Maui Relief Effort

Alaska Airlines is closely monitoring the devastating impacts from the Maui wildfires and continues to operate eight daily departures from the island. To help people leave the island, we are flying additional rescue flights to Maui that include relief supplies including water, non-perishable food, pillows, blankets, towels, wipes, baby formula and diapers. The aircraft will bring guests back to the mainland. A flexible travel policy is in place for guests who’d like to change or cancel travel to/from Maui.

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Mickey’s Toontown Express

Alaska Airlines debuts new ‘Mickey’s Toontown’-themed airplane featuring Mickey Mouse and his pals at Disneyland Resort. Adorned with playful images of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, along with their pals Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park, the Boeing 737-800, tail number 565AS, is Alaska Airlines’ eighth livery in collaboration with Disneyland Resort.

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Stumptown Coffee

Alaska Airlines and Stumptown Coffee Roasters today announce a new partnership. Guests on all Alaska flights will enjoy our custom roast starting this fall and on every flight by Dec. 1, 2023. Plus, guests can sip signature Stumptown blends in our Portland and JFK Lounges.

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“Go Dawgs” Aircraft

We’re taking college pride to new heights with our third-edition special aircraft dedicated to the University of Washington (UW), just in time to kick off football season and the start of fall semester. We’re a proud supporter of UW and the communities of Eastern Washington. Watch the skies as this aircraft takes flight Oct. 3, 2023!​

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Photos by Ingrid Barrentine, Alaska Airlines

“Go Cougs” Aircraft

We’re taking college pride to new heights with our third-edition special aircraft dedicated to Washington State University (WSU), just in time to kick off football season and the start of fall semester. We’re a proud supporter of WSU and the communities of Eastern Washington. Watch the skies as this aircraft takes flight Sept. 23, 2023!​

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Photos/Video by Joe Nicholson, Alaska Airlines

Alaska Air Cargo to deliver season’s first catch of Copper River salmon at Sea-Tac Airport

The annual rite of spring continues as Alaska Air Cargo flies the season’s first catch of prized Copper River salmon from Cordova, Alaska, to Seattle and points beyond. The first shipment is scheduled to arrive at approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at the Alaska Air Cargo Warehouse at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Every year Alaska Air Cargo partners with the state of Alaska’s three largest seafood processors – Trident Seafoods, OBI Seafoods and Copper River Seafoods – to bring the coveted fish to Seattle and Anchorage, Alaska, where it will then be delivered to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the Pacific Northwest and across the country.

Salmon People Aircraft

Growing up near the shores of Juneau, Alaska—the only capital city in America that can’t be reached by road—Native artist Crystal Worl was used to seeing our aircraft fly over the mountains into her hometown. She dreamed of having her artwork displayed on a plane for years—and today, that dream became a reality. We’re honored to reveal Crystal’s latest masterpiece: X̱áat Ḵwáani (Salmon People).

Alaska Airlines eliminates inflight plastic cups

Alaska Airlines announced today the completion of our transition to paper cups for inflight beverages, a move which eliminates more than 55 million plastic cups annually and replaces them with a more planet-friendly alternative. The change to paper cups makes Alaska Airlines the first U.S. airline to eliminate plastic cups. Combined with our Boxed Water™ partnership, these changes eliminate 2.2 million pounds of plastic waste from landfills every year, the equivalent weight of 24 Boeing 737s.

From up top to the tap: Alaska Airlines pulls off ultimate beer run in multiple states

This fall, Alaska Air Cargo delivered the industry’s first and biggest fresh hops run to breweries in Maui and Anchorage within 24 hours of harvest – this was a huge logistical hop-eration that brought a favorite seasonal beer beyond the Pacific Northwest. Made from fresh-plucked, undried hops that are typically rushed straight from the fields to the breweries, Alaska went further than any U.S. commercial airline has before by delivering more than 1,200 pounds of fresh hops to Maui Brewing Co. in Hawaii and 49th State Brewing in Alaska.

Alaska Airlines launches new Star Wars-themed aircraft to celebrate adventures to ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland Resort

Alaska Airlines joined forces with Disneyland Resort today, May the Fourth, to unveil a new, one-of-its-kind Star Wars-themed aircraft that even Chewbacca would be proud of. The plane, painted space black with the iconic Millennium Falcon emblazoned on the tail chased by TIE fighters, celebrates Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the newest land of adventure inside Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif. The plane is now flying on routes across Alaska’s network for the universe to enjoy.

Alaska Airlines teams up with Lyft for new partnership to earn miles wherever you go

Your travels this holiday season just got more rewarding. Alaska Airlines has hitched a new partnership with Lyft – one of the largest transportation networks in the U.S. and Canada – and we’re eager for our guests to come along for the ride. Mileage Plan members can earn 1 mile for every $1 spent on all Lyft rides in the U.S. and Canada, plus this holiday season they can earn 2 miles for every $1 spent on Lyft rides – anytime, everywhere; guests can redeem miles for flights

Alaska Airlines launches first U.S. electronic bag tag program

Alaska Airlines today became the first U.S. airline to launch an electronic bag tag program, which enables guests to tag their luggage through the airline’s mobile app before they even reach the airport. This week, 2,500 Alaska Mileage Plan members will begin receiving their electronic bag tag. Those elite status members included in the first wave of the program are guests who have traveled in the last 12 months, checked-in at least one bag and were among the first to register to use the device.