Our Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson has a big game this weekend, and we can’t wait to cheer him on. In fact, we’re so excited that we’ve decided to take our support one step further. For every touchdown scored by Wilson and his offense, Alaska Airlines will donate $3,000 to a cause we’re as passionate about as Seattle football: Strong Against Cancer. Strong Against Cancer is a multi-year initiative dedicated to ending… Read More
By Shaunta Hyde, Managing Director of Community Relations, Alaska Airlines As we all take time to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family, I wanted to say thank you to our Mileage Plan members who consistently donate their miles to help support the communities we serve. Your generosity, commitment and support for organizations like Angel Flight West, Children’s Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Foundation and our… Read More
Sometimes big things do come in small packages. And sometimes, even bigger things come when inspired by the season of giving and a simple idea. Take for instance the tenacity of 8-year old Kendall Wills, a Fairbanks, Alaska resident who has spent a fair amount of time in Seattle – not by choice but for medical necessities. Kendall was diagnosed at age four with a kidney disease and has spent a good portion… Read More
The skies were clear and the sun was setting Saturday as Alaska Airlines flight 1225 took off, fueled by a force more powerful than jet fuel. The magic of 64 children and Santa’s elves helped propel the Boeing 737 on its annual pilgrimage from Spokane International Airport to the “North Pole.”
Alaska Airlines joins Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the fight against childhood cancer. By Shaunta Hyde, Managing Director of Community Relations, Alaska Airlines We may be closer than ever to curing childhood cancer. Imagine a world where a child who has cancer will receive treatment and no longer have to endure radiation or chemotherapy as part of the process. This is the new focus of research at Seattle Children’s Hospital. They believe they… Read More
Students take notes at an Airport University class. Photo courtesy Don Wilson, Port of Seattle. Connie Aguilar is nothing if not ambitious. She works full-time at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where she’s tackling the added responsibility of a recent promotion, takes college-credit classes through a special program for airport workers, has two grown children, spends her day off volunteering back at the airport to help travelers, and is planning to go back to school… Read More
Going to college can be scary. Going to college on an urban, 14,000-student campus when you’ve spent your whole life in a rural community of several hundred can be even scarier. “For me, it was a challenge,” says Michael Bourdukofsky, chief operations officer for the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP), an organization with the mission of providing native Alaskan students with the support they need to be successful in higher… Read More
By Shaunta Hyde, Managing Director of Community Relations, Alaska Airlines Every minute, 20 people are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. Today, Alaska Airlines joins our Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson in standing up and working to change that.