Alaska Airlines Blog


UPDATE May 1, 2018: We have successfully moved to one reservation system – our biggest integration milestone. Also, we now have one airport brand, website, mobile app and call center. All of this work means our merger is now 75 percent complete. UPDATE April 25, 2018: We’re making very good progress with our biggest integration milestone yet. We have transitioned all branding and signage to Alaska Airlines at the 29 airports served… Read More

We recently closed the books on a very good 2017, and before we get too much further into 2018, I want to pause and reflect on what you, our customers, have helped create. Measured as a whole, 2017 was a remarkable year. We flew 44 million of you around this incredible country – and beyond – with the great value and the caring and genuine service that has made Alaska Airlines successful… Read More

Today is a big day for Alaska Airlines. The company received a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration, which means the FAA now recognizes Alaska and Virgin America as one airline. It marks a major milestone in the integration of the two airlines. Through that work, Alaska kept growing by adding 44 routes across its network, in addition to the 38 routes that were added with the acquisition of Virgin… Read More

This is a photo of a First CLass boarding line at the Seattle Airport.

Alaska Mileage Plan MVP, MVP Gold and Gold 75K members now receive enhanced elite benefits on Virgin America flights, putting Alaska flyers on par with its Elevate elite-level flyers. New benefits include complimentary access to preferred main cabin seating, complimentary Main Cabin Select upgrades and access to advance purchase First Class upgrades.  Mileage Plan Gold and Gold 75K members also receive waived changed fees when traveling on Virgin America flights.

Creating an airline people love is a bold goal, but if anyone is up for the challenge, it’s Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. Today, Virgin America was named the “Top Domestic Airline” 2017 in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for the 10th year in a row. In May, Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the 10th consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2017 North America Airline… Read More

After making their relationship official in December, Alaska and Virgin America are ready to take the next step and move in together at one of their largest West Coast hubs: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). On May 13, Virgin America will be moving into Alaska Airlines’ home in Terminal 6, which means that all gates, domestic and international flights will operate under the same roof.

Photo of Virgin America teammates wearing green shirts while volunteering at NatureBridge

It’s time for Earth Day 2017– and we’re gearing up to celebrate with our Teammates coast to coast!  This year we are excited to continue our partnership with our friends at NatureBridge– which includes a $25,000 cash and $25,000 in-kind donation to their educational programs which provide environmental science education for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks! Every year, NatureBridge connects more than 30,000 students to the wonder and science of… Read More

Imagine arriving at the airport and immediately feeling welcomed to a fresh, modern experience. You know you’ll reach your destination on time with minimal hassle, and the airline you’ve chosen offers consistently low fares and more nonstop flights to more destinations from the West Coast than any other. At your gate, you can’t help Shazaming every song on the upbeat playlist, and the overhead announcements tell you what you need to know… Read More

A photo of the front of a Virgin America plane with 'LadyBoss' painted under the Captain's window.

It’s International Women’s Day and to celebrate, we are proud to introduce three of our amazing Teammates at Virgin America who prove that not even the sky is the limit for women in aviation.

Photo of Virgin America Airbus 321neo aircraft in the sky

If you’ve stopped by lately, you may have noticed a shiny new seat map when you select a seat during the booking check-out process (pictured below). If so, you’ve just caught the first glimpse of our brand new Airbus A321 Neo aircraft.  We are putting the finishing touches on them right now in Hamburg and they are on track to start flying across the Virgin America network starting late May, 2017 – with all… Read More