For the last four years Alaska Airlines Board Rooms have featured pancake printing machines. Imagine an office printer but instead of paper, you get fluffy, delicious pancakes. I’ve never had access to one of the Board Rooms before, but a very delayed flight to EWR this week changed all that when a pass was thrown my… Read full article

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24/7 Wall Street‘s / Yahoo‘s “10 brands that will disappear in 2015” actually lists Alaska Airlines as a potential company that might not be around after 2015…what hogwash! Alaska management has said multiple times that they are not interested in selling the company nor do they need to in order to effectively compete. The article doesn’t… Read full article

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Could someone please tell me how an Alaska Airlines flight between Salt Lake City and San Jose, Ca. is going to make money? Because I can’t see it. In fact, if you believe in that flight, don’t read this column, where the assumption is that the flight is ridiculous. Forbes contributor Ted Reed outlines why… Read full article

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This is part four of a fifteen part trip report from my travels to the Maldives and Dubai. This picture report covers the second part of an Emirates A380 w/ shower spa trip report from LAX – Dubai (DXB). There were so many amenities on the flight besides the shower that I need two posts… Read full article

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Delta announced this morning even more new flights from their growing “global gateway” in Seattle. The new flights begin Dec. 20, 2014 and will include some interesting Saturday only flights: Five daily flights to Phoenix One daily seasonal flight to Palm Springs, Calif. Saturday seasonal service to Tucson, Ariz. Saturday seasonal service to Jackson Hole,… Read full article

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This is part three of a fifteen part trip report from my travels to the Maldives and Dubai. This picture report covers the first part of an Emirates A380 w/ shower spa trip report from LAX – Dubai (DXB). There were so many amenities on the flight besides the shower that I need two posts… Read full article

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On Tuesday, Delta applied for another new route from Seattle, one that of course is already served by Alaska Airlines. The new route application is for direct service from Seattle (SEA) to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico (SJD). However, this shouldn’t be much competition for Delta’s frenemy as the plan is to offer seasonal, Saturday-only service… Read full article

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Something is potentially going on between Alaska and American Airlines but Alaska executives won’t say exactly what it is. During Alaska’s earnings call on Thursday, Andrew Harrison, vice president of planning and revenue management, said the two airlines are talking, which isn’t surprising given that Delta is engaged in an effort to bulk up its flying into Alaska’s Seattle hub and plans… Read full article

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On December 20th, Alaska Airlines announced additional expansion plans at Delta’s Salt Lake City (SLC) hub, the latest in a tit-for-tat route expansion (though a lot more additions are coming from DL).  Alaska announced these new routes just days after Delta shared it latest in a series of route expansion plans from Seattle. Alaska Airlines said… Read full article

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This is getting sort of crazy, it seems like there’s a new Delta announcement out of Seattle on a weekly basis announcing new flights on routes already served by Alaska Airlines. Here’s the latest press release from this morning: Delta Air Lines will add new daily nonstop flights to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from San Jose… Read full article

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Talk about waiting until the last minute…but I always say you find the best seats when you are extremely flexible and can hold out as long as possible. I have reservations at the Conrad Hilton in the Maldives starting next week that were booked just prior to the HHonors devaluation at the amazing rate of… Read full article

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