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Delta (DL)  and Alaska Airlines (AS) have had an interesting relationship, it's had ups and downs, that's for sure. Currently, DL and AS have codeshare agreements, but the two airlines have been experiencing some growing pains as Delta has expanded their presence in Alaska Airlines'...

Well, one of the more talked about mergers of the year has been finalized officially, as reported by Alaska Airlines. There was some buzz here and there that things were awry and that the combined airline was facing some headwinds from the federal government but...

Virgin America's (VX) merger/purchase by Alaska Airlines is nearly done, after much pain and negotiation. It seems as though the Department of Transport (DoT) have finally approved the partnership, with anti-trust folks and industry insiders finally giving their go ahead for the deal. Maybe to celebrate...

A few years back, Delta partnered with Starwood to allow guests to earn Starpoints when flying on Delta and earn SkyMiles when staying at SPG properties. While the Medallion program is frequently at the crosshairs of criticism on its declining value, they definitely know how...

Humor me. So as a lifelong airline geek I do tend to notice things that others may not. Okay fine, many other things and details. Airline safety videos are one of them - and at first, I was mocked at. While yes, it is actually very...

This week, my dog Marshall and I are heading to San Francisco for a long weekend of relaxation and sightseeing (and vineyard hopping, time permitting). Traveling with a dog can be stressful, so being prepared prior to departure is key to ensure a stress-free flight. Different...

Who has the best rewards program that rewards their frequent fliers seeking reward redemption to reward their loyalty? Alaska, for the second year in a row, apparently. They are followed closely by jetBlue and Southwest in second and third, respectively. Note the absence of any of the...