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Alaska Airlines to Re-Launch Oregon Wines Fly Free Program

Alaska Airlines to Re-Launch Oregon Wines Fly Free Program

Alaska Airlines announced that it will resume its Oregon Wines Fly Free program on May 1.  The program, which allows travelers on the airline’s flights to check a case of Oregon wine at no charge, was first launched as a two-month trial period last fall, and is now being renewed and extended for a year.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will be able to check one free case of Oregon wine …

Alaska Airlines Reports March Traffic Up, Load Factor Down

Alaska Airlines Reports March Traffic Up, Load Factor Down

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for March 2014 for Alaska Airlines as well as for Horizon Air.
Alaska Airlines reported 2.690 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, for March, a 4.6% increase from 2.570 billion in March 2013.  Horizon Air reported 234 million ASMs, a 2.6% increase over last year’s 228 million. Combined, the two airlines had 2.994 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.4%.
Alaska Airlines’ system traffic, expressed in …

Alaska Airlines to Begin Service Between Seattle and Baltimore, Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines to Begin Service Between Seattle and Baltimore, Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines announced it will launch new daily nonstop service from Seattle to both Baltimore and Albuquerque this September. Both new routes will be operated using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Beginning September 2, flights between Seattle and Baltimore will depart Seattle at 8:15 a.m. and arrive in Baltimore at 4:10 p.m. Flights from Baltimore will depart at 5:10 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 8:05 p.m.
The new Seattle-Albuquerque service will begin on …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Double Miles on British Airways Flights Between Seattle and London

Alaska Airlines to Offer Double Miles on British Airways Flights Between Seattle and London

Alaska Airlines announced that members of its Mileage Plan frequent flyer program can now earn double points on British Airways-operated flights between Seattle and London Heathrow through June 24 of this year.  British Airways offers 10 flights a week between the two cities.
In order to qualify for the double points, passengers must be enrolled in Alaska’s Mileage Plan program, and must also register for the promotion through Alaska Airlines’ website …

Vote for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has started, and with it, your opportunity to give credit where credit is due.  Scroll down to place your vote.
Last year, over 105,000 votes were cast.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies.  We’ve also added three new categories, namely Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, …

Lobby Bar – February 14: A Hypocritical Santa, Love Flurries, Piano Forte, and New Bathroom Laws

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The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Love is in the air
Oh wait, that’s a snowstorm.
MeanFit Santa.  Jeremy Del Nero tries on the Misfit Shine activity monitor for style.  It sees you when you’re sleeping and it knows when you’re awake, but instead of giving you presents it just gently suggests that you could lose some weight.
Inside scoop.  Do you think Congress should be …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Local Beer Samples on Select Flights

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Local Beer Samples on Select Flights

Alaska Airlines announced it will begin serving free samples of locally-brewed beer on flights between Anchorage and both Fairbanks and Kodiak, Alaska, on March 3.  The airline will offer Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Co.’s Old 55 Pale Ale on these flights, which will be operated by Horizon Air using Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Samples of the beer, which is brewed in Anchorage and near Fairbanks, will be offered to passengers 21 …