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Questions about Alaska (IATA code: AS), a major airline of the United States, based at Seattle-Tacoma .

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Can I take a walking stick on an Alaska Airlines flight?

I have a thick wooden stick, decorated and has tape. And it is NOT a weapon; it doesn’t fit in my bag. but can I still keep it? I’m traveling to Oregon, and the flight I’m going on is Alaska Airlines. ...
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Do Alaska MVP members still board in Group B if you purchase the Saver fare?

Alaska's boarding rules say that MVP passengers board in Group B. They also say that Saver fare passengers board in Group F. Which rule will take precedence if an MVP passengers buys the Saver fare? I'...
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How to get partner's booking reference on BA Avios reservation?

I booked an Alaska ticket using BA Avios. BA gives their own booking reference which Alaska doesn't recognize. How to find the Alaska booking reference for this reservation? It doesn't seem to be ...
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Alaska Airlines changed my flight

My wife and other family members booked a roundtrip flight in January. The original trip had us return direct flight (which was why we chose the airline) at noon. Alaska changed our flight to an 8 ...
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For which tax(es) do the country of residence matter for Alaska Airlines' Fly & Buy Miles™?

I read on https://www.alaskaair.com/Booking/Seats/SelectSeats: Your country of residence determines what taxes, if any, are applicable to any additional purchases such as Fly & Buy Miles™. Do ...
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Why do some airlines ask for the reason for travel when booking domestic flights within the US?

Why do some airlines ask for the reason for travel when booking domestic flights within the US? Example:
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why didn't i get frequent flier miles on American Airlines with my Alaskan Airlines flight?

Both Alaskian Airlines and American Airlines are part of the Oneworld alliance so I'd expect the frequent flier miles to be linked but they're not. I found my ticket number on my credit card statement ...
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How are the ranks of the first class fares with Alaska Airlines used?

I see in this Alaska Airlines Fare Chart (mirror) that the first class fares have ranks with Alaska Airlines. From my understanding, ranks for the coach fares are used to prioritize which passengers ...
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What does "G" mean right after a flight number in a boarding pass?

Example of a boarding pass from Alaska Airlines from SFO (San Francisco International Airport) to GEG (Spokane International Airport). The flight is Alaska Airlines 2233. What does the G mean right ...
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Why did FlightStats mark today's flight AS159 as departed from SEA and diverted to SEA?

I see that FlightStats marked today's flight AS159, as departed from SEA's gate at 07:15 PT and diverted to SEA, where it arrived at 07:38 (mirror): A second flight AS159 departed from SEA's gate at ...
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Do Alaska Airlines domestic flights get delayed?

I'm currently planning a trip to the US from Korea. My return flight is scheduled for the end of February (26th) at 11:30 p.m. and the plan was to fly into San Francisco from Seattle via Alaska ...
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Is the price of flights Anchorage (ANC) - Wales (WAA) always the same?

According to Google Flights, the price of cheapest roundtrip flights ANC-WAA is always $794, except a few isolated cases when it's in the $800-900 range. I was wondering whether this even goes down, ...
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Flight departed from the gate 5 min before scheduled departure time. Refund options

This was Alaska Airlines flight from SJC to LAX. We ran later than we usually do on our way to flights and so we ended up reaching the gate 2 min before the scheduled departure time. On our way from ...
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Domestic Flight transfer in LAX to International Flight to Australia

Traveling from Portland, OR to Australia with a connection in LAX. Domestic Flight on Alaska Airlines to LAX with an International Flight (on seperate itinerary) on Qantas. Arrive in terminal 6 at LAX....
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JFK Alaska Lounge time limit with Priority Pass

I have close to a 9-hour layover at JFK (I'll be meeting a friend and we'll take the next flight together.) I'll be arriving and departing from Terminal 7, which has the Alaska Lounge. However, the ...
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Book a JAL flight, marketed by AA: mileage earnings on Alaska?

I noticed a JAL roundtrip that is somehow significantly cheaper when purchased through an AA codeshare. JAL has great mileage earning rates on Alaska, especially on premium cabins. If purchased ...
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How to properly pack a box of pineapples?

Alaska Airlines have an exception to standard baggage charges for the following item: Pineapple from Hawaii - one properly packaged box of pineapples when traveling within the United States from ...
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Can a teenager be company for a 9 y/o so that neither are 'unaccompanied minors'?

Two children traveling on a direct flight with family on each end. Per the airline rules (Alaska Airlines), for a teenager, traveling as a designated 'unaccompanied minor' is optional. Can a ...
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Which Horizon airlines (Alaska airlines) routes still uses turboprop planes?

A few years ago, it used to be easier to find this answer. But nowadays it’s increasingly harder. I know that they used to do SJC to Burbank or LAX in turboprop, as well as between Spokane and Seattle ...
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Anyone flown Alaska Airlines that's a "passenger of size"?

I am heading to Hawaii soon with 2 friends. I am looking at ticket prices for all of us. I am leaning towards Alaska Airlines. I am 330 pounds and am concerned about fitting into Alask Airlines ...
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I booked a non-refundable non-stop flight and airline dropped nonstop service. Any recourse?

I booked 2 round-trip tickets on Virgin-America from DAL to LAS, non-stop a couple months ago for travel in Sept. 2017. I just got an email from them a couple weeks ago announcing a flight change, ...
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Picking between United, Delta, Alaska and Virgin Atlantic membership

Is there a mileage program that will allow me to earn and redeem miles on Delta and Alaska airlines?
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How can AA elite members get upgraded on a domestic codeshare?

I have a question about US domestic round trip travel. The flight is operated by American, but marketed by Alaska Airlines (AS) and the ticket is issued on AS stock (027). The passenger has Platinum ...
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How to get notified when a ticket becomes available on a sold out flight?

The flight I want (an Alaska Airlines flight from EWR to SEA, fwiw) on the day I am travelling is sold out. So I have booked a much less desirable, though refundable ticket on another flight. I see ...
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Can I get miles for flights I pay for someone else Alaska Airlines

I traveled to Hawaii with my wife but I forgot to include my Alaska Mileage plan when I reserved the tickets. I submitted my request trough Alaska retro credit website and mine went trough but when I ...
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Why does it take much lesser Alaskan miles to redeem Emirates First Class award than using Emirates Skywards miles?

It takes about 285000 skyward miles to redeem a first class ticket from Asia to America but it only takes 200000 Alaskan miles to redeem that award.
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Flying into Canada with an expired passport and a Green Card

I have a flight booked for Saturday that my parent booked for me, insisting that I will be able to get into Canada. I have my expired Canadian passport, and my original birth certificate, also I have ...
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TSA Precheck on all connecting flights

If my fist leg of international travel is on Alaska Airlines and I have a TSA Precheck, will my connecting flight on British Airways also be TSA precheck? We start in Sacramento, CA on Alaska ...
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Using the Alaska Airlines Companion Fare on Air France

I have the Alaska Airlines MBNA Master Card. This card offers a companion fare of 99$ + taxes. I wish to book a round trip ticket between Los Angeles and Tahiti on a partner airline like Air France. ...
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Will Alaska always give credit for flights if both marketing and actual airline are partners?

As an example, KLM flight 6162 is not on their list of KLM flights that they credit for mileage. But the funky thing is that both KLM (the marketing airline) and the actual airline (Delta) are both ...
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Claiming air miles for Air Alaska with codeshares

I flew from CHC to AKL with AirNZ, claimed the points. Then from AKL to NAD to HNL with Air Pacific, claimed as partner of Qantas with OneWorld. Then flew from HNL to SEA to YVR with Alaska Airlines. ...
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