To understand the importance of Boeing’sadvances in 737 fuel efficiency to the airline industry, look no further than Alaska Airlines. The Seattle-based airline, now head-to-head in a market fight against much-larger rival Delta Air Lines, is basing much of its strategy on Boeing’s 737 planes, and on that aircraft’s substantial fuel burn improvements. The airline’s […]
While the merger of United Airlines and Continental left a gaping hole at the ticket counter at SeaTac International Airport, frequent fliers are noticing an expansion of Delta and Alaska check-in stations these days. That expansion could mean a great boost to Boeing and Washington’s economy in the future — if state lawmakers hold the […]
To help travelers make the most of airline and hotel rewards, U.S. News & World Report today released the 2014-15 Best Travel Rewards Programs. This year’s rankings feature information on 27 airline and hotel programs. New this year, JetBlue’s TrueBlue frequent flier plan is the No. 1 Best Airline Rewards Program. Marriott Rewards once again […]
Alaska Airlines begins daily nonstop flights this week to seven new destinations from Salt Lake City while also expanding existing service between Utah’s capital and Seattle.
Boeing and Alaska Airlines completed Boeing’s first firm airplane order of 2014 for two additional 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The agreement, worth $192 million at current list prices, coincides with today’s direct delivery of the 100th Next-Generation 737 airplane to Alaska Airlines. The 737, the world’s best-selling commercial airliner, is a valuable contributor to the […]
Alaska Airlines jetliners will soon fly more efficiently thanks to a new performance-enhancing winglet the carrier is installing on its Boeing Next Generation 737s, which will reduce fuel consumption by 58,000 gallons a year per aircraft. The split winglet will save the airline $20 million and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 57,000 tons annually, which […]
Boeing and Alaska Airlines today 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. “Today’s announcement supports our goal of growing Alaska Airlines by 4 to 8 percent a year,” said Mark […]
Alaska Airlines inaugurates nonstop service today between San Diego and Lihue, Kauai. The flight operates daily through Aug. 26, and then will operate four days a week. Alaska also flies nonstop from San Diego to Honolulu and Maui. “With the addition of San Diego-Kauai, Alaska Airlines now offers 171 flights a week from San Diego […]
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. “I want to thank and congratulate the negotiators for Alaska and ALPA for reaching tentative agreement on a long-term contract, which is unusual in our industry,” said Gary Beck […]
An airline passenger who made “unusual statements” and attempted to open an emergency door during a flight Monday morning has been charged with interfering with a flight crew, a federal official said.