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Alaska Airlines Swaps A320s For 737 MAXs

Alaska Airlines has announced that it's trading in some A320s for 737 MAXs... yay? Alaska Airlines has entered into an agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC), which will consist of two parts: Alaska will sell 10 A320 aircraft to ALC, though will…

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American & Alaska Introducing Reciprocal Upgrades

There's an exciting development for Alaska Airlines and American Airlines frequent flyers. This comes as Alaska prepares to join the oneworld alliance as of March 31, 2021. The connection between American and Alaska goes beyond that, though, as the two…

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Alaska Airlines 737 Hits Bear On Landing In Yakutat

While bird strikes are common occurrences for commercial airplanes, bear strikes most definitely aren't... At around 5:40PM on Saturday, November 14, 2020, an Alaska Airlines 737 struck a brown bear at around 60 miles per hour while trying to land at…

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Buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles With A Mystery Bonus

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favorite programs to buy miles from, both thanks to the frequency with which it sells miles, and what a good deal redemptions can be. Keep in mind that Alaska is joining the oneworld alliance in March 2021 --…

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Alaska Wants To Become A Global Airline Hub

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is a major global hub for cargo. The airport has the goal of becoming a global hub for passenger traffic as well. Back in August I wrote about the permission that the state was seeking for the airport from…

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Alaska Airlines Appoints (Predictable) New CEO

Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to announce a leadership change since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Alaska Airlines' board of directors has announced today that Brad Tilden will retire as CEO as of March 31, 2021, though…

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Alaska Airlines’ Incredible Offer To Convert Wallet Funds Into Miles

Alaska Airlines has brought back its lucrative promotion to convert ticket credits into Mileage Plan miles. This promotion was first offered about a month ago, and is now being offered once again. Alaska Airlines is offering an incentive to Mileage Plan…

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Alaska Airlines Joining Oneworld On March 31, 2021

In February 2020, many of us were caught off guard when it was announced that Alaska Airlines would be joining the oneworld alliance. Since the initial announcement, there have been some adjustments to the timeline of this happening: In July it was announced…

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Alaska Airlines News Timeline

Here’s a look back at the key Alaska Airlines news stories we’ve covered on One Mile at a Time over the years. Keep in mind that this isn’t intended to be an encyclopedic listing of everything that happened with the airline —…

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Alaska Airlines Permanently Eliminating Change Fees

Alaska Airlines has become the latest major US airline to "permanently" cut change fees, following in the footsteps of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. Effective immediately, Alaska Airlines is eliminating change fees on all domestic…

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Most Alaska Lounges Reopening August 1

We're seeing many airlines start to reopen airport lounge as demand is slowly picking up, and protocols can be standardized. Alaska Airlines will be the next airline to open a majority of its lounges (see here for the best way to access Alaska Lounges).…

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Alaska Airlines’ Surprising Florida Expansion

Alaska Airlines has today announced 10 new routes, five of which are to Florida, and come as quite a surprise to me. Alaska Airlines has revealed seven new routes out of LAX, which complements a recent announcement from the company about five new routes…

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Alaska Will Require COVID-19 Testing For Visitors

It's not just countries that are developing plans to reopen to tourists, but also states and territories. In particular, here in the US we've seen both Alaska and Hawaii introduce significant restrictions on visitors, given the unique challenges those…

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Alaska Mileage Plan Promo: Bonus Elite Miles For Flying & Credit Card Spending

We're increasingly seeing travel brands offer promotions encouraging upcoming travel and credit card spending, and Alaska Mileage Plan has published a few promotions along those lines today. Alaska Mileage Plan is offering 50% bonus elite qualifying…

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Alaska Airlines’ Fascinating Route To Adak Via Cold Bay

#ICanSeeRussiaFromMyPlane I think I've just found another flight to put on my aviation geek bucket list once this is all over... As of May 16, 2020, Alaska Airlines will be launching a 2x weekly flight from Anchorage to Adak via Cold Bay. The flight…

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Alaska Airlines Reports $232 Million First Quarter Loss

Over the past few weeks some major US airlines have reported their first quarter results, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Alaska Airlines has become the latest US airline to announce first quarter…

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Alaska & American Improve Reciprocal Mileage Earning

Several weeks ago it was announced that Alaska Airlines would be joining the oneworld alliance, and as part of that they're also strengthening ties with American Airlines once again. As of April 1 that partnership was improved. This is an update to that…

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Alaska Airlines Extending Mileage Plan Elite Status

In the past couple of days we’ve seen Delta SkyMiles, United MileagePlus, and Air Canada Altitude announce plans to extend current elite status for members by 12 months (and more), and now Alaska Mileage Plan is joining the club. Alaska Mileage…

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Alaska Airlines’ Creative New “Tag” Flights

Alaska Airlines has a unique strategy for reducing their flights while also being eligible for government aid. In order to receive government aid as part of the CARES Act, US airlines have to meet a few conditions through September 30, 2020, including:…

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Alaska Airlines Cancels 70% Of Flights, Cuts Costs

Alaska Airlines has become the latest airline to announce significant schedule reductions and cost cutting measures, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak across the US and beyond. Alaska Airlines plans to cut capacity by 70% in April and May, in what the…

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