June 7, 2021| 508 0

Boeing and Alaska Airlines partnering on latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program

Boeing and Alaska Airlines are partnering on the latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and will flight test about 20 technologies on a new Boeing 737-9 to enhance the safety and sustainability of air travel. In flights beginning this summer, Boeing and Alaska will test a new halon-free fire-extinguishing agent that significantly reduces effects on t …

May 21, 2021| 528 0

Alaska Airlines Sees Leisure Bookings Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels

The rebound in domestic travel is benefiting Alaska Airlines, with leisure travel bookings almost back to pre-pandemic levels. The Seattle-based airline, which has recently cemented its place as the fifth-largest carrier in the United States, says it saw a definite change for the better around March. Things are looking optimistic, says Alaska Airlin …

April 22, 2021| 426 0

Alaska Airlines Wants To Reach Net-Zero Emissions By 2040

Alaska Airlines has reaffirmed its environmental credentials. On Wednesday, the Seattle-based airline detailed its broader climate change strategy. This includes signing up to a global carbon agreement and outlining an ambitious 2040 net-zero emissions goal. Alaska Airlines releases sustainability report, signs net-zero emission pledge On Wednesday, …

April 17, 2021| 436 0

Why Alaska Airlines Is Striking Back Against Avelo In California

Alaska Airlines announced a new route on Friday. Starting this summer, Alaska will fly from Santa Rosa to Burbank, targeting a route that startup Avelo Airlines plans to fly in a couple of weeks. While Avelo will be offering more capacity on the route, Alaska is not worried about the competition. According to Brett Catlin, Vice President of Network …

March 31, 2021| 446 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| 477 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| 464 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| 411 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| 451 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| 463 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| 400 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| 420 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 …

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