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Alaska Airlines Grows Seattle with Daily Flights to Albuquerque
9/18/2014 6:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines started daily nonstop service between Seattle and Albuquerque, the multi-cultural metropolis of the Southwest.

Alaska Airlines Names Bryan Zidar Managing Director of Corporate Communications
9/16/2014 5:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines today named business communications professional Bryan Zidar its new managing director of corporate communications.

Emerald City meets Motown
9/4/2014 6:29 a.m. (PT)
Detroit becomes Alaska Airlines' 77th nonstop destination out of Seattle, with today's launch of daily, nonstop service.

Alaska Airlines Offers Early Boarding for Customers Wearing Russell Wilson Jersey
9/3/2014 5:50 a.m. (PT)
Customers wearing star NFL quarterback Russell Wilson's No. 3 jersey will be able to board early on Seattle-departing Alaska Airlines flights starting tomorrow.

Alaska Air Group Reports August 2014 Operational Results
9/3/2014 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

Nonstop to Baltimore: Alaska Airlines Continues Seattle Expansion
9/2/2014 6:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines launched daily round-trip service today between Seattle and Baltimore.

Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Cowen Securities Seventh Annual Global Transportation Conference
8/29/2014 8:53 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., today announced it will webcast a presentation by Brandon Pedersen, Alaska's executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer, at the Cowen Securities Seventh Annual Global Transportation Conference on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in New York.

Alaska Airlines Launches Fall Award Sale
8/26/2014 6:04 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can stretch their frequent flier miles further starting today through Oct. 31 during the airline's biggest award sale of the year.

''Play and Ski'' with new Alaska Airlines service between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes
8/18/2014 5:01 a.m. (PT)
Mammoth Lakes, California – Test your luck at the slots and then head to the slopes with new seasonal service operated by Alaska Airlines between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California.

Alaska Air Group Board of Directors Approves Quarterly Cash Dividend
8/7/2014 5:00 a.m. (PT)
The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has approved a quarterly cash dividend of 12.5 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of Aug. 19, 2014.

Champions never rest: new Russell Wilson TV commercial debuts
8/6/2014 11:22 a.m. (PT)
This is an exclusive sneak peek at the first of three brand-new Alaska Airlines TV commercials featuring Russell Wilson, shot on location in Seattle over the course of a 12-hour day. It will air on TV stations from Bellingham to Vancouver, Washington beginning Aug. 7.

Onboard cocktails: celebrate summer with a complimentary ginger sunrise
7/22/2014 10:40 a.m. (PT)
You don't have to be at cruising altitude on ''#TravelTuesday'' to enjoy a cocktail today, but if you are, Alaska Airlines is footing the bill for a complimentary ginger sunrise for each passenger 21 and older.

A machine that prints pancakes
7/21/2014 12:23 p.m. (PT)
How many breakfast chefs does it take to make 180 pancakes in an hour? None, if you have a pancake machine.

Get a grip: Flight attendant helps develop device to open minis
5/2/2014 3:59 p.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant Jennie Bartz has helped develop an innovative opener to twist the caps off mini bottles of alcohol served on airplanes.

Flying in a time capsule to honor veterans
4/11/2014 11:53 a.m. (PT)
As much as he appreciates the Bombardier Q400's sophisticated flight deck technology, Horizon Air Captain Rob Sandberg quite enjoys stepping back in time. He can often be found at the controls of World War II fighter aircraft, flying for a worthy cause close to his heart.

The lost lamb
2/11/2014 1:12 p.m. (PT)
It had been a really long day for busy mom Lynne Hillard, flying with her two young children last May from Victoria, B.C., to Los Angeles with a stop in Seattle. That's why she didn't check around her seat quite so thoroughly as she gathered the tired kids and headed for baggage claim.

Alaska Airlines hosts airliner tour for travelers who are blind or have low vision
1/3/2014 2:24 p.m. (PT)
Imagine listening to the flight attendant safety briefing with your eyes closed. You can't see the emergency exits they are pointing out. You don't know where the masks are dropping down from nor how to fit them on your face.

History lesson comes to life
8/23/2013 9:22 a.m. (PT)
From the end of 1948 to the fall of 1950, Alaska Airlines took part in the airlift of 50,000 Jews from Yemen to the newly created nation of Israel. Known as Operation Magic Carpet, Alaska Airlines employees flew in perilous conditions while helping to fulfill a Biblical prophecy that said the Yemenite Jews would return to their homeland ''on the wings of eagles.''

Up, up and away
6/11/2013 9:38 a.m. (PT)
For Joe Gockowski, senior project manager in Alaska Airlines' Maintenance & Engineering Division, Aviation Day is his way of giving back. A former Boy Scout, Gockowski credits Scouting for the direction it provided him when he was a boy.

Another milestone
2/8/2013 3:11 p.m. (PT)
Not many employees make history on their first day on the job, but that's exactly what Erin Willison did Wednesday when she became the first Alaska Airlines flight attendant to hold system seniority No. 3,000.