DOJ subpoenas airlines, UK decides on Heathrow, free checked bag on Alaska

DOJ subpoenas airlines over keeping ticket prices high The US Department of Justice subpoenaed several major airlines due to the possibility of unlawful collusion. At issue is whether different airlines are coordinating to keep capacity — the number of seats available on planes — stable, having the effect of keeping ticket prices high. How the […]

Airlines — heartless with cancer patient? Heavy-handed with videographer

The story on the face of it is a complete nightmare — a cancer sufferer with multiple myeloma, who was enjoying a Hawaii vacation with her family, was booted off her return flight on Alaska Airlines because she didn’t have a doctor’s note. And, a passenger who recorded an exchange on a JetBlue flight between […]

Economy class gets an upgrade – or is it a downgrade?

The lowly economy-class section is getting an upgrade in 2015. Or a downgrade, depending on your point of view. At least two airlines are unveiling new coach class sections this spring. Alaska Airlines, with its Alaska Beyond service, will add custom leather seats, roomier overhead bins and new in-flight entertainment options. And Delta Air Lines, […]

Alaska Air flys SEA to ABQ, discover Highway 1, Westjet drops first free baggage

Alaska Airlines grows Seattle with daily flights to Albuquerque Alaska Airlines started daily non-stop service from Seattle to Albuquerque. “Albuquerque’s rich history and year-round sunshine provide endless adventure for leisure and business travelers alike,” said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations for Alaska Airlines. “This new route further builds on the […]