Alaska Airlines said Wednesday it plans to offer its Mileage Plan members several new benefits.
Starting December 5, Mileage Plan members with elite status who book coach award tickets will be eligible for complimentary upgrades to first class. Full-fare coach awards, those booked in fare class Z, will be eligible for instant upgrades provided that upgrade inventory is available.
In addition, starting in January, elite members will be eligible for complimentary upgrades …

Alaska Air Group Sees Traffic Increase for October

Alaska Air Group Sees Traffic Increase for October

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for October 2016.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles or RPMs, increased by 5.5% year-over-year, up to 2.91 billion RPMs from 2.76 billion in October of 2015.
Capacity was 3.45 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.2% from 3.35 billion ASMs.
System-wide load factor for the month was 84.2%, a 1.9 percentage points increase from October 2015’s load factor of 82.3%.
For mainline …