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  • A Naked Passenger Caused an Alaska Airlines Flight to Turn Around

    02/08/2018 2:10:26 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Travel and Leisure ^ | February 8, 2018 | CAILEY RIZZO
    An Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Seattle had to turn back around after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom and took off all his clothing. The flight took off from Anchorage at 1:21 a.m. on Wednesday morning and returned back to the airport one hour and 20 minutes later. A spokesperson for the airline said the plane turned around because of “a passenger not following flight attendants' instructions." "While no emergency was declared, pilots made the decision to return to Anchorage," the spokesperson told local news channel KTVA. "Flight 146 arrived at Anchorage International around 2:45 a.m. and...
  • Family sues Alaska Airlines after wheelchair-bound grandmother fell down airport escalator...

    12/29/2017 9:44:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 96 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Mary Kekatos For
    FULL TITLE: Family sues Alaska Airlines after wheelchair-bound grandmother fell down airport escalator and died following surgery to amputate her leg due to wounds from her accident A family is suing Alaska Airlines and a contractor after a disabled 75-year-old grandmother suffered a fall down a Portland International Airport escalator in June and later died. Video captured the moment that Bernice Kekona, seat-belted to her power wheelchair, tumbled and crashed down an escalator, landing near the bottom with the heavy chair on top of her. After her flight from Hawaii landed in Portland in June 2017, the family says they...
  • Alaska Airlines Implies Discount for Being Homosexual

    06/05/2015 6:06:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 6-5-15 | Dave Blount
    The establishment campaign to promote disease-spreading and culture-corroding perversity has reached the point that Alaska Airlines now implies discounts for homosexuals: "At Alaska, we have been longtime supporters of the LGBT community and remain committed to a more equitable society. … To show our continued support we are encouraging the LGBT community to travel, not only to Seattle, but to Pride events and gay friendly destinations all over the country. With that aim, we have put together this section of our site to highlight destinations that support marriage equality, Pride celebrations, and other things of interest to the LGBT community....
  • L.A.-Bound Flight Returns to Seattle After Ramp Agent Trapped in Cargo Hold

    04/13/2015 4:11:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Immediately after takeoff from Sea-Tac, the pilot “reported hearing banging from beneath the aircraft,” according to the airline. “The captain immediately returned to Seattle, declaring an emergency for priority landing,” the statement said. “The aircraft was in the air for 14 minutes. After landing, a ramp agent was found inside the front cargo hold, which is pressurized and temperature controlled.”
  • Man Found Dead [Foul Play suspect] On 5 Freeway Off-Ramp Identified [Airline Pilot]

    10/04/2012 8:22:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | October 3, 2012 11:46 PM
    BURBANK ( — A man found dead on the side of the Golden State (5) Freeway was identified Wednesday as an Alaska Airlines pilot. Burbank police were called at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday to the Scott Road off-ramp on the southbound side of the freeway, where a man was lying motionless. Paramedics announced the man dead at the scene. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 55-year-old Alaska Airlines Captain Lee Clifford Morris. The pilot was a grandfather and engaged to be married. Detectives said they consider the death of the Richland, Washington resident suspicious. “We are deeply...
  • Flight Crew Calls Police Due To 2 Unruly Children On Skywest Plane From Long Beach

    03/30/2012 8:33:51 AM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    LONG BEACH (CBS) — A Skywest crew radioed authorities Tuesday when two children refused to fasten their seat belts on a flight from Long Beach to Portland, Ore. Officers with the Port of Portland Police Department were called to meet the Skywest-operated Alaska Airlines plane when it landed at Portland International Airport at 7:20 p.m., Alaska spokeswoman Marianne Lindsey told CBS2. “During the flight, the children became disruptive and wouldn’t stay in their seats and wouldn’t fasten their seat belts, which is against federal regulations,” she said in a statement. It was unknown if they were seated at the time...
  • Sarah Palin wants airline to keep 'all-American' prayer cards

