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West Coast Powerhouse: Alaska Airlines To Buy Virgin America

Posted April 4, 2016 by Stephanie Gehman

Early Monday morning, Alaska Airlines announced its intention to buy Virgin America in a cash purchase totaling $2.6 billion USD.

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Hundreds of post-convention bags wait to be sent to their flights. Photo by Paul Thompson.
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Walmart’s Mass Exodus from Denver Forces Airlines to Work Together

Posted August 14, 2015 by Paul Thompson

Employees from Alaska Airlines, Delta and Southwest, along with an airport service contractor all worked together in the intense Colorado sun to sort bags and get them to the right airlines and the right flights as they came off the trucks. I even overheard someone say, “One airport, one team.”






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Total Turbulence Helps Guide Flights To Smoother Skies

Posted April 8, 2015 by Paul Thompson

Real-time turbulence reports are now crowdsourced directly from flights en route. However, it’s the planes — not the passengers — doing the talking.






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A SkyWest CRJ-700 takes off in front of a taxiing Delta Airbus. Photo courtsey Flickr Creative Commons user redlegsfan21.
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Alaska Airlines Announces New Flights into Delta’s Hub

Posted December 6, 2013 by Douglas Wint

Alaska Airlines Group has announced an expansion of their service from Delta Air Lines’ western hub to four west coast destinations.






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Alaska 261 Plunges into Pacific Ocean: January 31st in Aviation History

Posted January 31, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

Pan Am receives the first Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, Ham the Chimp visits space, an Alaska Airlines MD-80 crashes off the coast of California, and more…






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Fighter Jets Escort Alaska Airlines Plane to Seattle After Hijack Warning

Posted January 18, 2013 by AFP

Two F-15s escorted an Alaska Airlines flight to SeaTac Thursday after an anonymous caller told the FBI that a passenger could be a hijacker.






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The winning design created by high school student Aaron Nee. (Image courtesy of Alaska Airlines)
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Paint The Plane: Alaska Airlines Jet To Wear Hawaiian Student’s Colorful Design

Posted January 11, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Eleventh-grader Aaron Nee on Thursday was awarded the grand prize in the Alaska Airlines Hawaii-themed Paint the Plane contest. • Gallery: See All 13 Paint The Plane Contest Winners Nee beat out over 2,700 entries from fellow Hawaiian students in kindergarten through 12th grade who were asked, “What does ‘Spirit of the Islands’ mean to […]

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Thor at the airport. (Photo by Alaska Airlines)
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Alaska Airlines Flies Abused Dog To California For Life Saving Surgery

Posted January 4, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

A German shepherd mix named Thor is smiling today—a big deal since it’s the first time he’s been able to open his mouth in at least 6 months.






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Rendering of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8. (Image by Boeing)
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Alaska Airlines Orders 50 Boeing 737 Jets [UPDATED]

Posted October 11, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Alaska Airlines on Thursday announced a $5 billion order for 20 737 MAX 8s, 17 737 MAX 9s and 13 737-900ERs.






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Alaska's Disneyland Boeing 737-400 crosses paths with a Delta 737-800 in Seattle. (Photo by Andrew W. Sieber via Flickr, CC-BY-NC)
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Delta Announces Major Seattle Expansion With New Flights to China, Japan and New York

Posted October 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Delta expansion plan at SeaTac includes new flights to Asia and New York, a new Sky Club and expanded Alaska Airlines connections.






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