It’s a privilege to be recognized as “Best Airline” any time of year –– but twice in one week? We’re thankful to flyers for choosing Alaska, over and over again.
Today, Condé Nast Traveler named us “Best U.S. Airline” in their 31st annual 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. The award is especially significant because it’s based on the feedback of more than 429,000 readers who shared millions of ratings about their recent travel experiences on Alaska Airlines to help create a winning list of favorites.
We’re building on the legacy that Virgin America created by pushing ourselves to be better. Remaining at the top means staying focused on giving you what you want: low fares for better value, including free texting and movies, seatback power, assigned seating, bigger overhead bins, a fresh new West Coast-inspired menu, generous, affordable Premium Class service and our award-winning loyalty program.
In the past year, we’ve also added 15 spacious, three-class cabin E175s to our fleet. And we’re working hard to plus up our onboard experience with new additions coming soon including high-speed satellite connectivity and a new lounge experience with an on-site barista.
Today’s award comes on the heels of recognition from KAYAK. Users of the travel site chose Alaska as their favorite way to fly, resulting in the 2018 KAYAK Best Airline badge. And on top of being voted best in the biz, KAYAK users helped us round out the airline category –– earning five more badges –– including best boarding, best comfort, best crew, best entertainment and best food. Truly a best-case scenario from beginning to end.
“These awards continue to demonstrate the kind of thoughtful, well-rounded experience our employees deliver every single day,” said Ben Minicucci, Alaska’s president and chief operating officer.
Thank you for keeping us top of mind when choosing an airline –– and when sharing what you love about travel. We’re committed to always giving you the very best experience at a great value, and we look forward to showing you why you’re the heart of our business the next time you’re onboard.
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