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Encyclopedia > Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
IATA
AS
ICAO
ASA
Callsign
ALASKA
Founded 1932 (as McGee Airways)
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent flyer program Mileage Plan
Member lounge Board Room
Subsidiaries Horizon Air
Fleet size 114
Destinations 92
Headquarters Seattle, Washington
Key people William "Bill" Ayer (CEO)
Website: http://www.alaskaair.com

Alaska Airlines, (NYSEALK) is an airline based in Seattle, Washington, United States. It operates hubs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Portland International Airport with focus cities at Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.[1] Image File history File links Alaska_Airlines_Logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of Washington State Route 518, Washington State Route 99 and Washington State Route 509. ... Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC, ICAO: PANC, FAA LID: ANC)[2] is the major airport in the United States state of Alaska located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... KPDX Airport Diagram Aerial view of KPDX from the southwest For the airport of Portland, Maine, see Portland International Jetport For the drug PDX, see 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin PDX is also a nickname for the city of Portland, Oregon Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX, ICAO: KPDX) is the largest... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Horizon Air is a regional airline based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is the eighth largest regional airline in the USA serving 46 cities in the USA and Canada. ... Seattle redirects here. ... This article deals with the U.S. state. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Seattle redirects here. ... Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of Washington State Route 518, Washington State Route 99 and Washington State Route 509. ... Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC, ICAO: PANC, FAA LID: ANC)[2] is the major airport in the United States state of Alaska located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage. ... KPDX Airport Diagram Aerial view of KPDX from the southwest For the airport of Portland, Maine, see Portland International Jetport For the drug PDX, see 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin PDX is also a nickname for the city of Portland, Oregon Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX, ICAO: KPDX) is the largest... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ...

Contents

History

The airline traces its roots to McGee Airways, which flew its inaugural service between Anchorage and Bristol Bay in 1932 with a Stinson single-engined, three-passenger aircraft. Mergers and acquisitions produced changes in the name and saw business expand throughout Alaska and the USA. The airline was called "Alaska Star Airlines" in 1942. The name Alaska Airlines was adopted in 1944 having narrowly beat a competitor applying for the name.[2] Alaska Airlines moved to the jet age when it brought in a Convair CV-990. Alaska's sister (and wholly owned) airline, Horizon Air, was founded in 1981 to serve communities using routes vacated by larger airlines after the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. In 1985, Alaska Air Group was formed as a holding company for Alaska Airlines. A year later the holding company acquired Horizon Air and Jet America Airlines, which merged into Alaska Airlines in 1987. The airline employs 9,866 staff (at March 2007).[3] This article is about the city in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Shore of Bristol Bay near Naknek. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stinson could refer to: Stinson Aircraft Company or the Stinson 108, Stinson Reliant, Stinson L-13 Tommy Stinson Bob Stinson Harry Stinson Lloyd Stinson Kathy Stinson Darrel Stinson Stinson, Ontario Stinson Beach, California This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Convair 990 Coronado was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics, a stretched version of their earlier Convair 880 produced in response to a request from American Airlines. ... Horizon Air is a regional airline based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is the eighth largest regional airline in the USA serving 46 cities in the USA and Canada. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... President Jimmy Carter signs the Airline Deregulation Act. ... This article is about the year. ... Spirit of Disneyland at ONT gate 206 Alaska Airlines (IATA: AS, ICAO: ASA, and Callsign: Alaska), based in Seattle, Washington, USA, has grown from a small regional airline to one carrying more than 12 million customers per year. ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... Horizon Air is a regional airline based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is the eighth largest regional airline in the USA serving 46 cities in the USA and Canada. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Destinations

Alaska's route system spans more than 92 cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The airline operated charter flights to the Russian Far East starting in the late 1960s, and was known for the 1988 Friendship Flight to Provideniya that broke the old Soviet border.[citation needed] The airline began scheduled operations to the Russian Far East in 1991 following the break up of the Soviet Union, but suspended the service in 1998 following the Russian financial crisis. The airline flew MD-80 aircraft on these routes. This is a list of destinations served by Alaska Airlines. ... Far Eastern Federal District (highlighted in red) Russian Far East (Russian: ; IPA: ) is a term that refers to the Russian part of the Far East, i. ... Provideniya situated in Buhta Provideniya (Provideniya Bay) is a town in the northeastern part of the Chukotka region, which is in turn the northeasternmost region of the Russian Far East. ... Far Eastern Federal District (highlighted in red) Russian Far East (Russian: ; IPA: ) is a term that refers to the Russian part of the Far East, i. ... Inkombank was one of the most high-profile casualties of the events of August 1998. ...

