Accessible Travel Services

Other Services and Information


Please note that we do not provide medical services or administration of medication. However, we will provide service to help safely transport medication.

  • Medication should always remain with the traveler in carry-on baggage; never in checked baggage.
  • Our aircraft are not equipped with refrigerators, so please plan accordingly.
  • Concerns about transporting medication or medical supplies through a security checkpoint can be verified using the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) standardized security screening procedures at the TSA Web site.
  • To prevent interference with the deployment of the onboard emergency oxygen masks, intravenous devices may not be suspended from the aircraft.
  • For travelers being transported via stretcher, some aircraft are equipped with an IV clip that can be used once the aircraft has reached cruising altitude.
  • The IV clip cannot be used during take-off and landing.

FAA regulations prohibit the use of a customer's personal oxygen equipment during flight unless it falls under the Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) guidelines above.

Peanut Allergies

Some first class meals and meals for purchase in the main cabin may contain nuts. Additionally, we cannot prevent customers from bringing peanuts or products containing nuts onboard our flights. Therefore, Alaska Airlines is unable to guarantee a nut- or allergen-free flight. Attempting to do this would create a false sense of security for passengers with severe allergies. We encourage customers who are allergic to nuts to bring their own food items for travel and consult with their doctor regarding the safety of air travel.


Alaska Airlines does not currently fly to any countries that require airlines to treat the passenger cabin with insecticides but we recognize that you may be connecting on us to one of our many partners internationally that do fly to these countries. If you would like more information, please refer to the Department of Transportation website that has more information on this topic and what airlines and countries require the use of insecticides.

Customers Who Do Not Speak English

Alaska Airlines does not offer translation services. However, we do provide escort assistance to individuals who need help to and from the aircraft and transport between gates.

Seating Accommodations

We offer specific seating accommodations for customers with certain types of disabilities. Customers who are entitled to special seating include:

  • Travelers who use an aisle chair to board the aircraft
  • Travelers who cannot readily transfer over a fixed aisle armrest
  • A person traveling with a safety assistant who will be assisting that individual during the flight
  • A person traveling with a service animal
  • A traveler with a fused or immobilized leg
  • A traveler using a Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC)

Safety Assistant

A ticketed safety assistant is required under the following circumstances:

  • The customer is unable to assist in his or her own evacuation from the aircraft in the event of an emergency.
  • The customer cannot respond to crew member safety instructions.
  • The customer has both severe hearing and vision impairments and cannot establish communication with crew members that is adequate to permit understanding of the safety briefing.

If it is determined that a customer must travel with a safety assistant, but the customer is unable to provide one, Alaska Airlines may deny travel.

Please notify Reservations at least 48 hours in advance if you will be traveling with a safety assistant, so we can provide you and your safety assistant adjacent seats on the aircraft.

Alaska Airlines aircraft are subject to federal accessibility requirements for customers with disabilities. Depending on aircraft type and age, additional seats with movable aisle armrests are available beyond the specific reserved seats for disabled travelers. Please contact Reservations at 1-800-252-7522 (TTY: Dial 711 for Relay Services) for special seating accommodations.