Articles tagged “alaska airlines”

Alaska Airlines Will Finally Add Speedy Wi-Fi on All of Its Big Jets

Alaska Airlines Will Finally Add Speedy Wi-Fi on All of Its Big Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

We know it takes a long time to retrofit airplanes. And we know airlines hate to remove planes from service. But we wish Alaska could work faster to add speedy Wi-Fi. Three years is a long time to wait.

2 months ago

Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean Make a Show of the Solar Eclipse for Their Passengers

Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean Make a Show of the Solar Eclipse for Their Passengers

Rachel La Corte and David Fischer, Associated Press

It's all about experiential travel, isn't it? And it certainly was on total solar eclipse day on the U.S. coasts and across its mid-section in towns and cities big and small. Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean seized the moment, creating something their passengers will talk about for years to come.

2 months ago

Private Jet Companies and Airlines Know How to Profit From the Eclipse

Private Jet Companies and Airlines Know How to Profit From the Eclipse

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

We doubt the eclipse 99 years ago had such a commericial bent. But, hey, why shouldn't aviation businesses try to profit from a natural phenomenon?

2 months ago

Alaska Airlines Plans to Launch in 30 More Markets by 2018

Alaska Airlines Plans to Launch in 30 More Markets by 2018

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Alaska has been so well run that we expect its early transition hiccups to be ironed out before they cause United/Continental-level disasters.

3 months ago

The Business of Loyalty: Alaska and American Drastically Reduce Their Frequent Flyer Partnership

The Business of Loyalty: Alaska and American Drastically Reduce Their Frequent Flyer Partnership

Brian Sumers, Skift

In recent years, many Alaska Airlines frequent flyers liked to fly American, because they would receive loyalty benefits even when flying the competition. But starting next year, that perk will end, and that's not great news for road warriors.

3 months ago

Business of Loyalty: How Virgin America Is Quietly Winding Down its Loyalty Program

Business of Loyalty: How Virgin America Is Quietly Winding Down its Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

The move for Virgin's most loyal customers will be a hard one. But in return they get an airline that will take them so many more places.

4 months ago

Business of Loyalty: The Assault on Redemptions and Airline Loyalty

Business of Loyalty: The Assault on Redemptions and Airline Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

Are old-school U.S. airlines too focused on short-term profits and competing against low-cost carriers to deliver a quality product to their loyal passengers?

4 months ago

Alaska Launches Promotions Just for Regional Loyalty Program Members

Alaska Launches Promotions Just for Regional Loyalty Program Members

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska's Mileage Plan program continues to get stronger with a new series of incentives aimed at west coast Virgin America customers. Between the incentives and the numerous partners, Alaska has put together a pretty solid loyalty program.

4 months ago

How Alaska Airlines Has Racked Up So Many Industry Accolades Lately

How Alaska Airlines Has Racked Up So Many Industry Accolades Lately

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

So far this year, Alaska Airlines has been recognized by SmarterTravel, the Points Guy, FlyerTalk, and U.S. News & World Report as either being the best U.S. airline of 2017 or having the best rewards program. This article makes a persuasive case why.

5 months ago

Alaska Airlines Adds Finnair as a Loyalty Program Partner

Alaska Airlines Adds Finnair as a Loyalty Program Partner

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska took one step closer to the Oneworld alliance by kicking off a partnership with Finnair this week. It already has a strong relationship with American, another Oneworld partner, as relations with Delta continue to cool.

5 months ago

Alaska Airlines Now Lets New Parents Keep Elite Status for an Extra Year

Alaska Airlines Now Lets New Parents Keep Elite Status for an Extra Year

Brian Sumers, Skift

This makes perfect sense, and can't cost Alaska Airlines much in revenue. Why don't other U.S. carriers do the same thing?

6 months ago

Congress Warns 5 Airline Execs They Must Improve Customer Service

Congress Warns 5 Airline Execs They Must Improve Customer Service

Brian Sumers, Skift

Congress is not happy with U.S. airlines. That's for sure. But how much will Washington do about it? Here's a prediction: Probably not much.

6 months ago