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.
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.
1/2/2013 5:25 p.m. (PT)
A German shepherd mix named Thor is smiling today, and that is a very big deal since it's the first time he's been able to open his mouth in at least six months. Thor, who hails from Fairbanks, Alaska, won the hearts of many Alaska Airlines employees and scores of other fans after he traveled last week on an a flight from Fairbanks to Sacramento, Calif., for some much-needed oral surgery.
Plane of plenty
12/21/2012 8:24 a.m. (PT)
Generous employees across the Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air network turned out in force to fill the equivalent of more than nine cargo airplanes for another record-breaking ''Pack the Plane'' food drive this year.
Proud to Serve
11/9/2012 11:07 a.m. (PT)
In the days leading up to Veteran's Day, Horizon Air Captain Lawrence Pavlinovic has a number of people to thank, gratitude to express and wisdom to pass along to his two sons. Born to immigrant parents, Pavlinovic not only understands the concept of freedom, he fights for it, and works for a company that generously supports his efforts.
8/15/2012 2:50 p.m. (PT)
When Arlene Horan heard about newborn babies born in poverty somewhere in Africa, being sent home wrapped in newspapers for warmth instead of clothing, the Alaska Airlines accounting specialist began recruiting colleagues and friends who could crochet or knit.