Alaska Airlines and Icelandair have entered into a codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership, which will give customers easier connections and more ways to earn benefits when flying between the US and Europe. With the new codeshare agreement, to take effect November 1st pending government approval, customers flying on Alaska Airlines and Icelandair will enjoy seamless reservations and ticketing, one-stop check-in, baggage checked to its final destination, coordinated flight schedules, the ability to earn miles and/or points on the reciprocal airline and consistent passenger service standards.
Sabre Corporation has been selected by Alaska Airlines to provide technology solutions to enable its retailing strategy in all sales channels, including through some of the carrier’s interline partner airlines. By late 2015, Sabre’s suite of solutions will give Alaska the ability to offer customers ancillary products and optional services through travel agencies and some interline airline partners.
Boeing and Alaska Airlines today announced an order for ten Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes, building on Alaska’s all-Boeing fleet. As Seattle’s hometown airline, Alaska continues to invest in the region it calls home.
Alaska Airlines and Emirates are teaming up to help customers explore the world, with double miles anywhere across the Emirates network, as well as special fares on U.S. routes to Dubai and onward.
DIYers will soon have a new reason to love flying Alaska Airlines when the carrier launches its online self-bag-tagging options next month. Self-tag online debuts April 21 for passengers traveling nonstop between Seattle and San Diego, Anchorage or Juneau, Alaska, with plans to expand the option for customers traveling from other airports later this summer.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it reached a tentative agreement on a new contract for approximately 3,000 clerical, office and passenger service employees at Alaska Airlines.
Boeing and Alaska Airlines have announced an order for five additional Next-Generation 737-900ERs (Extended Range). The order, valued at $481 million at list prices, continues Alaska Airlines’ investment in its fleet and efforts to improve fuel performance.
Alaska Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association, International announced today they have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for the carrier’s 1,480 pilots.
Urban Airship, the global leader in mobile solutions to build relationships with connected consumers, today detailed how it is working with Alaska Airlines to better serve its mobile customers and offer a more convenient travel experience. The upgraded Alaska Airlines iOS app available today will use Urban Airship’s PassTools solution to create and dynamically update Apple Passbook boarding passes.
Travellers flying on Alaska Airlines starting this autumn will enjoy new aircraft seats that feature a personal space-enhancing design and are equipped with power outlets. The airline is also nearing a decision on an enhanced in-flight entertainment system that will allow customers to watch movies, television shows and other programming streamed to any Wi-Fi-enabled device.
Alaska Airlines has promoted Ron Calvin to managing director of inflight operations, with responsibility for the carrier’s flight attendant bases in Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle. Calvin is a 26-year veteran at Alaska Airlines, having held positions of increasing responsibility in the Customer Service – Airports division.
Alaska Airlines is powering up customer waiting areas at its major airports with electrical outlets that make it easier for travellers with electronic devices. At its airport gates in Anchorage, Portland and Seattle, the airline just finished installing 200 additional electrical outlets, each of which includes a 120-volt receptacle and two USB ports.