Stories tagged: alaska airlines
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
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.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
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
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 …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
An Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Seattle made an emergency landing in Spokane because of a medical emergency.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017
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
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
Alaska Airlines says as part of their merger with Virgin America they will drop the Virgin America name and logo.
Thu., March 2, 2017
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
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
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
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
Alaska Airlines has removed its last major hurdle to buying Virgin America.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
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
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
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
Alaska Airlines is planning direct flights this summer between Anchorage, Alaska, and Spokane.
Wed., May 11, 2016
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
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
An Alaska Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Portland.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …