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Why Is Alaska's Juneau International Airport So Challenging To Fly Into?

From its remarkable scenery to its challenging approach, we look at what it takes to land at Juneau Airport.

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Three Of The Best: Examaining The World's Most Spectacularly Scenic Military Air Bases

These scenic air bases provide a spectacular backdrop for the world's most advanced military jets.

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Throwback: When Alaska Airlines Bore Its Name For The First Time

Before being named Alaska Airlines, the mighty operator within the United States' final frontier operated via many other brands. This is its story.

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Alaska Volcano Ash Cloud Prompts Weather Warning To Pilots

Volcanic activity has since quieted down, but officials will continue to watch it closely.

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Why Are Alaska Airlines’ Main Hubs Outside Alaska?

How a series of mergers and acquisitions led to strategic hubs on the West Coast.

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How An Alaskan Flight School Is Repurposing Old Planes As Living Accomodation

Three freighters are getting a complete makeover.

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Why Did Alaska Airlines Move To Seattle?

What caused the shift?

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Russian Volcanic Ash Cloud Prompts Alaska Airlines To Cancel Flights

Disruption is expected to run through Wednesday as the ash cloud from Russia's Shiveluch volcano passes over Western Alaska.

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McGee Airways: The Story Of Alaska Airlines' Predecessor

How one of North America’s largest airlines began with fur trading operations.

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In Conversation With The FAA’s Alaskan Regional Administrator Michael O’Hare: T-Routes And Alaskan Aviation

A conversation with The FAA's Alaskan Regional Administrator Michael O'Hare on Alaskan Aviation.

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The Story Of US Carrier Wien Air Alaska

When the carrier folded in 1985, it was known as the second-oldest airline in the United States

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Wien Consolidated Airlines Flight 55: The Milk Run That Went Wrong

How a set of strange circumstances resulted in catastrophe for this routine flight.

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Startup Northern Pacific Faces Legal Action Over Its Name

The dispute comes from BNSF Railway, which incorporates the former Northern Pacific Railway line.

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Alaska Airlines Sets A New Revenue Record Of $2.8 Billion

A rebound in air travel demand and strong pricing led to Alaska's highest-ever quarter revenues.

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FAA Publishes Alaska GPS Routes For Pilots To Avoid Dangerous Conditions

The US FAA is developing new navigation routes for Alaska dependent on GPS as ground-based navigation aids face obsolescence.

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Alaska Air Cargo Carries Lost Brown Bear Cub To New Home

The cargo airline is renowned for its expertise in handling live animals.

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The Story Of Alaska Airlines' New Airport Operations & Customer Service VP

As it expands routes, Alaska Airlines has promoted 23-year employee Celley Buchanan to VP of airport operations and customer service.

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Alaska Airlines Pilots Push Forward With Strike Authorization

The pilots expect to work under the same conditions and with the same career security that pilots at competitor airlines have enjoyed for a decade.

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Northern Pacific Expects To Acquire 50 Aircraft In Just 4 Years

Northern Pacific expects flights to go sale in June and to take off in the autumn, with 50 aircraft planned in just four years.

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Alaska Airlines Suspends Anchorage-Hawaii From June To November

Alaska Airlines is suspending Alaska to Hawaii direct flights to conserve resources for those who depend on the airline the most.