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  • Aug 22, 2017

    Fast Wi-Fi is finally coming to all Alaska Airlines and Virgin America planes, though passengers will have to wait almost three years before they’ll be guaranteed they can stream content from services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Go at 30,000 feet. Alaska said Tuesday it will install Gogo’s 2KU satellite-based service on its Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with installations set to begin early next year.

  • Aug 21, 2017
    The Guardian

    Evgenya Shkolnik, a professor of astrophysics at Arizona State University, is not accustomed to getting high-fives from fellow passengers when she flies. But after standing up in front of a hundred or so eclipse aficionados, astronauts, astronomers, Alaska Airlines employees and members of the press on Flight 9671Y and talking about the scorching sun, she might as well have been Tom Brady coming out of the tunnel on Super Bowl Sunday as she made her way back to her seat in the 13th row. “Astronomers aren’t celebrities – except on this flight,” she quipped.

  • Aug 18, 2017
    Business Travel News

    It's been six months since Alaska Airlines merged with Virgin America, and "all the big milestones are tracking the way they should be," SVP of external relations Joseph Sprague said. The carrier expects to have a single operating certificate early next year and is speeding up integration of Virgin America into Alaska's passenger services system. Sprague spoke with BTN transportation editor Michael B. Baker about how corporate business, up 12 percent year over year in the second quarter, is growing after the merger and Alaska's plans once the heavy lifting of the merger is complete.

  • Jul 5, 2017

    • Finding the best airline frequent-flier program is not easy. Programs are constantly changing their rules and award levels, and it takes a lot of time to read the fine print and compare them. That’s why I turned to Brian Kelly, the CEO of The Points Guy, a travel advice website that for years has blogged about the ins and outs of frequent-flier programs. If you are looking for the most advantageous, though, look no further than Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, Kelly says.

  • Jul 3, 2017
    Airline Reporter

    What I love about the (Alaska) E-Jet:
    • The 2-2 economy seat configuration: Everyone will either have a window or aisle seat — no middle seats here.
    • Larger windows: The E-Jet windows are 185sq inches — the 787 are 175sq inches. Plus the smaller cabin makes them feel that much bigger.
    • Leg room is more than plenty: My knees had a few extra inches, even at 6’1″.
    • Ability to work on my laptop: There was enough room for me to not only put the laptop on the tray table, but I could type without bugging the person next to me (I was in the aisle).
    • There is a first class cabin: I didn’t use this one, but nice to know there is a first class option, not seen on the Q400.