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FAA gives Alaska Airlines certificate to complete consolidation with Virgin America

The slow disappearing act of Virgin America ha.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJan 12th, 2018

Alaska Airlines sets date for Virgin America operations merger, predicts "flurry of activity" in 2018

The two airlines are aiming to secure a single operating certificate from the FAA by mid-January. A flurry of moves will follow, CEO Brad Tilden says......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 18th, 2017

Is It Time to Worry About Alaska Airlines" Debt?

The Seattle-based airline took on a fair amount of liability to complete its recent merger with Virgin America......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsDec 21st, 2016

Alaska Airlines hits key milestone in Virgin America takeover

Alaska is planning upgrades to its on-board menus, with more options in first class and fresh meal selections in the main cabin......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 11th, 2018

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America cancel 46 flights as "bomb cyclone" descends on Northeast

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have canceled 46 flights at five Northeast airports Wednesday and Thursday as a large, powerful winter storm that’s being described as a “bomb cyclone" approaches the region. So far, 25 flights were canceled.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 3rd, 2018

Alaska Airlines: Struggling Virgin America Brand May Be Turning The Corner

Alaska Airlines: Struggling Virgin America Brand May Be Turning The Corner.....»»

Category: topSource: seekingalphaDec 19th, 2017

Alaska Airlines CEO on Virgin merger and 10 years of service to Hawaii: Slideshow

During a Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau luncheon at the Halekulani, Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden said the Seattle-based carrier will focus on increased service, improved technology and its integration with Virgin America to remain competitive .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 8th, 2017

Virgin America, Alaska Airlines pilots win big pay increases, more retirement benefits following arbitration

Pilots for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have won significant increases in pay and retirement benefits from Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) following recent arbitration hearings. A three-person arbitration panel awarded the pilots pay increa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 31st, 2017

Did Alaska Airlines lose its mojo when it bought Virgin America?

Less than a year ago, Alaska Airlines bought Virgin America, but was it a smart move?.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 25th, 2017

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America fliers getting new amenities

Alaska Air is upgrading the in-flight service for both of its airline brands as it gears up for some tough competitive battles in the next few years......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 27th, 2017

Alaska Airlines" merger bolsters position as Hawaii’s West Coast carrier

Alaska Airlines is poised to strengthen and maintain its position as Hawaii’s west coast carrier following its merger with Virgin America......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 11th, 2017

Alaska Air CEO weighs in on replacing Virgin America"s Airbus fleet with Boeing jets

Alaska Airlines will likely shed the Airbus jets it inherited in its takeover of Virgin America and slowly replace them with Boeing aircraft, Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden said Tuesday. "My dad was a 32-year Boeing guy," Tilden told a Seattle .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 18th, 2017

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines scale back mileage plan partnership

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines are making big changes to their mileage reward plan agreements and reciprocal benefits they offer to each other's customers. The changes are being made following both Alaska's acquisition of Virgin America in Cal.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 6th, 2017

Virgin America, Alaska Airlines offer ‘parental leave’ to elite flyers

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, both owned by Alaska Air Group, have adopted a program that allows parents to qualify for an extension of their frequent-flyer elite status after the birth of a child. The program, called Elite Leave, allows el.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 15th, 2017

Portland gets more United flights from San Francisco as Alaska Virgin America competition heats up

United Airlines said Monday that it will increase the number of flights between San Francisco and eight popular destinations. United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) said it’s adding additional flights in August from San Francisco to the following cities: .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 8th, 2017

Virgin America Fans Should Give Alaska Airlines a Chance

Alaska Air is facing backlash for its decision to retire the Virgin America brand. But perhaps Virgin America fans don't realize that Alaska Airlines is also one of the best airlines in the country......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 23rd, 2017

Alaska Airlines is shutting down Virgin America"s rewards program, but with a "bit of a bonus"

Alaska Airlines will pull the plug on the Virgin America Elevate mileage rewards program. SeaTac-based Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) plans to fold its new subsidiary's popular loyalty program into the Alaska Mileage Plan on Jan. 1. Virgin fre.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 11th, 2017

Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden, COO Ben Minicucci snag big pay increases after Virgin America acquisition

Alaska Airlines' two top executives snagged some big raises and stock award payouts in 2016 as they completed their $2.6 billion takeover of Virgin America in California. Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) CEO Brad Tilden's pay package broke the $4 million-.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 31st, 2017

Alaska Airlines is retiring the Virgin America name, but will it have to keep paying for the brand?

A dispute seems to be brewing between Alas.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesMar 31st, 2017

Alaska Airlines, Branson clash over licensing fees

Richard Branson says Alaska Airlines owes him royalties for the name when it bought Virgin America, but Alaska disagrees.....»»

Category: topSource: abcnewsMar 29th, 2017

Richard Branson laments loss of Virgin brand after sale

Sir Richard Branson says he's baffled by Alaska Airlines' decision to pay $2.6 billion to buy Virgin America just to dump the airline's most valuable parts: the Virgin brand and some of its top employees. SeaTac-based Alaska (NYSE: ALK) said it w.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 29th, 2017