Alaska Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S. by passengers carried. Despite its name, the airline is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Alaska Airlines is extremely popular with travelers on the West Coast but also serves major cities all over America. The airline serves only two international destinations; Costa Rica and Mexico City. Alaska Airlines is not a member of any of the major airline alliances, but the Alaskan Global Partners program allows frequent flyers to use and earn miles with 17 other airlines. The airline has an open laid-back customer service culture that employees and customers enjoy. Alaska airlines has over 20 aircraft with commemorative paint jobs to celebrate the armed forces, sports teams, universities, athletes and even Disneyland.
- Year Founded: 1932
- CEO: Brad D. Tilden
- Airline Type: Low-fare U.S carrier
- Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
- Size: Fifth largest U.S. airline based on passengers carried.
- Hubs: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anchorage, and Portland
- Number of Employees (2017): 22000
- Destinations served: 115
- Passenger enplanement (2017): 33 million
- Airbus A320
- Boeing 737-900ER
- Boeing 737-900
- Boeing 737-800
- Boeing 737-700
- Bombardier Q400
- Embraer 175
The Alaska Airlines Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA represents over 5,500 Flight Attendants at Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. The activities of the union are driven by working Flight Attendants who serve as activists and leaders within Local Councils in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. There Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) can be found here.
Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant Step Rates of Pay was amended to provide a pay increase of 1.5% that went into effect December 17, 2021.