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Alaska Airlines + Virgin America Merger Officially Closes, Reciprocal Earning Starts Next Week

A rendering of the special "More to Love" commemorative livery for the Alaska Airlines + Virgin America merger.

It’s been a few months since the initial announcement in April, and there were a few bumps on the road, but the merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America is finally closing. As of today, Virgin America is officially a part of Alaska Airlines Group. Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Merger Officially Closes The merger means…

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Complete Guide to Redeeming Alaska Miles on JAL

Alaska published their award chart for Japan Airlines (JAL) yesterday, so I figure there’s no better time to cover some of the basics. I’ll include the ways you can earn Alaska Airlines miles, discuss Alaska’s routing rules and some (surprising) sweet spots, and cover the destinations served by JAL. You can book Japan Airlines flights using Alaska miles online, which…

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Now Live: Use Alaska Miles on Japan Airlines Flights

Japan Airlines First Class Caviar Service

It’s no secret that I consider Alaska miles to be just about the most valuable airline currency out there. Alaska has a good number of high quality partners, like Emirates, Korean Air, and Cathay Pacific. They have flexible routing rules (like routing from the US to Europe via Dubai), and allow a stopover even on one-way flights.…

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Alaska Airlines Removed Passenger for Catcalling Flight Attendant

Alaska Airlines aircraft in the new livery

A passenger was asked to deplane an Alaska Airlines flight in Seattle today, after catcalling a flight attendant during the safety demonstration. Passenger Amber Nelson first wrote about the incident on her personal Facebook page. During the demonstration, a man called out “ooh, sexy!” when a female flight attendant was demonstrating how to use the…

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Court Rejected Flight Attendants’ Claims that Uniforms Cause Hives

An Alaska Airlines flight attendant in the Twin Hill-manufactured uniform

In 2011, Alaska Airlines rolled out new uniforms made by Twin Hill. Shortly after, 10% of Alaska Airlines’ flight attendants reported itching, hives, rashes, hair loss, and other health reactions to the uniform. Later in 2012, flight attendants filed a class action lawsuit against Twin Hill, for including a dye, Disperse Orange 37/76, in the…

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Alaska/Virgin Delay Merger, DOJ Needs More Time + AS to Slash Virgin Mgmt Jobs

Alaska Air Group said yesterday that it will delay its merger with Virgin America, originally scheduled for September 30th, in order to allow the US DOJ additional time to review the deal. Alaska met last week with the antitrust division chief to discuss competitive concerns, though the airlines contend that their routes are mostly complementary.…

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Alaska MileagePlan Sale – Up to 50% Bonus!

Alaska Airlines doesn’t belong to any alliance, but they have a variety of partners where you can earn or redeem MileagePlan miles with. Their partners often have aspirational products, like Cathay Pacific First Class and Emirates First Class. Other than these two, Alaska also partners with AeroMexico, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, FIJI Airways, Hainan Airlines, Japan…

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