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  • 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.

  • Jun 29, 2017
    Cranky Flier

    It’s been a long time since my last “72 Hours with” trip, but I’m happy to say that I have a new one for you. Earlier this month, I did the famed “Milk Run” with Alaska Airlines. While I initially thought it would just be a simple trip report, I quickly realized it was so much more than that.

  • Jun 28, 2017

    It’s an exciting time to fly Alaska. The Pacific Northwest’s darling keeps expanding its network and bringing new benefits to customers. While the mechanics of the merger with Virgin America are still cranking behind the scenes, the carrier is continuing to expand its relationships with its partners. Days ago, Alaska’s Lounge members and elite customers gained access to all Qantas Clubs and Qantas International Business Lounges worldwide.

  • Jun 28, 2017
    KIRO 7 (Seattle)

    Alaska Airlines unveiled a specially-marked Boeing 737-800, featuring the Seattle Mariners logo and a 40th anniversary design across the fuselage. Mariners fans and passengers on flight 506 to Orange County celebrated at the gate at Sea-Tac Airport Wednesday morning.