Alaska Airlines is an American airline with headquarters in SeaTac, Washington. With more than 300 aircraft in its fleet, the airline flies passengers to over a hundred destinations within the United States, Mexico, Canada, Hawaii, and Costa Rica. Established in 1932 as McGee Airways, the airline boasts of aircraft such as the Boeing 737, Bombardier Q400, and the Embraer 175.
Alaska Airlines operates primarily from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in addition to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and Portland International Airport (PDX).
The American airline has codeshare agreements with airlines such as Air Italy, Emirates, Qantas, and Singapore Airlines. Together with its partners, Alaska Airlines flies some 46 million passengers a year. It also has space for pets in the hold and in the cabin area. For persons with limited mobility, the airline and its airport partners offer mobility assistance services.
Alaska Airlines has a loyalty program for frequent flyers known as Mileage Plan. Passengers can earn miles simply by flying or by making specific purchases that accumulate towards big rewards. After hitting 20,000 miles, passengers earn Elite status and receive elevated benefits from Alaska Airlines and its partners.
Alaska Airlines operates 1,200 daily flights to destinations such as Los Angeles - San Jose del Cabo (LAX-SJD), San Francisco - Puerto Vallarta (SFO-PVR), San Jose del Cabo - Los Angeles (SJD-LAX), Los Angeles - Guadalajara (LAX-GDL), Guadalajara - Los Angeles (GDL-LAX), Portland - San Jose del Cabo (PDX-SJD), San Diego - San Jose del Cabo (SAN-SJD), Los Angeles - Puerto Vallarta (LAX-PVR), and San Francisco - San Jose del Cabo (SFO-SJD).
Alaska Airlines offers three main cabin experiences for its travelers.
Alaska Airlines Main Cabin
Main Cabin flyers can order their meals at least 12 hours before departure. The leather seats are super comfy with USB power outlets very close by. There are free WiFi services and travelers can text for free while flying.
Premium class travelers of Alaska Airlines get 4 in extra legroom plus complimentary drinks. There are hundreds of hours' worth of premium entertainment from private TV screens as well. Travelers also get priority access to boarding areas.
First Class seats offer travelers generous recline as well as 40" pitch. Many aircraft come with tablet holders as well as footrests to make the flight as serene as possible. In addition, travelers get to enjoy fresh meals and get to check in two bags for free. There are also expedited security checks at the airport and quilted throws to make for a cozy experience.
Alaska Airlines has a flagship lounge at the North Satellite Terminal of the Seattle Tacoma International Airport. Other lounges exist in Los Angeles, JFK, Portland, or Anchorage. Each lounge is equipped with fast WiFi connections, fresh local and exotic food choices, and a quiet work area for the last business deal. While lounge services are available to premium class holders, travelers can purchase day passes as well.
Travelers on Alaska Airlines are allowed one carry-on bag as well as a personal item such as a laptop, purse, or a briefcase. Online check-in allows you to check-in between 24 hours to one hour prior to take-off. If you are paying for checked luggage at the kiosk, you should be at the airport at least four hours before departure.
All travelers will have to be able to lift their carry-on luggage to the overhead bin without help.