A Boeing 737-700 arriving at Alaska Airlines' hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
A Boeing 737-700 arriving at Alaska Airlines' hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Alaska's reputation for outstanding service has earned it high marks from sources such as Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines. The airline is considered an early adopter of technology, and was the first to sell tickets on their own website, allow web check-in, and install self check-in kiosks at airports.[citation needed] Alaska Airlines also was the first airline to introduce the digEplayer, a portable digital entertainment system which features on-demand movies, TV shows, cartoons, music and destination info. Image File history File linksMetadata 7377SEA618AS_01. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 7377SEA618AS_01. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of Washington State Route 518, Washington State Route 99 and Washington State Route 509. ... Travel + Leisure is an American magazine initially published in 1971 as a spin-off of Playboy, and is now a subsidiary of American Express. ... Condé Nast Traveler is an American magazine published by Condé Nast Publications, started in 1987, specializing in luxury travel, reviewing high priced hotels, products and services. ...


Alaska has historically been one of the largest carriers on the US west coast as well as to and within the State of Alaska, with strong presences in Seattle, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles Metro Area (serving all five LA-area and three Bay Area major airports). With the delivery of 737 Next-Generation aircraft starting in 1999, Alaska began launching more long-haul flights. In 2000, Alaska started service between Anchorage and Chicago. In 2001, the airline was granted slot exemptions by the Department of Transportation to operate a nonstop flight from Washington National Airport (DCA) to Seattle, which was halted after only a few days due to 9/11. However, the service resumed the following year, with an additional flight from Washington National to Seattle added in 2004, as well as new non-stop service between Washington National and Los Angeles. Other long-haul flights from Seattle were launched starting in 2002, including flights to Orlando, Dulles Airport near Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, and Newark. In October 2007, Alaska Airlines began service to Hawaii, providing non-stop service to Honolulu from Seattle and Anchorage as well as service to Lihue, Kauai from Seattle. Seattle redirects here. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... The Greater Los Angeles Area, or the Southland, (not to be confused with the Los Angeles Metro Area which only includes Los Angeles and Orange Counties) is the agglomeration of urbanized area around the county of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Color enhanced USGS satellite image of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, taken April 26, 2002. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... Līhu‘e is the largest town on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i It is a census-designated place and the county seat of Kaua‘i County. ... Kauai (Hawaiian IPA pron. ...


Alaska Airlines' regional carrier, Horizon Air, is closely integrated into Alaska's operations, with Alaska and Horizon sharing many routes. Alaska and Horizon are owned by the same parent company, Alaska Air Group. The airline's frequent flyer program is called Mileage Plan. Alaska Airlines is not part of any of the three major airline alliances, but Mileage Plan airline partners include prominent members of SkyTeam, such as Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, KLM, and Air France, as well as members of Oneworld, including American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas. Horizon Air is a regional airline based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is the eighth largest regional airline in the USA serving 46 cities in the USA and Canada. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... KLM can also refer to KLM (Human Computer Interaction) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is an airline subsidiary of Air France-KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... American Airlines, Inc. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Cathay Pacific, full name Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (SEHK: 0293) (traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), is an airline based in Hong Kong, operating scheduled passenger and cargo services to 120 destinations worldwide. ... Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ...


Fleet

The Alaska Airlines all-Boeing (including McDonnell Douglas) fleet consists of the following aircraft as of November 2007:[4]: The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... DC-10, retired from American Airlines fleet at gate McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ...

