Stories tagged: alaska airlines
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Flash sales offer cheap summer and fall flights from Spokane, elsewhere
Looking for a cheap getaway? Some airlines are holding flash sales for domestic and international flights this week at drastically reduced prices.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
Alaska Airlines will start passenger flights from Everett’s Paine Field
Starting next year, people living north of Seattle will have Everett’s Paine Field as an alternative to Seattle-Tacoma International, as Alaska Airlines begins daily passenger flights likely serving popular destinations …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Alaska Airlines to drop Virgin America name and logo
Alaska Airlines says as part of their merger with Virgin America they will drop the Virgin America name and logo.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Alaska Air, reversing course, will hire baggage handlers it outsourced
Alaska Airlines is taking its baggage-handling contract at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport away from Menzies Aviation and giving it to a new Alaska Air subsidiary, McGee Air Services.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Powder falls from plane vent, triggers emergency response
Officials say a while powder fell from an air vent of an Alaska Airlines plane and triggered a hazardous material response when the flight landed in San Jose, California.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Huckleberries: Preteen airplane passenger didn’t get wine despite his whine
A preteen on a Christmas Day flight from Spokane to Portland didn’t get an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle that day – nor the glass of …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:56 a.m.
Alaska-Virgin America merger joins very different airlines: Like ‘bacon on a donut’?
Alaska Air Group on Wednesday is completing its $4 billion acquisition of San Francisco-based Virgin America to become the fifth-largest U.S. airline.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Alaska Airlines settles lawsuit against Virgin America deal
Alaska Airlines has removed its last major hurdle to buying Virgin America.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Flights canceled as forecast calls for more snow
Alaska Airlines canceled about two dozen flights into and out of Sea-Tac Airport as snow was in the forecast throughout the Seattle area.
Sat., July 16, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Alaska Airlines to offer flight from Portland to Hailey
Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, will offer a direct flight between the central Idaho resort city of Sun Valley and Portland starting this winter.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Alaska Airlines CEO says he might keep Virgin America brand
Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden said Wednesday that he might keep the Virgin America brand, running it and Alaska as two different products within the same airline group.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
Alaska Airlines announces summer Anchorage-Spokane flights
Alaska Airlines is planning direct flights this summer between Anchorage, Alaska, and Spokane.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
United worst, Alaska Airlines best in J.D. Power survey
United Airlines ranked worst among traditional carriers in customer satisfaction in a new J.D. Power survey, but the carrier improved its scores from last year. Alaska Airlines made its passengers …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Passenger’s quest for beer forced flight to divert to Portland, feds say
A passenger who authorities say forced an Alaska Airlines flight to be diverted after he didn’t get a beer has pleaded not guilty in Portland to a charge of interfering …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Plane makes emergency landing in Portland
An Alaska Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Portland.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Seattle-bound plane makes emergency landing
A flight headed to Seattle from Reagan National Airport had to make an emergency landing at nearby Dulles International Airport after its pilots reported smoke in the cockpit.
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015
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 …
Thu., June 4, 2015
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, …
Wed., June 3, 2015, 9:58 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Mon., April 13, 2015, 4:17 p.m.
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.
Wed., March 18, 2015, 2:35 p.m.
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.
Wed., May 28, 2014
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 …
Wed., May 29, 2013
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. …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 8:34 a.m.
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.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2013
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2012, 11:09 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012
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 …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2012
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 …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2012
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 …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2012, 12:34 p.m.
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.