Alaska Airlines Blog


Few things are as frustrating as sitting on an airplane waiting out an “ATC delay.” ATC is airline-speak for Air Traffic Control, a program governed by the Federal Aviation Administration. It manages the flow of planes as they arrive and depart airports. ATC’s top priority: safety. That includes maintaining a safe amount of separation between aircraft. In perfect conditions, planes can fly closer together. When airport conditions deterio­rate – wind, snow, poor… Read More