Alaska Airlines (ASA)

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ASA

   ICAO/IATA

ASA / AS

Country

United States

Established

1934

Fleet size

159

Average age

11

Alaska Airlines was established in 1934 in United States. Alaska Airlines operates 159 airplanes with average age of 11 years. The newest plane is built in 2017 and the oldest plane is built in 1992.

Alaska Airlines (part of Alaska Air Group) is an American airline based in Seattle metropolitan area of Washington state. The company was established as McGee Airways in 1932, offering flights out of Anchorage. Alaska Air Group has been part of Dow Jones Transportation Average since 2011.

Currently, Alaska Airlines features flights to over one hundred destinations in contiguous United States, Alaska, Canada, Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico and Hawaii. For 10 consecutive years, the airline has been ranked as having the highest customer satisfaction by J.D.Power & Associates.

Alaska Airlines operates its largest hub at Sea–Tac (Seattle–Tacoma International Airport). It also has secondary hubs in Anchorage, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and focus cities at San Jose and San Diego. Although most of carrier's traffic and revenue comes from locations outside Alaska, Alaska Airlines plays major role in state's air transportation. It operates a lot of flights linking tiny towns to major transportation hubs and transports more passengers between Alaska and contiguous United States than any other carrier.

Alaska Airlines

  • Alaska Airlines is not an airline alliance member. However, the carier has codeshare agreements with some Oneworld members like American Airlines, British Airways, LATAM Chile, as well as with some SkyTeam members, such as Air France, Korean Air and KLM. Delta Air Lines (competitor to Alaska Air in Sea-Tac market) used to cooperate with Alaska Airlines through codeshares until December 19, 2016.
  • Alaska Airlines' route system spans over 92 cities in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States. Some Alaskan locations served by the carrier include Adak, Anchorage, Barrow, Cordova, Juneau, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, Kotzebue, Kodiak, King Salmon, Prudhoe Bay, Sitka, Nome, a number of which inaccessible by road.
  • In 1991 Alaska Airlines started operations to the Russian Far East following the breakup of Soviet Union, but suspended service in 1998 due to the Russian financial crisis.
  • Alaska Airlines has historically been one of the biggest carriers on the United States' West Coast, as well as to and within Alaska, with strong presence in Seattle, San Diego and Portland, and serving the 3 major airports in San Francisco Bay Area and 4 airports in Los Angeles metropolitan area.
  • The livery of Alaska Airlines consists of the word "Alaska" on the fuselage, and painting of native Alaskan on aircreaft's vertical stabilizer. The popular "Eskimo face" was introduced during the early 1970s.

Alaska Airlines Classes

  • First Class: Amenities include free Alaska Lounge access, priority boarding, spacious seats, blankets on overnight flights, in-seat power outlets, free movies and TV shows, Wi-Fi access, inflight entertainment tablets on flights more than 3.5 hours, Free Chat inflight messaging service, First Class flight attendants, 75% more Mileage Plan bonus miles, Gogo Inflight Internet.
  • Premium Class (available on 737-800s, E175s, and 737-900s). Premium Class upgrades start at US$15. Amenities include Recaro leather seats with 4 inches (10 cm) more legroom than Main Cabin seats, early boarding, power outlets, free movies and TV shows available to watch on passengers' own devices, Wi-Fi, free inflight messaging via Free Chat, entertainment tablets and Gogo Inflight Internet. 
  • Main Cabin: features leather seats with 31-32 inches (78-81 cm) of legroom, 6-way adjustable headrests, their own power outlet and Wi-Fi; free inflight messaging via Free Chat; entertainment tablets and Gogo Inflight Internet available on most flights. 

Alaska Airlines is recognized by WAEA (World Airline Entertainment Association) as offering "historic first" in Inflight entertainment via introducing the first hard-drive based, portable, AVOD (audio-video-on-demand) players (October 2003) that deliver various TV, audio and film programs. The digEplayer device was conceived and brought to market by Alaska Airlines baggage handler called Bill Boyer Jr. digEplayers are offered for rent on long-haul flights, although they are complimentary to First Class passengers.

