Alaska’s continued efforts to appeal to transcontinental airline passengers is creating lucrative bonuses for frequent flyers.
On April 24, the Virgin America brand will fly its last three flights ever, marking the end of the carrier’s 11-year run as one of the U.S.’s more colorful airlines.
Two passenger flights will leave from San Francisco and one will head to Newark while another will head to Los Angeles. The last flight, a commemorative flight for Virgin America employees, will leave Los Angeles at 9:35 and touchdown San Francisco, officially marking the end of the brand.
Alaska Airlines will end its daily Los Angeles-Havana flight Jan. 22, as a result of the new individual travel rules announced last week by the Trump Administration.
Alaska Airlines will use the satellite-based Gogo 2Ku WiFi solution for its integrated Alaska and Virgin America fleets.
Alaska Airlines is stretching its wings.
Alaska Airlines launched its Los Angeles-Havana service Jan. 5, bringing regularly scheduled commercial passenger flights from the US west coast to Cuba for the first time. Alaska operated the flight using a Boeing 737-900ER.
Alaska Airlines’ acquisition of Virgin America has been cleared to proceed by the U.S. Justice Department, Alaska Airlines and the agency each announced Tuesday afternoon.
Alaska Airlines said Wednesday it plans to offer its Mileage Plan members several new benefits.