Alaska Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-400 35 144 (12/132) 1 undergoing conversion to 737-400CAP
Boeing 737-400F 1 Cargo (10 freight pallets)
Boeing 737-400C 4 72 (72) Configuration: Front-Cargo, Rear-Passengers
First four of five aircraft now in service
Boeing 737-700 20 124 (12/112) 2 additional leased to Lucky Air
Boeing 737-800 27
(32 orders)
157 (16/141)
160 (16/144)
Replacing: McDonnell Douglas MD-83
Boeing 737-900 12 172 (16/156) Launch customer
Will retrofit 9 with winglets
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 16 140 (12/128) To be phased out
Exit from service: End 2008
Replacement aircraft: Boeing 737-800

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Retired fleet

Alaska Airlines Retired Fleet
Aircraft Year Retired Notes
Boeing 727-200 1993 Replaced by 737-400
Boeing 737-200 2007 Replaced by 737-400C
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900 at Oakland International Airport. Alaska was the launch customer of the aircraft.
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900 at Oakland International Airport. Alaska was the launch customer of the aircraft.

As of November 2007, the average age of Alaska Airlines' fleet is 8.9 years.[5] Sun Country 727 The Boeing 727 was, for a very long time, the most popular jet_liner in the world. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium-range, narrowbody commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 2016 KB)An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 2016 KB)An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ...


Alaska operates a fleet of Boeing 737 and MD-80 (under McDonnell Douglas when purchased or leased) jets which is one of the youngest among all major airlines. The airline ultimately plans to replace all MD-80 aircraft with Boeing 737-800s by the end of 2008. Alaska was the launch customer for the 737-900 stretch variant and also uses 737-400, 737-700 and 737-800 throughout its system. Starting in late 2005, Alaska began modifying some of its 737-400's to all-cargo or cargo-passenger configuration to replace its aging fleet of 737-200 Combi aircraft. The first of these aircraft entered service as a freighter in July 2006, while several 737-400 aircraft have been reconfigured to a fixed passenger/cargo configuration. Alaska retired five 737-200 aircraft in 2006. The last 737-200 was retired March 31, 2007.[citation needed] The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On June 15, 2005, Alaska ordered 35 Boeing 737-800 aircraft worth $2.3 billion (at list prices) plus options for 15 additional aircraft and purchase rights for another 50, making it one of the largest orders for the 737-800.[6][7] The first of these aircraft was delivered in January 2006, with deliveries scheduled to continue for the next six years (ref: Air International, July 2005). The retired MD-80's will be stored in Mojave Spaceport (in Mojave, California) or Southern California Logistics Airport (in Victorville, California). is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Mojave Spaceport (IATA: MHV, ICAO: KMHV) , also known as the Mojave Airport and Civilian Aerospace Test Center, is located in Mojave, California, at an elevation of 2,791 feet. ... Southern California Logistics Airport (IATA: VCV, ICAO: KVCV), also known as Victorville Airport, is a public airport located in the city of Victorville in San Bernardino County, California, USA. It is located on the former site of George Air Force Base. ...


Inflight services

Meals

  • Complimentary meals or light snacks are served to passengers in the first class cabin. Alaska offers various five dollar "Picnic Packs" on all flights. In 2006 the airline launched its buy on board meal program, known as Northern Bites, on most flights over three hours in length, including all transcontinental flights. [8]
  • Since the 1970s Alaska Airlines has included a prayer card with each in-flight meal which quotes a select verse from the Book of Psalms.[citation needed]

Entertainment

  • Alaska Airlines is recognized by the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) as having a "historical first" in Inflight entertainment by introducing in October 2003 the first portable, hard-drive based, audio-video-on-demand players that deliver a variety of film, TV, and audio programs. [9] The device, called the digEplayer was conceived and brought to market by an Alaska Airlines baggage handler named Bill Boyer Jr.[10] [11]
  • Alaska Airlines received the "Airline IFE Service of the Year" award at the March 2004 IPEC/LARA Inflight Online Awards Dinner based upon the implementation of the digEplayer, which was awarded "IFE Product of the Year." [12]
  • digEplayers are available for rent on most long-haul flights for $10 and can be reserved online. On flights between Seattle and Anchorage and Seattle and Fairbanks, digEplayers are available for $5. They are complimentary to passengers seated in First Class.[13]

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Internet access

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Board Room

Alaska Airlines' airport lounge is called the Board Room. There are six clubs, all located on the west coast. Board Room members also have access to the Continental Airlines President's Club, Delta Air Lines Crown Room Club, and Northwest Airlines WorldClubs. Listed below are the Board Room locations: The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ...

