Flying a hero: When “Gramps” needed one final ride, his family reached out to this Alaska Airlines pilot 

On Saturday, Alaska’s Fallen Soldier Cart team held a special ceremony for the final flight of Naval Chief Petty Officer Richard Clyde Higgins. His remains were flown on our Honoring Those Who Serve aircraft from Portland to his final resting place in Southern California, where he will be buried beside his wife. His family, our guests and employees witnessed the emotional and honorable journey for the fallen hero. Higgins, one of the last Pearl Harbor survivors, was 102.

Explore the possibilities while earning miles and saving money with Alaska Vacations 

Alaska Airlines is partnering with Expedia to bring you Alaska Vacations, a convenient, one-stop portal to thousands of possibilities for your next dream vacation. Alaska Mileage Plan™ members can now breeze through travel planning by bundling their flights, hotels, car rentals and activities with Alaska Vacations—all while unlocking savings and earning miles every step of the way.