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Delta to Alaska, Virgin America, & Frontier: Quit Complaining, We Paid Our Dues in NYC

Last month, Alaska, Allegiant, Frontier, Spirit, and Virgin America wrote to the US Transportation Secretary and the Federal Aviation Administration administrator to urge the regulators to update the slot management program at NYC’s EWR, JFK, and LGA airports. Delta’s executive vice president / chief legal officer has now responded, claiming that the airline worked (and paid)…

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Delta Says Size Matters in Seattle – Expands with One of the Largest Sky Clubs, Alaska to Open 3rd Lounge

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Does size matter? Delta thinks so. Alaska will still have more, but Delta will have the largest Seattle lounge in a plan revealed last week. The airline says that they intend to open a new Sky Club in Seattle at the end of 2016. The lounge will be a very large 21,000 square feet and rank…

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Easy to Get $50 Flight Discount for Alaska Airlines Visa Cardholders [Targeted]

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Bank of America is sending out targeted offers for a $50 flight discount to their Alaska Airlines Visa Signature cardholders. In order to receive said discount you must activate the offer by clicking on the corresponding activation link included in the offer email and then spend $250 or more with your Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit…

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From Terrible to Mediocre – Airlines Improve On-Time Record

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Apparently, 78% of flights on the leading airlines arrived “on time” in July – up 3% from June, with Hawaiian, Delta and Alaska topping the charts, and Spirit and Frontier bringing up the rear.  78% seems pretty high, since you constantly hear about people complaining about flight delays, missed connections, etc. Of course, the big…

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Alaska Board Room Members get AA Admirals Club Access as AA/AS Get Closer

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Alaska is cozying up to American Airlines as their relationship with Delta becomes more and more strained.  Beginning August 15th, Alaska Board Room members will have access to American Admirals Clubs. Alaska also mentioned that they “are working to expand their codeshare agreement even further later this year.”  Check out the full details at The Dallas Morning News.

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Alaska Increases Passenger Count at SEA Despite Delta Competition

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Last Thursday, Alaska Airlines reported that its passenger count was up +9.7% for the first half of 2015…not a huge surprise given the numerous destinations and frequencies the airline has added as it continues to battle with Delta. What was more interesting is that Alaska’s load factor was only down -1.6% to 84.6%, indicating only a few more…

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Breaking: Worker Stuck in Cargo Hold, Alaska Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Seattle

Alaska Airlines Flight 448 from Seattle to Los Angeles returned to Seattle Airport and made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff, after passengers reported they heard loud banging from “under the plane.” The banging was found to be from a ramp agent, who was stuck in the cargo hold. The pilot made a request for…

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AA Buys Alaska, Korean Leaves SkyTeam, Joins Oneworld, DL & AS Break-Up in this Crazy Scenario

Hunter Keay of Wolfe Research offered a very interesting scenario today in which Korean breaks up with Delta and SkyTeam, AA then pursues a 3-way joint venture with JAL and Korean, DL and Alaska break-up, and then eventually AA makes a play for Alaska Airlines. It’s fun to play what-if, but even as the analyst admits, the…

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