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On Board Safety & Comfort

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Alaska Airlines have set the following rules and regulations to assure your safety and comfort:

Our Seats
Preferred Plus Seats
More Overhead Room
Power in Every Seat
Our Seats
Carry-on Baggage
Infants and Children
General Advisories
Medical Conditions
Mobile Phones
Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs)

Our Seats

We’ve commissioned custom-designed Recaro leather seats, designed to offer you more legroom without compromising comfort or recline. Our goal is to drive the airline industry forward, by showing that more seat space is something that can be available to every traveler. Our new seats not only makes your trip better, they save fuel. That means more comfort, lower fuel cost, and cleaner skies.

Our seats are 17 inches in Coach Class and 21 inches in First Class. For your comfort, and the comfort of those around you, we have a published policy for purchasing a second seat. Visit our Customers of Size section for more information.

Preferred Plus Seats

Now, on select flights, we’re offering you a new special seating option. Preferred Plus seats are the very best that our main cabin offers. With more legroom, easy seat access, and a free drink, these seats are a better value than anything you’ll find at 35,000 feet.

All you have to do is look for the option to upgrade when you check-in online, at a kiosk, on our app, or in person with an Alaska Customer Service Agent. We’ll show you when a Preferred Plus seat becomes available, then it’s up to you to select it during your check-in.

More Overhead Room

We know that so much of flying in comfort comes from having enough space, and some of that space is for your bag. It’s with that in mind that we are the first airline to receive Boeing’s new Space Bins. These redesigned overhead compartments increase our cabin storage space by 48% and make our cabins feel more spacious.

Power in Every Seat

At Alaska, we know that you want to keep your life going while you’re traveling. Whether you are watching a great show, keeping up with work email, or just updating your status there’s one thing that you’ll need, power. Now, we have power outlets and USB in every seatback, on every flight. Stay connected with the world below you and arrive empowered.

Carry-on Baggage

All carry-on baggage, laptop computers and electronic devices must be stowed under a seat or in an enclosed overhead bin upon boarding and prior to landing, as directed.

For a list of carry-on baggage information, including items prohibited from your carry-on bag, visit our Carry-on Baggage section for more information.

Infants and Children

For customers traveling with lap infants under the age of two, please visit our Traveling with Infants and Toddlers section for information about infant fares and additional carry-on allowances.

Child car seats must bear the FAA approved sticker.

General Advisories

Customers are requested to use the lavatory in their assigned cabins and are required to do so on inbound international flights; exceptions may be made for customers with special needs.

Alcohol may not be consumed onboard an aircraft unless it has been provided by a flight attendant. No alcohol may be served to any person who appears to be intoxicated, or who is under 21 years of age.

Firearms are not permitted in the cabin of any Alaska Airlines flight. Visit our Transporting Firearms section for more information.

Smoking, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and the use of electronic smoking devices are not permitted on any Alaska Airlines flight.

Due to health concerns, Alaska Airlines no longer offers on-board blankets and pillows on our flights. We encourage passengers to bring their own travel sized pillows and blankets, provided they fit into your normal carry-on luggage.

Alaska Airlines prohibits the use of items that do not meet FAA Regulations or Company regulations. This includes:

  • Seat-belt extensions not provided by Alaska Airlines
  • Devices that restrict the recline of seats
  • Self-heating meals or beverages
  • Personal air purifying devices
  • Air filters placed on overhead vents

Medical Conditions

Customers may only use supplemental medical oxygen provided by Alaska Airlines. Visit our Oxygen and Medical Assistance section for more information.

We realize some of our customers may have allergies to peanuts. Please visit our Peanut Allergy section for more information to ensure your comfort and safety.


Pets must remain in a closed pet carrier for entire flight. Carrier must be stowed for taxi, takeoff and landing. Visit our Traveling with Pets section for more information about traveling with a pet in the cabin.

Mobile Phone

Mobile phone calls may only take place while the boarding door is open at the departure city, and while taxiing to the gate upon arrival. At all other times, it must be turned off, or placed in airplane/game mode to use as a small personal electronic device.

Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs)

We recommend traveling with an ample supply of fully charged batteries to account for flight and connection time, plus 3 extra hours of battery life to cover any unforseen delays. Your aircraft may not have available or adequate in-seat electrical power for your device. Additionally, when using a ventilator or respirator, you should travel with backup manually-operated supplies in case of failure of your electronic equipment en-route. We do not carry such equipment on-board our aircraft.

Small Devices

Customers may use small PEDs during all phases of the flight (gate-to-gate) provided it is in 'airplane/game' mode unless the Captain directs the devices to be off.

The following electronic items are considered small PED’s and are always permitted onboard our aircraft, may be held in a passenger's hand, in a belt or arm holster, in a pocket on their person, or the seat pocket, and are acceptable for use at all times, including take-off and landing. Headphones must be worn when using electronic devices with external speakers.

  • Mobile phones set to airplane/game mode*
  • Portable voice recorders
  • Electric shavers
  • Cameras
  • Global Positioning Device (GPS)
  • Hand-held electronic games/virtual pets*
  • Small tablet/laptop computers and electronic books (less than 11 inch screen size)*
  • CD, MP3, tape and DVD players*
  • Noise cancelling/reduction headsets*
  • Short-range Bluetooth accessories (e.g., wireless mouse/keyboard)*
  • Cochlear implants
  • Electric watches
  • Hearing aids
  • Heart pacemakers
  • Devices that may be held in a passenger's hand, in a belt or arm holster, in a pocket on their person or in the seat pocket (including ventilators, respirators and CPAPs)

*Due to foreign government regulations, small electronic devices and short-range Bluetooth accessories (e.g., wireless mouse/keyboard) are prohibited from use below 10,000 ft, and must be turned off and stowed on descent into and on takeoff from Mexico.

Other Devices

Devices not specifically listed above as an acceptable small PED must be stowed during take-off and landing and may only be used when your aircraft is parked at the gate and when the aircraft reaches 10,000 feet. Headphones must be worn when using electronic devices with external speakers.

Prohibited Devices

The following electronic items are prohibited from use after aircraft door closure, must remain stowed for take-off and landing, and may not be used until the aircraft door opens at destination:

  • Radios - AM, FM, VHF, CB
  • Televisions
  • Hand-held computers or electronic devices receiving a non-wifi signal
  • Handheld game consoles using non-bluetooth communications