Boeing employees in the Seattle area recently shared their thoughts about flying the hometown airline. What’s your Alaska Airlines story?
Aiming to improve onboard storage and make flying easier for customers, Alaska Airlines is the first carrier to get Boeing’s innovative Space Bins. The larger overhead bins have a similar look and feel to Alaska’s Boeing Sky Interior pivot bins yet hold more bags. All 79 of Alaska’s 737-900ER aircraft have Space Bins, which hold as many as 174 standard carry-on bags, a 48 percent increase compared to traditional overhead bins that hold up… Read More
Irv Bertram (pictured above) has handled the paperwork for Alaska’s aircraft purchases for the past four decades. In the 50 years Alaska Airlines has been buying and flying Boeing planes, acquiring aircraft has never been easier. First, the airline has the cash to buy jets fresh off the assembly line in Renton. Second, Alaska is close to Boeing – both in proximity and in our longtime business relationship. The Seattle Delivery Center… Read More
Squatting Suburbans, benching boats or lifting linebackers, no workout can prepare you for the ultimate challenge: a plane pull. Update July 28, 2015, 2 p.m.: Team Russell successfully pulled the jet 25 feet in 16.9 seconds, with Team Joel coming in at over a minute. (A second pull by Team Joel actually netted a time of 15.6 seconds, but was unofficial.) All agreed that Strong Against Cancer was the real winner. Alaska Airlines’… Read More
UPDATE: Keys to the Sky scavenger hunt winners, answers revealed Calling all explorers – Alaska Airlines’ “Key’s to the Sky” Scavenger Hunt kicks off tomorrow morning. Our clues will lead you all around Seattle and may even lead you to some new discoveries right in your own backyard. Hint: they’ll be tricky, so you may want to choose your favorite adventure partner to tackle these clues. Here’s how it works: Follow us… Read More
85,000 horsepower, zero to 60 in 8 seconds, best-in-class fuel economy … and five lucky people to sit behind the controls of a new Boeing 737 simulator. Today, we are thrilled to announce the purchase of ten more Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft, which will soon join our fleet of the most fuel efficient aircraft of any airline in North America. To celebrate, Alaska Airlines announces a contest where you could see what… Read More
Learning how to fly an aircraft like the Boeing 737 is no simple task. By the time that most pilots make it through the doors of Alaska Airlines, they already have extensive experience either flying with other airlines or in the military. No matter their background, every pilot will need to go through Alaska Airlines’ three months of additional training. Part of that training includes time in a flight simulator. The simulators… Read More