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Alaska, Boeing , NOAA Partner on Sustainability Efforts

Alaska, Boeing , NOAA Partner on Sustainability Efforts

Alaska Airlines and Boeing announced that the two companies are testing a variety of technologies on a new Boeing 737-9 aircraft that will reduce emissions and noise and also recycle carbon composites.
The special ecoDemonstrator 737-9 will test a new fire extinguishing agent for aircraft, replacing Halon 1301, which reduces the effects on the ozone layer, measure greenhouse-gas levels in the atmosphere in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, …

U.S. Airlines Celebrate Pride Month

U.S. Airlines Celebrate Pride Month

Airlines in the United States are celebrating Pride Month this June in various fashions.  The list of carriers undertaking special activities to honor the LGBTQ community includes American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.
United Airlines, in conjunction with partners JPMorgan Chase and Visa, announced that the three companies will offer United MileagePlus Visa card members extra miles. When members of the MileagePlus program make donations …

Alaska Air to Link Belize with Los Angeles and Seattle

Alaska Air to Link Belize with Los Angeles and Seattle

Alaska Airlines announced plans to launch new seasonal non-stop service to Belize from both Los Angeles and Seattle.
The new Belize flights will commence on November 19.
Flights from Los Angeles will depart at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and arrive in Belize City’s Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport at 5:30 p.m. From Belize City, flights are scheduled to depart at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, …

Alaska to Expand Fleet with New Boeing 737 Max, Embraer 175 Jetliners

Alaska to Expand Fleet with New Boeing 737 Max, Embraer 175 Jetliners

Alaska Airlines announced plans on Thursday for a significant fleet expansion slated as well as a new route to Central America.
Between 2022 and 2023, the carrier will add 17 new Embraer 175 jets to its regional fleet, with plans for nine of the aircraft to be operated by Horizon Air, and eight by SkyWest.
In addition, Alaska will exercise options for Boeing 737-9 Max deliveries in 2023 and 2024.
Finally, Alaska announced …

Senators Ask U.S. Airlines to Provide Cash Refunds for Unused Tickets

Senators Ask U.S. Airlines to Provide Cash Refunds for Unused Tickets

Two U.S. senators want airlines to end restrictions such as expiration dates on flight credits, or start to issue refunds to passengers for cancelled flights, regardless of whether it’s the airline or passenger that requests the cancellation.
Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to ten U.S. airlines on Monday that was viewed by Frequent Business Traveler in which they asked them to “commit to providing a cash refund …

Alaska Airlines Pledges to Reduce Carbon Emissions to Net-Zero by 2040

Alaska Airlines Pledges to Reduce Carbon Emissions to Net-Zero by 2040

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040.
To reach this goal over the next 19 years, the carrier plans to renew its fleet to include more fuel-efficient aircraft. The airline has already ordered additional Boeing 737 Max aircraft, which have 22% better fuel-efficiency than Alaska’s current aircraft that they will replace.
The carrier also plans to transition to Sustainable Aviation Fuels, or SAF, which …

Alaska Airlines Plans New San Francisco Airport Lounge

Alaska Airlines Plans New San Francisco Airport Lounge

Alaska Airlines announced plans on Thursday for a new lounge in Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.  The airline said it will take over the space previously occupied by the American Airlines Admirals Club lounge there.
The move comes as the Seattle-based airline continues to expand its presence at the Bay Area airport.
Virgin America had had its operations in Terminal 2 when Alaska acquired the airline in 2016 and Alaska …