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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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Alaska Airlines Suspends Change Fees

Airlines are being hit hard by the uncertainty from coronavirus, causing many to put off planning travel. A couple of days ago JetBlue announced that they'd suspend change and cancelation fees, and now Alaska is following their lead. Alaska Airlines…

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8 Reasons To Get The Alaska Airlines Business Card

For a while, the Alaska Airlines Visa® Business Credit Card has had an increased welcome bonus, and it's an offer seriously worth considering. This is a card that I have and that I applied for under a worse offer, so I sure wish I had applied when this…

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How To Access Alaska Airlines Lounges

In this post I wanted to take a look at how to access Alaska Lounges. Alaska is unique among US airlines when it comes to their lounge access policies, as they're the only major US airline to allow all paid first class passengers into their lounges.…

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WHOA: American Airlines Will Fly From Seattle To India

Today is a huge day for American, Alaska, and aviation in Seattle. Earlier I wrote about how Alaska Airlines is joining the oneworld alliance, but that isn't the only big development. Thanks to a strengthened partnership between American and Alaska,…

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WOW: Alaska Airlines Joining Oneworld Alliance

This is huge news. In many ways it feels like the "global alliances" have been dying a little bit, as airlines have instead focused on codeshare agreements and joint ventures as they make sense. That's not the case across the board, though, as the oneworld…

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Alaska Airlines To Place Big Aircraft Order In 2020

Alaska Airlines faces a big fleet decision this year, which is complicated even further by the carrier's longstanding loyalty to Boeing. During Alaska Airlines' fourth quarter 2019 earnings call earlier this week, the airline revealed a major focus for…

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Alaska Increases Cost To Purchase Miles

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my favorite programs to buy miles from. They often have promotions on purchased miles, and they have lucrative partner redemption rates, and even allow stopovers on most one-way awards. It's one of my all around favorite…

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Review: Alaska Lounge New York JFK Airport

I had quite a long layover at JFK, as I arrived from Miami at around 10AM, and was continuing to Tokyo on All Nippon Airways at around 5PM. So I headed over to Terminal 7 right away, where I'll be reviewing two lounges -- the Alaska Lounge (which I could…

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Alaska Offering Up To 50% Off Fiji Airways Awards

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs, thanks to the unique array of airline partners that they have. At the moment, Mileage Plan is offering a great promotion for travel on Fiji Airways -- you can either receive up to 50%…

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Promo Code: Save 10-20% On Alaska Airlines Flights

At the moment Alaska Airlines has a pretty good promotion for anyone who is planning travel this winter. Technically this promotion is being run in conjunction with Starbucks as part of their Happy Hour today, and they tell you to download the Starbucks…

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Wear An Ugly Sweater And Get Priority Boarding On Alaska

Friday, December 20, 2019, is National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day (apparently?). To celebrate, Alaska Airlines is offering priority boarding to those who wear ugly holiday sweaters on that day. This is a promotion they've offered for the past couple of…

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Horizon Air VP’s Shocking Safety Memo

Horizon Air is Alaska Airlines' regional airline, and they operate a fleet of Embraer 175 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft. Well, the details of a pretty damning internal memo have been made public this week, and some of the revelations are shocking. The…

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