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Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Inflight Entertainment through March, Introduces New Microsoft-Powered Tablets
1/27/2015 5:08 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines today announced it will continue to offer free premium inflight entertainment directly to customers' personal electronic devices for two more months, in addition to the more than 100 titles of free content that are available all the time, to all passengers, as part of the new Alaska Beyond? experience.

Alaska Airlines names Sangita Woerner Vice President of Marketing
1/27/2015 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Sangita Woerner has joined Alaska Airlines as vice president of marketing, overseeing the company's strategic marketing, advertising and branding programs.

Alaska Airlines Once Again Named North America's Most On-Time Airline
1/26/2015 10:26 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines has been named the No. 1 on-time major North American carrier for the fifth year in a row.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Employees Receive About Five Weeks Annual Pay in Bonuses
1/26/2015 5:07 a.m. (PT)
Employees at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are receiving annual bonuses today of more than 9 percent of their annual pay, or more than five weeks' pay for most workers.

Alaska Air Group Reports Record Adjusted Fourth Quarter 2014 and Full-Year Results and Raises Dividend 60%
1/22/2015 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported fourth quarter 2014 GAAP net income of $148 million, or $1.11 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $78 million, or $0.56 per diluted share in 2013.

Alaska Airlines Launches Special 'Russell Wilson's Fan Flight II' to Phoenix Sweepstakes
1/19/2015 5:35 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines is giving its Mileage Plan members a chance to fly from Seattle to Phoenix on a special charter to cheer on its Chief Football Officer, Russell Wilson, when his team plays in the big game on Feb. 1.

Play the slots, then shred some powder: Alaska Airlines Begins Service Between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes
1/15/2015 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines inaugurates new seasonal service between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California, today, giving locals and visitors alike an opportunity to enjoy the nightlife of Vegas and ski fresh powder during the winter season.

Alaska Airlines Foundation Makes $30,000 Investment in Hawaii's Youths
1/13/2015 7:57 a.m. (PT)
The Alaska Airlines Foundation gave $30,000 in grants to three Hawaii non-profits whose efforts benefit Hawaii's youth and educational programs and services.

Alaska Airlines names John Kirby Vice President of Capacity Planning
1/12/2015 11:28 a.m. (PT)
John Kirby today joins Alaska Airlines as vice president of capacity planning, overseeing Alaska Air Group's mainline and regional networks and its scheduling and schedule distribution team.

Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
1/7/2015 11:15 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Kendall's gift: Fairbanks, Alaska girl spreads cheer to sick kids in Seattle
12/22/2014 10:14 a.m. (PT)
Sometimes big things do come in small packages. And sometimes, even bigger things come when inspired by the season of giving and a simple idea.

Fantasy Flight makes magic for underprivileged kids
12/19/2014 9:01 a.m. (PT)
The skies were clear and the sun was setting Saturday as Alaska Airlines flight 1225 took off, fueled by a force more powerful than jet fuel. The magic of 64 children and Santa's elves helped propel the Boeing 737 on its annual pilgrimage from Spokane International Airport to the ''North Pole.''

Reborn as carry-on bags, recycled airplane seat leather will continue to fly
12/11/2014 10:15 a.m. (PT)
Reclaimed leather from replaced airplane seats will fly again as carry-on bags, thanks to a collaboration between Alaska Airlines and an innovative design team.

In Barrow, Alaska, the country's northernmost game of prep football
10/17/2014 1:11 p.m. (PT)
On a sunny September day 330 miles above the Arctic Circle, 22 high schoolers play what is arguably the country's most extreme game of football.

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.