The Most Punctual North American Airlines in 2022

For the second year in a row, Delta Air Lines been deemed North America’s most punctual airline by aviation analytics firm Cirium. The company publishes an annual On-Time Performance Review, in which it measures on-time performance for airlines and airports. In North America, the firm tracked more than five million…

Alaska Airlines Sees Strong Third Quarter Results

On Thursday, Alaska Airlines released its results for the third quarter ending Sept.30 of this year. The announcement comes with positive feedback, as the company showed great recovery from its last two years — a difficult time for the entire aviation industry. The Seattle-based carrier set an airline record in…

U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Airline Customer Service Commitments Dashboard

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released a new dashboard to advise airline passengers of the policies airlines have in place as a result of flight disruptions from circumstances within the airline’s control. Two weeks ago, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had written to the chief executives of U.S. airlines…

Alaska Airlines Announces Launch of Electronic Bag Tag Program

On Wednesday Alaska Airlines announced the launch of their new electronic bag tag program – the first amongst U.S. carriers. The digital tags are designed to replace the current paper tags and will ultimately allow customers to get through the check-in process quicker. The electronic bag tag will allow guests…

Cape Air Unveils Pride Plane

Massachusetts-based Cape Air has unveiled a pride-themed aircraft. First reported by local news website CapeCode.com, the airline has decided to make a livery that will "recognize Cape Air's commitment to equality". The livery is on one of the airlines' many 8-9 seat Cessna 402 aircraft they operate, which carries the…

Alaska Airlines Points to Staffing Shortages As Carrier Pares Back…

Alaska Airlines’ summer scheduling woes continued as the airline was forced to cancel additional flights due to poor planning and staffing shortages. “Of the 1,200 flights that we operate every day, we’ve been canceling about 50 of them, roughly 4%," Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Miniucci wrote in a message to…

Alaska Airlines Reports First Quarter Loss of $143 Million, Sees…

On Thursday, Alaska Airlines released its first quarter earnings for 2022, posting a net loss of $143 million for the quarter ending March 31.  The Seattle-based carrier reported a loss of  $1.14 per share, compared to a net loss of $131 million, or $1.05 per share in the first quarter…

Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air Launch Ascend Pilot Academy

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air — the Seattle-based carrier's regional partner — have teamed up to launch their Ascend Pilot Academy (APA), aimed towards providing pilots with a simple, more affordable path to becoming commercial pilots. Participants in the program will eventually land themselves in the right seat at Horizon…

Trip Report – Alaska Airlines Milk Run Flight 61

The Alaska Airlines Milk Run: A must on any avgeek's bucket list. The route consists of many different variations from the same nine cities. My previous day had me on flight AS65 in a total of five different cities within six hours: Seattle, Wash. in addition to Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg…