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Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, is a large North American airline that flies 40 million guests a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. Alaska Airlines has codeshare agreements with Aeromexico, Air France, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Icelandair and Qantas.

Did you know you can book multi-city flights? Check out our Alaska Multi-City flights page for more information.

Baggage Policy

On most Alaska Airlines flights, you're allowed to bring 1 personal item with you at not extra cost.

Carry-on Baggage

Alaska Airlines allows passengers 1 carry-on bag plus 1 personal item. The carry-on bag must not exceed dimensions of 55cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in).

Checked Baggage

For checked baggage, Alaska Airlines charges each $25 USD for the first and second bag and then $75 USD for each additional bag. Checked baggage dimensions must not exceed 157cm/62in (length + width + height) and a weight of 23kg/51lbs.

Cabin Classes

Alaska Airlines has 4 cabin class options - Economy Class, Premium Economy, Business Class, and First Class.

Economy Class

The airlines' Economy Class, also known as 'Main Cabin' is the most basic class of cabin. Within the Main Cabin, there are two different fares to choose from — the 'Saver' fare and the 'Main Cabin' fare. The latter has a number of additional perks, with more options and flexibility.

Economy Class Facilities

Main Cabin has a full food and drinks menu, with meals available to order up to 12 hours before take-off. In addition, passengers can connect to onboard WIFI for general internet browsing and to connect to Alaska Airlines' inflight entertainment system.

Economy Class Seats

Economy Class seats are made from leather with ample space and a USB and power outlet fitted to each seat.

Premium Economy

The airlines' Premium Economy class, known as 'Premium Class', gives passengers everything that Main Cabin offers, but with little added extras to make the flight that much more comfortable.

Premium Economy Facilities

Premium Economy passengers are given a complimentary drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), as well as a complimentary snack. Premium Economy also offers premium boarding and seating.

Premium Economy Seats

Premium Economy seats are comfortable and made with genuine leather. Premium Economy seats have 4 more inches of legroom compared to Main Cabin seats.

Business Class

The airline doesn't have Business Class. If a passenger is looking to upgrade from Premium Class, we suggest Alaska Airlines' First Class.

First Class

Alaska Airlines First Class is the airlines' most luxurious cabin class with the highest standard of service.

First Class Facilities

First Class' complimentary meal is available to order up to 24 hours before take-off. Each passenger is given a soft quilted blanket and free entertainment tablet for the duration of the flight. First Class seats are much larger and more comfortable than the ones in Main Cabin and Premium Class, with more recline and 40 inches of pitch.

Food and drink in First Class are complimentary.

Does First Class Have a First Class Lounge?

Alaska Airlines' First Class lounge is a quiet and relaxing space for passengers to unwind before their flight. The lounge includes a variety of food and snacks, as well as complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Lounges can be found at Seattle, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Portland and Anchorage airport. Alaska is set to open a brand new lounge at San Francisco International Airport in 2020.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

There are two options for inflight entertainment on Alaska Airlines flights. Passengers can either download the Gogo Entertainment app and stream TV shows and movies on their own device, or, on certain flight paths, there are inflight entertainment tablets available for rent.


By downloading the Gogo Entertainment app, Alaska Airlines passengers are able to stream multiple TV shows on their laptop, tablet or mobile device. Inflight entertainment tablets, which are preloaded with a large collection of TV shows, are available in First Class. These can also be rented on flight to and from Hawaii as well as coast-to-coast flights.

Alaska Airlines Movies

With the Gogo Entertainment app, Alaska Airlines passengers can have access for free to over 500 titles which include around 200 movies to steam on their personal tablet. First Class customers also have access to in-flight entertainment tablets which are preloaded with the newest movies. Inflight entertainment tablets are also available for rent on coast-to-coast and Hawaii flights.


Alaska Airlines offers one of the most sophisticated WIFI services from any airline, powered by GoGo, Alaska Airlines satellite-based WIFI gives you access to the internet from the moment you reach the departure gate up until you pass through arrivals on the other side. Alaska Airlines' satellite WIFI is brand new in 2018 and will be available on all Boeing and Airbus aircraft by 2021. Before then, you use Alaska Airlines ViaSat WIFI on certain Airbus aircraft, which allows you to access the internet inflight as normal.

Alaska Airlines WIFI Price

Alaska Airlines WIFI starts $4.95 USD and goes up depending on which plan you choose.

Food & Drink

The meal options available will depend on the length of your flight journey. There are a number of snacks and beverages you can purchase on-board.

Alaska Airlines Meal Options

The meal choice available on flights vary depending on the length of your trip, but for passengers in the main cabin, there will be items such as cheese platters, sandwiches and salads available to purchase for your flight. These can be pre-ordered on the Alaska Air app 24 hours before flying, or purchased in flight.

Passengers travelling in First class can choose from a range of foods, including breakfast, snacks and main dishes. These can be pre-ordered on the Alaska Air app up to 24 hours before departure.

Special Dietary Requirements

Passengers can purchase food items that suit their dietary meals, such as the ‘Mediterranean tapas picnic pack’ which is suitable for veganskosher and gluten-free. Contact Alaska Airlines direct to find out more information on how they can meet your dietary requirements.

