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  • University of Washington, Alaska Airlines reach naming rights deal

    The University of Washington and Alaska Airlines have agreed to a $41 million, 10-year partnership which includes naming rights for Husky Stadium. The school announced the partnership on Thursday and …


  • Alaska Airlines, WSU to test wood-based biofuel

    Next year, Alaska Airlines will undertake a demonstration flight using 1,000 gallons of biofuel made from woody debris from Northwest forests. The airline is teaming up with Washington State University, …


  • Alaska Airlines will test jet fuel made from wood waste

    Alaska Airlines says it will fly a demonstration flight next year using 1,000 gallons of a biofuel made from wood waste in Northwest forests.


  • Alaska Airlines flight returns to Sea-Tac after passengers hear person trapped in cargo hold

    An Alaska Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles made an emergency return to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport today after passengers heard someone banging beneath the airplane.


  • Alaska Airlines announces Boise to Spokane flights

    Alaska Airlines will be offering daily flights from Spokane to Boise starting Aug. 24, the company’s president said Wednesday before the Boise Chamber of Commerce.


  • Delta to add Spokane-Seattle flights

    Alaska Airlines will once again face competition for flights between Spokane and Seattle. Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that it will add four departure and four return flights between the …


  • Vestal: Spokane man back home after unusual flight

    When Ryan Oelrich was awakened on the red-eye home from Alaska by a loud hissing noise, he wondered if the plane was going down. He says he wasn’t scared, exactly. …


  • Alaska Airlines starting Fairbanks-Portland flight

    SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines is adding daily, nonstop flights this summer between Fairbanks and Portland. Service starts June 9 and continues through Sept. 2.


  • Getting There: STA grime-fighters take on bus shelters

    Now that winter is easing its grip, workers for Spokane Transit Authority are giving the system’s bus shelters a sprucing up. Grime has been building up at the shelters since …


  • Alaska Airlines experiencing significant delays

    SEATTLE — A computer problem caused significant delays today for all Alaska Airlines flights, according to company officials. The airline apologized and asked passengers for patience as long lines formed …


  • Spokane will lose SWA flights to Portland

    Southwest Airlines is planning to drop its Spokane service to Portland starting Jan 6. The airline’s Spokane station manager, J.C. Evans, said the decision follows Southwest’s move to drop service …


  • Horizon to base crews here again

    Horizon Air is re-establishing Spokane as a crew base for pilots and attendants, changing an 11-year practice of having crews spend a night in area hotels before leaving the next …


  • Alaska Airlines eliminating prayer cards

    SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines is ending decades of giving passengers prayer cards with their meals, saying Wednesday the decision was made out of respect for all passengers. Airline spokeswoman Bobbie …


  • Alaska Airlines retiring meal tray prayer cards

    SEATTLE — After 30 years of giving passengers spiritual words to reflect on while they eat their meals, Alaska Airlines is retiring the prayer cards from their meal trays.


  • Next IT has United on board

    Spokane-based tech company Next IT announced that United Airlines will start using its virtual customer agent online next year. The company has developed similar products for Alaska Airlines and Continental …


  • Alaska offers new Seattle-Spokane flights

    Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air announced Friday it will add two daily round-trips between Spokane and Seattle to fill the void left by Southwest Airlines, which announced this week that it will …


  • Horizon arrives to fill Southwest departure

    Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air announced today it is going to fill the void left by Southwest Airlines in the decision by Southwest earlier this week to terminate direct service between Spokane …


  • As its peers pair off, Alaska Airlines follows its own path

    SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines CEO Bill Ayer pilots a rarity in the airline industry — a carrier that has made it through a turbulent decade without filing for bankruptcy or …


  • Alaska Airlines jets bump at Sea-Tac Airport gate

    Passengers were evacuated from an Alaska Airlines jet that bumped into another Alaska plane this morning while backing from its terminal gate at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


  • Group eyes coalition to fuel jets with crops

    Washington State University, along with Boeing, Alaska Airlines and other groups, is starting a six-month analysis of ways to build a Pacific Northwest coalition to convert crops into commercial airplane …


  • Alaska Airlines boosts performance

    Less than five years ago, Alaska Airlines ranked dead last in on-time performance among the 19 airlines tracked by the federal government. But a new system adopted by the airline …


  • Coca-Cola back on Alaska Air beverage carts

    SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air will resume serving Coca-Cola beverages on flights starting March 1.


  • Alaska Air can adapt quickly, CEO says

    ATLANTA – The parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air believes the company’s smaller size relative to some of its bigger rivals is an advantage in a financially challenging …


  • Alaska Airlines testing ‘optimized’ landings

    SEATAC– Long after dark one night last week when few planes were in the air, an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 descended toward Seattle-Tacoma International Airport its engines at idle power. …


  • Alaska Air would consider merger, but says nothing in works

    ATLANTA – Alaska Air Group, operator of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air and a partner of Delta Air Lines, would consider a combination with another carrier if the right deal …


  • Airlines adopt Next IT product

    An automated question-and-answer service developed by Spokane’s Next IT has turned into an online travel agent for Alaska and Horizon airlines. The Seattle-based airlines unveiled Ask Jenn, an automated information …

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