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Hero flight crew thwarted pilot attempting to crash plane

Alaska Airlines

PORTLAND, Oregon, October 23, 2023—An off-duty airplane pilot onboard Alaska Airlines flight 2059, leaving Everett’s Seattle Paine Field International Airport (PAE) for San Francisco, is facing 167 charges after attempting to disrupt the plane’s engines Sunday evening forcing an emergency landing in Portland. The off-duty pilot, identified as 44-year-old Joseph D. Emerson, was taken into […]

Alaska Airlines offering nonstop flights from Seattle to Bahamas

Alaska Airlines bahamas

SEATTLE, Wash., June 28, 2023—Alaska Airlines now offering first-ever flights to the Bahamas with nonstops from Seattle to begin flying in mid-December of 2023. For a limited time, introductory fares for flights between Seattle and Nassau start at $199 one-way. Tickets are available for purchase now at alaskaair.com. The convenient morning departures from Seattle allow travelers […]

Alaska Airlines becomes first major US airline to ban emotional support animals

Alaska Airlines

By Alaska Airlines | Press Release SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 29, 2020 — Following recent changes to U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rules, Alaska Airlines will no longer accept emotional support animals on its flights. Effective Jan. 11, 2021, Alaska will only transport service dogs, which are specially trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a […]

Alaska Airlines boosts 737 MAX orders to 120 Jets

‘Transformative’ agreement gives leading U.S. airline scale and flexibility to grow as traffic returns Alaska says new order is a move toward a more efficient, all-Boeing mainline fleet SEATTLE, Dec. 22, 2020 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Alaska Airlines announced that the carrier is buying 23 more 737-9 airplanes, building on its original order and an […]

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