Tag Archives: Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines wants to replace Southwest Airlines as California’s go-to airline

Executives at Southwest Airlines like to joke that they run a California airline, based in Texas. For good reason. The Dallas-based carrier flies more passengers in and out of California each year than any other airline, thanks primarily to a dominance in midsize cities including Burbank, San Diego, Oakland and San Jose. “We have never fallen out of love with California,” said Andrew Watterson, Southwest’s vice president of network and revenue. But… Read Article →

Alaska Airlines passengers got some consolation after a drunk passenger caused a flight diversion.

Alaska Airlines gives everyone onboard $100 after drunk passenger causes flight diversion

Flight diversions are never fun, and they’re even worse when the cause was preventable. Case in point: An Alaska Airlines flight on Monday was diverted when a drunk passenger got a bit too rowdy. Alaska Airlines Flight 800 from Sacramento to Seattle landed in Portland so an intoxicated passenger could be removed. Crew had asked the passenger in row 9 to calm down, but that further agitated him. The pilot diverted… Read Article →