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If You Want to Board Early on Alaska, Wear This Shirt

If You Want to Board Early on Alaska, Wear This Shirt

Alaska Airlines announced it will once again offer passengers wearing a specific football jersey to board flights early.
Those wearing the number three jersey of Russell Wilson, quarterback for the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks, will be allowed to board early on any Alaska Airlines flight departing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The promotion will last through the end of the regular NFL season, which runs through the end of December.
This year is Wilson’s …

Alaska July Capacity, Traffic, and Load Factor Inch Up

Alaska July Capacity, Traffic, and Load Factor Inch Up

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for July 2017.
The carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, as well as load factor for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 6.6% year-over-year, up to 4.86 billion RPMs 4.56 billion in July of 2016.
Capacity was 5.59 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 6.4% from 5.25 billion ASMs.
System-wide load …

Alaska Airlines Begins Mexico City Flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles

Alaska Airlines Begins Mexico City Flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new service to Mexico City from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. The carrier will operate both routes daily, and will add a second daily Los Angeles-Mexico City flight on November 6.
Flights from San Francisco will depart San Francisco International Airport at 9:55 a.m. and arrive at Benito Juarez International Airport at 4:20 p.m. From Mexico City, flights are scheduled to depart at 3:15 …

JetBlue to Offer Status Match to Mosaic

JetBlue to Offer Status Match to Mosaic

JetBlue Airways said Friday it would offer members of other airlines’ frequent-flyer programs a match to Mosaic status.
The match would be valid for the remainder of 2017 and is applicable to flyers with the following elite status levels: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, MVP Gold, and MVP Gold 75k; American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum Pro, and AAdvantage Executive Platinum; Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Medallion Silver, Medallion Gold, Medallion Platinum, and …

Alaska Air Announces Winding Down of Virgin America’s Elevate Frequent Flyer Program

Alaska Air Announces Winding Down of Virgin America’s Elevate Frequent Flyer Program

Alaska Airlines announced detailed information about the transition from Virgin America’s Elevate frequent flyer program to Alaska’s Mileage Plan and when various Elevate partnerships will come to an end.
The Elevate program itself will be supplanted by Mileage Plan on January 1, 2018. The last date on which it will be possible to earn miles on Elevate by flying Alaska will be December 31, 2017.
The last date on which members may …

Alaska Sees Traffic Increase for May

Alaska Sees Traffic Increase for May

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for May 2017.
The carrier saw an increase in both traffic and capacity, while its load factor decreased for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 7.6% year-over-year, up to 4.5 billion RPMs 4.2 billion in May of 2016.
Capacity was 5.2 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.9% from 4.19 billion ASMs.
System-wide …

Alaska Airlines Begins Portland-Philadelphia Route

Alaska Airlines Begins Portland-Philadelphia Route

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new seasonal service between Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon. The carrier will operate the non-stop route on a daily basis.
Flights are scheduled to depart Portland International Airport at 8:39 p.m. and arrive at Philadelphia International Airport at 4:50 a.m. the next day. From Philadelphia, flights will depart at 6:05 a.m. and arrive in Portland at 8:47 a.m.
Alaska will operate the service using Boeing 737-900 aircraft. …