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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, 11:24 a.m.

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, 6:19 p.m.

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, 9:31 a.m.

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, 2:12 p.m.

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, 11:12 p.m.

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, 7:23 p.m.

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, 5:11 p.m.

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, 1:12 p.m.

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, 8:49 a.m.

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, 2:28 p.m.

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, 6:23 p.m.

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, 12:33 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Airlines sue over new Washington state sick leave law

A coalition of airlines including Alaska, JetBlue, United and Southwest is suing Washington state over its new sick leave law, saying the measure will increase costs and delays for travelers.


Alaska among two more airlines to give employees bonuses after tax law changes

Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways are the latest airlines to pay bonuses to employees after passage of a new tax law that figures to help the carriers.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Alaska Airlines sued for wrongful death after elderly woman falls down escalator

The family of a Spokane Valley woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against Alaska Airlines claiming that a contractor that works for the airlines failed to escort its elderly …


Former Facebook exec says she was harassed on flight

Alaska Airlines said Thursday it’s investigating a claim that flight attendants allowed a passenger to sexually harass a former Facebook executive on a flight.