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…

Alaska Airlines Launches Flights to Miami

Alaska Airlines plans to grow its Seattle hub network by adding its 100th destination from the airport: Miami, Florida. The route marks the carrier's farthest in the continental United States, entering its partner American Airlines' hub after a 10-year absence, while maintaining its portfolio from its second South Floridian gateway,…

Trip Report – Alaska Airline’s Milk Run Flight 65

Alaska Airlines Milk Run is an AvGeek dream trip, it's a multi-stop journey along Alaska's southeast panhandle, flying between mountain passes onboard a Boeing 737-700. Along with United's Micronesian Island Hopper, this trip is usually at the top of any AvGeek's bucket list. The airline operates six Milk Run flights…

Alaska Airlines Expands Existing Codeshare with British Airways 

Alaska Airlines announced in a press release that it has enhanced its codeshare agreement with major European carrier and fellow oneworld alliance member British Airways. Tuesday’s announcement strengthens the carrier's long standing relationship by adding 16 additional markets. As the industry moves towards normalcy again and the airlines continue to…