    01/29/2012 10:51:40 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 13 replies
    digital journal ^ | Jan. 2012 | digital journal
    The former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, has spoken out against Alaska Airlines for their intended removal of prayer cards which have long been part of their service. The cards are given to passengers with in-flight meals. But the airline says there have been complaints about the cards, especially more recently, and have decided they are no longer appropriate. They will stop giving them out, they said, to respect all their customers. “This difficult decision was not made lightly,” a statement from Alaska Airlines said. “We believe it’s the right thing to do in order to respect the diverse religious...
  • Alaska Airlines ends decades-old prayer card tradition

    01/26/2012 12:45:38 PM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Alaska Airlines, America's seventh-largest carrier in terms of passenger traffic, said on Wednesday that it would end a decades-old tradition of handing out prayer cards with its in-flight meals. The prayer cards, which the Seattle-based airline began offering in the 1970s after an executive spotted them on another airline, were intended to serve as a marketing strategy and to put passengers at ease, a spokeswoman said. The airline sent an e-mail to its frequent flyers on Wednesday explaining the change, which takes effect February 1.

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Orange County Man Convicted Of Federal Charges For Shooting Laser At Commercial Aircraft

    04/27/2009 1:30:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 1,036+ views
    LOS ANGELES, CA—A resident of Orange has been found guilty of willfully interfering with aircraft pilots for intentionally shooting a laser at two commercial airliners that were on approach to John Wayne Airport. Dana Christian Welch, 37, was convicted yesterday afternoon of two felony counts, each of which carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. The evidence presented at trial showed that Welch intentionally aimed a handheld laser at two Boeing 7-series jet airplanes that were preparing to land at John Wayne Airport on the night of May 21, 2008. The first plane, a United Airlines...
  • Alaska Airlines Discount... 10% on Holiday Travel if You're Gay (full rate if you're straight)

    12/02/2007 12:39:39 PM PST · by bshomoic · 92 replies · 780+ views
    If you're straight you pay full rate. But if you're gay they take 10% away. To receive this discount just enter Discount Code EC06607 Other special discount code for gays can be found here. Of course this is against federal law but hey, it's politically correct.

    08/18/2006 9:39:23 AM PDT · by Dr. Eckleburg · 43 replies · 1,502+ views
    komo-tv ^ | 8/18/2006
    Friday, August 18, 2006 Alaska Airlines flight diverted to Seattle An Alaska Airlines flight had to make an unscheduled stop in Seattle Friday morning after the plane lost cabin pressure, according to Sea-Tac Airport spokesman Bob Parker. Parker says Flight 690 left Vancouver, B.C. just after 7 a.m. and was heading to San Francisco when the Boeing 737 lost cabin pressure. The plane was diverted to Seattle and landed safely around 8:20 a.m. Fourteen people, including at least three crew members, were being treated by Sea-Tac medics for very minor injuries, Parker said.
  • Alaska jet repaired after accident (PICS FROM ANONYMOUS SOURCE SHOW GASH IN FUSELAGE)

    12/29/2005 10:35:01 PM PST · by paulat · 71 replies · 2,524+ views ^ | 12/29/05 | GLENN FARLEY
    Alaska jet repaired after accident 06:47 PM PST on Thursday, December 29, 2005 By GLENN FARLEY / KING 5 News SEATAC, Wash. - A gash in an Alaska Airlines jet caused by a baggage handler has been fixed, according to the airline, but experts Thursday offered some perspective on the forces that came to bear on the plane when the hole popped open at 26,000 feet. No one was injured in the incident, which included cabin depressurization and a rapid descent to 10,000 feet so passengers could breathe. The plane is not yet back in service as the airline continues...
  • Jet With Fuselage Hole Lands in Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) -- A 12-inch hole in the fuselage of an Alaska Airlines jet caused the plane to lose cabin pressure, forcing the pilots to make an emergency descent and return to the airport, authorities said Tuesday. The incident Monday involved an MD-80 jet en route from Seattle to Burbank, Calif. The plane landed safely at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and none of the 140 passengers was hurt. A baggage handler acknowledged that he failed to report immediately striking the plane at the gate Monday with a baggage cart or baggage-belt machine, said Jim Struhsaker, a spokesman for the National Transportation...

