Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines to Link Los Angeles with Monterey, Gunnison/Crested Butte

Alaska Airlines to Link Los Angeles with Monterey, Gunnison/Crested Butte

Alaska Airlines announced that it will launch two new routes from Los Angeles later this year.  The carrier will begin daily service to Monterey, California on November 5, as well as seasonal service between Los Angeles and Gunnison/Crested Butte, Colorado, a popular winter skiing destination, on December 16.
Flights between Los Angeles and Monterey will depart Los Angeles at 7:40 p.m. and arrive in Monterey at 9:05 p.m.  From Monterey, flights …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Boise-Reno Service

Alaska Airlines to Launch Boise-Reno Service

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to begin new daily service between Boise, Idaho and Reno, Nevada to begin on November 5.  The service will be operated by Horizon Air, using Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Flights will depart Boise at 6:15 p.m. and arrive in Reno at 6:44 p.m.  From Reno, flights will depart at 4:35 p.m. and arrive in Boise at 6:55 p.m.
The Q400s that will be used on the route are …

Lobby Bar – June 5: People Power, Desserts For Days, Vegetarian Beefeaters, and Anti-Oxygen Airlines

DSC_0111

Lobby Bar – A (dis)Honest Summary of FBT News and Views 
Volatile editor. It’s that time of the month when Jesse hops in his time machine and visits June travel events throughout history. Jesse was last seen hanging out with Taft and Coolidge in the LaSalle Hotel (before the big fire), convincing them that he is a president from the future. Jesse now has the nuclear launch codes, so be careful …

Alaska Airlines Partners with NARA on Alternative Jet Fuels

Alaska Airlines Partners with NARA on Alternative Jet Fuels

Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, or NARA, that is aimed at furthering the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from leftover tree limbs and branches after a forest harvest.
Alaska says it plans to conduct a demonstration flight using 1,000 gallons of alternative biofuel produced by NARA.  NARA, led by Washington State University, is building a supply chain within Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and …

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 …