Forget what the playbook says: tailgating starts at the gate. Seattle football fans flying to the regular season opener in Denver are in for a treat this Friday. Gate C9 at Seattle Tacoma International Airport will be decked out in blue – and a new Russell Wilson plane will be waiting at the end of the jetway. The Boeing 737-800 features Wilson’s tagline, “Dream Big. Fly High.” above the aircraft door. The… Read More
Just days away from graduation, hundreds of seniors from Highline Public Schools near Seattle went on a special “field trip” with Alaska’s Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson at the Museum of Flight. Joined by Alaska CEO Brad Tilden and NASA Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, students were applauded for their academic excellence and encouraged to define their own future. “If your dreams seem out of this world, that’s OK – sometimes that’s where they’ll… Read More
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 Angeles after a visit with his fiancé, the pilot came on the intercom with this message “We are 227 south of Seattle. The person sitting in seat 3d has just reached one million miles.” Brooten made sure to document that moment…. Read More
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 Flight 641 Tucson-Seattle, scheduled to arrive about 4:30 p.m. Swanigan became one of Alaska’s most recognized employees after he starred in a series of TV commercials alongside Seattle quarterback and Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson – more on that in a… Read More
The newest Alaska Airlines commercials featuring Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson launched today, just in time for kickoff of football season. The theme is “Alaska Airlines Company Retreat,” a camp where employees are pushed to greatness by Wilson, who plays a role that’s part counselor, part drill sergeant, part guru. “These are some pretty creative commercials,” Wilson said during a break from a scene that had him holding a chainsaw and a carved wooden hawk… 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
Alaska Airlines’ Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson recently sat down to answer questions submitted by Alaska employees. Caleb Jones (station operations, Seattle): How do you keep up your drive and determination and continue to focus on winning after such a difficult finish to an otherwise remarkable season? Russell Wilson: I am only 26 years old. I have so much of my career ahead of me. I am excited for the challenge of… Read More
Sea-Tac International Airport is a blur of blue and green as Seattle football fans begin to make their way to Phoenix. Balloons, Skittles and cheers abound throughout the terminals this week. Headed to Phoenix? Breeze through the airport with these big game travel tips.
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
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.