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Alaska Airlines CEO does the ALS ice bucket challenge

By Brad Tilden, Alaska Airlines CEO Good morning. I’ve been challenged by a number of my colleagues at Alaska and Horizon to do the ALS ice bucket challenge, to raise funds and awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease. Thanks to Horizon ground service agent Kipp Jarrell, and Alaska flight attendants Sarah Edwards, Sandra Morrow, Catherine Gwynn and…

Denali, Fairbanks in the autumn

Top seven destinations for fall foliage

Autumn is near and people are getting ready for an explosion of color that will light up the country. However, if you talk to a “leaf peeper,” (someone who travels to see the changing colors of fall foliage) you’ll learn that sight is only one part of the story. The crunch of leaves underfoot, the…

Alaska Airlines employees bring Alaska to Minnesota

Joanne Mambretti had been to every state in the country, save one – Alaska. She had planned a birthday trip to finally check it off her bucket list when a breast cancer recurrence made her too ill to go. That’s when a group of Alaska and Menzies Aviation (Alaska’s ramp, passenger and cargo handling service)…

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,…