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Alaska Airlines Reveals New Mexico Flights from San Francisco

Anticipating heavier demand to "sun and fun destinations" this year, Alaska Airlines has unveiled three new flights to Mexico from its hub in San Francisco. From December 18, the Seattle-based carrier plans to fly from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Loreto and Mazaltán to San Francisco, weekly on Saturdays. Origin Destination Departure Time Arrival Time San Francisco Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo 8:00 A.M. 2:15 P.M. Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo San Francisco 5:25 P.M. 8:11 P.M. San Francisco Loreto 12:00 P.M. 3:40 P.M. Loreto San Francisco 4:50 P.M.  6:45 P.M. San…

Deep Dive: The Shortest Routes of the Major US Carriers

With air travel picking back up around the globe, Singapore Airlines has resumed the longest flight in the world from the city-state of Singapore to New York City. Though unlike before the pandemic, the flight now operates into New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport rather than across the Upper…

Does Boeing’s Next ecoDemonstrator Alter The Aviation Sustainability Picture?

Boeing revealed its latest ecoDemonstrator aircraft on Thursday, June 3. In a briefing with reporters, the American manufacturing behemoth outlined a number of new projects that it plans to test with the aircraft. Boeing will retrofit an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 with a number of new technologies in order to…

U.S. Airlines Ditch Covid-Era Ticket Flexibility

The COVID-19 vaccine has breathed new life into the American airline industry. People are finally beginning to feel comfortable flying again, and carriers are seeing a significant increase in future bookings. However, the surge in bookings and potential travel boom has led many airlines to ditch Covid-era ticket flexibility and…

Alaska Air Group Announces First Quarter Results

The Alaska Air Group has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2021, and like many other U.S. airlines, is eyeing a return to profitability later in 2021. The Seattle-based carrier reported a net loss of $131 million following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or GAAP. While the airline’s…

Alaska Airlines Reveals Four New Routes

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted countless stay-at-home orders, forcing many businesses to have their employees work virtually from home. Fortunately,  a sense of excitement and adventure came for leisure travel during a time when it is necessary, as Alaska Airlines - an airline who continuously hopped on to the expansion of…

Cayman Airways Set to Resume 737 MAX Flights

On Tuesday, Cayman Airways announced the un-grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) rescinded the airspace restriction for the jet. The CAACI joins the United States, Canada, the European Union, Brazil and the United Kingdom in re-certifying the plane.…

Alaska Airlines Announces 2020 Financial Results, Receives First 737 MAX

Just two days after taking delivery of their first Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft, the Alaska Air Group has announced their fourth quarter and full year earnings for 2020. Like other airlines in the United States around the globe, Alaska felt the impacts of COVID-19, posting losses both quarterly and annually. …

Boeing 737 MAX to Receive Final Flight Clearance from the…

On Tuesday, Reuters reported that the Boeing 737 MAX will receive its final clearance to continue operation in Europe next week. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the last major safety regulator to approve the jet after two fatal crashes grounded it in March 2019. The Federal Aviation…

Airlines Reveal How Many People Are On Their No-Fly Lists

From anti-maskers to Capitol rioters, airline "no-fly" lists have been growing over the past year. Since March 2020, airlines have banned over 2,700 people from flying on their aircraft due to noncompliance with mask mandates, and the insurrection at the Capitol has barred dozens more. In an attempt to keep…