Alaska Air’s Revenue Trends Improve, Q4 Capacity to Fall 40%

Alaska Air Group Inc ALK provided an update on its recent operational trends and expectations as the company deals with coronavirus-induced weakness in air-travel demand.

In an investor update, the company revealed that revenue passengers declined 74%, 71% and 68% year over year in July, August and September, respectively. Capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), was down 63%, 51% and 50% in July, August and September respectively, while load

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Take 30% off of Alaska flights today, thanks to this NFL quarterback





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Thanks to the CFO of Alaska Airlines, we can all enjoy a 30 percent discount on flights booked today, Oct. 12.

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New collection of essays recalls wild adventures in a recent, but very different, Alaska

By Doug Pope, Cirque Press, 138 pages, 2020. $15

’The Way to Gaamaak Cove, ’ by Doug Pope

What do you do when you’re a 40-year-old river rat and mountain climber, and you need to find a new adventure? If you’re Doug Pope, you get married.

Pope is a lifelong Alaskan who grew up to be an attorney, but who really wanted to maximize his time outdoors. I suspect he

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Alaska Airlines allowing members to convert travel credit to miles



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The coronavirus pandemic is driving airlines to offer passengers more flexibility. Change-fee waivers continue to be extended, new bookings offer flexible rebooking options and mileage expirations are temporarily suspended.

Generally speaking, you won’t get a full refund when

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Exclusive: Boeing in Talks With Alaska Airlines for Potential 737 MAX Order – Sources | Investing News

By Eric M. Johnson and Tracy Rucinski

SEATTLE/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Boeing Co

is in discussions to sell 737 MAX jets to Alaska Airlines once the plane returns to service following a lengthy grounding, three people familiar with the matter said.

The talks are part of a series of negotiations between Boeing and several airlines over jet orders or compensation after the 737 MAX was banned worldwide following two fatal crashes.

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Turn your Alaska Airlines wallet credit into miles | State

SEATTLE, Oct. 9. 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines is offering a new incentive to its Mileage Plan members who have wallet balances. Members will be able to convert their wallet credit into miles for future travel – a $100 wallet credit converts into 10,000 miles.

“With award travel starting at 5,000 miles one-way on Alaska and the ability to book award trips to more than 800 destinations with

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Chicago quarantine COVID-19 travel order: Alaska added to list; officials warn of rising Indiana coronavirus cases

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s COVID-19 emergency travel order was updated to include Alaska Tuesday, with Georgia and Texas being removed.

Chicago health officials are also warning about rising cases in Indiana, which could be added to the quarantine order next week if the state’s average daily cases does not decrease.

States on the travel order are seeing new cases at a rate of greater than 15 per 100,000 per day

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Hurtigruten Offers Discounts for Alaska Travel

Hurtigruten is giving customers the chance to look ahead and book future travel while staying closer to home.  Through November 15th, travel agents can offer travelers a buy one, get one at half off discount to experience Alaska.  Using code BOGOHO at the time of booking, travel agents can offer a limited time promotion that gives travelers a tailored experience while exploring the areas of the last frontier

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Alaska Airlines to furlough or lay off more employees as COVID-19 grips travel industry

As federal aid for airlines runs out and negotiations over more coronavirus relief stall, Alaska Airlines has begun cutting nearly 450 more flight attendants and other employees from its payroll while borrowing $1.3 billion from the U.S. Treasury.

The furloughs, first reported by online aviation magazine The Points Guy, were hardly unexpected. In June, Seattle-based Alaska announced it would begin slashing 3,000 jobs from its 23,000-person workforce starting at the

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Guide to Alaska Airlines partners



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Alaska Airlines offers travelers a unique value proposition by not tying its rewards program into a single alliance, but instead having a partner network with various airlines. For travelers, this encourages globe-trotting as they can build up rewards by booking through these airlines or use their existing Alaska Airlines miles to book flights on these carriers.



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Alaska Airlines captain and flight attendant retire early to save their kids’ jobs

“It is like handing over the baton.”

Thirty-two years ago, Alaska Airlines Capt. Lee Erickson sat next to a flight attendant named Brenda during a layover on a red-eye flight from Seattle to Anchorage.

“I thought, ‘Boy, she sure is a nice girl, you know?'” Erickson recalled.

Six months later they were

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Alaska Airlines offering 2-for-1 fares again



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As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare,

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Bold move to stow away on Alaska ferry in Bellingham may earn kitten a superhero home

Meridian, Idaho, resident Len Anderson was waiting in his Tesla to board the Alaska ferry from Bellingham on Sept. 11 when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection bomb-sniffing K-9 handler came up and told him that something that looked like a rat had just crawled up into the underside of his car.

“At first I thought he was trying to get a way to get me out to look

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Bellingham kitten attempts to stow away on Alaska ferry

Meridian, Idaho, resident Len Anderson was waiting in his Tesla to board the Alaska ferry from Bellingham on Sept. 11 when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection bomb-sniffing K-9 handler came up and told him that something that looked like a rat had just crawled up into the underside of his car.

“At first I thought he was trying to get a way to get me out to look inside

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Alaska Airlines announces five new leisure routes on West Coast

  • Alaska Airlines is growing its West Coast route network with a focus on leisure routes to sun destinations for the winter.
  • Los Angeles and Palm Springs are the focus of the expansion with the airline going up against tough competition on popular routes to Cancun and Reno.
  • Most flights are operated by Alaska Airlines’ regional brand using Embraer E175 regional jets.
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Alaska Airlines adds 5 new Southern California routes ahead of JetBlue, Southwest expansion



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Alaska Airlines is doubling down in Southern California ahead of new and expanded competition from JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines.

The Seattle-based carrier is matching JetBlue route-for-route from its Los Angeles (LAX) hub with new service to Cancun

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Alaska Airlines to Add 5 New Services for Winter Travel

As leisure-travel demand continues to improve, Alaska Air Group’s ALK subsidiary Alaska Airlines plans to introduce five routes for the winter travel period.

Starting Dec 17, 2020, the airline will begin daily nonstop service connecting Los Angeles, CA with Cancun, Mexico and Reno, NV. Additionally, the carrier will add nonstop daily flights between Palm Springs, CA and Boise, ID; Reno, NV as well as San Jose, CA on the

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