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Alaska Airlines begins daily nonstop service between Seattle/Tacoma and Columbus, Ohio

Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 945916.

Alaska Airlines issued this statement:

Alaska Airlines launched daily nonstop service today between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport. It’s the only nonstop flight between the two cities.

Columbus becomes the 91st nonstop destination served from Alaska’s largest hub in Seattle. Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the 14th largest city in the nation. It’s also home to The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the country and home of the Buckeyes. Recently, technology companies have made sizeable investments in the Columbus area.

Effective Date City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
March 7, 2019 Seattle – Columbus 9:45 a.m. 5:10 p.m. Daily A320
March 7, 2019 Columbus – Seattle 6:15 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Daily A320
Flight times based on local time zones.

Top Copyright Photo: Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 945916.

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Alaska to add Seattle/Tacoma – Columbus, Ohio flights

Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) SEA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104705.

Alaska Airlines will add a new spoke route from its Seattle/Tacoma hub next year. The carrier on March 7, 2019 the carrier will add the SEA – Columbus, Ohio route.

The new route will be operated daily with Airbus A320 aircraft.

Alaska Airlines issued this statement:

Alaska Airlines is ready to touch down in Buckeye Country. The airline announced today it will begin daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio. The new service, which is scheduled to begin March 7, 2019, will be the only nonstop flight offered between the Pacific Northwest and Central Ohio.

 

Effective Date City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
March 7, 2019 Seattle – Columbus 9:45 a.m. 5:15 p.m. Daily A320
March 7, 2019 Columbus – Seattle 6:15 p.m. 8:25 p.m. Daily A320

Flight times based on local time zones.

Alaska currently operates an average of 31 daily flights from the West Coast to 10 Midwest cities, which includes Chicago; Detroit; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Missouri; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Minneapolis; Oklahoma City; Omaha, Nebraska; St. Louis; and Wichita, Kansas.

From Alaska’s main hub in Seattle/Tacoma, guests can travel nonstop to 89 destinations. Columbus becomes the 90th nonstop destination this spring.

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Alaska to drop the San Francisco – Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood route

Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104579.

Alaska Airlines is planning to drop the former Virgin America San Francisco – Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood route.

The last flight will be operated on January 7, 2019 according to Airline Route.

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Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service between San Jose, California, and New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport

Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942651.

Alaska Airlines begins nonstop service today between Mineta San Jose International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

The new Alaska Lounge includes Starbucks-trained baristas who will create custom handcrafted espresso beverages and full-leaf tea beverages for guests.

Photo Above: Alaska Airlines. The new Alaska Lounge (below) includes Starbucks-trained baristas (above) who will create custom handcrafted espresso beverages and full-leaf tea beverages for guests.

Alaska’s newest lounge features a living room-esque design with multiple seating areas designed with business and leisure travelers in mind. (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

With the addition of the new service, Alaska now operates 15 flights a day to JFK from six West Coast gateways including Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; San Jose; and Seattle. The new route builds on Alaska Airlines’ largest network growth in the company’s 85-year history and solidifies Alaska as the leading airline of nonstop flights from the West Coast.

With the addition of this new and expanded JFK service, Alaska provides 38 daily flights to 19 nonstop destinations from San Jose.

Timed with the flight expansion, Alaska’s newest Lounge is now open on the mezzanine level of Terminal 7 at JFK, offering a warm, welcoming experience with multiple seating areas, handcrafted espresso and full-leaf tea beverages, complimentary fresh foods, and a wide-selection of microbrews, West Coast wines and signature cocktails. Alaska is the only domestic carrier to offer all paid First Class guests complimentary access to the lounge, and the first domestic lounge to introduce a full menu of barista-pulled handcrafted espresso beverages.

Summary of new service:

Alaska gates and the Alaska Lounge are located in the same terminal as Global Partners British Airways and Icelandair, providing guests traveling through JFK with convenient access to a combined 10 daily flights to top global destinations across Europe. Members of Alaska Mileage Plan can travel and earn miles to more than 900 destinations around the globe through a unique network of international partners, with many flying out of JFK.

Top Copyright Photo (All others by Alaska Airlines): Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942651.

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Alaska Airlines adds new nonstop service between New York’s JFK Airport and San Jose, California, and third daily Seattle flight

Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940976.

Alaska Airlines today announces new daily, nonstop service between San Jose, California and New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) beginning July 6.

Additionally, Alaska is expanding service between Seattle/Tacoma and JFK with an early-morning, nonstop flight, giving flyers convenient connections to 10 international destinations on its Global Partner airlines. Together, Alaska and Virgin America operate 15 flights a day to JFK from six West Coast gateways including Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and soon San Jose.

Summary of new service:

Start Date City pair Departs Arrives Aircraft Frequency
July 6 San Jose – JFK 7:05 a.m. 3:43 p.m. A320 Daily
July 6 JFK – San Jose 4:45 p.m. 8:23 p.m. A320 Daily
July 6 Seattle – JFK 7:05 a.m. 3:35 p.m. A320 Daily
July 6 JFK – Seattle 6:55 p.m. 10:26 p.m. A320 Daily
Flight times based on local time zones.

The new Alaska Lounge at JFK, located upstairs in Terminal 7, will open to the public in late April. It will offer a premium lounge experience featuring signature touches like a barista for custom crafted coffee drinks and a relaxing living room feel that embodies the airlines’ cool, West Coast vibe. Additional enhancements to the Terminal 7 airport experience, funded by a $65 million investment from British Airways, are helping to modernize the terminal and enhance the food and retail concession experience while providing new seating areas near the gates for an improved customer experience.

Alaska gates and the Alaska Lounge are located in the same terminal as Global Partners British Airways and Icelandair, providing guests convenient access to a combined 10 daily flights to top global destinations across Europe. Alaska allows Mileage Plan members to travel and earn miles to more than 900 destinations around the globe through a unique network of international partners, with many flying out of JFK.

Copyright Photo: Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940976.

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Alaska Airlines to drop four routes this summer

Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940976.

Alaska Airlines is dropping four routes. According to Airline Route, the carrier will drop the following routes:

Los Angeles – Orlando on July 5, 2018

San Diego – Mexico on May 19, 2018

San Francisco – Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood on June 17, 2018

San Francisco – Minneapolis/St. Paul on May 19, 2018

Copyright Photo: Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940976.

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Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and its flight attendants reach tentative merger agreement

Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104579.

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and the Association of Flight Attendants announced on February 14, 2018 announced they have reached a tentative merger agreement for the airline’s 5,400 flight attendants.

The merger agreement includes competitive pay raises, increase in retirement contributions and quality of life benefits and preserves all productivity of Alaska Airlines existing contract.

Alaska Airlines’ flight attendants will conduct a ratification vote that is expected to be completed in April. The tentative merger agreement marks a major milestone in integrating Virgin America and Alaska Airlines flight attendants.

Virgin America flight attendants joined AFA in April 2017, shortly after the merger. Next steps for this work group include combining seniority lists, cross training on Boeing and Airbus, as well as integration of crew scheduling systems, which will be completed in 2019.

The existing five-year contract, which was approved by members in 2014, becomes amendable in December 2019. Alaska Airlines and AFA will begin negotiations for its first joint labor agreement later this year.

Under the Railway Labor Act, which governs collective bargaining agreements in the airline industry, contracts do not expire. Instead they become amendable.

Copyright Photo: Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104579.

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