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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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Alaska Airlines – “We’re Not Paying for Delta’s New Seattle Terminal”


Today, Alaska Airlines told Seattle (SEA) airport officials that they do not want their passengers paying for an international terminal expansion that will mostly benefit Delta. The terminal expansion costs recently skyrocketed from $300 million to over $600 million. Alaska’s senior VP of external relations had this to say about the meeting with the Port…

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Alaska Disappearing in 2015? Delta CEO – “No Drama. Just Business”

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…

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