Alaska Airlines has been utilizing quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks to promote their cause as Seattle?s hometown airline, and so far so good. There have been funny commercials, appearances here and there, and now the airline is continuing their relationship into the 2014 football season. Show More Summary
By Options Calling: With recent developments in the airline industry underway and the expansion plans of a number of different large airlines, the market has become even more competitive for all participants. Airlines need to constantly...Show More Summary
The airline is the privilege on Seattle-departing flights to anyone wearing a No. 3 jersey.
I find Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles to be among the most valuable mileage currency out there, especially for high end aspirational redemptions. I've written in the past about what I consider to be the best uses of Alaska miles. There...Show More Summary
Strong operating margins has drawn competition from Delta, but there’s still much for investors to like about this airline.
By Stephen Simpson, CFA: Airlines are making the most of an atypical outbreak of sane, responsible management across the industry, and Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) has certainly been among the beneficiaries. While the company has done...Show More Summary
While Alaska raised its flying capacity by 7% annually, United – the second largest U.S. carrier – raised its flying capacity by slightly over 1% annually last month. The remaining four airlines – American, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue – expanded their flying capacities at rates which were between those of these two airlines. Show More Summary
Not only is Alaska Airlines offering up to a 40% bonus on the purchase of Mileage Plan miles through October 14, 2014, but they're also offering an award sale for economy travel at the moment. The promotion is valid for economy class...Show More Summary
Alaska Airlines is offering up to a 40% bonus on purchased miles through October 14. This isn’t all that uncommon an offer. Sometimes it’s 30%, sometimes 35%, and sometimes 40% — as often as not Alaska offers some sort of bonus on purchased miles. Show More Summary
Alaska Mileage Plan is running a promotion for Washington and Oregon residents that sign-up for a Mileage Plan account by September 30, 2014. Alaska is offering new members a $25 discount code, which should be delivered within 48 hours of signing up. Show More Summary
By Ray Merola: For years, I had been absolutely unwilling to invest in airline stocks. None. How could one invest in a business whereby, in aggregate, year-in and year-out, the industry loses money? I've changed my mind. Recent consolidation has sopped up empty seats. Show More Summary
A new Alaska Airlines flight between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California has people dreaming of powder and winning big. Alaska's nonstop flight between the two tourist destinations will operate on Mondays and Thursdays between Jan. 15 and April 6,...
Last Thursday I wrote about the four day Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan outage. Through August 18, most Mileage Plan functions weren't possible, aside from at the airport. Here's part of the notice they posted on their website: "Scheduled...Show More Summary
- Hawaiian Airlines will launch 4x weekly service between Maui and San Francisco on November 20th, moving to daily service on December 17th. Remember about 5-6 years ago when Aloha closed down and ATA closed down, it ended a bunch …Show More Summary
Imagine losing your cat on the very day that you are planning to move thousands of miles away. And then, miraculously, someone finds your feline friend a few weeks later. But by that point, you’re so far away that you can’t afford to fly or drive back to bring him back. This is exactly what happened to a woman from … [More]
Consumers generally fly first class for the perks: more leg room, bigger seats, a restroom shared with fewer people and being escorted off the plane into police custody. Wait, that last one doesn’t sound right, yet a couple flying from Las Vegas to Portland received just that after an alleged squabble with an Alaska Airline flight attendant over the use … [More]
A dispute over first class lavatory usage on a Las Vegas to Portland flight is leading an Oregon couple to sue Alaska Airlines for $11,000+. Via Oregon Live: "The pair were seated in the first-class cabin, and DeWitt needed to use the restroom. Show More Summary
Wongdoody taps Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in a new spot for Alaska Airlines. In the 60-second spot, Chief Football Officer Wilson puts the Alaska Airlines crew through training camp, remarking, “Alaska Airlines and I are basically one and the same: we’re always prepared. Show More Summary
The HUD on Alaska Airlines’ newest flight simulator. Notice Mount Rainier off in the distance on the left. When Alaska Airlines recently reached out to me, asking if I would like some time in their brand-spanking-new Boeing 737-800 flight simulator, I didn’t know if I should reply with just “yes,” or “hell yes.” (I [...]Show More Summary
We?re still a month away from the true kickoff of the NFL football season, but Alaska Airlines is already banking for your fall travel dollars with a football-theme promotion. Along with their Chief Football Officer?and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson?they?ve got a new commercial promoting their general airline awesomeness. Show More Summary