Alaska Airlines Blog


4 p.m., Dec. 14, 2016 update: Photos and b-roll of the Dec. 14 press conference in San Francisco are available for download at the bottom of this post. Bacon on a donut. Electricity and guitars. Labradors and poodles. Men in Black’s Agent J and Agent K. Throughout history there have been countless tales of unusual pairings coming together to accomplish something great. (Just search “buddy comedy.”) Today Alaska Airlines and Virgin America… 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

Photo of child in Virgin America flight deck with Captain

Over the past three years, we’ve been proud to serve as the Official Airline of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and fly hundreds of children and their families across the country to help fulfill their wishes. And just last week we were honored with the opportunity to welcome three-year-old Darrien (DJ) and his parents to San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2 for an extra-special, behind-the-scenes VIP tour. DJ, who was diagnosed with a type of… Read More

Photo of iphone with black screen and white Virgin America logo displayed on screen.

In 2014, we made the process of booking flights easier –and fun – with the launch of the new Our fresh, award-winning site was the first responsive design airline website in the U.S., giving guests a truly optimized mobile experience, allowing them to quickly and simply book their flights and manage their travel from any device. Today we’re excited to announce we’ll soon be launching the site’s digital successor: our new mobile… Read More

Photo of people taking selfies with Virgin America snapchat filter - features a plane window withe the Virgin America logo.

As part of our mission to make flying fun again, Virgin America has today become the first airline to run always-on brand Snapchat GeoFilters over its airport terminals  (SFO, LAX, SEA, DEN and JFK).  We have become pretty addicted to Snapchat (follow us: VirginAmerica), and we know our guests love it too – as a way to share their travel adventures with their friends and show when they’re flying Virgin America.

On April 4, 2016, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announced their intention to merge, forming the West Coast’s premier airline. Since the announcement, many customers have had questions about the future of the Alaska Airlines and Virgin America brands. In her 14 months with the company, Alaska’s vice president of marketing Sangita Woerner has overseen a successful brand refresh, selected an internationally known fashion designer to design new uniforms for 12,000 frontline… Read More

When it comes to flying, there are airlines that get you from point A to point B, and then there are airlines that get you. At Alaska Airlines, and at Virgin America, it’s always been about the latter. Today two of the country’s favorite carriers announced their intention to merge, forming the premier airline for people on the West Coast to fly. Learn more: Deal overview | Customer Q&A on Alaska Airlines and Virgin… Read More

Illustration of Virgin America plane flying with a heart around it

We’re once again joining forces with the American Heart Association (AHA) for American Heart Month to help raise awareness about heart disease and provide tips on getting “heart healthy” for your loved ones.

Photo of a Virgin America plane arriving in Maui for the first time under a water arc.

On the heels of our recently launched service to Honolulu, Hawaii, last month Virgin America began service from San Francisco (SFO) to Maui (OGG) with some fun surprises for guests onboard the flight. Upon arrival at Maui, the inaugural flight VX39 was greeted with a “water lei” (water cannon salute) – an aviation tradition used to welcome an airline to a new airline into a destination. Guests were then treated to a… Read More