For over 85 years, Alaska Airlines and the people who make us who we are, have been guided by integrity, caring, ingenuity, professionalism, and a unique spirit—a spirit that has grown out of our geographical roots.
Who we are today is a direct result of our history and the amazing people involved in it; a long list of aviation milestones, paired with countless stories of people being remarkable to help others.
All these milestones, good deeds, and community involvement have helped us grow us from a small regional airline to an international carrier. With more than 33 million customers a year, our route system spans over 118 destinations and 5 countries.
Alaska Airlines is an American based airline. Its headquarters located in the Seattle metropolitan area of the state of Washington, US. The company was founded in 1932 as McGee Airways, offering flights from Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska Airlines has flights to more than 100 destinations in the contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba and Mexico. Alaska airline is a major air carrier and, along with Horizon Air and Virgin America, is part of the Alaska Air Group. The airline has been ranked by J. D. Power and Associates as having the highest customer satisfaction of the traditional airlines for ten consecutive years.
The airline operates its largest hub at Seattle Tacoma International Airport. It also operates secondary hubs in Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco and focus cities at Dallas–Love, San Diego and San Jose. Although most of its revenue and traffic comes from locations outside of Alaska, the airline plays a major role in air transportation in the state. It operates many flights linking small towns to major transportation hubs and carries more passengers between Alaska and the contiguous United States than any other airline.
Founded: 1932, Anchorage, Alaska, United States
- The advantage is they are smaller and cost less to operate so we had more flights.
- service is good
- No first class seats on the Q400 but beer or wine is free.
- Flexibility in locations.
- Discounts Available.
- Consistently friendly crew.
- Seating is a bit more crowded
- Food and drink options are limited.
- Sometimes they are noisier.
- The seats are also smaller and slightly less comfortable.
Alaska Airlines is proud to offer flights to destinations throughout North America, including the mainland United States, Hawai’i, western Canada, Mexico, and Costa Rica. On Alaska, you’ll earn one mile per actual mile flown to cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Washington, D.C. and Nashville, just to name a few. View all of the destinations we fly to.
|Earned flight miles and premium cabin bonuses table|
|Cabin||Classes of service||Base mileage earned¹||Bonus Miles²|
|First Class||F or P||100%||75%|
|Main (Economy)||Y or S||100%||50%|
|Main (Economy)||M or B||100%||25%|
|Main (Economy)||H, Q, L, V, K, G, T, or R||100%||–|