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Is Alaska Airlines becoming another big airline?

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Alaska' s Andrew Harrison, Alaska' s senior VP, said this past weekend during a teleconference that the airline will launch a new ticket category this autumn named Saver Feres - Alaska's response to the much-discussed tariffs of its main Basic Economy rivals. In contrast to these competing rates, Saver fare will allow allocated spaces for shoppers - but these spaces will be limited to the tail of the plane, and saver fares will be last boarded.

Alaska Airlines asked Patti Lee last weekend if it would retain Virgin America's original and consumer-friendly "Plans Exchange Pass", which waived $100-$150 exchange charges for travellers who pay $25 and more. Lee wrote: "If you pay $25 more for the optional service, you can switch tickets as often as you want.

" I' ve informed Alaska Airlines about the destiny of the passport and have not gotten any feedback, which probably means that it will be gone soon. Southwest Airlines only allows travelers to make changes to reservations free of charge. Harrison reported in the operative press that Alaska has obtained federal clearance to rent a number of take-offs and landings at two slot-controlled East Coast airfields to Southwest Airlines for 10 years.

This agreement contains 12 New York LaGuardia and eight Washington Reagan National (DCA) slotlots. Said that abandoning the slot at these two aerodromes means that Alaska "will redistribute our flights from DCA and LaGuardia to (Dallas) Love Field to more strategically and profitably options on the West Coast.

Dallas Love Field to LaGuardia and Washington Reagan National are legacy from Virgin America who have long and furiously struggled for a Love anchor. In fact, Alaska began reducing its footprint on these two itineraries last year when it moved from Virgin Jet to Embraer 176s with 76 seats and also introduced a new Love Field route to Seattle, Portland, San Jose and San Diego.

Last year, Alaska had problems with its Horizon Air subsidiary due to a lack of pilots - in August 2017, for example, it had to call off 6. Alaska CEO Bradley Tilden said in the telephone call that the Horizon position is now "fully stabilized".

Alaska still has an 18 per cent saving over the old airlines, Tilden also noted. "When you look at the dates, our rates are now and in the past equivalent to the vast majority of LCC (low-cost carrier) seat prices on the market," he said. This movement, along with the merging of the Virgin America's unparalleled conveniences such as TV shows and eating and ordering drinks from backrests, has caused many to worry that Alaska Airlines is on its way to being just another important carrier. Alaska Airlines is also on its way to becoming the first to offer a new level of service to its passengers.

Might Alaska' s greatest differentiator, its mile-based airline programme, also be following rivals to a cost-based programme? UPDATING: A spokesman for Alaska Airlines followed with more detail on his new Savers rates this fall: Savings tariffs are a cheap choice for Alaska's cost-conscious passengers, but at a better overall value than the low-cost tariffs of other airlines.

Savers can pick an allocated spot, take a free carry-on luggage pocket, earn frequent flyer miles depending on how far they travel, get free fun, and get our free refreshments and beers. Elite members of the Meilenplan who travel at a savings price will not be revalued. Every selection and optional item will be clearly notified to the guest at the moment of purchasing, and the leaflets will have the opportunity to make more payment for a better seating if they do.

It'?s just a bunch of guys asking for a cheap rate. It is our belief that it will be a great overall value for the leaflet that wants this one. As far as Dallas is concerned, there is indeed good information for Californian passengers. From 28 October we will be increasing the frequencies between Dallas (DAL) - Portland (PDX) and Dallas (DAL) - San Jose (SJC) to two flights a day.

It' good that Alaska accepts clues from Virgin when it comes to gastronomy, but....

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