March 31, 2021| 51 0

1 Day Left: American Inaugurates London Flights Before Alaska Joins OneWorld

American Airlines has inaugurated its first flights between London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) – one of American’s hotly awaited new routes ahead of Alaska Airlines joining the Oneworld alliance. The flights were delayed due to the pandemic, but the inaugural flight leaving Heathrow for Seattle departed on …

March 31, 2021| 52 0

Alaska Airlines Firms Up December Boeing 737 MAX Order

Alaska Airlines has firmed up its order for 23 Boeing 737 MAX 9 jets with 15 options. The airline and Boeing initially announced this order back in December as a commitment. As a firm order now, the two parties have locked in their plan for Alaska Airlines to transition more towards an all-Boeing fleet. Alaska firms up 737 MAX order Alaska Airlines a …

March 21, 2021| 31 0

Alaska Airlines Resumes More Routes Out Of Everett’s Paine Field

Alaska Airlines is expanding its flights out of Paine Field. The airline, which flies regional jets out of the airport, has resumed routes from the airport to popular vacation destinations in California. The airport is part of Alaska’s strategy to continue its legacy as Seattle’s largest airline and catering to a leisure-driven market. Alaska Airlin …

March 13, 2021| 26 0

Alaska Flight Disrupted By Violent Passenger Who Urinated On A Seat

On March 9th, a passenger onboard an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Denver was asked multiple times to put on a face mask. After ignoring orders from a flight attendant, the individual reportedly struck her arm. It was later revealed by other passengers that the individual was standing up and urinating on his seat. The incident ha …

March 3, 2021| 31 0

Boeing 777X Undergoes Long-Range Flight Testing

Boeing’s 777X program is pushing ahead in its certification efforts, with one of the demonstrators spotted doing long-range flight testing this week. So far, N779XZ has undertaken five long-range tests, following a stint in Alaska for cold soak testing. Here’s an update on what’s going on with the flight tests for the 777-9. 777X takes a five-hour f …

February 24, 2021| 27 0

Alaska Airlines Milk Run Returns To Origin With Wheel Well Warning

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700 performing a milk run flight along Alaska’s Southeast coast made an emergency landing back at Ketchikan International Airport (KTN) just minutes after taking off. The nearly 21-year-old jet registration number N618AS was heading north on route to Wrangell Airport (WRG) when the pilots received a warning notificatio …

February 23, 2021| 30 0

Alaska Airlines Must Pay $3.19 Million Following A Passenger Death

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has been ordered to pay more than $3 million to the family of a disabled passenger who suffered a fatal accident at Portland International Airport (PDX) in 2017. The incident occurred after the airline failed to provide the gate-to-gate transportation that had been requested and confirmed multiple times by the passenge …

February 22, 2021| 26 0

Why So Many Boeing 747s Fly Between South Korea And Alaska

A transpacific route that might surprise you with its frequency is the corridor between the Korean capital of Seoul and the Alaskan city of Anchorage. Many of these flights utilize the iconic Boeing 747. While Seoul is a major East Asian city with 9.7 million inhabitants, Anchorage is drastically smaller, with just 3% of the population size of Seou …

February 15, 2021| 47 0

Sun Country Airlines Wants To Expand – Where Could It Fly?

Sun Country Airlines is an American low-cost carrier that often flies under the radar of most travelers. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the carrier focuses on flying leisure passengers on nonstop routes on mostly seasonal services. As the airline charts a course to get to 50 aircraft, the carrier has plenty of room to grow. Here are some exam …

February 7, 2021| 27 0

Boeing 777X Aircraft Ferried To Alaska For Cold Soak Testing

A Boeing 777X test aircraft has been ferried to Fairbanks, Alaska, to undergo cold soak testing. This week’s move is part of the type’s preparation program ahead of its introduction in 2023. Extreme conditions According to Airline Ratings, the unit currently holds registration number N779XZ. It was ferried from Seattle to the Alaskan city to perform …

January 31, 2021| 27 0

Alaska Airlines Is Thankful It Does Not Have Any Lie-Flat Seats

Alaska Airlines is a full-service US airline based out of Seattle. The carrier operates a fleet of nearly 200 mainline jets with plans to grow the fleet as the airline navigates the tumult of the recovery. However, if there is one thing the airline is thankful about, it is very glad that it does not have any lie-flat seats on its planes. Alaska Airl …

January 16, 2021| 29 0

Alaska’s January Load Factor Could Be As Low As 35%

Alaska Airlines has released capacity guidance for January 2021. The airline expects a continued trend of dismal passenger counts and anticipates a January load factor that could be as low as 35%. This comes off a December when the airline saw a 43% load factor and an overall fourth-quarter load factor of 45%. Alaska’s anticipated January Alaska Airl …

Go Top