Alaska Airlines is puny compared to the major carriers: it has 124 planes, while United Airlines has more than 700 and four times as many passengers.

… Although it started in a sparsely populated, meteorologically unwelcoming, financially challenging corner of the country, Alaska has built a successful franchise that is the envy of many rivals.

Photo Credit: At Alaska Airlines gates in Terminal 6 at LAX, half the seats have power outlets for passenger convenience. Alaska Airlines