Travel Advisories

Northeast Winter Storm

Winter weather may affect flights to and from Baltimore, Boston, Newark, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. - Reagan National. We will continue to closely monitor the weather and are offering the following waiver if you prefer to postpone or cancel your plans:

Event Travel To/From Tickets Purchased On/Before Original Travel Dates Exception Policy
Northeast Winter Storm Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Newark (EWR), Philadelphia (PHL), and Washington, D.C. - Reagan National (DCA). January 25, 2015. January 26-27, 2015. We will waive the change fees and the difference in the price of your ticket, if your new travel is booked in the same cabin and completed on or before February 1, 2015. You may also request a refund if you have chosen not to travel at all. Refunds must be requested by February 1, 2015.

Additional Information

  • Passengers with tickets scheduled for travel on the affected dates may request a full refund with no fee.
  • Unaccompanied Minors will be accepted on flights from the above cities, but will not be accepted travel to them.
  • Pets shipped via Alaska Air Cargo will not be accepted.
  • Pets traveling with their passenger will be accepted.
  • Hotel/Food/Ground Transportation amenities will not be provided by Alaska Airlines.

What to Do

As always, we advise you to check your flight status before departure. If your flight has been affected, you may rebook your flight, apply for a refund or call Alaska Airlines Reservations at 1-800-252-7522 (if calling from within Mexico, call 001-800-252-7522).

Sign up for Trip Alerts or Flight Status Alerts and we'll notify you of any last minute delays, cancellations, or gate changes on your flights by email or text message.

Regional Advisories

San Francisco (SFO) Airport Terminal Change: Alaska Airlines has relocated to the International Terminal, Boarding Area A while Terminal 1 is remodeled. All flights, both domestic and international, will board out of concourse A. Alaska is relocating to make way for a complete rebuild of Boarding Area B and a new 24-gate facility planned for 2020. Once open, Alaska will move back into the remodeled terminal.

Travel from Canada: Passengers are experiencing longer than normal wait times at security checkpoints when departing from Canada. We recommend the following to help expedite the process through security lines and US Border Protection in Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), and Vancouver (YVR).

  • Arrive at the airport for check-in at least 2 hours prior to scheduled departure at Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), and Vancouver (YVR) airports.
  • Make sure you have your boarding pass and passport ready to present for verification at the security checkpoint and US Customs.
  • Know what items are prohibited to take through the checkpoint, you can check prohibited items at
  • Please visit our preferred provider, TravelDoc, to determine the documentation and visa requirements of your chosen destination.

Summer Pet Travel: For the safety and comfort of your pet, Alaska Airlines may limit or embargo pet travel during extreme heat. Please check our Travel with Pets page for current pet embargoes.