Alaska Airlines got its start in the 1930s as McGee Airways, when a pilot flew from Anchorage to Bristol Bay on a plane with only three passenger seats. Flights at the time only occurred as needed: when people, mail or cargo were willing to pay for transportation. The enterprise went through several names and owners, until it became Alaska Airlines in 1944; at the time the headquarters were in Anchorage. After World War II, Alaska Airlines began hiring flight attendants (then known as stewardesses) and expanded its fleet by purchasing surplus military aircraft. Since then, the company has successfully dealt with many challenges: changing technology, deregulation, competition and an economy with its own ups and downs. Now Alaska Airlines flies to 118 destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. Alaska Airlines has also been a player in world events: in 1949 it participated in “Operation Magic Carpet,” helping to airlift many Jews in Yemen to Israel; in 2016 it flew the first commercial flight using a biofuel made from tree cuttings.
Alaska Airlines is part of the Alaska Air Group. It is not a member of any airline alliance but it does codeshare flights with many other airlines, including American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, KLM, LATAM Chile, Qantas, and Singapore Airlines.
According to Flight Stats for 2016, Alaska Airlines had the timeliest airline in North America, on time 87% of the year.
If you're looking for great deals to Maui, San Francisco, Seattle and other popular destinations around the U.S., then you'll want to check out the latest fare sale from carrier Alaska Airlines. Round-trip flights are starting as low as $138!
Alaska Airlines Sale
|Departure City||Destination||Roundtrip Price|
|New York City||Seattle||$268|
To take advantage of the latest offers from Alaska Airlines, you'll need to book by 11:59 pm PST on May 28 and at least 21 days prior to travel. Travel is valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from September 12, 2018 - October 31, 2018.
Alaska Airlines Destinations
With 92 cities served by Alaska Airlines, and 900 destinations when combined with its Global Partners, Alaska Airlines will take you where you wish to go.
Popular Domestic Destinations:
Popular International Destinations:
Alaska Airlines Airport Hubs
Alaska Airlines flights are worth choosing even more if you fly through one of their hubs.
Alaska Airlines Fleet
Alaska Airlines has more than 200 aircraft in service, with 153 Boeing 737 aircraft and 52 Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The average age of the airplanes is less than 10 years, as Alaska Airlines strives to keep its planes comfortable, fuel efficient and modern. The aircraft in service are:
Some planes are painted to represent who they serve or their primary destination. Some of the Q400s are painted to display universities; a few 737s are painted to show their passengers that they are on their way to Disneyland. Many Alaska Airlines are painted with the face of an Eskimo on their tails, a reminder of the importance of Alaska Airlines to remote communities in Alaska, as travel by air is the only way to reach these places for part of the year, and the only way to get them medicine and other supplies.
Alaska Airlines Loyalty Program (Mileage Plan), Discounts and Miles Promotions
The Alaska Airlines frequent flyer program is called Mileage Plan. For every mile flown on Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, you earn at least one mile. Mileage Plan members can use their miles for flights starting at 5000 miles. Elite status begins after you have earned 20,000 miles. With the combination of Alaska Airlines and its partners, you can travel nearly anywhere on the globe.
You can also earn miles when you book at certain hotels or hotel bookers in their network: Best Western, Choice Hotels, Coast Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Honors, InterContinental Hotels, La Quinta Hotels, Marriott Rewards, Rocketmiles, Starwood Preferred Guest and Westmark Hotels. The same is true for rental cars: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty all have partnerships with Alaska Airlines. You don’t even have to travel to earn miles; Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plus is partnered with many restaurants and other vendors, and you can earn even more with an Alaska Airlines credit card.
If you're a resident of Alaska and a Mileage Plan member, join Club 49 and enjoy some extra benefits.
Alaska Airlines: How to Check In, Seat Assignment, Leg Room and Other Fees
If you wish to be extra comfortable when you travel, before your flight you can make special arrangements for your seats:
Alaska Airlines: Baggage Allowance and Fees
Alaska Airlines carry-on baggage policy
Alaska Airlines checked baggage policy
Alaska Airlines: Service on Board, Meals and In-flight Entertainment
Food generally has to be ordered on board unless you are traveling First Class. If you wish to order a meal in advance, the Alaska Airlines app lets you do that.
Many flights have free TV and free movies to keep you entertained.
Free Chat allows you to communicate with others while flying using one of these popular apps: iMessage, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Free Chat has some limitations; you have to use one of the apps listed; you cannot send photos or videos or text with SMS; you have to be on a flight with Gogo Inflight Internet, and Free Chat is not available on flights to Mexico, to Hawai’i or to Latin America.
Alaska Airlines: Child Fares/Fees, Unaccompanied Minor Service
Traveling with infants
Car seats and strollers
These can be checked, either at check in or at the gate, at no additional charge.
Unaccompanied Minor Service
Alaska Airlines offers Unaccompanied Minor service for children between 5 and 17:
Alaska Airlines: Pet Policy
Alaska Airlines wishes you the best journey possible, and sometimes that means traveling with your furry or feathered friends. Here are the main things to know about traveling with animals on Alaska Airlines:
Phone number for reservations 1-800-252-7522
The Alaska Airlines website has forms for feedback, the mileage program and credit card billing. It also has a chat function if you wish to discuss another matter.
You can use the website to send a message to Alaska Airlines via “Jenn,” their chat assistant.
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