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Aug 11, 2015, 08:00 ET

Alaska Airlines' Annual Fall Fare Sale Begins Now

Alaska's annual fall fare sale kicks off today, with steep discounts on popular routes throughout North America. One-way fares start at $59 and...

Aug 05, 2015, 08:00 ET
American Airlines has kicked off the largest Admirals Club lounge makeover in its history. Beginning Aug. 15, Alaska Airlines Board Room members will have access to all 54 lounges.

Alaska Airlines' Frequent Fliers Gain Access to Significantly Expanded American Airlines Network

 Members of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan now have access to book nearly 3,000 more daily flights on partner American Airlines following the...

Jul 30, 2015, 08:00 ET
Alaska will launch new flying between Portland and Omaha, Minneapolis-St.Paul and Kansas City starting Feb. 18, 2016.

Alaska Airlines Announces New Daily Flying from Portland to Three Midwest Cities

Alaska Airlines is launching daily nonstop service from its Portland, Oregon, hub to three Midwest metropolises including Kansas City,...

Jul 28, 2015, 18:50 ET
Russell Wilson and his team defeated actor and comedian Joel McHale during the Alaska Airlines Plane Pull benefiting Strong Against Cancer at the Museum of Flight in Seattle on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Team Wilson pulled the 737 in 16.9 seconds, with Team Joel coming in at over a minute. (AP images)

Russell Wilson Leads Team to Victory in Alaska Plane Pull

 Alaska Airlines' Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson led his team to victory this morning in the Alaska Plane Pull for Strong Against...

Jul 22, 2015, 08:00 ET
Business class customers traveling on Hainan flights will enjoy a traditional, gourmet tea service.

Alaska Airlines adds Hainan Airlines as Mileage Plan Partner

 Alaska Airlines is enhancing its unique partner portfolio in Mileage PlanTM by adding China-based carrier Hainan Airlines. Hainan operates a...

Jul 07, 2015, 11:00 ET

Joel McHale, Russell Wilson to Compete in Alaska Airlines Plane Pull for Strong Against Cancer

Two Seattle celebrities are going head-to-head to raise money to end childhood cancer. On July 28, Alaska's Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson...

Jul 01, 2015, 08:05 ET
Alaska Airlines' new service between Seattle-Milwaukee, Seattle-Oklahoma City and Portland-St. Louis will feature the new Embraer 175 aircraft, operated by SkyWest Airlines.

Alaska Airlines starts service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Seattle and Oklahoma City, and Portland and St. Louis

  Alaska Airlines today inaugurates service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Portland, Oregon...

Jul 01, 2015, 08:00 ET
Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Checked Bag with Every Flight for Alaska Airlines Visa Signature� Cardholders*

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Checked Bag with Every Flight for Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Cardholders*

 Alaska Airlines today announced it is doing away with the standard fee for the first checked bag for Alaska Airlines Visa Signature consumer...

Jun 30, 2015, 13:09 ET
New Boeing report shows environmental benefits of "Greener Skies" approaches in Seattle.

Report Shows Benefits of 'Greener Skies' approaches at Sea-Tac Airport

Alaska Airlines is on track to save 87 gallons of fuel, shorten flight times by about nine minutes and reduce carbon emissions by nearly 1 metric...

Jun 15, 2015, 08:15 ET
SkyWest adds eight E175s to fleet for Alaska Airlines flying.

SkyWest Adds Eight Embraer E175s to Fleet, Replacing Older Regional Jets for Alaska Airlines Flying

 SkyWest Airlines announced today that they will purchase eight new, dual-class Embraer E175 jets to fly for Alaska Airlines. The new planes,...

Jun 11, 2015, 08:00 ET
Alaska Airlines Announces Fare Sale for New Costa Rica Flights, Fares as low as $249 one way from Los Angeles*

Alaska Airlines Announces Fare Sale for New Costa Rica Flights, Fares as low as $249 one way from Los Angeles*

 Alaska Airlines began selling tickets today on newly-announced routes between Los Angeles and Costa Rica's two major international airports....

Jun 11, 2015, 08:00 ET

Alaska Airlines anuncia tarifas promocionales en sus nuevos vuelos a Costa Rica, Tarifas desde $249 USD viaje sencillo volando de Los Ángeles*

 Hoy, Alaska Airlines empezó a vender boletos de las recientemente anunciadas rutas entre Los Ángeles y los dos aeropuertos...

Jun 09, 2015, 09:00 ET
David Kuhl, Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines Names David Kuhl Vice President of Information Technology Services

 Alaska Airlines today named experienced Information Technology executive David Kuhl its new vice president of IT services. Kuhl has more than...

Jun 03, 2015, 11:00 ET

Alaska Airlines, WSU Partner to Advance Use of Aviation Biofuels

 Washington state's hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to...

Jun 01, 2015, 12:00 ET

Alaska Airlines to Add New Portland-Austin and Eugene-San Jose Flying This Fall

 Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden announced today during a keynote speech at the JumpStart Air Service Development conference that Alaska will...

May 27, 2015, 09:30 ET

Alaska Airlines Names Derek Chang Managing Director of Brand Experience

 Alaska Airlines today named brand and product marketing expert Derek Chang its new managing director of brand experience. Chang will head...

May 21, 2015, 15:00 ET

Tom Kemp Named Alaska Airlines' Vice President of Flight Operations

Alaska Airlines' board of directors announced the election of Tom Kemp to the position of vice president of flight operations for Alaska Airlines...

May 15, 2015, 09:33 ET

Alaska Air Cargo Delivers 18,000 Pounds of Wild Copper River Salmon to Seattle

 A fish-filled Alaska Airlines jet touched down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after 6 a.m. today, carrying 18,000 pounds of...

May 14, 2015, 08:00 ET

Alaska Airlines Eases Travel with Debut of Preferred Plus Seating Selection

 Customers who like a little extra legroom now have more choices when flying Alaska Airlines, with the launch of Preferred Plus seating....

May 13, 2015, 07:00 ET

J.D. Power Study Ranks Alaska Airlines Highest in Traditional Carrier Satisfaction for Eighth Straight Year

Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the eighth consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2015...