Drinks & Alcohol

Economy class passengers receive complimentary soft drinks and tea or coffee, with liquor, wine and beer being available for purchase. All drinks, including wines, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the First Class fares.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Alaska Airlines' frequent flyer programme is called 'Mileage Club'.

Mileage Plan

With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide.

Alaska Airlines operates a frequent flyer program called Mileage Plan to reward regular passengers with the airline. With Mileage Plan, passengers will earn miles every time you fly Alaska Airlines or with one the airline partners.

If you fly with Alaska Airlines enough times, passengers can qualify for elite status and as a MVP, MVP Gold or Gold 75k member you can enjoy great benefits, special treatment and even bonus miles on every flight.

Members that are having children are able to freeze their membership for 1 year.

Airline Alliance

Alaska Airlines will be joining the Oneworld alliance by summer 2021. The airline will become the alliance's 14th member along with American Airlines and others.

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Destinations that Alaska Airlines flies to

Alaska Airlines flies to over 115 destinations across the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize and Canada. It also operates many flights within Alaska. Click below to see all the cities and airports that Alaska Airlines flies to.

Alternatives to Alaska Airlines

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Hub Airport

Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles International is the main airport serving Los Angeles Area and serves as the hub airport for American Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Great Lakes Airlines and Virgin America.

Other airlines which fly to and from Los Angeles include Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, American Airlines, Envoy AirSkywest Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines and many others.

Alaska Airlines Payment Plan

Pay for Alaska Airlines flights on a payment plan at Alternative Airlines. Alternative Airlines allows you to finance your Alaska Airlines flights with a number of different payment options. Spread the cost of your flights over time with Affirm or PayPal Credit!

Pay for Alaska Airlines Flights with PayPal

Looking to make an Alaska Airlines reservation and pay for your Alaska Airlines flight using PayPal? Alternative Airlines gives the option to pay with PayPal on all Alaska Airlines flights! PayPal is a safe and convenient payment method and ensures that your airline ticket payment is protected.

We understand that using PayPal to buy Alaska Airlines flights and airfares makes for an easier and more convenient way to pay. You can also use an Alternative Airlines promo code to get a discount on your next Alaska Airlines PayPal payment. Please note Virgin America was bought by Alaska Airlines, therefore Virgin America now flies as Alaska Airlines. If you're looking to use PayPal with Virgin America, this is still accepted by Alternative Airlines on Alaska Airlines flights.


Alaska Airlines' fleet consists of many aircraft including Boeing 737-900ER, Boeing 737-900, Boeing 737-800, Bombardier CRJ-700, Embraer 175, Boeing 737-400, Boeing 737-400. The First Class cabin features five inches of recline, adjustable headrests and more legroom along with Gogo Inflight Internet is available on all Alaska's fleet.

Boeing 737-400

Boeing 737-700

Boeing 737-400C

Boeing 737-400F

Boeing 737-800

Boeing 737-900

Frequently asked questions

Can I pay later for Alaska Airlines flights?

Of course! At Alternative Airlines, we have 40+ ways for you to pay for your flights, including flexible and convenient Buy Now Pay Later plans such as Afterpay and Klarna, among others. This means you can spread the cost of your Alaska Airlines tickets over time and not have to pay the full amount upfront. Start your search today and pay for your Alaska Airlines flights later at Alternative Airlines.

Can I book domestic Alaska Airlines flights on your site?

Yes! It's super easy to search for and book domestic flights offered by Alaska Airlines at Alternative Airlines. All you need to do is use our search form at the top of the page to begin your search.

Take a look at our guide on booking Alaska Airlines domestic flights for more information.

Where can I book last-minute Alaska Airlines flights?

You can book your last-minute Alaska Airlines flights here at Alternative Airlines. Take a look at our guide on searching for and booking last minute flights with Alaska Airlines on our site - we cover tips and tricks, when to book last-minute flights with Alaska Airlines and many more FAQs.

Do Alaska Airlines offer red-eye flights?

Yes! Alaska Airlines does operate red-eye flights. You can book red-eye Alaska Airlines flights right here at Alternative Airlines. We've created a guide on this topic that outlines how to search for and book red-eye flights with Alaska Airlines on our site as well as answers to frequently asked questions!

Can I get a refund for my Alaska Airlines flight?

Yes! If you booked your Alaska Airlines flight through us and wish to cancel your booking, you can receive a refund if you cancel within the first 24 hours of when you made your booking.

Please get in touch with us between 9am - 8pm UK time if you wish to cancel your Alaska Airlines booking within the 24-hour cancellation window and receive a full refund.

Alternatively, you can book refundable Alaska Airlines flights that allow you to receive a refund after the 24-hour window has elapsed.

What are some alternative airlines to Alaska Airlines if I want to fly within Alaska?

Suppose you want to book flights to Alaska or flights within Alaska and don't want to fly with major airlines like United or American. In that case, you can instead fly with smaller airlines that offer more routes between many towns and cities in Alaska. These include 40-Mile Air, Bering Air and Ravn Alaska, among others.