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Recipe: Alaska Airlines’ first class granola

Roasted sunflower seeds and dried cranberries give this simple granola a special twist. “This granola remains one of our most popular first class offerings, and we are often asked for the recipe,” says Kirsten Robinett, Alaska Airlines’ onboard food and beverage services product manager. Custom-designed by Alaska’s executive chef, this popular granola is served in first class…

Destination New Orleans: jazz music and more

This is the first in a multi-part series about Alaska Airlines’ new service to New Orleans. The last time I was in New Orleans was nearly 20 years ago when I was working as a room steward on the American Queen, a sternwheeler plying the Mississippi River with passengers on a week-long cruise of Mark…

At the Széchenyi Bath in Budapest. Photo courtesy of Allison Czarnecki.

How to travel with kids (hint: just do it)

Traveling with children can be a daunting proposition. Strollers, car seats, nap times, milk, diapers, escalators – and, not to mention, the children themselves. Add it all up and it’s a recipe for one big headache. But to raise good travelers, you have to start early, says Salt Lake City-area blogger Allison Czarnecki. How?

At Alaska Airlines, greener flying starts from the ground up

Sorting onboard recycling is not a clean job. It’s slimy, oozy, smelly and, sometimes, horrifyingly splattery. But believe it or not, it’s a coveted volunteer position at Alaska Air Group – so popular that there’s not always room for all of the hopeful volunteers. About six times each year, onboard food and beverage specialist Kathy…

Co-workers, travelers reunite pilot with camera lost for a year

When Los Angeles-based Alaska Airlines First Officer Rick Russek saw his point-and-shoot camera fall into Resurrection Bay one summer, he was certain he’d never see it, or the precious family photos that were on the memory card, again. But an unlikely series of events combining the forces of nature, the kindness of strangers and co-workers, and simple…

Season’s first Copper River salmon arrives in Seattle

The smell of fish was in the air early on the morning of May 16, as Alaska Air Cargo delivered 24,100 pounds of the season’s first shipment of Copper River salmon to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Copper River salmon’s arrival marks the beginning of the summer salmon season and is highly anticipated by seafood lovers throughout…

Day 1

82 years ago, this is where we started. Today we’re back in the air over the great state of Alaska to launch a new sort of journey. Blog, day 1.