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Tag: Alaska Airlines

Oct.
8th

Computer issue grounds Alaska Airlines passengers

Alaska Airlines’ ticketing and check-in operations were slowly returning to normal this afternoon after a communications cable break in Wisconsin temporarily grounded the airline this morning.

The airline said it will waive change fees for passengers whose flights were affected today if they rebook for travel to be completed by Oct. 22.

“Customers who are scheduled to travel on October 8th or 9th have the option to cancel your flight and receive a refund of your un-flown airfare. Should you still wish to travel the same itinerary, you can change your ticket for travel prior to October 22, 2012,

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July
26th

Alaska Air Group announces second quarter record income

SeaTac’s Alaska Air Group reported record second quarter profits today on strong demand for its services.

The airline holding company, parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, beat Wall Street predictions for its per share income.

Alaska said its net income excluding special items was $110.8 million for the quarter or $1.53 per share. The Wall Street consensus prediction was $1.51 a share.

The airline’s earnings in the same quarter last year excluding special items was $89.6 million or $1.22 a share.

“Significantly higher revenues driven by strong demand, our growing route network and our preferred product led to

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