In 2015 Alaska Airlines introduced Alaska Beyond with Inflight Entertainment Tablets replacing digEplayers. Alaska Beyond is available on wi-fi enabled aircraft (most Embraer 175 and Boeing 737s) and allows First Class passengers to also use Gogo Video Player on their own device instead of purchasing Inflight Entertainment Tablet.

Alaska Airlines travel classes

Baggage

  • Carry-on baggage: When flying with Alaska Airlines, passengers are allowed 1 carry-on bag plus 1 personal item, such as a briefcase, purse or laptop computer. At least one of these should be stowed under the seat in front. Passengers have to be able to lift their own bag into the overhead bin. Maximum dimensions for carry-on bags are: 24" (61cm) length including wheels and handles, 17" (43cm) width, 10" (25cm) height. For additional carry-on beyond the 1-bag limit, each piece incurs a fee.
  • Checked baggageFees for checked baggage are paid during online check-in, at check-in kiosks, or at any of AS airport ticket counters. Standard bag fees for bags weighing up to 50 lbs (22.7 kg) and having a maximum dimension of 62 inches (157.5 cm) are: first bag $25, second bag $25, third + additional bags $75 each. Any baggage (including such checked free of charge) exceeding the weight allowance size, is subject to additional fees: bags weighing 51-100 lbs (23-45 kg) $75, bags with linear dimensionof 63-115 inches (160-292 cm) $75. If a checked bag falls in more than one fee category (oversize, overweight, piece number), only the higher, single fee is charged.  

Boarding

  • Passengers may check-in for Alaska Airlines (AS) flights through the following options: online check-in, mobile check-in, ticket counter check-in at the airport, self-service kiosk check-in at the airport.
  • Online check-in for Alaska Airlines flights starts 24 hours and ends 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time and receive a mobile boarding pass on their mobile device or printable boarding pass. Minimum time to check-in for an AS flight is: 40 min prior to scheduled departure time for United States domestic flights (at Philadelphia, Atlanta and Las Vegas the minimum check-in time is 45 min); 60 min prior to scheduled departure time for international flights to and from the United States (for Guadalajara, Mexico 90 min).
  • Alaska Airlines suggest passengers arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to scheduled departure time for United States domestic flights, 3 hours prior to scheduled departure time for international flights to and from the United States.
  • Boarding for Alaska Airlines (AS) flights closes at the following times: 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time for United States domestic flights; 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time for international flights to and from the United States.

Alaska Airlines food and drinks

Food & Drinks

Complimentary meals and light snacks are offered to passengers in Alaska Airlines First class cabin. In 2006 the carrier launched its buy onboard meal program, popular as Northern Bites, on most of its flights more than 2,5 hours, including transcontinental flights. As part of the program, Alaska Airlines serves a variety of "Picnic Packs" for a charge in economy class on all flights.

On February 1, 2012 on all of its flights AS started offering coffee from Seattle company Starbucks. Previously Starbucks coffee was only served on Horizon Air flights. Alaska Airlines also provides local offerings like Alaskan Amber beer, Tim's Cascade potato chips and Beecher's Cheese. In 2015, AS updated inflight hot entrees via options by Seattle Chef Tom Douglas.

