Alaska Airlines began flying in 1944 and today it offers flights to nearly 100 destinations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It is a SkyTrax 3-star airline.
Alaska Airlines offers 3 easy options for check-in:
Airport Counter Check-in: Check-in for your flight in the most conventional manner by stopping by the Alaska Airlines counter at the airport.
Next Day or Advance Check-in: This option allows you to save time and check-in for your flight up to 24 hours in advance of your departure time via the internet. To check-in online, visit Alaska Airlines’ online check-in page. After checking-in, you can print out your boarding pass and proceed directly to the security gates if you aren’t checking any baggage. If you have to check baggage be sure to stop by the Alaska Airlines counter.
Electronic Kiosk Check-in: For those who want to bypass the lines at the counter on busy travel days, Alaska Airlines offers check-in services for passengers via electronic kiosks. Typically, these kiosks contain Alaska Airlines signage on them and are located near the Alaska Airlines counter.
Checked Luggage Restrictions for Alaska Airlines
For those traveling Economy Class (called “Coach Class” on Alaska Airlines), you will be allowed 2 items of checked baggage as standard, not exceeding 23 kg per piece and with dimensions (L + W + H) not totaling more than 157 cm. Fees are payable for checked baggage. For a full breakdown of checked baggage allowance, and potential fees associated with baggage, please visit Alaska Airlines’ Baggage Allowance Page. First Class passengers have the same baggage allowance as Coach Class passengers, but the fees for the first two items of checked baggage are waived.
Carry-On Baggage Restrictions for Alaska Airlines
You are allowed to carry 1 piece of baggage with you on the flight at no extra charge. There is no specified maximum weight for carry-on baggage but it must not exceed a total dimension (L + W + H) of 129 cm.
Alaska Airlines Special Luggage Requirements
Alaska Airlines allows passengers to take some non-traditional traveling items with them to their destinations including camping equipment, pole vaults and kayaks. For more information on traveling with these special items, visit Alaska Airlines’ Baggage Allowance Page.
Alaska Airlines offers 2 options for seating on their flights:
Economy Class (called “Coach Class” on Alaska Airlines)
Economy class seating on Alaska Airlines has a distance of 32 inches between seats. The seats are 17 inches wide. The seats do not have seat back screens but individual hand-held screens are available for rent.
First class seating on Alaska Airlines has a distance of 36 inches between seats, and the seats have a width of 21 inches. Individual hand-held screens are available free of charge for the duration of the flight.
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Flying with your pets can be a safe and fun experience if airline rules and regulations are followed. Live pets can only be transported to countries where the regulations of the country permit, and subject to the terms and conditions specified by that country. Pets can often travel on flights with you in the cabin, in the hold as checked baggage, or in the hold, as cargo. See Alaska Airlines' Traveling with Pets.
Dependant on the flight, and type of aircraft, Alaska Airlines offers a wide variety of food, beverage and entertainment options.
First Class offers DigEplayers free of charge to all passengers. There is also a selection of complimentary meals and drinks available, depending on your flight. Full details are on the Alaska Airlines’ Meals and Drinks page.
Alaska Airlines operates a fleet consisting entirely of Boeing 737 airplanes.
“Board Room” is the official airport lounge of Alaska Airlines. Board Rooms are fully operational in 6 cities including Anchorage, Los Angeles and Vancouver.
Board Room access is available to members, and passengers can purchase annual or daily membership. Full details are on the Alaska Airlines Board Room page.