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How Airlines and Passengers Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Travel, unless by foot, is not eco friendly but it is possible for travelers to take steps to lower their carbon footprint. The choice of airline, hotel, even the choice of renting a bike versus a car, can all make a difference.
When it comes to air travel and carbon emissions, doing something about it gets tricky. An aircraft burns thousands of gallons of fuel to move several hundred people across …

Alaska Air Flight Diverts After Passenger Lights Up and Gets ‘Belligerent’

Alaska Air Flight Diverts After Passenger Lights Up and Gets ‘Belligerent’

An Alaska Airlines flight en route from San Francisco to Philadelphia diverted to Chicago O’Hare International Airport early Thursday morning after a passenger on board lighted up a cigarette and acted in a “belligerent” manner.
Alaska Flight 1138 landed in Chicago at 4:22 a.m. local time “due to a disruptive passenger on board,” the airline said in a statement.
The passenger in question had lit a cigarette while the flight was in …

Computer Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights Across the U.S.

Computer Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights Across the U.S.

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines all experienced significant departure delays and blamed a computer issue Monday morning.
“Several U.S. #airlines are experiencing computer issues this morning,” the Federal Aviation Administration said on Twitter in the early morning hours on Monday, announcing at 8:40 that the issue had been resolved.
The problem stemmed from a computer program used for flight planning weight and balance …

Flights Resume After Computer Outage Grounds Flights at American, Alaska, JetBlue

Flights Resume After Computer Outage Grounds Flights at American, Alaska, JetBlue

A major – albeit brief – computer outage on Tuesday left thousands of passengers unable to check into flights at American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and WestJet.
The problem, which occurred around 11 a.m. EDT, lasted approximately 30 minutes, an American Airlines spokesman said.
Passengers were unable to check into flights during the outage and gate agents couldn’t board flights.
The problem was traced back to Sabre, a travel technology company that …

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service from Paine Field

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service from Paine Field

After a delay of several weeks, Alaska Airlines operated its first flights to and from Paine Field in Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington, on Monday.  Flights were originally to start on February 11, 2019.
Paine Field is the site of Boeing’s Everett assembly plant that was part of the 747 program. United Airlines also plans to offer scheduled service from the historic airport, which began commercial service in 1939.
The airline …

First Alaska Airlines Aircraft with Gogo 2Ku High-Speed Wi-Fi and New Interior Takes to the Air

First Alaska Airlines Aircraft with Gogo 2Ku High-Speed Wi-Fi and New Interior Takes to the Air

Alaska Airlines’ first aircraft with the Gogo 2Ku in-flight Internet service and Gogo Vision in-flight entertainment was introduced on Wednesday.
The aircraft, an Airbus A321neo, is the first to feature the airline’s new cabin interior which features Recaro seats and cup holders in the first-class cabin, coach seats with memory foam, tablet holders, and ambient mood lighting.
Gogo’s 2Ku system offers speeds of a minimum of 70 Mbps to the aircraft, seven …

Alaska Airlines Plans New Lounge for San Francisco International Airport

Alaska Airlines Plans New Lounge for San Francisco International Airport

Alaska Airlines said it will build a new 8,500-square-foot (790-square-meter) lounge on the top floor of Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.
The new lounge will feature views of the Bay and the airport’s runways and will open in 2020.
The lounge’s décor will represent brands and design elements from the Bay Area, the airline said. Dining options will emphasize those which are fresh and healthy including Greek yoghurt, steel-cut oatmeal, …