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Articles tagged “alaska”

Airlines Say Sabre Reservations System Glitch Cause Delayed, Cancelled Flights

Airlines Say Sabre Reservations System Glitch Cause Delayed, Cancelled Flights

David Koenig, Associated Press

Southwest and Delta aren't the only airlines with technology problems. American, JetBlue and Alaska joined the party today with a tech glitch in their Sabre reservations systems, although today's outages appear to be on a smaller scale that what Southwest and Delta experienced several months ago.

4 weeks ago

Alaska Attracts More Than 1 Million Cruise Passengers But Marketing Woes on Horizon

Alaska Attracts More Than 1 Million Cruise Passengers But Marketing Woes on Horizon

Associated Press

With state coffers in a pinch because of Alaska's economic downturn, the Alaska Travel Industry Association is trying to supplement governmental funding with an increase in private monies. Without marketing dollars, it would be a shame to see the cruise momentum fall flat.

1 month ago

Alaskan Village Wages Reverse Tourism Campaign to Keep Visitors Away

Alaskan Village Wages Reverse Tourism Campaign to Keep Visitors Away

Dan Joling, Associated Press

Modern travelers want authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences. But this story reminds us that those experiences can come at a cost to the local community.

2 months ago

Sitka, Alaska Is Banking on More Cruise Ships in 2017

Sitka, Alaska Is Banking on More Cruise Ships in 2017

Shannon Haugland, Associated Press

It's great to see economic impact measured in bagels and bacon rather than T-shirts and bad jewelry.

3 months ago

Passenger Satisfaction With U.S. Airlines Hits a 10-Year High

Passenger Satisfaction With U.S. Airlines Hits a 10-Year High

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Now that the major U.S. airlines are profitable again, more travelers are reporting higher satisfaction with their flights.

7 months ago

JetBlue and Alaska Air Make Bids To Acquire Virgin America

JetBlue and Alaska Air Make Bids To Acquire Virgin America

Ed Hammond and David Welch, Bloomberg

It looks like the airline consolidation trend is trickling down beyond the legacy carriers to the next tier. Virgin America is in play, and JetBlue and Alaska are vying to win the game. Additional suitors may emerge before this is over.

9 months ago

The New Electric Tourist Buses in Alaska That Won’t Help Melt Its Glaciers

The New Electric Tourist Buses in Alaska That Won’t Help Melt Its Glaciers

Sam DeGrave, Associated Press

It may be more expensive, but more environmentally friendly services help ensure that the sites people are coming to see will still be there for generations to come.

1 year ago

China Airlines’ Direct Flights Will Fly Tourists to View the Aurora in Alaska

China Airlines’ Direct Flights Will Fly Tourists to View the Aurora in Alaska

Associated Press

Direct flights are a destination's lifeblood and so Explore Fairbanks hopes to build on these China Air flights from Tapei bringing planeloads of tourists to view the aurora.

1 year ago

The Rebranding of the U.S.’s Highest Mountain

The Rebranding of the U.S.’s Highest Mountain

Ros Krasny and Justin Sink , Bloomberg

Politicians have always had naming rights for highways, airports, rivers and mountains. The 25th U.S. president, William McKinley, never had a real connection to the country's tallest mountain and today the peak's name gets a little more Alaskan and authentic. It is a thing of beauty, either way.

1 year ago

These Cruise Ships Got Caught Polluting in Alaska

These Cruise Ships Got Caught Polluting in Alaska

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Despite claims that new technology has decreased the pollution caused by cruise ships, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line continue to get busted for violating the law. Will cruise ships really ever go green?

1 year ago

Holland America Deals With Communications Challenge Following Fatal Crash

Holland America Deals With Communications Challenge Following Fatal Crash

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Communication is difficult when you're trying to inform families of victims while at the same time telling 2,000 people's families that they are OK.

1 year ago

8 Holland America Cruise Passengers Killed in Alaska Tour Plane Crash

8 Holland America Cruise Passengers Killed in Alaska Tour Plane Crash

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press

1 year ago