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Alaska Airlines Announces Expanded Anchorage-Los Angeles Service

Alaska Airlines Announces Expanded Anchorage-Los Angeles Service

Alaska Airlines announced it will expand its Anchorage-Los Angeles service beginning April 8, 2013. The airline has flown the nonstop route over the summer for the past several years, and will now include a daily daytime flight for over half the year, as well as an additional nighttime flight during the summer.
The expanded service will see the new daily daytime flights depart Anchorage at 11:00 a.m. and arrive in Los …

Alaska Airlines Launches Service Between San Diego and Orlando

Alaska Airlines Launches Service Between San Diego and Orlando

Alaska Airlines launched nonstop service between San Diego, California and Orlando, Florida. The new service will operate five times a week.
Flights are scheduled to depart San Diego at 10:35 p.m., and arrive in Orlando at 6:30 a.m., and will operate Thursday through Monday. Flights from Orlando to San Diego will operate Friday through Tuesday, and will depart at 8:05 a.m., and arrive at 10:40 a.m.
The new flights will operate using …

Alaska Airlines Orders 50 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAXs

Alaska Airlines Orders 50 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAXs

Alaska Airlines has announced an order for 50 Boeing aircraft, the largest order in the airline’s history. At $5 billion, the order consists of 13 Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ERs, and 37 Boeing 737 MAXs (20 of the 737 MAX 8s and 17 or the 737 MAX 9s).
Currently operating 120 Boeing 737s, Alaska Airlines will use two-thirds of its order to replace older aircraft, while the remaining new aircraft will be used …

Delta and Alaska Airlines Announce International Service Expansion

Delta and Alaska Airlines Announce International Service Expansion

Delta and Alaska Airlines have announced an international service expansion from Seattle. Along with the growth plan that includes new service to Shanghai and Tokyo-Haneda, the companies will also be instituting new customer enhancements and aircraft adjustments.
The new services will include nonstop Delta service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, effective June 17, 2013, and Delta service between Seattle and Haneda Airport in Tokyo, effective March 30, …

Icelandair Picks Anchorage as New Gateway in North America

Icelandair Picks Anchorage as New Gateway in North America

Icelandair announced that Anchorage, Alaska will be its newest gateway in North America, and further announced two new destinations, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Zurich, Switzerland.  Non-stop seasonal service between Reykjavík, Iceland and Anchorage will be offered twice a week through mid-September 2013, and will begin on May 15, 2013.
Flights from Iceland to St. Petersburg are set to begin June 1, 2013, with non-stop flights twice a week through September 17, 2013.  …

Alaska Airlines Adds Seattle-Fort Lauderdale Route

Alaska Airlines Adds Seattle-Fort Lauderdale Route

Alaska Airlines has added a new daily, nonstop route between Seattle, Washington and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The eastbound flight will leave Seattle at 10:10 p.m. and arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 6:55 p.m. The westbound flight will depart Fort Lauderdale at 8:10 a.m. and arrive in Seattle at 11:25 a.m. The fight is being operated aboard Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which seat 16 passengers in first class, and 141 in the main …

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: Which Airlines Soar Above the Rest?

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: Which Airlines Soar Above the Rest?

While they may appear to be similar at first glance, not all frequent flyer programs are created equal. If you are trying to decide which frequent flyer program to be loyal to and your primary goal is reward redemption for airline tickets, take note of the following: experienced flyers, i.e. those who know the ins and outs of the various programs, rated Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan the best, and are …