The union represents around 5,300 Alaska Airlines reservations and customer service agents, and ramp workers.
Suzanne Rinehart, from the Chicago area, decided to cancel her whole trip after trying to find a way to ship her bike to Juneau.
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics points to nearly 150,000 vacant pilot positions that will need to be filled over the next decade.
Fares are way up for everyone, according to travel writer Scott McMurren.
Delta’s competition with Alaska Airlines will drive airfares down.
Travelers who were once banned by major U.S. airlines for violating the federal mask mandate may soon be allowed to fly again.
Masks are optional on Alaska Airlines flights effective immediately, the airline said in its press release.
Alaska Airlines plans to reduce its number of flights through June as it continues to deal with a pilot shortage.
Similar pickets were planned at airports in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The letter was signed by the leaders of 10 U.S. companies, including six of the largest airlines in the country: Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and United.