    12/27/2005 6:34:42 PM PST · by paulat · 185 replies · 3,611+ views ^ | 12/27/05 |
    Hole found in Alaska plane 05:30 PM PST on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 Investigators: Problems spike after ramp work outsourced SEATTLE – An Alaska Airlines plane was forced to return to Seattle Monday after a gash in the plane’s fuselage caused the aircraft to lose pressurization. The incident began when a ramp worker hit the plane with a baggage cart or baggage belt machine, according to National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Jim Struhsaker. The accident created a crease in the skin of the plane which opened up into a hole when the pressure on the plane changed at 26,000...
  • World's Largest King Salmon

    11/08/2005 10:01:31 PM PST · by skeptoid · 12 replies · 765+ views ^ | November 08, 2005 | Lisa Thompson
    Ketchikan, Alaska - The really big one... the "Salmon Thirty Salmon," a Boeing 737 painted in the likeness of an Alaska Wild Salmon was photographed at the Ketchikan International Airport Sunday. The "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon," sporting the glimmering image of a wild Alaska king salmon, is among the world's most intricately painted commercial airplanes. Complete with shiny scales, a dorsal fin and gills, the livery on the Alaska Airlines 737-400 passenger aircraft is the result of a dedicated team of 30 painters working nearly nonstop for 24 days. This year, Alaska Airlines said they will fly more than 30 million pounds of...
  • Sims Rejects Southwest, Alaska Air's Move To Boeing Field

    10/11/2005 11:45:58 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 49 replies · 904+ views
    KOMO ^ | October 11, 2005 | Staff & News Services
    SEATTLE - King County Executive Ron Sims on Tuesday rejected proposals by Southwest Airlines and Alaska Air Group to begin flying passenger jets out of Boeing Field, citing concerns about traffic, noise and the potential cost to taxpayers. "I have said all along that I would not endorse any proposal from any airline if it led to significant traffic and noise impacts," Sims said. Southwest was the first to propose the move from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to the smaller county-run airport closer to Seattle. The airline said it needed to make the move to continue its low-cost service, and...
  • Alaska Airlines Nets Largest King Salmon on Earth

    10/01/2005 8:42:06 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 40 replies · 1,733+ views
    Alaska Airlines Nets Largest King Salmon on Earth “Salmon-Thirty-Salmon” aircraft underscores carrier’s role in transporting Alaska seafood Alaska Airlines today landed the world’s largest king salmon—stretching 120 feet and weighing in at 140,000 pounds—at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The “Salmon-Thirty-Salmon,” sporting the glimmering image of a wild Alaska king salmon, is among the world’s most intricately painted commercial airplanes. Complete with shiny scales, a dorsal fin and gills, the livery on the Alaska Airlines 737-400 passenger aircraft is the result of a dedicated team of 30 painters working nearly nonstop for 24 days. The airplane symbolizes the critical role Alaska Airlines...
  • Boeing, Alaska Airlines Announce Order for 35 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s ($2.3 Billion)

    06/15/2005 2:42:29 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 6 replies · 402+ views
    Boeing ^ | June 15, 2005
    -- Agreement includes options and purchase rights for 65 additional airplanes SEATTLE, Wash., June 15, 2005 -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Alaska Airlines today said the airline has ordered 35 Next-Generation 737-800 passenger airplanes worth an estimated $2.3 billion at list prices. The Seattle-based airline also holds options for an additional 15 airplanes which, if exercised, would increase the order value by $983 million. Alaska Airlines also took purchase rights for another 50 airplanes, making this among the largest orders for 737-800s. "When the hometown airline chooses the hometown airplane, it's cause for celebration," said Alan Mulally, president and CEO...
  • PDX (Portland airport) Concourses A,B,C closed: Suspicious device found

    01/05/2004 4:18:22 PM PST · by nwrep · 44 replies · 1,310+ views
    KGWN News (Local TV) | January 5, 2004 | nwrep
    Suspicious device found in terminal. A,B,C serve Alaska, NW and Southwest. Developing.