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Alaska Airlines Launches New Preferred Seating Selection

Alaska Airlines Launches New Preferred Seating Selection

Alaska Airlines announced the debut of its new Preferred Plus seating, a selection that offers passengers greater seat pitch and leg room, as well as free drinks and early boarding.
Preferred Plus selections are the bulkhead and exit row seats, which have 36” to 40” pitch and increased legroom, as well as the normal 3” of recline that standard seats on the aircraft have. Standard seats have 31” to 32” pitch.
Preferred …

Alaska to Link LA with Baltimore, Two Costa Rican Cities

Alaska to Link LA with Baltimore, Two Costa Rican Cities

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service from Los Angeles to Baltimore, Maryland, as well as both San Jose and Liberia, Costa Rica, this fall.  Service to Baltimore will be daily, while the carrier will operate four flights a week to both of the Costa Rican cities.
Beginning September 9, flights will depart Los Angeles International Airport at 10:10 p.m. and arrive at Baltimore-Washington International Airport at 6:15 …

Alaska Airlines to Link Seattle with Three Eastern Cities

Alaska Airlines to Link Seattle with Three Eastern Cities

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to launch service from Seattle to three new destinations this fall.  The carrier will begin daily flights to Nashville, Tennessee on September 23, daily service to Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina on October 1, and four weekly flights to Charleston, South Carolina on November 16.
Flights from Seattle to Nashville will depart at 9:30 a.m. and arrive at 4:05 p.m.  From Nashville, flights will depart at 5:05 …

Alaska Airlines Plane Takes Off with Ramp Agent in Cargo Hold

Alaska Airlines Plane Takes Off with Ramp Agent in Cargo Hold

An Alaska Airlines flight departing Seattle took off while a ramp agent was still in the cargo hold on Monday.
Alaska Airlines Flight 448 pushed back from the gate at 2:24 p.m. local time, one minute early, and departed Seattle-Tacoma International Airport bound for Los Angeles at 2:39 p.m.  The plane returned to the airport after the pilot heard banging coming from beneath the deck of the aircraft.
The captain immediately declared …

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Last year, over 155,000 votes were cast. This year the field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies. Other categories include Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, and Best Points …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Boise-Spokane Service

Alaska Airlines to Launch Boise-Spokane Service

Alaska Airlines announced that it will begin new twice-daily non-stop flights between Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington on August 24.  The flights will be operated by Horizon Air, using Bombardier Q400 aircraft equipped with 76 seats.
Flights will depart Boise at 6:20 a.m. and 7:25 p.m., and will arrive in Spokane at 6:29 a.m. and 7:34 p.m., respectively.  From Spokane, flights will depart at 6:20 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., and will …

Alaska Begins Seattle-Washington Dulles Route

Alaska Begins Seattle-Washington Dulles Route

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily non-stop service between Seattle and Washington Dulles International Airport.
Flights depart Seattle at 9:20 a.m. and arrive at Washington Dulles at 5:20 p.m.  Flights from Dulles to Seattle depart at 6:20 p.m. and arrive at 9:15 p.m.
Alaska is offering members of its Mileage Plan loyalty program the ability to earn double miles on flights between Seattle and Dulles.
Washington Dulles is the third Washington, …