This Boeing 737-890 airplane operated by Alaska Airlines sports the Employee Powered livery. Photograph by FlyerTalk member FriendlySkies. Click on the photograph for discussion posted on FlyerTalk pertaining to this particular livery scheme.

Double Alaska Mileage Plan Miles Through the End of 2014 on Select Routes

You can earn double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles on eight of the most popular routes to and from Seattle for the rest of the year effective for travel between June 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 — but you must first register for this promotion prior to your first qualifying flight. Travel between Seattle and the following eight airports as a passenger on qualifying paid non-stop flights which are marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines in order to earn your double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles during this promotion…

This Boeing 737-790 Aircraft operated by Alaska Airlines sports the Portland Timbers livery. Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

How to Earn Double Elite Qualification Miles, Double Miles AND Up to 10,000 Miles on Select Alaska Airlines Flights

There are two current promotions which can potentially net you tens of thousands of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles and help you earn MVP elite status for next year faster. First, you can earn double elite qualification miles towards elite status for next year and double Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles on select non-stop flights marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines from now through May 31, 2014 — at least a full six months — but you must…

Fruit and Cheese Platter Alaska Airlines

Pre-Order Meal Reservations in Economy Class on Alaska Airlines Flights

Alaska Airlines is testing on a trial basis the ability for you to order and reserve a meal before your flight from Seattle to seven select destinations in the United States from now through November 30, 2013 — and with one exception, all meals cost $6.00. The meals being offered for $6.00 are the following…

The livery of Alaska Airlines aircraft brighten up an otherwise dreary day at the international airport between Seattle and Tacoma. Photograph by FlyerTalk member HIDDY. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by HIDDY.

Alaska Airlines Increases Change Fees and Checked Bag Fees

If it were not for the increase in revenue and if I were paranoid, I would swear that airlines based in the United States are conspiring against me. Fees imposed by Alaska Airlines for itinerary changes and cancellations — as well as for check bags — will increase as of October 30, 2013…but before we get to the details — in what has now become a tradition here at The Gate with regard to the increases in change fees of AirTran Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Delta Air Lines — I am obliged to present to you yet another song parody…

Dash 8-Q400 aircraft operated by Porter Airlines sit at the gates at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport in May of 2012. Photograph by FlyerTalk member Genius1. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by Genius1.

Should Airlines Offer Customers Guarantees on Services and Products For Which They Charge Fees?

An announcement from Porter Airlines brings a mixture of bad news and good news. The bad news is that effective as of August 1, 2013, Porter Airlines will start charging fees for checked bags on its flights between Canada and the United States; and the fee for the third checked bag and each subsequent checked bag on domestic flights within Canada will increase to $100.00. The good news is that Porter Airlines will guarantee delivery of your bags within 30 minutes — and if Porter Airlines fails to honor that guarantee, you will receive…

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