Some believe the logo was inspired by Chester Seveck or Oliver Amouak, both Alaska Natives. Seveck was a reindeer herder in Kotzebue, Alaska Airlines said, and Amouak was an Inupiat Eskimo.
Globally, Alaska Airlines ranked No. 36 in the Skytrax rankings, which give the U.S. edge in the Delta (32nd globally). And, in yet another of the airline ratings , Alaska Airlines finished third in the 2017 rankings from Travel + Leisure magazine.
Alaska will be the only U.S. airline to provide power outlets at every seat on its equipped aircraft, which will include nearly three-quarters of the fleet. The outlets , supplying both 110-volt and USB power for tablets and smart phones, will be conveniently located on the seatback in front of each passenger.
Alaska Airlines has experienced five accidents involving fatalities or injuries since 1970. Four involved Boeing 727 aircraft and one involved an MD-80. Sept. 4, 1971: A Boeing 727 preparing to land in Juneau, Alaska, in poor visibility flew into a mountain about 28 miles west of the airport.
|Model||Seats (first class/premium/main cabin)||# in fleet|
|Boeing 737 -900||178 (16/24/138)||12|
|Boeing 737 -700||124 (12/112)||11|
|Boeing 737 -700F||N/A (freighter)||3|
|Airbus A320||150 (12/24/114)||41|
Alaska Airlines fleet details
|Airbus A320||50||10.1 years|
|Airbus A321||10||2.8 years|
|Boeing 737 NG / Max||166||10.1 years|
The facilities at Paine Field were built in 1936, and the intention was for it to be a sizeable commercial airport. However, it became a base for official operations during WWII. According to Paine Field’s website, Alaska Airlines may have also used the large WWII military hanger at the site.
None of the airlines below attained any more than two out of seven stars. Tara Air . Tara Air managed to accumulate just one out of seven stars. Nepal Airlines . Nepal has seen nine fatal accidents over the last eight years. Ariana Afghan Airlines . Bluewing Airlines . Kam Air . Trigana Air Service. SCAT Airlines.
Based on some objective customer experience metrics, Delta is now a better airline than Alaska . In the recently released J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study, Alaska Airlines won for the 12th consecutive year in the “traditional carrier” segment.
Best US airlines of 2020 Delta Air Lines . Alaska Airlines . JetBlue Airways . American Airlines . Southwest Airlines . United Airlines. Hawaiian Airlines. Allegiant Air .
Alaska Airlines offers a standard beverage service, Starbucks coffee, and free pretzels and cookies.
Other airlines are dealing with the outbreak by cutting capacity to Mexico.
If you’re on a paid first class ticket (either in cash or miles — just upgrades don’t qualify) you get complimentary access to Alaska lounges. Alaska has started reconfiguring some 737s, to increase first class seat pitch from 36″ to 41″; unfortunately this comes at the expense of four first class seats, though.