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There are the normal things co-workers do to show caring for each other – covering a shift when there’s a family emergency, delivering soup to a colleague with a cold, bringing...

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When Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announced plans to merge earlier this year, one of the biggest questions was how the two airlines would blend their distinct cultures. “Culture has been...

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Twenty-five years ago, Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant Elizabeth Kiteley was on a layover at a hotel in Boise, Idaho when she heard screaming and ran out into the hallway. There, she...

Alaska Airlines employees model breast cancer awareness scarves and ties

Frontline Alaska employees have added a splash of pink to their uniforms this month to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The custom-designed neckwear, dubbed “Ribbons in Flight,” was designed by Alaska’s...

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Kent Brooten will never forget the moment he hit one million miles on an Alaska Airlines flight. Two and a half years ago, as he was flying from Seattle to Los...

FA fights childhood cancer-Gail Lopez and Kate at game

When Gail Lopez’s daughter was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (a rare aggressive bone cancer) in 2011, the flight attendant’s life changed forever. In nine short days, her 12-year-old Kate went from being...

Joshua Tree engagement

Justin Owens knew he had found the girl of his dreams when he first spotted Lauren Scranton lugging her carryon down the aisle of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 on a...

By Kathryn Drury Wagner for Alaska Beyond Magazine It’s an intense progression, becoming a reality TV star. One evening Lauren Bushnell was contemplating her dating life in Los Angeles, and the...

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After 36 years with Alaska Airlines, Captain Mike Swanigan will make his final flight this weekend. “Captain Swani” plans to retire after one last round-trip Sunday: Flight 648 Seattle-Tucson and then...

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Captain Will Turnage loves to fly, loves the state of Alaska and loves being outdoors. He combined all three of his passions last year by recording his flights throughout the state....