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5 must-do’s on Maui, Hawaii’s Valley Isle

I’m an island girl. I love the sun, sea, and sand. And I’m lucky—because I work for an airline, I can run off to Hawaii for the weekend, which I’ve done more than 20 times. Maui is my favorite getaway. There are so many beautiful beaches within easy reach. And if I get the urge…

5 must-do’s on Kauai, Hawaii’s Garden Island

Oh Hawaii, land of warmth and beautiful beaches, of delicious food and welcoming culture. I have a love affair with Hawaii. Working for an airline, I’m able to travel a lot and have been to the islands over 20 times — twice to Kauai in the last six months. The island of Kauai does have…

Yes THAT Nordstrom tire story

By Paul Frichtl, Alaska Airlines Magazine As a 16-year-old Nordstrom sales associate in the late 1970s, Craig Trounce was a legend in the making. That’s when he was working in the retailer’s Fairbanks store, and an old miner walked in with a pair of dirty, worn tires. The man had purchased the tires several years…

Alaska deepens commitment to Hawai‘i with $100,000 investment in education and the environment

Last night, Alaska Airlines announced gifts totaling $100,000 to two local organizations in Hawai‘i, in support of youth, education and environmental stewardship. The announcements were made during an event at the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, which honored Alaska’s community partners throughout the state. From day one, when Alaska first started service to Hawai‘i in October…

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5 must-do’s on Hawaii’s Big Island

It’s winter and those of us in Seattle are starting to feel the weight of the grey skies. It’s the perfect time to get away, and there’s no better place than Hawaii. Beautiful beaches, delicious food, several islands to explore… what’s not to love? Working for an airline, I’m able to travel a lot and…