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If You Don't Have TSA PreCheck, You Might Wanna Get It NOW

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel

If you’ve been thinking about getting TSA PreCheck, there are two fresh new reasons to do it. Last week, the Transportation Security Administration...

The 5 Best Frequent Flyer Programs To Join In 2017

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.03.2017 | Travel

If you plan on traveling often this year (and trust us, you should), then it’s time to choose a frequent flier program. While some experts point out...

FLYING WITH GNARLY!

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 01.09.2017 | Business
Carol Muske-Dukes

FLYING WITH "GNARLY" - for Nora We must all remain grateful for the continuing vigilance of airline ...

Alaska Airlines Removes Passenger After He Catcalls Flight Attendant

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.19.2016 | Women

Women do not enjoy being catcalled, whether they’re walking down the street or flying 36,000 feet in the air. And thanks to a swift move by Alaska A...

'How I Bore You On Eagles Wings' -- A Reminder Of Our Humanity

Shahar Azani | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
Shahar Azani

Such troubling times all around us. It seems the world knows no rest: Islamic terror rearing its ugly head and in the most gruesome of manners in Euro...

Alaska Airlines Should Fix Major Problems Before Further Expansion

Valarie Long | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Valarie Long

Following Alaska Airlines' (NYSE: ALK) announcement last month that the airline plans to acquire Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA), the company stands poise...

Airline Cancels Dozens Of U.S. Flights After Volcanic Eruption

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel

Things are hazy over at Alaska Airlines. The airline cancelled 41 flights on Monday after volcanic ash clouded skies over the state due to the eruptio...

Why It's Not Worth It to Redeem Alaska Miles for TSA Precheck

Map Happy | Posted 03.24.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

If you actually value miles for redeeming flights, then it might be worth reconsidering.

Airline Delays Flight So Passengers Can Get This Otherworldly View

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.09.2016 | Travel

This is one flight delay people were actually happy about. Alaska Airlines delayed a Tuesday flight by 25 minutes so that passengers would have an ide...

Top 10 Most Cringeworthy PR Blunders Of 2015

Rich Robinson | Posted 12.28.2016 | Media
Rich Robinson

Attention all schadenfreude enthusiasts, it's time to take a look back and see who really shined in this year's public relations blunders, bloopers and boners (trademark pending).

Mother On Trial For Hitting, Pinching Toddler During Long Flight

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.03.2015 | Crime

A Honolulu mother, accused of physically and verbally assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight to Honolulu from Anchorage, Alaska, went on tri...

The One Airline Left That's Still Pretty Awesome

Map Happy | Posted 11.18.2016 | 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 reward y...

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 Collman Je...

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

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 10.08.2016 | 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.

Hopper.com | Posted 07.20.2016 | Travel
Hopper.com

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

Hopper.com | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Hopper.com

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

Hopper.com | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel
Hopper.com

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 05.13.2016 | 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 worke...

Earthly

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!

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...

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 specia...