  • Alaska Airlines First Class dining includes complimentary meals and snacks with locally sourced options. Craft beer, refreshing cocktails, and snacks are included. Also offered are premium local wines, such as Browne Family Vineyards and Chateau Ste. Michelle.
  • Premium Class dining includes complimentary cocktails and hand-selected beer and wine. The airline also offers free juices, soft drinks, and Starbucks coffee. Meals for purchase by award-winning chef Tom Douglas are available on most flights.
  • Main Cabin dining also includes meals for purchase by Tom Douglas on select routes. Alaska Airlines provides Main Cabin passengers with free pretzels and breakfast cookies plus complimentary juices, soft drinks, and Starbucks coffee. Craft beers, wine and cocktails are available for purchase.
TailManufacturerModelAge / BuiltDelivered
Canadair Regional-Jet-700 21 / 1999 2005-03-31
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-04-14
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-04-28
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-05-27
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-05-25
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-06-08
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-06-28
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-07-14
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-08-08
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-08-19
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-09-12
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-09-19
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-10-17
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-11-03
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 3 / 2017 2017-01-23
Boeing 737-990 20 / 2000 2003-04-29
Boeing 737-990 20 / 2000 2001-06-25
Boeing 737-990 19 / 2001 2001-05-15
Boeing 737-990 19 / 2001 2001-05-22
Boeing 737-990 19 / 2001 2001-05-29
Boeing 737-990 19 / 2001 2001-07-27
Boeing 737-990 18 / 2002 2002-09-30
Boeing 737-990 17 / 2003 2003-03-26
Boeing 737-990 17 / 2003 2003-05-30
Boeing 737-990 (W) 17 / 2003 2003-06-27
Boeing 737-990 (W) 17 / 2003 2003-09-30
Boeing 737-990 (W) 16 / 2004 2004-02-25
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402 10 / 2010 0000-00-00
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402 11 / 2009 0000-00-00
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 8 / 2012 2012-10-23
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402 15 / 2005 0000-00-00
Boeing 737-990(ER) 8 / 2012 2012-11-07
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402 14 / 2006 2001-02-20
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402 5 / 2015 2001-06-11
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 8 / 2012 2012-12-17
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 8 / 2012 2012-12-18
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 7 / 2013 2013-02-11
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 7 / 2013 2013-03-25
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 7 / 2013 2013-03-27
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 7 / 2013 2013-05-06
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-03-09
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 7 / 2013 2013-10-09
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 7 / 2013 2013-10-16
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-03-21
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 7 / 2013 2013-11-04
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 7 / 2013 2013-11-13
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 7 / 2013 2013-11-25
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402NG 17 / 2003 0000-00-00
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402NG 11 / 2009 2011-04-22
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402NG 17 / 2003 2011-05-05
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-03-31
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402NG 8 / 2012 2012-05-05
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402NG 20 / 2000 2013-10-24
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402NG 20 / 2000 2013-11-26
Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402NG 7 / 2013 0000-00-00
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 7 / 2013 2014-01-14
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 6 / 2014 2014-02-10
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 6 / 2014 2014-03-18
Boeing 737-990(ER) 6 / 2014 2014-03-31
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 6 / 2014 2014-04-28
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 6 / 2014 2014-04-16
