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.
A VW with 'Spirit'
6/29/2012 8:32 a.m. (PT)
With more than half a century on the road, a 1960 Volkswagen Transporter truck is back in service for Alaska Airlines—40 years after it was part of the carrier's ground fleet in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Lick and learn
4/26/2012 9:55 a.m. (PT)
About 30 Alaska Airlines operations management team employees from the Bay Area literally went to the dogs recently to experience and learn the challenges of the visually impaired.
The SPAM King
4/13/2012 11:09 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines Avionics Technician Jason Munson may be the new SPAM king, but it has nothing to do with sending out unwanted emails. The SPAM he's becoming identified with is of the mystery meat, pop culture-icon variety.