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Alaska Airlines and Sea-Tac Celebrate Opening of Renovated North Satellite Concourse, New Alaska Lounge

Alaska Airlines and Sea-Tac Celebrate Opening of Renovated North Satellite Concourse, New Alaska Lounge

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Alaska Airlines opened the first section of the newly renovated North Satellite concourse on Thursday.
The airline unveiled eight new gates and a new lounge as part of the project. The airy concourse is filled with natural light and gate areas feature seats equipped with charging stations. New amenities also include a nursing room that accommodates multiple travelers.
“To me, this space is a reflection of how important …

Alaska Air Reaches Tentative Agreement with Reservationists, Ramp Agents, Clerical Workers

Alaska Air Reaches Tentative Agreement with Reservationists, Ramp Agents, Clerical Workers

Alaska Airlines announced a tentative agreement with the union that represents its reservations agents, ramp workers, passenger service agents, and office workers.
The roughly 5,000 employees are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,.
The tentative agreement provides for a 10% to 16% increase in base wage rates, on average, a mechanism to ensure wages keep pace with the cost of living, a reduction in health …

Alaska Airlines Appoints New Senior V.P. for HR

Alaska Airlines Appoints New Senior V.P. for HR

Alaska Airlines announced the appointment of Andrea “Andy” Schneider to the position of senior vice president for people.
Ms. Schneider previously held the position of vice president of inflight and call center services and, prior to that, was senior vice president of people and customer services at Alaska’s Horizon Air subsidiary.
“Andy understands that employees are what makes Alaska and Horizon special, and that getting our culture right is one of the …

El Al, Alaska Airlines Expand Partnership

El Al, Alaska Airlines Expand Partnership

El Al Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced plans for a reciprocal frequent-flyer program agreement.
The agreement complements the current codeshare agreement between the two companies that recently went into effect.
The move allows members of El Al’s Matmid frequent-flyer program and Alaska’s Mileage Plan program to earn and eventually redeem miles on the other’s flights. Base miles flown on El Al will count towards elite status in Mileage Plan.
The CEOs of …

Lobby Bar – May 3: Somber Moments, Wet Bars, and ‘I’ll Take Airline Computer Crashes for $500 please, Alex!’

Lobby Bar – What Happens in Lobby Bar Stays in Lobby Bar
Achtung.  A more somber look at the new exhibit in New York, “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.,” is required.  It will open to the public on May 8, the day Germany surrendered in 1945, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.
One moment please…Another delay, we know.  But Marriott’s CEO, Arne Sorensen, was just diagnosed …

American Airlines, Alaska, JetBlue Resume Operations After Computer Outage

American Airlines, Alaska, JetBlue Resume Operations After Computer Outage

Another major – albeit brief – computer outage left thousands of passengers unable to check into flights on multiple airlines midday Monday.
American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue Airways resumed normal operations around 2 p.m. EDT after a computer systems failure halted operations for over an hour. The problem impacted the airlines’ reservations and operations systems and was similar to a problem that occurred last month.
“Earlier today, Sabre had a brief …

How Airlines and Passengers Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Travel, unless by foot, is not eco friendly but it is possible for travelers to take steps to lower their carbon footprint. The choice of airline, hotel, even the choice of renting a bike versus a car, can all make a difference.
When it comes to air travel and carbon emissions, doing something about it gets tricky. An aircraft burns thousands of gallons of fuel to move several hundred people across …