Taking a Ride Onboard the World’s First Revenue A321neo Flight

The morning of a much-anticipated trip is always the best. Anticipation is at its zenith, excitement is at full throttle, and all an avgeek like myself can do is countdown the minutes until it is time to leave for the airport. Of course, this morning was the whole reason I…

Alaska Airlines to Keep Virgin America Gates at Dallas Love…

Last week, Alaska Airlines confirmed that it plans to continue the operation of flights out of Dallas Love Field after its acquisition of Virgin America last year. As a part of the purchase, Alaska inherited Virgin America's two gates at the urban airport. Due to the Wright Amendment, Love Field…

Delta and Alaska Airlines Slated to End Partnership in 2017

Following Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Virgin America, Delta has announced that their partnership with the Seattle-based carrier will come to an end by May 2017. In a press release, the airline stated that this decision is a positive milestone for both airlines with Alaska's focus on the merger and Delta's…

Marking a Milestone: Alaska Airlines Finalizes Acquisition of Virgin America…

Alaska Air Group closed its acquisition of Virgin America Wednesday with an acknowledgment that the two airlines are very different and a pledge to become the west coast's premier carrier. “There’s no threat to Alaska today, but if we want to be here decades from now, we think we need…

Alaska Announces Specifics on New Premium Class

Alaska Airlines announced more details on their new Premium Class Thursday, which includes four inches of extra legroom, a free snack and drink, and early boarding. The product, akin to American's Main Cabin Extra or Delta's Comfort+, was announced in December 2015 at Delta's investor conference. The airline said on…

PHOTOS: Alaska Airlines Reveals New “Honoring Those Who Serve” Livery

Seattle-based Alaska Air debuted its newest special livery Wednesday with a 737-900ER called “Honoring Those Who Serve." The aircraft serves as a tribute to the men and women of the United States armed forces and their families. Many U.S. carriers not only provide travel for everyday civilians but also to…

Alaska Airlines Adds Service from Newark

Alaska Airlines announced today it will increase its presence in the New York City region with additional service to Newark's Liberty International Airport. The airline currently serves Newark with two daily flights from Seattle and will add a third in Spring or 2017. "We thank the Federal Aviation Administration, and…

Alaska Unveils New Look

On Monday, Alaska Airlines revealed a major overhaul to its brand, which has remained largely unchanged for almost 25 years. The new look features a revised Alaska word-mark and an updated rendition of the classic Eskimo on the tail of the aircraft. Alaska’s iconic Eskimo was first introduced in 1972…

How Is It Possible to Land An Airliner on a…

An Alaska Airlines 737 landed on a taxiway at Seattle's SeaTac Airport on December 19th at about 8:30 in the morning. While it is not unknown for this sort of thing to happen, it is thankfully rare but also exceedingly dangerous. Luckily for this crew and their passengers, the taxiway…