On May 5, 2,000 students descended on Alaska’s Seattle hangar for a taste of the aviation industry. What they got was a nine-course meal. Students tried their hand at landing a Boeing 737 in-flight simulator, built gliders with guidance from Boeing engineers, chatted up military fighter pilots, performed maintenance checks with Alaska mechanics and attended lectures with the pros to learn what it takes to pursue aviation careers.
Boeing employees in the Seattle area recently shared their thoughts about flying the hometown airline. What’s your Alaska Airlines story?
By Albert Rodriguez for Alaska Beyond Magazine On a cold, drizzly February evening outside Neumos, a small concert venue in Seattle’s buzzing Capitol Hill neighborhood, 500 fans stood in line for hours to see Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It was a tiny crowd in comparison to the nearly 50,000 who attended the three sold-out concerts at Seattle Center’s KeyArena in 2013, when the hip-hop duo closed out an extensive world tour in… Read More
For the past six months, Seattle couture designer Luly Yang has been traveling undercover on Alaska Airlines flights, interviewing pilots, flight attendants and customer service agents about their uniforms. “I tell them I’m on a research project,” says Yang, who was tapped in February 2016 to redesign uniforms for Alaska’s 12,000 uniformed employees. The uniform project is the next visual step in Alaska’s biggest brand update in 25 years. Though Yang is… Read More
This week Alaska Airlines announced the order of 10 new 737-900ER aircraft to be added to our all-Boeing fleet. To celebrate, we chose five secret locations around Seattle and carefully crafted clues designed to inspire Seattle-area explorers to discover new corners of the city. Our five grand-prize winners each received two roundtrip tickets anywhere Alaska flies from Seattle and the chance to test-drive our 737 flight simulator. Our five runners-up and their… 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