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The Case for Flying Alaska Airlines

Over the next several weeks, AirlineGeeks staff writers will be completing a series focused on each of the major airlines based in the United States. We will take a closer look into the airline’s history, as well as where the airline stands today in proportion to its competition, and how it will attempt to differentiate itself moving forward in the 21st century. History When Linious McGee founded McGee Airways in 1932, he probably never expected it to get to the…

Alaska Airlines Increases Overhead Storage Using New Bins

On October 9th, Alaska Airlines proudly announced that that are the first airline to feature Boeing's new overhead Space Bins throughout the cabin on many of their present and future airplanes. The redesigned bins will increase the storage space by almost 50 percent. According to Alaska, they will take delivery…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Wien Air Alaska

Wien Air Alaska was originally formed by Noel and Ralph Wien who started by ordering a single Fokker F-III plane in 1921 as a way to teach themselves how to fly. After learning how to fly, Noel and Ralph started taking requests from local customers for help if they needed…

Alaska Airlines To Link Boise and Spokane

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Seattle-based, Alaska Airlines, announced a new route, not out of Seattle, but out of Boise, Idaho. The new route will link Spokane, Washington with Boise. The route is scheduled to begin service on August 24, 2015 with tickets currently on sale for $69 one way.…

Photos: Alaska Shows Off a Refreshed Look

Earlier this week, an Alaska Airlines employee posted a photo of what appeared to be a 737 with a refreshed livery on Instagram. Today, the airline itself posted photos of the aircraft, N549AS, with the refreshed livery on their Facebook page. With the exception of the winglets, the refreshed livery's…

SeaTac Airport: The Gateway to Northwestern Washington

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the main international airport for most of Western Wash.. It is officially located in Seattle, but is essentially 15 miles south of downtown. For the year of 2013, SEA was the 15th busiest airport in the United States in terms of passengers flown. For the…