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NEWS Feb 17, 2024 Hawaiian Airlines Shareholders Approve Proposed Acquisition by Alaska Airlines Hawaiian Airlines shareholders voted to approve the merger with Alaska Airlines on February 16. Although the deal remains subject to regulatory approvals, it is expected to be completed between 12 to 18 months. Under the merger, Alaska Airlines will acquire Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion.  Read More →
NEWS Feb 06, 2024 Alaska Airlines Eliminates San Jose-Austin Route: Why Are Airlines Removing Flights to Austin? Alaska Airlines has recently announced the removal of its nonstop route between Austin (AUS) and San Jose (SJC), marking the second route cut by the airline in about a month. This decision is part of Alaska's ongoing efforts to adapt to evolving travel patterns and market conditions. The move to end flights to San Jose reflects a broader trend of airlines adjusting their route networks in response to changes in demand and operational priorities. Read More →
NEWS Jan 28, 2024 How Chiefs and 49ers Fans Can Fly to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas Chiefs and 49ers fans are excited to see their teams play in the upcoming Super Bowl LVIII on February 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. Many airlines - including American, Delta, and United - have added extra flights to accommodate fans in Kansas City and the San Francisco Bay Area. Fans in other cities can also visit the Super Bowl through additional flights from other airports nationwide. Read More →
NEWS Jan 25, 2024 FAA Allows Airlines to Fly Boeing 737 MAX 9 After Temporary Grounding The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided a path forward for airlines to continue flying their 737 MAX 9 aircraft, laying out strict new rules and regulations for airlines to follow. This announcement comes after a grounding of 737 MAX 9 planes following a major Alaska Airlines incident earlier this month when a door plug was ejected from the 737 MAX 9 aircraft at cruising altitude. Read More →
NEWS Jan 24, 2024 U.S. Airlines' Fourth Quarter Earnings: What Is Behind Their Strong Performance? The fourth quarter of 2023 (Q4 2023) yielded strong results for America's "Big Five" airlines. These are the U.S.' five largest airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Many factors are behind these strong financial results, and airlines face multiple headwinds going into 2024. Read More →
NEWS Jan 18, 2024 Hawaiian-Alaska Merger Halted Amid Lawsuit by Company Shareholder In December, Alaska Airlines announced plans to merge with Hawaiian Airlines. If this merger were approved, the airlines of the 49th and 50th U.S. states would join forces, albeit remaining separate entities. Despite this, a Hawaiian Airlines stakeholder filed a lawsuit against the merger to prevent it from proceeding. Read More →
NEWS Jan 15, 2024 Alaska Airlines Passengers Sue Boeing Despite $1500 Offering Passengers onboard Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 have filed a lawsuit against Boeing following the harrowing incident involving the operating Boeing 737 MAX 9. This lawsuit comes despite Alaska Airlines having offered monetary compensation to passengers. Read More →
NEWS Jan 12, 2024 Boeing 737 MAX Woes Pile Up, Raising Safety Concerns About the Company as a Whole While many are concentrating on the MAX series, the future of the entire company is in the spotlight. Boeing as a whole seems to be losing consumer confidence, with many passengers now refusing to fly on B737 MAX planes. Read More →
NEWS Jan 06, 2024 FAA Grounds 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9s After Mid-Air Alaska Airlines Incident Raises Safety Concerns The year has barely started, and multiple airlines have already lost or were forced to ground certain aircraft in their fleets. Japan Airlines lost an Airbus A350-900 in a fiery crash, Alaska Airlines is scrambling to salvage its fleet, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded 171 Boeing aircraft for safety reasons. The latter two events are due to an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 suffering a mid-air incident on January 5. Shortly after takeoff from Portland, Oregon (PDX), on its way to Ontario, California (ONT), a section of the fuselage, including a window, blew out, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing back in its origin city. Read More →
NEWS Jan 06, 2024 Alaska Airlines 737 Experiences "Explosive" Decompression, Loses Window Panel During Flight An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 was forced to return to Portland shortly after departure after experiencing a rapid decompression. The flight was bound for Ontario, California. Read More →