Alaska

Here are all the recent OMAAT posts involving Alaska Airlines. Articles and guides about Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan can be found here.

And if you’re looking for historical content, check out our retrospective timeline of Alaska Airlines news.

American 787 Business Class – 2
Earn Bonus Miles With New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spending. The number of bonus…

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Alaska Lounge Jfk 2
Major: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Adds 100K Elite Tier

This is huge. In an email to members, Alaska Mileage Plan has just announced that it will be introducing a new top elite tier. This comes shortly before Alaska Airlines joins the oneworld alliance on March 31, 2021. In 2022, Alaska Mileage Plan will…

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Alaska Airlines New Cabin 9
Alaska Mileage Plan Offering 50% Bonus Elite Miles

It's going to be a big year for the Mileage Plan frequent flyer program, as Alaska Airlines joins oneworld on March 31. The program is at least making it easier to earn status this year, thanks to accelerated mileage earning and reduced qualification…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Flight Deals
Qatar Airways A350
Qatar Airways Will Fly To Seattle, Partner With Alaska

Qatar Airways is continuing its US expansion. The airline recently announced it would start flying to San Francisco, and it's now starting service to another West Coast city. As of March 15, 2021, Qatar Airways will launch 4x weekly nonstop flights between…

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Alaska Airlines Airbus Interior
Alaska Becomes First US Airline To Ban Emotional Support Animals

In early December, the US Department of Transportation issued a final ruling regarding emotional support animals (ESAs), which allows airlines to no longer accommodate emotional support animals if they don't want to. Alaska Airlines has now become the…

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Alaska Airlines Airbus Interior
Alaska Airlines’ Airbus Fleet Retirement Plans

Alaska Airlines has this week ordered even more Boeing 737 MAXs, and in the process has revealed plans to retire most of its Airbus A320-family fleet. Alaska Airlines has restructured its agreement with Boeing to order a total of 68 Boeing 737 MAX 9s,…

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Cathay Pacific 777 First Class – 41
Buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles With A Mystery Bonus (Last Chance)

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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Filed Under: Alaska, Alaska Mileage Plan
Alaska 737
Ugh: Alaska Airlines’ “Flying While Muslim” Incident

Alaska Airlines is being called out for kicking two Muslim men off a plane for... texting in Arabic? This incident goes back to February 17, 2020, when two men were flying Alaska Airlines first class from Seattle to San Francisco on a business trip.…

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Alaska Air Tails
Wow: Alaska Airlines 30% Off Promo Code

Alaska Airlines has a pretty incredible promo code for travel booked by Saturday... You can use promotion code CARELINE to save 30% off the cost of your next Alaska Airlines flight (or flights, since you can use this as often as you'd like): Book by…

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Alaska Safety Video
Catchy & Genius: The Alaska Airlines Safety Dance

I absolutely love this, and now can't get it out of my head... Alaska Airlines has revealed a new minute-long ad, known as the "Alaska Safety Dance," and it's... simply amazing. Check it out here, and then we'll talk more about it below: For those who…

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Alaska 737 Wing
Man Climbs Wing Of Alaska 737 In Las Vegas

On Saturday Alaska Airlines flight 1367 from Las Vegas to Portland was delayed by well over four hours, after a man jumped the perimeter fence at Las Vegas McCarran Airport, and then climbed onto the wing of a Boeing 737. Authorities were quickly called.…

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Emirates First Class A380 – 1
Alaska Mileage Plan Changes How Status Is Earned

Alaska Airlines has just adjusted how status in the Mileage Plan program can be earned in 2021. For most people this will make it easier to earn status, but not for everyone. Alaska Airlines is changing 2021 elite qualification, which applies for those…

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Alaska Airlines Planes
Alaska Mileage Plan New Member Bonus: Earn Up To 5,000 Bonus Miles

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my all around favorite frequent flyer programs. Right now there's a bonus of up to 5,000 miles for new members, which is pretty rare, as I don't remember the last time we saw such a bonus from the program. New Alaska Mileage…

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Alaska Air Tails
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 777 Business Class
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 Planes
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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Korean Air 777
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 Ceo 1
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 737
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 737 Tails
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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Filed Under: Alaska, oneworld
Alaska Airlines New Cabin 7
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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New Alaska Lounge 2
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 New Cabin 9
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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