Travel Advisories

High winds along the West Coast

May impact travel through Friday, December 12. Customers traveling to the Bay Area, should note some flights may operate out of alternative airports. Please check flight status at alaskaair.com before heading to the airport.

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.


Los Cabos Airport Reopened, Limited Service Resumed

Updated October 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM (PT)

Alaska Airlines resumed flying one daily roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Los Cabos on October 8, 2014, following the announcement that Los Cabos International Airport had reopened. Tickets are now available for purchase online. If you had refunded your cancelled ticket, you can buy a new ticket to and from Los Cabos via Los Angeles at the same price as your original, refunded ticket. Read more about Los Cabos reopening at our blog, blog.alaskaair.com

We are committed to assisting all customers impacted by Hurricane Odile, and are offering additional time to rebook travel to another Mexico destination at another time, waiving change fees and differences in fare. Customers may also book a new trip to Los Cabos for a later date, or request a full refund. The details of these policies are as follows:

Event Travel To/From Tickets Purchased On/Before Original Travel Dates Exception Policy
Hurricane Odile Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD) September 14, 2014 September 14 - November 20, 2014 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. This applies to flights to Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Manzanillo, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Guadalajara, or Mexico City tickets must be exchanged and travel completed on or before December 20, 2014.

If you would like to rebook your trip and travel after December 20, 2014, we will waive the change fees only for travel to Los Cabos. Tickets must be exchanged and travel completed by August 1, 2015.

You may also request a refund if you have chosen not to travel at all. Refunds must be requested by August 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 not be accepted on flights to Los Cabos.
  • Pets shipped via Alaska Air Cargo will not be accepted on flights to Los Cabos.
  • 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 catsa.gc.ca/whatcanIbring.
  • 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.