Alaska Airlines nudges passengers to mobile boarding passes
Alaska Airlines is pushing passengers to load boarding passes on their smartphones by removing airport kiosks that can be used to print the passes.
Class-action lawsuit filed against Sea-Tac Airport, Delta and Alaska Airlines over air pollution
A Seattle firm known for winning high-profile class action lawsuits is taking on Sea-Tac Airport and two airlines, claiming exhaust chemicals from jets taking off and landing have polluted a huge chunk of King County and have sickened the people who live there.
Alaska Airlines 'thins' its flights ahead of wintry conditions; dozens of SEA flights delayed, canceled
Several Alaska Airlines flights have been canceled or delayed due to wintry conditions in Western Washington.
Alaska Airlines flight to San Diego returns to SEA after 'unusual vibration' from side of plane
An Alaska Airlines flight headed for San Diego returned to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after takeoff because of an "unusual vibration" coming from the left side of the plane.
Alaska Airlines flight delayed after 2 pilots have 'professional disagreement', refuse to fly together
An Alaska Airlines flight was delayed earlier this week after two pilots who were supposed to fly the aircraft couldn’t get along, the airline said Thursday.
Alaska Airlines announces new paper-free, electronic luggage tag
Alaska Airlines announced a new program to replace traditional printed luggage tags with electronic ones, allowing travelers to skip the line checking their bags at the airport.
Alaska pilots authorize future strike if contract talks fail
Alaska Airlines pilots have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a future strike if current contract negotiations with management and federal mediation efforts fail.
Alaska Airlines still struggling with pilot shortage, cancelling flights
Alaska Airlines says it's still struggling with a pilot shortage.
2 flight attendants sue Alaska Airlines, claim they were 'canceled' for religious beliefs
Two flight attendants are suing Alaska Airlines, alleging they were ‘canceled’ for their religious beliefs when they questioned the airline’s support for the Equality Act.
First Copper River salmon of season arrives in Seattle
Alaska’s Copper River salmon season has started and the first shipment arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday morning.
Alaska Airlines cancellations: CEO says 'ripple effect' to continue causing flight disruptions through May
Alaska Airline's CEO said Friday that about 50 flights are still being canceled each day, and the month of May "will continue to be choppy." Starting next month, the airline is adding hundreds of pilots, reservation agents and flight attendants.
Alaska Air CEO says flight cancelations will continue through May; 150 new pilots on the way
Alaska Airline's CEO said Friday that about 50 flights are still being canceled each day, and cancelations will continue through May. Ben Minicucci said in a video posted on YouTube that the outlook is better in "June and beyond" as they add 150 pilots, 200 reservation agents and 1,100 flight attendants.
Alaska Airlines pilots prepare to vote on strike-authorization, as cancellations pile up
The pilots union for Alaska Airlines will begin to vote on a strike-authorization on Monday. The move comes as a pilot shortage is being blamed for delays and cancellations.
Face masks now optional on major American airlines, effective immediately
A federal judge in Florida struck down the national mask mandate covering airlines and other public transportation Monday, and the Biden administration said the rule would not be enforced while federal agencies decide how to respond to the judge’s order.
Alaska Airlines cancels flights on Easter holiday, spring break
It was an unwelcome Easter surprise for some flying on Sunday, as dozens of Alaska Airlines flights were either canceled or delayed at Sea-Tac International Airport due to ongoing pilot shortages.
Pilot shortage: 'When there is demand for pilots, that demand can’t get filled instantly'
To fly for an airline, usually, a minimum of 1,500 hours are required. It’s also not unreasonable to see total costs soar up to $100,000 to $200,000 to pay for all the required certificates and ratings.
Alaska Airlines cancels dozens more flights Monday
Alaska Airlines, the fifth-largest U.S. carrier, canceled about 40 flights or 5% of its schedule Monday.
Alaska Airlines continues to see 'significant' flight cancellations as pilots picket
Dozens of Alaska Airlines flights at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport were canceled Friday and Saturday. Officials said they are connected to the shortage of pilots.
Alaska Airlines reduces January flights by about 10% as omicron cases surge
Alaska Airlines said Thursday it will trim its schedule by about 10% for the rest of January as it deals with "unprecedented" numbers of employees calling in sick during the current COVID-19 surge.
Alaska Airlines eliminates plastic bottles and cups for water
Alaska Airlines is getting rid of single-use plastic water bottles and cups during water service on flights.