The Alaska airlines roots is traceable to the McGee Airways founded by Linious Mac in 1932. At that time, there was no scheduled flight at all. The airline only took flights when there was a load of passengers or cargo or mail.
In few years, the airline had had so many mergings and acquisitions that resulted in name changing and expansion of businesses throughout Alaska. In 1934, McGee sold the airline to Star Air service for $50,000.
In 1937, Star Air Service purchased Alaska Interior Airlines, which was sold later that year to a group of miners. In 1941, A business man from New York, Raymond Marshall, bought Star Air Service and it’s name was also changed that year to Alaska Star Airlines.
In 1947, Jockey James Wooten became the president of the airline and expanded it greatly. He began a charter business with the airline and moved its base to Paine field-an airport in North Seattle.
The Airline check-in Service
There are provisions for Alaska Airline online check-in where you can book your flight, print your boarding pass, check-in your luggage, change your seat assignment, update to First Class and print your flight receipt.
There’s also provision for mobile check-ins using the Airlines app in your phone or tablets between 1 to 24 hours before your flight.
There are also check-in kiosk situated in all Alaska Airlines airport.
Flight Status and fleet
Alaska Airlines being the only passenger airline in the US with dedicated cargo planes, operated a Boeing 737 aircraft fleet farm 2008 till 2018 when they bought and merged Virgin America.
Also the first North America airline to sell tickets online and the first airline in the world that made provision for online check-ins and allowed customers to print their own boarding pass.
It has a fleet of more than 317 aircraft, including those owned by its subsidiary airlines. For 11 consecutive years ago Alaska Airlines has been rated the airline with the highest rate of customers satisfaction.
Alaska Airlines Review
This is a review of Alaska Airlines, written by Melia Robinson.
“When Alaska Airlines announced in April that it would acquire rival Virgin America for $2.6 billion, I was devastated.
I love everything about flying on Richard Branson’s airline, from the purple mood lighting to the catchy in-flight safety video (which has been watched over 11 million times on YouTube). I’m not alone. Virgin America was just named the best overall airline by WalletHub, which looked at cancellations and delays, complaints, and in-flight comfort.
It’s unclear what parts of the Virgin brand will be integrated into Alaska Airlines after the merger later this year. But by the looks of Alaska Airline’s recent customer Q&A, fans are freaking out.
On a recent trip from San Francisco to Seattle, I flew Alaska Airlines (not because I wanted to, but because there were no Virgin America flights available).
Here’s what it was like.
It was my first time flying Alaska Airlines.
I checked in at the kiosk and had to sign in twice to print a luggage tag and to print a boarding pass.
When I boarded the plane, a yellowish hue cast over the cabin. No mood lighting like on Virgin.
The leather-covered seats looked worn and frumpy, like a bean bag chair leftover from college.
I was impressed by the ample leg room. I could easily have fit a larger bag with room for my feet on the floor.
Unfortunately, there was no in-flight entertainment display — just an Alaska Airlines Magazine.
The company has dropped $100 million in the last five years on improving the interior of its fleet. This plane seems to have missed the makeover.
Parts of the seat cover were peeling away, revealing styrofoam underneath.
The metal components of the arm rest were also rusting.
A flight attendant performed the safety instructions. It just wasn’t the same as the Virgin in-flight video.
The flight itself was ordinary. It departed on time, and I received free coffee and a snack.
On my return flight, I decided to try the Alaska Airlines app, which is free to download.
The app design was uncluttered, making it easy to locate my boarding pass and flight details.
I could even order food for my flight starting a week in advance. The app was user friendly, much like the one developed by Virgin America.
This plane was much newer and cleaner.
There was even a streak of blue light that ran above the overhead compartments.
It still didn’t have an entertainment display, though I later learned you can stream movies and TV to your personal device using the plane’s WiFi network.
What magic! Each seat came equipped with a power outlet — something I can also find on every Virgin flight.
My second flight blew away the first in terms of quality.
But Virgin America delivers quality trips with consistency. The flights I’ve had over the years are almost indistinguishable from one another.
On Alaska Airlines, I don’t know what to expect.”
What are the job opportunities available with Alaska Airlines?
* Senior Analyst Crew Staff & Pairing
* Manager ITS Agile Delivery and Quality Engineering
* Lounge Hospitality Host
* Employee Engagement Program Manager
* Maint Planner/Aircraft Router
* Cargo CSA – Air Freight
* Stores Agent
* Customer Service Agent – Part Time and Full Time
* Maintenance Controller
* Systems Engineer
* Software Engineering Manager, E-commerce
* Customer Service Agent
* Technical Training Instructor
* Project Manager II, Enterprise Project Management Office
* Employee Relations Manager
* Customer service
* Ground service
* Maintenance and engineering
* Inflight (flight attendants and pilots)
* Corporate roles.
The Airline Partners.
Below is a list of some of Alaska Airlines partners.
* Aer Lingus
* American Airlines
* British Airways
* Cathay Pacific
* Fiji Airways
* Hainan Airlines
* Japan Airlines
* Korean Air
* LATAM Airlines
* Ravn Alaska
* Singapore Airlines