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Now you can earn Alaska Airlines miles for riding a bike. Alaska announced this morning that we’ve partnered with Ford GoBike, a bike share program in California’s Bay Area. The Miles-for-Miles program gives riders 10 Alaska Airlines miles every time they take a spin on a Ford GoBike. “As part of creating an airline people love, we’re dedicated to providing affordable, sustainable and convenient travel options,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, Alaska’s vice… Read More

This is a photo of the Whitechapel Bar. It features wooden floors, a bar on the left with tiling and red sofas on the right. The ceiling is dome-shaped.

Noelle Chun is a San Francisco-based journalist and photographer specializing in food and cocktails. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, The Guardian and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Here, she shares her favorite cocktail bars in San Francisco. In the early 2000s, San Francisco became one of the cradles of the modern cocktail movement, shaking up fresh juices instead of the sticky mixers we’d become accustomed to in previous decades. Today, San Francisco… Read More

Photo of Instagram handle over the Golden gate bridge with Weekend Wanderer logo.

As a native to the City of Angels, Mark Miller, won our hearts with endless photos of adventure, love, and delicious eats. Together with his boyfriend, Ethan, the two have mastered the element of exploration and taken Los Angeles by storm. Mark and Ethan just returned from an Instagram takeover in San Francisco, California for the Pride Parade as part of Alaska’s Weekend Wanderer series. For more Weekend Wanderer posts, be sure… Read More

photo of french fries with ranch and ketchup dipping sauces

Oh French Fries, how do I love thee, let me count the ways. From shoestring, curly, garlic, waffle, sweet, crinkle-cut and tots, there is a fry for everyone. Considered by some to be a side dish – these salty morsels can often be found stealing an entrée’s thunder. And let’s not forget the many dips — from ketchup to garlic mayo — that really deliver a flavor-packed one-two punch to your tastebuds…. Read More

As football fans around the country get ready for Sunday’s big game, Bay Area airports are preparing for the crush. “In advance of the big game Feb. 7, we’re reminding all travelers to plan ahead and don’t underestimate the craziness that a major sporting event can bring to a city,” says Matt Prainito, Alaska Airlines’ managing director of operations and service administration. “Last year in Phoenix we saw a huge influx of… Read More

In this edition of Virgin America secrets, we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at our home base that is, SFO Terminal 2. We’ll let you in on a few hidden gems that are awaiting you on your next airport visit.