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UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Alaska Airlines cuts flights, pay due to coronavirus

Alaska Airlines said Wednesday it plans to reduce flights by 70% in April and May and cut pay for its CEO and president to zero through September to conserve cash …

UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

Alaska Airlines drops sponsorship of Iditarod sled dog race

Alaska Airlines confirmed Monday it will drop its sponsorship of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Alaska’s most famous sporting event.

American and Alaska strike deal around Seattle flights

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines say they will cooperate more closely on West Coast service, including new American flights from Seattle to India’s technology hub in Bangalore.

NHL Seattle announces Alaska Airlines as founding partner

Alaska Airlines is betting big bucks that the 36,000-square-foot glass atrium entryway at a rebuilt KeyArena will become a “meeting place’’ for legions of fans.

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines end miles partnership

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines have announced they will scale back their mileage plan partnership early next year.

Alaska Airlines to begin direct flights next year from Spokane to Los Angeles, San Francisco

Alaska Airlines will fly direct from Spokane to Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning early next year, the Seattle-based airline has announced.

Alaska Airlines to offer direct flights from Spokane to Everett

The current schedule lists two daily flights. A flight from Spokane will leave at 7:40 a.m. and arrive in Everett at 8:55 a.m. A return flight will leave Everett at …

Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle returns to Portland

Alaska Airlines says a flight headed to Seattle returned to Portland, Oregon, after the crew shut down one of the aircraft’s engines.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

Alaska Airlines flight diverted after odor sickens passengers, crew

An Alaska Airlines flight was diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a foul odor sickened some passengers and crew members.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

Alaska Air to appeal $78 million judgment over pay for Virgin America flight attendants

Alaska Airlines has been ordered to pay $78 million in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of about 1,800 flight attendants who worked for Virgin America and sued that airline before …

Shutdown delays start of flights in Everett, Washington

Alaska Airlines says it will delay the start of commercial passenger service at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, by at least three weeks due to the ongoing partial shutdown of …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Alaska Airlines flights back in the air after power outage

Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage.

Alaska Airlines announces service to Everett airport

SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines says it expects service to and from the Everett airport in Washington state to begin in February pending final federal government approval.

Alaska Air’s quarterly profit falls but management insists better results lie ahead

Alaska Air Group’s third-quarter profit dropped 16 percent compared to a year ago as the cost of fuel rose sharply and employee-wage increases kicked in while fares remained low.

Alaska Airlines begins direct Spokane-San Diego service Tuesday

Alaska Airlines on Tuesday begins direct service from Spokane to San Diego.

Alaska Airlines’ new bare-bones airfare will likely put you in a middle seat in the back

To compete with ultra-low-cost carriers such as Spirit and Frontier, the country’s largest airlines have over the last few years begun selling dirt-cheap fares that come with a long list …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Alaska Airlines to offer direct flights from Ohio airport to Seattle

Alaska Airlines will offer daily nonstop flights between Ohio’s capital city and Seattle in March when the airline joins the lineup at a Columbus airport.

Stolen Horizon Air plane ‘a serious breach,’ raises questions about airport security

He was a 29-year-old grounds crew member, fully credentialed to be inside secure areas and certified to tow aircraft around the tarmac. But federal investigators, Sea-Tac officials and his employer …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

Mechanic takes off from Sea-Tac Airport, crashes in island in South Sound

A 29-year-old mechanic took off in a Horizon Air Q400 turboprop at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Friday night and crashed the plane in south Puget Sound while being trailed by two …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018

Alaska Air faces backlash after gay couple forced to give up seats

Alaska Airlines faces a public relations storm after a gay couple were forced to give up their seats on a flight from New York City to Los Angeles on Sunday …

Alaska Airlines to start direct daily service from Spokane to San Diego

Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that it will offer nonstop flights daily between Spokane and San Diego beginning this fall.

UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018

Alaska Airlines again tops passenger satisfaction rankings among traditional air carriers

Alaska Airlines, in ever-tighter competition with Delta Air Lines, held on for the 11th year in a row to its top ranking among traditional North American carriers in the annual …

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018

Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska Airlines flight

A retired Alaska state lawmaker said a naked passenger was tackled and detained on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska.

UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

Alaska Air Group expands headquarters by Seattle airport

The Alaska Air Group has begun construction on a new office building near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018

Alaska Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Hawaii

Flight 145 was heading from Seattle to Hawaii on Friday night when an oil filter bypass light came on in the cockpit.

Alaska Air ekes out small profit, says merger with Virgin on track

Alaska Air Group reported a small first quarter profit Monday of $4 million, or 3 cents a share, on revenue of $1.8 billion.

UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018

Alaska Airlines adopts a tougher policy for emotional-support animals

Responding to a rash of incidents involving animals on planes, Alaska Airlines plans to impose new requirements for passengers flying with emotional-support animals.

UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018

Airlines post better on-time record in latest U.S. report

U.S. airlines started the year showing a slight improvement in keeping flights on time.

Wine Flies Free from GEG

Spokane is one of nine cities in Washington state and 29 in the western U.S. included in the program, available to the airline’s mileage plan members.

Naked passenger forces plane back to Anchorage

An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to …