Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) and Horizon Air (Seattle/Tacoma) are running a limited schedule at the Seattle/Tacoma (SeaTac) hub due to a winter storm. Freezing rain and snow continue to affect Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air operations, which forced the carriers to cancel 310 flights to and from Seattle by early evening last night, affecting 29,000 passengers. Only 15 of Alaska’s 114 daily flights and one Horizon flight had departed Seattle/Tacoma by that time as the region was hit by an extraordinary ice storm.
Weather reports forecasted freezing rain last night and rain today. If that holds true, the carriers expect to return to mostly normal operations today, however, the forecasts have been changing frequently.
In other news, Alaska Airlines and Emirates announced yesterday the launch of a new frequent flier partnership that will offer travelers the opportunity to accrue Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles when they fly to any of Emirates’ 118 destinations worldwide, including points across Africa, India and the Middle East.
Emirates Skywards members can also accrue miles across the Alaska Airlines network in the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada and Mexico.
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