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Alaska Airlines Begins Nonstop Service from Seattle to New York City
Fly with double miles* on Alaska's new redeye to the city that never sleeps
PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates new service from Seattle to New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport tonight, offering double miles* for Alaska Airline Mileage Plan™ members for a limited time. Customers must travel between Sept. 16 and Oct. 28, 2015, to take advantage of the double miles offer.

"Our new non-stop service to JFK from Seattle provides our Pacific Northwest customers another travel option to the Big Apple," said John Kirby, Alaska Airlines' vice president of capacity planning. "JFK is the country's busiest international gateway, and is a prime jumping off point for customers traveling to Europe and beyond with Alaska's global Mileage Plan."

Alaska has served the New York metropolitan area since 2002 and currently offers twice-daily flights to Newark Liberty International Airport from Seattle. 

Start planning your trip: Alaska Airlines employees share their top travel tips for New York City on the Alaska Airlines blog at

Summary of new service:

Start date

City pair




Sept. 16

Seattle - New York City (JFK)

9:35 p.m.

6 a.m.


Sept. 17

New York City (JFK) - Seattle

7:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.


Flight times based on local times zones.

The airline is offering members of its Mileage Plan double miles on the new route from Sept. 16 through Oct. 28, 2015. To qualify, travelers must be members of Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan and register at Customers who have not yet joined Mileage Plan can enroll at no cost online.

Alaska is operating the new flights with fuel-efficient, next generation Boeing 737 aircraft. Customers can enjoy free entertainment on their own devices and power at every seat, as well as Northwest-inspired food and beverages, such as Beecher's Flagship cheese and exclusively blended Canoe Ridge wine.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines' newsroom at

*Terms and conditions for double miles: Limited time offer: double miles for Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members who fly a qualifying nonstop between Seattle and New York between Sept. 16 and Oct. 28, 2015. Registration at is required prior to your first qualifying flight. Flights must be marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines. Flight miles must be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account in order to earn double miles. Offer not valid on free or award travel tickets. Double miles do not count toward Mileage Plan elite status. Please allow four to six weeks for miles to be credited to your Mileage Plan account. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply. Offer subject to change without notice.


SOURCE Alaska Airlines