Alaska updates policy on service animals onboard

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Following recent changes to U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rules, Alaska Airlines will no longer accept emotional support animals on its flights. Effective Jan. 11, 2021, Alaska will only transport service dogs, which are specially trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces restructured agreement with Boeing for a total of 68 737-9 MAX aircraft with options for additional 52 planes

New agreement in principle adds 23 orders plus 15 options to airline’s overall order SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Dec. 22, 2020) an agreement in principle with Boeing to restructure the airline’s order to receive a total of 68 Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft with options for an additional… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines promotions: Sandy Stelling becomes VP of strategy, analytics and transformation, and Brett Catlin becomes VP of network and alliances

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — With a continuing focus on strategic growth during a period of recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, Alaska Airlines’ board of directors has elected two highly experienced leaders to new roles as vice presidents: Sandy Stelling becomes vice president of strategy, analytics and transformation, and Brett Catlin becomes vice president of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Surfline announce return of “Swell Deals” fare sale

Data-driven fare sale, powered by ocean waves, expands discounts to Hawaii, California ahead of holiday travel SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — After the popularity of its first “Swell Deals” fare sale in 2019, Alaska Airlines’ data-driven deals are back, giving surfers everywhere one more reason to wish for bigger waves. Starting today… Read the full press release

Microsoft employees to reduce environmental impact of business travel through Alaska Airlines powered by sustainable aviation fuel

Sustainable aviation fuel supplied by industry leader SkyNRG signals new approach for business travel SEATTLE and REDMOND, Wash., 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ —Microsoft Corp. employees who fly between their global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and California on Alaska Airlines will fly more sustainably thanks to the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover their business travel. The… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Foundation support 41 nonprofits with $430,000 LIFT grants

2020 marks the largest grant cycle in the nonprofit’s 20-year history SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The nonprofit Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded $430,000 in LIFT grants to 41 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. With this latest round of grants, the Foundation has donated $750,000 this year to organizations in communities served by Alaska Airlines. Called by the… Read the full press release

New Alaska Airlines service to connect Los Angeles and Palm Springs to key West Coast markets and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

New service will connect Los Angeles and Palm Springs to four destinations; airline extends middle seat blocking through Nov. 30, flexible travel policy through Dec. 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Everyone is ready for a getaway right about now. Think socially distanced fun by the poolside, the beach, skiing, golfing, you… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines introduces a more convenient and touch-free experience for guests

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With hygiene and safety concerns top of mind, Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests to travel touch-free. Through improved technology and innovation, Alaska is creating more convenience and less contact among guests and employees during travel. Over the coming weeks, new touch-free options for Alaska guests and employees will… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces partnership with leading personal care brand EO

Partnership expands Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and wellness SEATTLE, WASHINGTON DC, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Aug. 20, 2020) announced a partnership with leading personal care brand EO, extending Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and safety and taking self-care to new heights. Starting Aug. 21, guests on all Alaska flights will be offered… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces total of 12 new routes from Los Angeles International Airport

New service from Los Angeles includes flights to Florida, Hawaii, Montana and Oregon SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (July 16, 2020) seven new routes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to further connect its guests between Southern California and key markets around the country, including the first nonstop service from the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines flight attendants to issue a final notice to guest who refuses to wear a mask

Guests who refuse to wear face coverings on flights could have future travel suspended SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — For the safety and health of everyone on board its flights, Alaska Airlines announced today (June 30, 2020) that its flight attendants will be able to issue a final notice to any guest… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to deploy the Embraer 175 jet aircraft in the state of Alaska

Opens opportunities for future new service ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines will start flying the Embraer 175 jet aircraft in the state of Alaska starting in October 2020. The E175, operated by regional partner Horizon Air, will serve select markets in Alaska. “Alaskans who have flown the E175 jet in the Lower 48… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances safety and well-being of guests and employees thru expanded Next-Level Care

New flyer health agreement to be required at check-in starting June 30; middle seats blocked and capped cabin seating extended through July 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 9, 2020) expanded Next-Level Care, the culmination of nearly 100 different measures put in place to enhance the safety and… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines loyal customers and Mileage Plan members to enjoy three new promotions

New promotions reward loyal guests with quicker ways to earn elite status and more miles SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today (June 1, 2020), Alaska Airlines customers and members of the award-winning Mileage Plan have three new promotions to enjoy. In addition to guaranteeing 2020 elite status through 2021, the airline is extending… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces mandatory use of face masks for guests and employees

