The launch of Avelo Airlines has sparked competition at Hollywood Burbank Airport just north of Los Angeles.
Frequent Alaska flyers can look forward to more upgrade opportunities, increased cooperation between airlines, and better international connections.
Each airline still has its own notion on the best ways to keep flyers safe during the pandemic but some are doing way more than others.
The two airlines are long-time partners on the West Coast and appear to be teaming up to crush a new entrant, Avelo Airlines.
Vaccination ramp-ups and $1,400 stimulus checks are prompting more travelers to get back in the air. But some aren't liking what they find.
Alaska Airlines had planned to launch Boeing 737 Max flights in the summer of 2019 but the aircraft's notorious grounding delayed its debut.
American Airlines and Alaska Airlines issued new policies that allow exceptions for mask-wearing. Flyers with a medical condition who get a doctor’s note and negative COVID-19 test can go maskless. President Biden issued an executive order mandating mask-wearing on all public transportation. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
Alaska Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max on Sunday, the last in the US to do so. Pilots and mechanics will undergo additional training while proving runs will be flown across the country. The first flight is scheduled for March 1 as AS482 from Seattle to San […]
More than 2,500 passengers have been banned from US airlines for non-compliance with mask policies. Delta Air Lines banned 880 passengers, including six on a flight where Mitt Romney was harassed. President Joe Biden signed a mask mandate for air travellers on his first full day in office. Visit Business […]
Airlines are stepping up their security measures on flights to Washington, DC ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. “These new security measures are more extensive and stringent compared to those implemented after 9/11,” industry analyst Henry Harteveldt of Atmosphere Research Group told Insider. Alaska Airlines is enacting the most stringent […]
Airlines have been flying protesters home from last week’s “Stop the Steal” rally-turned-riot and some continued rallying while in the air. An American Airlines flight turned into an aerial rally as passengers began chanting “USA,” prompting the pilot to threaten to land the plane. Alaska Airlines reported banning 14 passengers […]
Airlines are preparing for the worst as protests in Washington, DC turned into riots on Wednesday, and some participants will now be boarding aircraft to fly home. Some airlines are banning alcohol on their flights departing Washington and moving their flight crews out of downtown hotels. Protesters harassed and heckled […]
Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines were tasked with transporting the vaccine to their geographically-challenged homelands. The first doses arrived in remote Alaskan communities less than three days after the first trucks left Kalamazoo, Michigan while Singapore became the first country to receive the vaccine one week later. Passenger airlines and […]
The Boeing 737 Max is set to return to service in the US next week with airlines rushing to get the plane back in the air, take deliveries of delayed orders, and place new orders, despite customer scepticism. Airlines want to operate the aircraft because it can help guard against […]
Alaska Airlines and Boeing signed an agreement in principle for a total of 68 of the 737 Max aircraft with an option for 52 more. Deliveries will take place over the next four years as Alaska uses the jets to replace its Airbus A320 family fleet. Alaska has not yet […]
The Boeing 737 Max began flying paying customers again in the US on Tuesday with American Airlines and will soon fly for United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Flyers can tell if they’re on a Max by looking at markings on the plane, the size of the engines, inside […]
Southwest Airlines is adding the Californian cities of Fresno and Santa Barbara to its route network in the new year. No routes or start dates have been announced but service will begin in the second quarter of 2021. The expansion strengthens Southwest’s West Coast rivalry with Alaska Airlines as the […]