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 6 / 2014 2014-05-22
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 6 / 2014 2014-07-24
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 6 / 2014 2014-08-15
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 6 / 2014 2014-10-09
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 5 / 2015 2015-04-10
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 5 / 2015 2015-06-29
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 5 / 2015 2015-06-18
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 5 / 2015 2015-07-13
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 5 / 2015 2015-07-16
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 5 / 2015 2015-08-20
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 5 / 2015 2015-09-03
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 5 / 2015 2015-09-16
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 5 / 2015 2015-10-09
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 5 / 2015 2015-11-25
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 5 / 2015 2015-12-09
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-01-29
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2015-02-12
Boeing 737-990ER (W) 4 / 2016 2016-02-24
Boeing 737-890 12 / 2008 2008-06-06
Boeing 737-890 12 / 2008 2008-07-11
Boeing 737-890 (W) 12 / 2008 2008-08-28
Boeing 737-890 (W) 12 / 2008 2008-09-10
Boeing 737-890 (W) 12 / 2008 2008-09-22
Boeing 737-890 (W) 12 / 2008 2008-12-16
Boeing 737-890 (W) 12 / 2008 2009-01-09
Boeing 737-890 11 / 2009 2009-01-26
Boeing 737-890 (W) 11 / 2009 2009-02-05
Boeing 737-890 (W) 11 / 2009 2009-02-19
Boeing 737-890 (W) 11 / 2009 2009-03-02
Boeing 737-890 (W) 11 / 2009 2009-03-30
Boeing 737-890 11 / 2009 2009-04-06
Boeing 737-890 (W) 11 / 2009 2009-04-08
Boeing 737-890 11 / 2009 2009-05-26
Boeing 737-890 11 / 2009 2009-06-15
Boeing 737-890 (W) 10 / 2010 2010-04-12
Boeing 737-890 (W) 10 / 2010 2010-04-29
Boeing 737-890 (W) 10 / 2010 0000-00-00
Boeing 737-890 10 / 2010 2010-06-29
Boeing 737-890 (W) 10 / 2010 2011-01-25
Boeing 737-890 (W) 9 / 2011 2011-01-24
Boeing 737-890 (W) 9 / 2011 2011-02-22
Boeing 737-890 (W) 8 / 2012 2012-01-23
Boeing 737-890 (W) 8 / 2012 2012-02-02
Boeing 737-890 (W) 8 / 2012 2012-05-22
Boeing 737-890 (W) 15 / 2005 2005-02-02
Boeing 737-890 (W) 15 / 2005 2005-07-01
Boeing 737-8FH (W) 15 / 2005 2005-03-11
Boeing 737-890/W 14 / 2006 2006-02-03
Boeing 737-890 (W) 14 / 2006 2006-02-28
Boeing 737-890/W 14 / 2006 2006-03-30
Boeing 737-890 (W) 14 / 2006 2006-06-28
Boeing 737-890 (W) 14 / 2006 2006-08-07
Boeing 737-890 14 / 2006 2006-08-29
Boeing 737-890 (W) 14 / 2006 2006-10-26
Boeing 737-890 (W) 14 / 2006 2006-10-12
Boeing 737-890 (W) 14 / 2006 2006-11-09
Boeing 737-890 (W) 14 / 2006 2006-10-30
Boeing 737-890 (W) 14 / 2006 2006-11-09
Boeing 737-890 (W) 14 / 2006 2006-12-19
Boeing 737-890 (W) 13 / 2007 2007-01-29
Boeing 737-890 (W) 13 / 2007 2007-01-26
Boeing 737-890 (W) 13 / 2007 2007-03-05
Boeing 737-890 (W) 13 / 2007 2007-03-20
Boeing 737-890 (W) 13 / 2007 2007-03-28
Boeing 737-890 (W) 13 / 2007 2007-03-29
Boeing 737-890 (W) 13 / 2007 2007-05-15
Boeing 737-890 13 / 2007 2007-08-12
Boeing 737-890 13 / 2007 2007-08-31
Boeing 737-890 13 / 2007 2007-09-21
Boeing 737-890 (W) 13 / 2007 2007-10-04
Boeing 737-890 13 / 2007 2007-11-01
Boeing 737-890 13 / 2007 2007-12-06
Boeing 737-890 13 / 2007 2007-12-11
Boeing 737-890 13 / 2007 2008-01-14
Boeing 737-890 (W) 12 / 2008 2008-02-13
Boeing 737-890 12 / 2008 2008-03-17
Boeing 737-890 (W) 12 / 2008 2008-03-26
Boeing 737-890 12 / 2008 2008-04-24
Boeing 737-890 12 / 2008 2008-05-08
Boeing 737-790 (W) 21 / 1999 1999-07-28
Boeing 737-790 (W) 21 / 1999 1999-08-20
Boeing 737-790 21 / 1999 1999-10-06
Boeing 737-790 (W) 21 / 1999 1999-11-01
Boeing 737-790 (W) 21 / 1999 1999-11-30
Boeing 737-790 (W) 21 / 1999 1999-12-13
Boeing 737-790 20 / 2000 2000-02-01
Boeing 737-790 (W) 20 / 2000 2000-05-26
Boeing 737-790 (W) 20 / 2000 2000-07-10
Boeing 737-790 (W) 20 / 2000 2000-09-19
Boeing 737-790(BDSF) 19 / 2001 2001-01-31
Boeing 737-790 (BDSF) 19 / 2001 2001-02-06
Boeing 737-790 19 / 2001 2001-03-28
Boeing 737-790 (W) 17 / 2003 2003-02-06
Boeing 560-N/A 19 / 2001 0000-00-00
BOEING 737-4Q8 28 / 1992 1992-09-21
Boeing 737-490 28 / 1992 1992-09-09
McDonnell EMB-505-N/A 20 / 2000 2015-09-11
McDonnell 45-N/A 19 / 2001 2009-08-30
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Alaska Airlines (ASA) information and dates are derived from PlaneMapper database. The data is for informational purposes only and PlaneMapper is not responsible for the accuracy and reliability of airline Alaska Airlines data.