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Accessible Travel Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Assistance

We are pleased to offer assistance for our travelers who are deaf or hard of hearing.

It is often difficult for us to identify travelers who may have difficulty hearing instructions. To help us make your flight as safe and enjoyable as possible, please self-identify at both the gate and once onboard. This will allow us to provide you with the best customer service, both on the ground and in the air. Once informed, we will gladly work with you to establish the best form of communication.

To help us offer you the best travel experience please:

  • Make reservations as early as possible. You can request services online or by phone.
  • Arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure when requesting these services.
  • Let us know of any special requirements – at check-in, in the boarding area, and on the aircraft.
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Additional Deaf and Hard of Hearing Assistance

In addition to this information page, and the ability to request deaf and hard of hearing assistance online, you can call Alaska Airlines Reservations at 1-800-252-7522 (TTY: Dial 711 for Relay Services) . Our agents can assist with making reservations, adding service requests to a reservation, and answering questions concerning your trip.

There are also TTY phones located throughout most airports.

Family Member Airport Escort

If you prefer to have a family member escort you to and from your departure/arrival gate, please remember the following policies:

  • One or two adults, plus any children under age 13, will be allowed through the security checkpoint.
  • Each non-traveling person must obtain a Security Pass from the ticket counter in order to be allowed access through the security checkpoint.
  • Due to additional airport security, persons should allow up to two hours to obtain a Security Pass.
  • Security Passes may not be available when traveling to/from Canada and Mexico due to customs and immigration requirements or for evening arrivals after the airport's Security Checkpoint has closed.

Please note: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has the authority to suspend issuance of Security Passes to non-traveling persons at any time.