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC, ICAO: PANC, FAA LID: ANC)[2] is the major airport in the United States state of Alaska located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... KPDX Airport Diagram Aerial view of KPDX from the southwest For the airport of Portland, Maine, see Portland International Jetport For the drug PDX, see 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin PDX is also a nickname for the city of Portland, Oregon Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX, ICAO: KPDX) is the largest... FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ... Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of Washington State Route 518, Washington State Route 99 and Washington State Route 509. ... Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 15 kilometres from downtown Vancouver. ...

Codeshare agreements

Alaska Airlines does not participate in any major global alliances, but the airline has codeshare agreements with several United States airlines. It currently has codeshare agreements with American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Northwest Airlines. The majority of its codeshares are with American Airlines, and the two airlines both use the SABRE reservation system. American Airlines, Inc. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... French naval officers sabre of the 19th Century From left to right: two bayonets, a short curved infantry or artillery briquet, a straight infantry officers sabre, and a carbine. ...


Alaska Airlines also has codeshare agreements with foreign carriers, such as Qantas. Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ...


Employees

As of March 2007, Alaska Airlines employs 9,866 employees.[3] Since 2005, Alaska has outsourced its baggage handling duties at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Menzies Aviation. Menzies also handles Alaska's ramp services at a number of other airports along the West Coast and in Mexico, while Alaska retains its own ramp employees in the State of Alaska. Alaska's heavy aircraft maintenance used to be done by the carrier in Oakland, California but since 2005 it's been done by companies in Abbotsford, British Columbia, and Oklahoma City. The airline still performs routine maintenance at its hangar at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of Washington State Route 518, Washington State Route 99 and Washington State Route 509. ... John Menzies PLC is a Scottish business established in 1833. ... Oakland redirects here. ... Partial skyline of Abbotsford as viewed from Mill Lake. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ... Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of Washington State Route 518, Washington State Route 99 and Washington State Route 509. ...


Livery

The alaskaair.com and Spirit of Disneyland planes together at PDX
The alaskaair.com and Spirit of Disneyland planes together at PDX

Alaska's first livery consisted of the words "Alaska" in gold on its tails. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, a painting of an Eskimo, still used by the carrier, was added to the livery. Three 737-400 aircraft feature special Disney paint schemes. Another 737-400 is painted to look like a giant salmon (known in aviation circles as the "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon"), while one 737-400 and one 737-800 feature the "reverse scheme" livery with alaskaair.com painted on the sides. The colors of Alaska Airlines starting in the 1980s were blue and green. At the start of the 1990s Alaska's colors became ink blue and teal. In November 2006 Alaska added another 737 to its fleet in the Disney Genie scheme. Alaska also used to have Eskimos that said things like "Thank you for flying Alaska" and some of them even had sunglasses. The fleet has another special 737 with Alaska's first color scheme to celebrate the carrier's 75th anniversary. Alaska's flights to Hawaii, operated by 737-800, feature an Eskimo with a lei around his neck, as part of the carrier's inaugural service to the islands. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 369 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 369 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... KPDX Airport Diagram Aerial view of KPDX from the southwest For the airport of Portland, Maine, see Portland International Jetport For the drug PDX, see 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX, ICAO: KPDX) is the largest airport in the U.S. state of Oregon, accounting for 90... For other uses, see Eskimo (disambiguation). ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... For other uses, see Genie (disambiguation). ... Almería International Airport is located about 10km east of the city centre in South-East Spain, in the province of Almería. ...


