About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines was founded in the mid-1930s following a merger with a small carrier and soon it became Alaska's largest airline. Approximately a decade later, this US carrier began offering international charter flights, and it continued to grow in size, profits and number of destinations served until the late 1980s. In recent years, the Alaskan airline reached an important milestone with the acquisition of Virgin America.
Thanks to its collaboration with several partner airlines, Alaska Airlines now flies to nearly 900 destinations all over the world. However, the airline's most popular routes are those that connect several US and Canadian cities in the Pacific Northwest, which are mostly operated by Alaska's subsidiary Horizon Air.
Today, the airline owns a fleet of more than 150 planes and has 15,000 employees. Alaska Airlines has received several prestigious awards from Conde Nast, Travel and Leisure, USA Today, Skytrax and others, gathering recognition for outstanding performance in areas like its travel rewards programme, fuel efficiency, overall safety, customer satisfaction and best employer.
Flying with Alaska Airlines
Tickets with Alaska Airlines are available in Economy (Main Cabin) and First Class. On certain plane types, passengers can also be upgraded to Premium Class by paying a fee.
To earn miles and rewards, travelers can sign up for the Alaska Airlines frequent-flyer program known as Mileage Plan.
The airline offers travellers a range of online services, which passengers may use to manage flight reservations, hotel bookings, check-ins, payment and flight status using a tablet or notebook computer.
Check-in & Baggage
Web check-in is available online from 24 hours to one hour before departure. Passengers can also check-in using the airline's mobile app. To check-in at the airport, travelers can choose to use a self-service kiosk or to see an agent at the check-in desk. Read more about Alaska Airlines check-in procedure and baggage >>