Alaska Air Group says “unprecedented” impacts from COVID-19 caused a sharp decline in passenger bookings during the first three months of 2020, continuing into April and May.
Disappointed by the last round of union negotiations, airline workers again rallied at airports across the west coast, including Juneau International Airport.
Virgin’s ticket counters, kiosks and signage will begin disappear to disappear. Travelers will deal with one reservation system, one call center, one website and one smartphone app.
Alaska Airlines is still ironing out operational wrinkles following the acquisition of Virgin America last year. At the same time, its smaller, regional airline is still grappling with a pilot shortage.
Unionized pilots at Alaska Airlines and recently acquired Virgin America pulled off a virtual barrel roll Wednesday to get management’s attention. The union complains that talks to combine both pilot groups under what they hope will be a more generous joint contract aren’t moving fast enough.
Alaska Airlines use of the phrase “Meet our Eskimo” in its rebranding campaign has sparked a controversy and new conversation about what “Eskimo” means to Alaska Natives.
A business partnership involving Alaska and Delta airlines is fraying around the edges.