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To align with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and to keep employees and guests safe, face masks will be mandatory for guests starting May 11 and for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees who cannot maintain six feet of social distance from guests or co-workers, starting May 4…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $315,000 LIFT grants in response to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $315,000 to 23 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. These LIFT grants, the first round of 2020, are in response to urgent needs of food insecurity, shelter, remote educational support and other needs of families caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 has had a profound… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announce participation in the Payroll Support Program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air agreed to general terms today (April 14, 2020) with the U.S. Treasury regarding their participation in the Payroll Support Program (PSP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The airlines are currently working through the detailed agreements necessary before… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop service from Seattle to Cincinnati

Southern Ohio city becomes the newest destination for the airline SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines celebrates its continuing growth with the announcement of new service to a brand-new destination for the airline: Cincinnati. Daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is scheduled to begin on Aug. 18. Cincinnati becomes… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines first U.S. airline to receive STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification for its Luly Yang custom-designed uniform collection

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is rolling out its new Luly Yang custom-designed uniform collection certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, the highest industry standard for safety, making Alaska and Horizon Air the first U.S. airlines to achieve this certification. “This is a major milestone that was years in the making. Before the designs,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines new daily nonstop flights between Seattle and Monterey, California

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today Jan. 15, 2020) it will begin daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in central California, further solidifying Alaska as the number one airline between the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area. The new, year-round service is scheduled to begin June… Read the full press release

Chase the Northern Lights with Alaska Airlines

Making New Year’s travel resolutions more affordable through the power of science SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Chasing the Northern Lights is now within reach. Starting Jan. 13, flyers will have the opportunity to escape to the winter wonderland of Alaska for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and, yes, a chance to see the Northern Lights. Using… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines offers priority boarding to guests wearing holiday sweater on National Ugly Sweater Day

For the third year, guests dressed in fly holiday gear get priority boarding Dec. 20 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is spreading holiday cheer by offering guests wearing any kind of holiday sweater priority boarding on Dec. 20, National Ugly Sweater Day. The one-day promotion will be celebrated by guests and employees… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines reaffirms its commitment to the West Coast with eight new routes between Pacific Northwest and California

Eight new routes added with daily, nonstop jet service aimed at leisure and business travel SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines reaffirms its commitment to the West Coast with new, nonstop service from the Pacific Northwest and the state of Alaska in the north, and from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in the south. Starting in early… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines employees voted to ratify two new five-year agreements

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — 5,200 Alaska Airlines employees represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted to ratify two new five-year agreements. The two agreements cover the nearly 4,500 clerical, office and passenger service employees and more than 700 ramp service and stores agent employees. “We are proud of… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport announces changes to Alaska Airlines and Allegiant terminals and gates

Travelers will Leave from One Terminal and Return to Another Kansas City, MO, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Kansas City air travelers take note: Alaska Airlines and Allegiant will swap terminals and gates at Kansas City International Airport overnight on Monday, August 26 and begin operating in their new locations Tuesday, August 27. Alaska… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches daily nonstop service between Spokane and Paine Field

Nonstop route will connect Eastern Washington and Everett with daily roundtrip flight Seattle, Washington, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Aug. 14, 2019) it will launch daily nonstop service between Spokane International Airport and Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett on Nov. 4. Tickets are now on sale, just in time for holiday travel. Spokane becomes the 10th destination served… Read the full press release

The Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $260,000 to 24 nonprofits in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $260,000 to 24 nonprofits in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii. “Our goal has always been to be a committed partner in the communities – we know we’re here because of you,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, chair of the Alaska Airlines Foundation Board of Directors. “As we look out over… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus becomes Alaska Airlines’ 16th Global Partner to offer award flights

Aer Lingus becomes Alaska Airlines’ 16th Global Partner to offer award flights, making it easier to reach more than 900 destinations worldwide SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members have more ways to experience the sights and sounds of Europe with award redemptions now available through Aer Lingus, marking the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces the appointment of Nathaniel Pieper as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances

Pieper will serve as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 11, 2019) announced that Nathaniel Pieper will join the company Aug. 1 as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances. With more than 20 years in the airline industry, Pieper brings a wealth of aviation… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines ranked highest airline in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study

Flyers rate Alaska highest in nearly all key categories, including cost & fees and flight crew SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — For the 12th year in a row, Alaska Airlines is recognized as the highest ranked airline in customer satisfaction among traditional carriers in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. Alaska won this year… Read the full press release