Incidents and accidents

An Alaska plane undergoing repairs at San Francisco International Airport
An Alaska plane undergoing repairs at San Francisco International Airport
  • On November 30, 1947, an Alaska Airlines Douglas DC-4 (Registration NC91009), flying as Flight 009 with routing Anchorage-Yakutat-Port Hardy-Seattle, crash landed while attempting to make an ILS approach at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. The plane went off the runway, rolled down an embankment, struck a ditch, and continued onto the intersection of Des Moines Highway and South 188th Street where it struck an automobile, catching fire and spilling gasoline all over the area. Of the 28 occupants onboard, there were 8 fatalities, plus the person riding in the car. The cause of the crash was attributed to pilot error. [15]
  • On January 20, 1949 Flight 8, a Douglas DC-3 was on routing Homer, AK-Kenai, AK when the plane struck the side of Ptarmigan Head 9 miles E of the center of the airway to Kenai. Of the 6 passengers onboard, there were 5 fatalities. The cause was determined to be the action of the pilot in straying off the designated airway.
  • On August 8, 1954, a Douglas DC-3 operating the routing of McGrath, Alaska-Colorado Creek, Alaska crashed into the side of a mountain about 25 miles northwest of McGrath. Both crew members perished.
  • On March 2, 1957, an Alaska Airlines Douglas C-54B (Registration N90449) operating as Flight 100 routing Seattle-Fairbanks-Seattle "hit a mountain 3.8 miles from Blyn while on approach to Seattle. All 5 occupants perished. The Captain intentionally entered an area of low overcast in mountainous terrain."[1].
  • On July 21, 1961, an Alaska Airlines DC-6A (Registration N6118C) operating Seattle-Shemya "crashed short of the runway due to the fact that the air traffic controller in the tower had forgotten to turn on the runway and approach lighting systems during a landing at night." All 6 on board were killed.[2].
  • On September 4, 1971, Alaska Airlines Flight 1866, a Boeing 727-193 operating Anchorage-Cordova-Yakutat-Juneau-Sitka crashed into a mountain in the Chilkat Mountain Range about 18.5 miles from the airport while on approach to Juneau, Alaska. All seven crew members and 104 passengers were killed. The cause of the crash was determined to be misleading navigational information given to the flight, the failure of the crew to use all navigational aids and not performing the required audio identification of the navigational facilities [3].
  • On April 5, 1976, Alaska Airlines Flight 60, a Boeing 727-81 (Registration N124AS) operating Juneau-Ketchikan overran the runway while landing in Ketchikan, Alaska after the Captain decided to attempt a go around at the last moment. One passenger died of a heart attack following the accident. The cause of the crash was determined to be pilot error for initiating a go-around after commitment to landing and the pilot's "unprofessional decision" to abandon the precision approach[4].
  • On January 31, 2000, Alaska Airlines Flight 261, an MD-83 plunged into the Pacific Ocean near Point Mugu, California shortly before attempting an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport en route from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to San Francisco and Seattle, killing all 88 people on board. In its final report, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined the cause of the accident to be failure of the horizontal stabilizer trim system jackscrew acme nut threads due to insufficient lubrication of the jackscrew assembly by Alaska Airlines. NTSB further determined that the insufficient lubrication resulted from Alaska's extended lubrication and inspection intervals and from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) approval of those intervals. NTSB also found that the lack of a fail-safe mechanism for the failure of the acme nut threads on the MD-80 design contributed to the accident. This incident, along with the earlier ValuJet crash, led to closer FAA oversight of airline maintenance operations.[5]. The accident was the subject of episode 6, season 1, of the documentary series, Mayday.
  • December 26, 2005: Flight 536, which was headed from Seattle, Washington to Burbank, California was forced to make an emergency landing. The cause was a foot-long hole in the fuselage, which caused the plane to lose cabin pressure. According to NTSB spokesman Jim Struhsaker, a baggage handler has admitted failing to immediately report bumping the plane at the gate with baggage handling equipment. The Associated Press quotes Stuhsaker saying "The bump created a crease in the plane's aluminum skin, which opened to a 12- by 6-inch gash as the plane came under increased pressure differential at 26,000 feet. [16] [17]

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