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The One Airline Left That's Still Pretty Awesome

Map Happy | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Okay, the world didn't blow up. American Airlines, the last of the old guard has finally relented and moved to a mileage program that doesn't rewa...

Airline Employee's Singing Tribute To Veteran Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Travel

A video from October is making the rounds on Facebook on the heels of Veteran's Day, and with good reason.  Alaska Airlines passenger Julia ...

Mercury Retrograde Ends on Oct 9th - 5: Ways to Make Everyone Happy!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Larry Schwimmer

Get ready to hum the lyrics from the song, "Get Happy!" You can forget your troubles, and get ready to chase all your cares away, because on October 9th Mercury retrograde is officially over. The planet Mercury goes "direct."

These Are the Best Airlines in the U.S. | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel

Want to know who ranks high? Hopper took a spin through their 2015 rankings to find you the absolute best airlines in the United States, according to ... well, according to you!

The Awesome Airline Cancellation Policy You Don't Know About | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel

Suddenly have buyer's remorse? Think of this as your own personal get-out-of-jail-free card. There's a ticket for $40 cheaper but you just bought your ticket last night. Fortunately, you're in luck.

The Best Airlines That Fly to Hawaii | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel

Not only will these airlines fly direct and provide codeshare flights, but several offer multiple flights a day for the same price as a domestic flight in the U.S. And the options keep growing.

Remembering the Lockout: Valarie Long on How Alaska Airlines Can Do Better for Communities

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Mary Kay Henry

Ten years ago today, Alaska Airlines ramp workers were removed from their jobs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and replaced by wor...


Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Paula Gordon

All politics are local, all days are Earth's. So is it silly that I celebrate finding a company that recycles what I used to toss? Or that I've figured out "starters" for making yogurt sans a heap of "number 5 plastic " yogurt containers? No!

Baggage Handler Stuck In Cargo Hold Called 911 After Takeoff

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 04.17.2015 | Weird News

SEATTLE (AP) — A baggage handler who fell asleep inside the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines jetliner called 911 after takeoff to say he couldn't ge...

Flight Returns To Seattle After Pilot Hears 'Banging' In Cargo Hold

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.14.2015 | Weird News

An Alaska Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles returned to Seattle Monday after a ramp agent was found in the cargo hold. A pilot on flight 448 "r...

Cancer Patient Misses Chemo Appointment After Getting Kicked Off Flight

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business

A California woman suffering from cancer said she and her family were kicked off an Alaska Airlines flight to San Jose from Hawaii on Monday when an a...

6 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Earning And Redeeming Miles

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

In my early days of collecting points and miles, there were many things I was clueless about. Since wising up, I've talked to countless travelers who made some of the same mistakes.

Seattle City Councilwoman Arrested While Protesting Alaska Airlines Over Workers' Wages

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant was arrested Wednesday night while protesting workers' wages at Alaska Airlines' Seattle headquarters. A re...

Leaking Lime Juice Sends Responders To Cargo Jet

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Weird News

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A mysterious liquid leaking on a cargo jet sent emergency responders to the island that is home to the Ketchikan, Alaska, a...

Service for a Song

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 10.28.2014 | Good News
Stanley Hainsworth

I realized, my former impatience at having to make this call had given way, early on, to an enjoyable and gratifying shared experience. An intimate, relaxing mini-concert between two strangers intent on providing each other with the service most needed in the given moment.

Are Frequent Flier Programs A Fool's Game?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

N i c o l a / Flickr Airline loyalty programs have long tempted their most frequent customers with upgrades, bonus points and other forms of spec...

Noisy Passenger Interferes With Flight

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.04.2014 | Weird News

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Hawaii turned around Wednesday evening approximately 90 minutes into the trip due to an unruly passenger, ac...

The 'Un'American Way?

Jim Goldman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Jim Goldman

I'm writing this from an overly crowded bus taking me from American Airlines' "remote terminal" back to the main terminal at LAX. I wish I could say I...

America's Meanest Airlines 2014

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The 2014 Airline Quality Ratings report, released April 7, shows that United Airlines is finally beginning to recover from its merger with Continental Airlines, which took place in 2010. But that wasn't enough to keep United from earning the lowest AQR score of all national airlines for the fourth year in a row.

Hawaii Man Gets 18 Months For Drunk Dialing FBI With Fake Hijacking Threat

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge handed an 18-month prison sentence to a Hawaii man who admitted he falsely reported a possible airplane hijacking because he...

Top Trends In Airline Food

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Onboard space constraints, limited convection ovens and a major lack of ambiance all detract from the enjoyment of skillfully prepared in-flight cuisine. But the parties who provide airline food won't let fliers' dining experiences become subpar.

Best U.S. Airlines: 2013 Edition

Tracy Stewart | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Tracy Stewart

It's that time of year again. The Airfarewatchdog team has been hard at work crunching numbers to determine the best domestic airlines. (In case you m...

Which Airlines Kill the Most Polar Bears?

Kassie Siegel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Kassie Siegel

If we're going to preserve a livable planet -- for polar bears or people -- we need to seize every opportunity to cut carbon pollution. And we need every polluter to do its part -- including the airline industry.

Computer Outage Causes Worldwide Flight Delays

Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel

A computer outage is being blamed for causing major delays at airports worldwide, KTLA reported. Sabre, a reservation system used by many carriers,...

Alaska Airlines' Newest Fees

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel

Alaska Airlines is raising its fee for checking a suitcase to $25, bringing it in line with most major airlines. For tickets purchased on or after Oc...