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Alaska Airlines Eyes Replacements for Legacy Virgin America Fleet

Alaska Airlines Eyes Replacements for Legacy Virgin America Fleet

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Virgin America Branding Disappears From U.S. Skies

It's been a gradual process, but the Virgin America name is no more (save for a few interiors). But with Alaska Airlines retaining branding rights until 2039, could it make a comeback at some point?

Virgin America Branding Disappears From U.S. Skies

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Alaska Airlines Works Fast to Erase Memories of Virgin America

It can take some airlines as long as a decade after a merger before they truly operate as one entity. But Alaska Airlines is working much faster to gobble up Virgin America. Part of that is because both carriers were relatively small. But by any standard, Alaska is moving quickly.

Alaska Airlines Works Fast to Erase Memories of Virgin America

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Alaska Airlines Will Enter Basic Economy Market Later This Year

Alaska Airlines is turning to basic economy fares to help drive additional revenue. But, hey, at least flyers will be assigned a seat when they book one of these fares, easing some of the stress that usually comes with taking the risk of flying for cheap.

Alaska Airlines Will Enter Basic Economy Market Later This Year

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Why News of Allegiant Air’s Safety Record Didn’t Surprise Airline Insiders

The information presented Sunday on 60 Minutes might be new to most travelers, but not to airline industry insiders. The question now: Is Allegiant getting better? We think the answer is yes.

Why News of Allegiant Air’s Safety Record Didn’t Surprise Airline Insiders

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Virgin America as Standalone Brand Disappears Next Week

After acquiring Virgin America, Alaska Airlines will switch to a single reservations system next week. The company is confident it will avoid some of the problems other airlines have faced after cutovers. We tend to agree. Let's hope it's a non-event.

Virgin America as Standalone Brand Disappears Next Week

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Virgin America Is No Longer an Airline in the Government’s Eyes

Slowly, Virgin America is disappearing. That's bad news for its loyal customers in San Francisco, Los Angeles and other parts of the country. But it's necessary. Virgin America was too small as a stand-alone carrier to compete with the nation's four largest carriers.

Virgin America Is No Longer an Airline in the Government’s Eyes

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

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.

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

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Alaska Airlines Plans to Launch in 30 More Markets by 2018

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

Alaska Airlines Plans to Launch in 30 More Markets by 2018

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

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.

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