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Flight departed from the gate 5 min before scheduled departure time. Refund options

If you check your ticket, it will say something like 'all passenger must be at the gate and ready to board x minutes before the scheduled time, or they forfeit their flight'. I have seen times ...
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Can a teenager be company for a 9 y/o so that neither are 'unaccompanied minors'?

According to Alaska's policy: Unaccompanied minor service is required for all children, ages 5 through 12 years old, traveling without a parent, legal guardian, or other adult at least 18 years ...
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Why do some airlines ask for the reason for travel when booking domestic flights within the US?

As far as I know this is purely a marketing question, and will usually be optional. You can find such questions on airline websites but also hotels, railways, and more, in many countries. In most ...
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Flight departed from the gate 5 min before scheduled departure time. Refund options

So anyhow, we reached there 2 min prior but were advised that the flight already left and the gate was closed. Say the flight "departure time" is 10:40:00 You simply can't arrive very close to that ...
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Why did FlightStats mark today's flight AS159 as departed from SEA and diverted to SEA?

It would appear the flight in question did a "return to gate". That is to say that it pushed back from the gate at 7:15, then for some reason returned to the gate around 20 minutes later, ...
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I booked a non-refundable non-stop flight and airline dropped nonstop service. Any recourse?

United Airlines, after beating you up, will offer you a refund if the change is more than two hours, as it is here. Given Virgin’s much better customer service, I am sure they will do likewise, even ...
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Domestic Flight transfer in LAX to International Flight to Australia

Alaskan is a little different to most airlines in this respect in that they WILL allow you to check your bags all the way through, despite the second flight being on a different airline and a ...
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Can I get miles for flights I pay for someone else Alaska Airlines

No, you cannot. Frequent flyer programs are traditionally designed to reward the traveler, not the purchaser. They were a differentiator at a time when fares and routes were tightly regulated, and the ...
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Do Alaska Airlines domestic flights get delayed?

You are apparently “self connecting”, i.e. planning two flights which are booked separately, with different airlines, so you are right to be cautious, as if for any reason you miss the check-in ...
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What does "G" mean right after a flight number in a boarding pass?

G was indeed the fare class, as Zach Lipton and jcaron hypothesized in the comments. I found another boarding pass from Alaska Airlines with V as the fare class: the V was also appended to the flight ...
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Alaska Airlines changed my flight

Can airlines do that? Yes they can. As @Lambshaanxy says in a comment, your options are to accept the change, negotiate for a better option, or get a full refund. Alaska’s T&C Rule 8. Liability ...
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Flight departed from the gate 5 min before scheduled departure time. Refund options

I ran into this problem twice about 15 years ago with American Airlines – first time at the gate 10 minutes before scheduled departure, the second 15 minutes before, and each time already gone. Both ...
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Do Alaska MVP members still board in Group B if you purchase the Saver fare?

Boarding will be according to your elite status: As an elite Mileage Plan member, what benefits do I receive on a Saver fare? You may board according to your status. Baggage fees are still waived ...
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How to get partner's booking reference on BA Avios reservation?

Unfortunately that's a common problem with codeshare itineraries. A few suggestions Check your confirmation email or invoice (receipt). Sometimes it's in there, even if it's not on the website. Call ...
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How to get notified when a ticket becomes available on a sold out flight?

Expertflyer's Flight Alert function allows you to receive an alert if a given fare class becomes available on a specified flight. Expertflyer is a subscription service but does have a short free trial ...
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Anyone flown Alaska Airlines that's a "passenger of size"?

Customers of size seating guidelines of Alaska Airlines has all the information you need, here I have extracted the most critical parts of the aforementioned guidelines: We require the purchase of ...
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Book a JAL flight, marketed by AA: mileage earnings on Alaska?

We can say for certain you do not qualify for the JAL/Alaska rate on a JAL-operated, AA-marketed flight. As stated on the very page you link (emphasis added), Flights must fall within the eligible ...
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How to properly pack a box of pineapples?

Pineapples purchased in Hawaii and packed for transport vary in size from a one-pack to a larger box of 7-9 (depending on size). Here are some packaging examples, borrowed from Maui Gold®: As an ...
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Domestic Flight transfer in LAX to International Flight to Australia

By booking separate tickets, you are taking on a number of risks, most importantly that it there is a problem with your PDX-LAX flight and you miss boarding for your Qantas flight, you are a no-show ...
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JFK Alaska Lounge time limit with Priority Pass

It's not listed on Alaska's site because it's a Priority Pass condition. Whether or not it's fully enforced is a different question. I haven't tried but it will depend wholly on the attentiveness of ...
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Which Horizon airlines (Alaska airlines) routes still uses turboprop planes?

Alaska Airlines posts their complete timetable in PDF format. You can also see specific routes. Both include aircraft type. The PDF timetable uses IATA aircraft codes, of which a table can be found ...
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I booked a non-refundable non-stop flight and airline dropped nonstop service. Any recourse?

The airline company should offer you a full refund. At least this is what happened to me a couple of years ago with Delta.
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Picking between United, Delta, Alaska and Virgin Atlantic membership

Alaska Mileage Plan and Delta SkyMiles are ending their relationship effective May 1. As Alaska continues their relationship with OneWorld, you options to combine travel are limited. You could go ...
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Picking between United, Delta, Alaska and Virgin Atlantic membership

There is a way for the next 12 days. Alaska Airlines is not part of any alliance but it has an agreement with Delta that allows you to earn Mileage Plan miles when flying with them. Unfortunately, on ...
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For which tax(es) do the country of residence matter for Alaska Airlines' Fly & Buy Miles™?

Some jurisdictions charge sales or value added taxes on transactions such as miles purchase.
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How are the ranks of the first class fares with Alaska Airlines used?

Quite generally (not specific to Alaska Airlines, and some may not apply in their case)… Priority for upgrades is just one of the many attributes of a fare. First and foremost, the biggest difference ...
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Can I take a walking stick on an Alaska Airlines flight?

Can I take a walking stick on an Alaska Airlines flight? Canes are allowed as carry-on according to https://www.alaskaair.com/content/about-us/customer-commitment/customer-commitment-special-needs ...
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Is the price of flights Anchorage (ANC) - Wales (WAA) always the same?

You can see all fares published for a route using tools like ExpertFlyer or KVS Availability Tool, and use the same to check inventory. Both services require a subscription. The first data point lets ...
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