Alaska Airlines Blog

Introduction by Brad Tilden, CEO Each spring, hundreds of aspiring young aviators pour through our maintenance hangar doors in Seattle and Portland as part of Aviation Day. These kids come from...

Alaska Airlines ranks No. 1 in fuel efficiency for U.S. airlines for the 7th consecutive year. Alaska led all 13 major U.S. carriers as the most fuel-efficient airline operating in the...

Recycling is fine, but reuse or “upcycling” is better. That’s the thinking behind an innovative approach to find new homes for Alaska Airlines’ aging cargo containers, known as “igloos.” Alaska Air...

Swissport fuel manager Jarid Svraka fuels an Alaska Airlines flight powered with a 20 percent blend of biofuel made from forest residuals in Sea-Tac Washington on Nov. 14, 2016.

Alaska Airlines made history today flying the world’s first commercial flight using a new sustainable alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals from the Pacific Northwest – the limbs, stumps and...

Alaska Airlines today operated the first commercial flights using a 20 percent blend of renewable alcohol-to-jet biofuel produced by Gevo, a renewable chemical and biofuel company. The two flights originated in...

Alaska Airlines serves up 37,000 cups of coffee a day on its more than 900 daily flights, brewed using more than 250,000 pounds of Starbucks coffee each year. Ensuring that those...

By Ben Raker, Alaska Airlines Magazine, and Halley Knigge, Alaska Airlines A window that harnesses solar energy and sends electricity down its edge to feed the power grid; a hair dye with...

By Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations for Alaska Airlines Raise your hand if you like beer. If your arm shot up, I’m with you. Like a...

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Reclaimed leather from replaced airplane seats will fly again as carry-on bags, thanks to a collaboration between Alaska Airlines and an innovative design team. Alaska’s discarded leather found new life in...

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For the past four years, in rain, sleet and even snow, Alaska Airlines avionics technician Shannon Barry has been an “alternative commuter” in the purest sense.