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Jan 26, 2015, 13:28 ET

Alaska Airlines Once Again Named North America's Most On-Time Airline

 Alaska Airlines has been named the No. 1 on-time major North American carrier for the fifth year in a row. FlightStats Inc., which compiles...

Jan 19, 2015, 08:30 ET

Alaska Airlines Launches Special 'Russell Wilson's Fan Flight II' to Phoenix Sweepstakes

 Alaska Airlines is giving its Mileage Plan members a chance to fly from Seattle to Phoenix on a special charter to cheer on its Chief Football...

Jan 15, 2015, 08:00 ET

Play the slots, then shred some powder: Alaska Airlines Begins Service Between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes

 Alaska Airlines inaugurates new seasonal service between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California, today, giving locals and visitors alike...

Jan 13, 2015, 11:00 ET

Alaska Airlines Foundation Makes $30,000 Investment in Hawaii's Youths

 The Alaska Airlines Foundation gave $30,000 in grants to three Hawaii non-profits whose efforts benefit Hawaii's youth and educational...

Jan 12, 2015, 14:28 ET

Alaska Airlines names John Kirby Vice President of Capacity Planning

 John Kirby today joins Alaska Airlines as vice president of capacity planning, overseeing Alaska Air Group's mainline and regional networks...

Dec 29, 2014, 08:00 ET

Alaska Airlines Lightens the Load for Mileage Plan Members

 Throughout the month of January Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can check one bag free.* The airline is waiving its standard $25 bag fee...

Dec 17, 2014, 17:32 ET

Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify Five-Year Contract

 Alaska Airlines flight attendants today approved a new five-year contract. Included in the new contract are quality of life enhancements and...

Nov 28, 2014, 14:00 ET

Cyber Monday Sneak Peek: Alaska's Biggest Sale of the Year Begins Sunday

 Alaska Airlines customers don't have to wait for Cyber Monday to enjoy some of the airline's best deals of the year. "We won't reveal the...

Nov 26, 2014, 12:39 ET

Alaska Airlines Enhancing Mileage Plan for its Loyal Customers

 Alaska Airlines today announced enhancements to its award-winning Mileage Plan, with increased mileage bonuses for a number of fare classes...

Nov 26, 2014, 07:00 ET
Starting Dec. 1, all Seattle-departing flights 2.5 hours or longer will have available for purchase  Tom Douglas' Cascade Brisket Chili, which features smoky chunks of brisket in a mild spicy Ancho chile tomato sauce.

Lift Your Palate: Alaska Airlines, Tom Douglas Partner to Bring Signature Dishes to the Skies

 Travelers on Alaska Airlines are invited to lift their palates this winter, as Alaska and Tom Douglas announce a new partnership to take...

Nov 25, 2014, 08:00 ET

Alaska Airlines Expands Partnership with SkyWest, adds New Routes

 Alaska Airlines announced it is expanding its partnership with SkyWest Airlines with the addition of three new destinations from Alaska's...

Nov 20, 2014, 16:21 ET

Alaska Airlines and U.S. Marine Corps team up to deliver toys across Alaska

 Alaska Airlines and the U.S. Marine Corps are joining forces to expand the Toys for Tots program in Alaska and distribute more toys to...

Nov 20, 2014, 11:30 ET
The new Salt Lake City routes will be operated with Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 and SkyWest Airlines' CRJ-700 regional jets.

Alaska Airlines Earns Top Score in 2015 Corporate Equality Index

Alaska Air Group, parent company for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate...

Nov 13, 2014, 08:00 ET
The new Salt Lake City routes will be operated with Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 and SkyWest Airlines' CRJ-700 regional jets.

Washington to Washington: Alaska Airlines Adds More Nonstop Flights to Nation's Capital

Getting to the nation's capital from the Emerald City will be easier starting next spring when Alaska Airlines begins daily nonstop service to...

Nov 10, 2014, 08:00 ET
Alaska Airlines flies to the most pristine ski destinations on the West Coast, including Mammoth, Sun Valley, and Big White. This season the carrier is adding even more flights to breathtaking mountains. New service includes flights between Portland, Oregon, and Lake Tahoe, San Diego and Mammoth, California, as well as Seattle to Steamboat Springs.

Alaska Airlines Offers Ski Enthusiasts Free Skiing at Top North American Resorts

Skiers, snowboarders, and those looking for a winter getaway can rejoice.  Alaska Airlines is partnering with select top resorts in the...

Nov 03, 2014, 08:00 ET

Alaska Airlines Begins More Mexico Flying from the Pacific Northwest

 Alaska Airlines this week will begin service from the Pacific Northwest to Mexico, just in time for winter. The airline kicks off its new...

Oct 23, 2014, 15:30 ET

Alaska Airlines pledges $1 million to support STEM education in rural Alaska

Next year, as many as 650 middle school students from rural, native communities in Alaska will have the opportunity to dream a little bigger,...

Oct 22, 2014, 08:00 ET

Explore more Hawaii from San Diego with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is bringing more Hawaii to its customers in San Diego with new nonstop flights between San Diego and Kona, on the Big Island of...

Oct 09, 2014, 19:37 ET

Alaska Airlines and its Flight Attendants Tentatively Agree on Five-Year Contract

 Alaska Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants announced today they have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for...

Oct 06, 2014, 07:00 ET

Alaska Airlines Purchases 10 Boeing 737-900ER Aircraft, Launches Contest to 'Test Drive' a 737

 Alaska Airlines, Seattle's hometown airline, continues to invest in the long-term success of its business and the region it calls home....