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Alaska Airlines to Eliminate the Use of All Plastic Water Bottles and Cups In Flight

Alaska Airlines to Eliminate the Use of All Plastic Water Bottles and Cups In Flight

Alaska Airlines will make a major advance in its sustainability practices, announcing it will eliminate all plastic water bottles and cups in its in-flight service.
The change goes into effect on Thursday.
The Seattle-based airline will partner with Boxed Water is Better, a company that provides water in 92% plant-based cartons.
The airline says that the switch will save 1.8 million pounds of single-use plastics in the course of the coming year.  The …

Alaska Air Appoints Veteran Marketing Executive to Board

Alaska Air Appoints Veteran Marketing Executive to Board

Alaska Airlines’ parent company, Alaska Air Group, announced the appointment of Adrienne Lofton to its board of directors.
Ms. Lofton currently serves as vice president of brand marketing at Google. Until August 2021, she was head of marketing for North America at Nike, a company she joined in August 2018,  Prior to that, she was vice president of global marketing at Under Armour, having joined that company in January 2015.
The new …

American, Other Airlines to Require All Employees to Get Vaccinated Without Exception

American, Other Airlines to Require All Employees to Get Vaccinated Without Exception

American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue Airways, reversed course and said they would mandate vaccinations for all employees amidst pressure from the Biden Administration.
Citing requirements they would have to meet as government contractors, the airlines said that they would not be able to offer employees the option of undergoing regular testing as an alternative to being vaccinated.
The deadline for employees of federal contractors to get inoculated against the coronavirus is …

Alaska to Introduce New Top Elite Tier, MVP Gold 100K

Alaska to Introduce New Top Elite Tier, MVP Gold 100K

Alaska Airlines announced plans for the introduction of a new elite tier in its Mileage Plan frequent-flyer program, MVP Gold 100K.
MVP Gold 100K would require a Mileage Plan member to reach 100,000 qualifying miles with Alaska, a oneworld airline, or a global airline partner of Alaska, or 140 eligible segments.
The new tier will be introduced in January 2022.
Mileage Plan MVP Gold 100K members will receive the same oneworld status as …

Alaska, Boeing , NOAA Partner on Sustainability Efforts

Alaska, Boeing , NOAA Partner on Sustainability Efforts

Alaska Airlines and Boeing announced that the two companies are testing a variety of technologies on a new Boeing 737-9 aircraft that will reduce emissions and noise and also recycle carbon composites.
The special ecoDemonstrator 737-9 will test a new fire extinguishing agent for aircraft, replacing Halon 1301, which reduces the effects on the ozone layer, measure greenhouse-gas levels in the atmosphere in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, …

U.S. Airlines Celebrate Pride Month

U.S. Airlines Celebrate Pride Month

Airlines in the United States are celebrating Pride Month this June in various fashions.  The list of carriers undertaking special activities to honor the LGBTQ community includes American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.
United Airlines, in conjunction with partners JPMorgan Chase and Visa, announced that the three companies will offer United MileagePlus Visa card members extra miles. When members of the MileagePlus program make donations …

Alaska Air to Link Belize with Los Angeles and Seattle

Alaska Air to Link Belize with Los Angeles and Seattle

Alaska Airlines announced plans to launch new seasonal non-stop service to Belize from both Los Angeles and Seattle.
The new Belize flights will commence on November 19.
Flights from Los Angeles will depart at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and arrive in Belize City’s Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport at 5:30 p.m. From Belize City, flights are scheduled to depart at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, …