One of the largest airlines on America's West Coast, Alaska Airlines (AS) is a public airline, with its main operating hub located at the Los Angeles International Airport. The airline was formerly known as McGee Airways and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States. Alaska Airlines operates scheduled domestic and international flights to more than 90 destinations across US, Mexico and Canada. Some of the famous travel destinations that the airline covers are Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Mexico City, San Jose, Anchorage, Seattle, Puerto Vallarta, Chicago and many more. Alaska Airlines also offers excellent in-flight entertainment and dining choices to its passengers.
Classes of Service
Exciting in-flight entertainment, west coast wines and relaxing seats are just some of the features offered by Alaska Airlines. The airline offers two classes of service: Coach and First Class.
First: Seats in the First Class are comfortable and come with features like 21in width, ample legroom and much more. Passengers are also offered complimentary snacks, meals and some of the best wines on-board. From exotic salmons to delicious cheese sandwiches, you'll find everything on Alaska Airline's First Class. To infuse excitement into your travel, the airline also offers a collection of more than 70 movies and numerous television programs, music albums and much more.
Coach: Seats are equipped with features like 17in width, headrest and much more. digEplayers for in-flight entertainment can be taken on rent for long haul flights. Passengers can also treat their taste buds to everything from snacks, meals to drinks on flights with duration more than two and a half hours.
Alaska Airlines is famous for treating its passengers to world class amenities and services. These are some of the amenities offered on-board.
•Alaska Airlines ranks your comfort more than anything else. Seats are extremely luxurious and come with features like ample legroom, headrest, superior reclining and much more.
•Enjoy more than 70 blockbuster movies and also watch exciting television programs, sports news and much more. Passengers can also listen to their favorite music albums.
•From the best of wines, delicious cuisines of the Hawaiian Islands to exotic desserts, the on-board dining experience offered is nothing short of outstanding.
There are three ways to check-in with Alaska Airlines: web check-in, mobile check-in and check-in desks. Don't misplace your boarding pass at any cost as without it you won't be able to take the flight.
Web & Mobile Check-In:Beat the long queues at the airport by opting for the web check-in facility offered by Alaska Airlines. So select the seat of your choice from the comfort of your home and you are good to go. Passengers can also check-in from their mobile phone which not only offers them flexibility but also saves considerable time and effort. Web Check-in time ranges from 24 hours up to an hour before the flight's scheduled departure time.
Check-In Desks:Other option is to check-in at the Alaska Airlines desk situated at the airport. Make sure you reach the airport in time giving yourself considerable time for the baggage and security checks. Get your boarding pass from the airline's representative who is happy to serve you in any matter of concern that you might face.
Customer Rewards Programs and Perks
Alaska Airlines operates a frequent flyer program named 'Mileage Plan' which rewards passengers for their loyalty towards the airline.
Mileage Plan: The greatest thing about Alaska Airline's frequent flyer program is that you can earn bonus miles even when you are not flying with the carrier. Alaska Airlines has many non-airline partners like shopping stores, hotels and car rental agencies, and every time you use their services, you get bonus miles depending on your purchase. When you board a flight, you get bonus miles depending on your class of travel and the total distance covered. Passengers have the choice of redeeming these miles for exciting gifts including air tickets, hotel stays and much more. Once you acquire 20,000 miles, you reach MVP level, on 40,000 miles, you reach MVP Gold and on 75,000 miles, you reach MVP Gold 75K level.
These are the guidelines that Alaska Airlines follows for Carry On, Checked and Excess baggage.
Carry On: Passengers are allowed to carry one bag for free provided its maximum dimensions are 25*43*61in. Passengers are also allowed to carry one additional bag which can be anything from a laptop bag, briefcase to purse.
Checked: Members of the Elite Level Mileage Plan are offered free checked allowances for two bags provided they don't weigh more than 50 pounds each. For regular travelers, every checked bag would cost $20 each. For more than 4 bags and less than 10, there is a standard rate of $50 that is charged.
Excess: If you carry baggage that exceeds the 'free checked limit', then for every additional bag, you'll be charged $25.
Itinerary Modifications and Cancellations
If you want to cancel your booking, then make sure you do it as early as possible because the more time you take, the more you are going to be fined. If you can't travel on your date of departure, then your ticket would be of no value. In case you want to rebook, not only would you have to pay the penalty but also the fare difference, if any.
•Passengers would have to reserve a seat for infants who are above 2 years. For infants who are less than 2 years and are traveling on an adult's lap, there is no ticket charge.
•Alaska Airlines understands your love for your pets and offers spaces in the cabin and cargo area for them. Pet charge is USD 100 each way. Please ensure that your pet is vaccinated against all diseases.
•Alaska Airlines allows sporting equipments as checked baggage provided it's packed correctly and doesn't weigh more than 50 lbs. Sporting equipments that are accepted as checked baggage include boogie boards, bowling, kayaks, skating boards, surfboards and much more.