Halley Knigge, Staff Writer

Halley is a media relations and content manager for Alaska Airlines. She loves to write, eat and travel. Her favorite part of her job is getting to impress her former aerospace-reporter father with all of the fascinating things she gets to learn at work each day. Her wildest travel experience was spending a night in the Villa Hamster in Nantes, France.

** Profile photo: Iditarod sled dog selfie in Big Lake, AK, 2014. **



Meet Alaska’s social care team

Top row, left-to-right: Jake Reardon, Allen Waldo, Michael Roy, John Kim Bottom row, left-to-right: Jordan Fletcher, Angel Lessard, Linnea Kiilsgaard, Andre Raden You may not be able to pick them out of a crowd, but if you’ve ever tweeted at Alaska Airlines, chances are you’ve gotten travel tips from Linnea or football scores from Andre,…

Alaska Airlines keys to the sky winners

Keys to the Sky scavenger hunt winners, answers revealed

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…

Sun Liquor onboard Moscow Mule

Onboard cocktails: take a load off with a Moscow Mule

You don’t need a copper mug to enjoy this onboard twist on the popular Moscow Mule. This crowd-pleasing drink (and its accompanying at-home recipe) is shared by Erik Chapman, barman and distiller at Seattle’s Sun Liquor Distillery, a small, local business which produces the premium gin, rum and vodka served onboard Alaska Airlines flights.

Onboard cocktails: celebrate summer with a ginger sunrise

You don’t have to be at cruising altitude on “#TravelTuesday” to enjoy one of our favorite onboard cocktails. This refreshing take on a classic gin-orange buck (an old name for a cocktail with ginger) is shared by Erik Chapman, barman at Seattle’s Sun Liquor Distillery, a small, local business which produces the premium gin, rum…

A machine that prints pancakes

How many breakfast chefs does it take to make 180 pancakes in an hour? None, if you have a pancake machine. For those of you who’ve spent any time in an Alaska Airlines Board Room, you know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t, imagine an office printer. But instead of paper, it prints fluffy,…

A local’s guide to Mazatlán

Mmm, Mazatlán. Between its golden beaches, local seafood and renowned nightlife, it’s easy to see why this resort town on the Pacific Ocean is such a popular vacation destination. But for those who crave an experience that’s a little more off the beaten path, it’s worth a round of “what do the locals do?” Alaska…

Throwback Thursday: the golden what?

Three-quarters of a century after the cries of “Gold! Gold! In the Klondike!” a quirky little airline with deep roots in the state of Alaska decided to pay its own tribute to the gold rush. Alaska Airlines’ “Golden Nugget Service” era launched in the early 1960s, and passengers would not soon forget it.