2014: Alaska Airlines to resume Los Cabos flying Oct. 8

Alaska Airlines will resume flying one daily roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Los Cabos starting Oct. 8 following the recent announcement that Los Cabos International Airport will reopen. Tickets are now available for purchase at https://www.alaskaair.com/.

The airport sustained significant damage by Hurricane Odile and has since been closed for repairs.

Starting Oct. 8, Flight 236 will depart Los Angeles at 10:10 a.m. arriving in Los Cabos at 1:26 p.m. The return Flight 251 will depart Los Cabos at 2:25 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 3:45 p.m.

Customers who are currently holding a reservation on flight 236 or 251 for Oct. 8 or later do not need to rebook their flight.

“In the following week, we will assess adding more service to Los Cabos from other cities and look forward to increasing our schedule gradually,” said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations for Alaska. “Alaska Airlines has been a strong supporter of the Los Cabos region since 1989, flying thousands of tourists to this popular vacation destination each year and we are looking forward to resuming service there.”

Customers who booked tickets to Los Cabos on or before Sept. 14 for travel through Nov. 20 have three options:

  1. Rebook their travel to a different Mexico destination served by Alaska without incurring a change fee or paying any difference in fare, provided the new travel is booked in the same cabin. These cities include: Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Manzanillo, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Guadalajara and Mexico City. Tickets must be exchanged and travel completed by Dec. 20, 2014.
  2. Rebook their trip to Los Cabos and travel after December 20, 2014. Change fees will be waived provided travel is completed between Dec. 21 and Aug. 1, 2015. Difference in fare may apply. Tickets must be exchanged by August 1, 2015.
  3. Request a full refund if they would prefer not to travel at all. Refunds must be requested by Aug. 1, 2015.

“Reservations agents have been working overtime to reaccomodate customers whose flights have been canceled,” said Mary Avey, Alaska Airlines’ managing director of customer service and call centers. “While hold times may have been longer than normal for people trying to rebook their travel, our goal was to attempt to reach out to every customer impacted by the Los Cabos cancellations by the end of the weekend and we’re on schedule to do that.”

Alaska Airlines has extended its flexible travel policy through Aug. 1, 2015 to give customers plenty of time to rebook their travel or request a refund.


28 comments on "2014: Alaska Airlines to resume Los Cabos flying Oct. 8"

  1. Do you think it is safe to say that Alaska 236 will fly into Cabo? what if the resort is damaged? Thank you

  2. Exactly WHY did Alaska cancel flights all the way until the end of October when all along the airport authority had indicated it would open much sooner than that?

  3. I see connections through LAX from Seattle but when will you open direct flights from Seattle? I have a direct flight booked for the 25th of October. I know as soon as I change that to a connection in LAX, you guys will open direct flights from Seattle, so when will you do that?


  5. I have 3 seats booked for Nov. 3, from SF, CA. I wonder if Alaska will be resuming normal flight service by then.

  6. Us poor folks in San Diego go shut out by Alaska. We are flying Volaris on 10/8 out of TJ to La Paz and our hotel will pick us up there and return us for the flight back. We saved $300 per ticket for 3 of us. Just a bit of a benefit of living in So Cal.

  7. I think they were about the only airline that jumped ship so fast. We have direct flight from San Diego called them last week and they said they would fly us to LA for that flight. Checked on the tickets yesterday and they changed their mind about our tickets to LA. So sad we use them every year plus.

  8. We are holding Alaska reservations for Seattle to Cabo on October 24th. Will the reservations be good now that the Cabo airport is open? We received notice that there would be no flights until November.

  9. It would be a very generous thing to do if the airlines would let passengers overload or bring an extra piece of luggage with items to help our Cabo friends out.

  10. I’m with Bill O’Riley don’t go to Mexico until they return our Marine they have imprisoned. They need to have a cash pinch to remind them how much $ they get from the U.S.A. I vote to continue not flying to Los Cabos at all until they get the message and return him.

  11. That really makes me angry that Alaska airlines is resuming service on the 8th of October when they canceled me and my friends for the 9th of October. We were forced to book with another airline with no first class on the way down and no direct flight on the way back. Very unhappy!

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