Flying with Alaska Airlines

Founded in the 1930s, Alaska Airlines is a United States airline based in Seattle. Originally, this airline was set up to offer regular flights to Alaska state, but today, the carrier operates flights to over 100 destinations across the United States and out to Central America. Partnered with American Airlines, Delta, and United under the SkyWest banner, and with codeshare agreements with several international carriers like British Airways, Air France, and Korean Air, travellers with Alaska Airlines can fly to almost every corner of the globe.

Why Fly With Alaska Airlines

Ways To Check-In

Alaska Airlines allows its passengers to check in on their mobiles, online at home, or at the airport. Online check in, on the web or a mobile device opens up 24 hours before take off, and can be done up to one hour remotely. If you are flying domestically, you can usually turn up to the airport about an hour in advance, but for all international journeys, make sure you leave yourself at least two hours to pass through the airport checks.

Baggage Allowance & Fees

Alaska Airlines charges passengers for checking in their luggage, but the prices are pretty nominal. The allowance is two 23kg pieces, charged at 25USD for each bag. Linear dimensions of your checked bags must come to 158cm, including the wheels and handle.

For your carry-ons, this is a free allowance of one bag at 61cm x 43cm x 25cm, with no weight restrictions.


If you have booked your ticket through Alaska Airlines, you can manage your own reservation and choose or change your seat online before your flight.

Booking Fees

Passengers who will book tickets online are required to pay using their credit or debit card. Credit cards accepted are Alaska Airlines Visa, Alaska Airlines MasterCard, Alaska Airlines Commercial Account, American Express, Diners Club, Discover Card, MasterCard, Universal Air Travel Plan, and Visa. The only cash payments accepted at ticket counters in the US and Canada are US and Canadian Dollars. Mexico ticket counters do not accept are US and Canadian Dollars, only Mexican Pesos.

In-Flight Service

Embracing modern technology, Alaska Airlines has introduced an entertainment app that passengers can download before they fly and stream films and TV shows for a small fee.

For refreshments, the airline provides its flyers with an onboard menu with a selection of snacks and meals that passengers can purchase. You may also bring aboard your own food onto the plane if you wish.

There is an Unaccompanied Minor service, but this is only available for children between 5-17 years of age. The airline does charge for the service, but the fees depend on where, and how far your child is flying. Expect fees to fall between 25-50USD for a one-way journey.

On-Time Performance

Alaska Airlines has excellent on-time performance ratings, consistently ranking in the top 5 North American Airlines.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.