Alaska Airlines Blog


Whether you’re training for a marathon or hoping to break a personal record in an upcoming 5k, continuing your training while you travel is a great way to get to know a city and its notable landmarks. But remember, just like you pack a swimsuit for Hawaii and a parka for Alaska, packing the right gear for training in various climates is equally important. As is having the right food and fuel…. Read More

Being on a plane can be stressful for a lot of people. But for children with autism, it can be an especially overwhelming and even frightening. Alaska Airlines helped make the travel experience easier for 53 families this past Saturday during the “Sky’s the Limit” event at Portland International Airport. The event aims to alleviate some of the stress when flying for families who have a child with autism. Read more: 5 tips… Read More

Over the next two years, internationally known Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang will redesign uniforms for more than 12,000 Alaska Airlines employees. Along the way, Yang will share her favorite fashion-related travel tips. I love to travel, and do so often – both for work and for pleasure. I frequently fly to Europe and Asia and over the years, and I’ve honed my travel and packing skills to make those long international flights… Read More

Planning a vacation is great fun. Packing for that vacation? Not so much – especially if, like many frequent travelers, you prefer to travel light. Next time you pull out that trusty roller bag, streamline your day of travel with these four tips for wrangling your carry-on.

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As turkeys are basted and gifts are wrapped, airline employees are making holiday preparations of a different sort. Every year, the week of Thanksgiving and the last two weeks of December are typically airlines’ busiest travel periods. At Alaska, the Sunday and Monday after Thanksgiving are the busiest travel days of the year. According to Airlines for America, 27.3 million people will be traveling on U.S. airlines during the holiday travel period,… Read More

Among the most popular benefits of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card is the annual companion fare. This is a discounted fare of $121 ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22) that can be used on just about any Alaska Airlines itinerary. Cardholders also enjoy a free checked bag for themselves and up to six other passengers (so a total of seven) in their reservation, triple miles on Alaska purchases, and a… Read More

Before you head to the airport this holiday season, make sure the gifts you’re packing will make it to your destination with you. 5 gifts better left at home Hoverboards. Battery rankings on these self-balancing devices are unreliable and they’ve been prone to fires – that’s why they’re banned from Alaska Airlines flights. Learn more: Hoverboards cannot fly. Drones. These fun, self-piloting aircraft have been all the rage over the past few years,… Read More

When the cruise ships and tour buses leave, and the weather starts to cool, the night sky in Alaska comes alive with bands of green, and sometimes red, lights. This phenomenon is known as the aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights. While the Northern Lights are often visible from various parts of the state, Fairbanks has the reputation for being one of the best places in the world for aurora viewing. Its… Read More

When it comes to skiing and snowboarding around the U.S., Alaska has you covered with flights to the most pristine ski destinations in the West. But before you can enjoy the aspen trees in Steamboat Springs, the beauty of the Rocky Mountains in Crested Butte or the feeling of being at the top of the world in Alyeska, you have to get there. Here are six tips to streamline your day of… Read More

Hardcore runners travel with the goal of completing a race, and then flying home. But what’s the fun in that?  How about traveling to an amazing destination with the goal of having a great vacation—with a little running on the side? That’s the focus of the Alaska Airlines-sponsored Destination Races Wine Country Half Marathon Series and this fall you can plan your “racecation” around four amazing wine country experiences. What’s better than running… Read More