Alaska Airlines

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  • Alaska Airlines, Pap Smears, and the H-T-P Lovefest....

    Sep 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Initial Check-In at SeaTac.
    Cons: Filthy Interior, Mechanical Unsound, Lack of Customer Service/Conflict Resolution

    Summary: There was a stink in the air; Alaska air provided a filthy interior and unacceptable food quality. Bring your own garter belt (seatbelt) for security folks, cause Alaska Air doesn't carry a spare and fails to provide safety for all! Update ... read more

  • Good pilots and awful customer service.

    Dec 5, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The flight was smooth, the pilots were nice and they service good locations.
    Cons: You know how Nordstrom has great customer service? Yeah. It's the opposite of that. 

    Summary: I have always held AA company in high esteem, but my most recent experience was AWFUL.We planned a trip for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. His grandfather retired as an AA captain in 1982 and his family was always very proud to be a part of the ... read more

  • Prices

    May 1, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: There really aren't any pros except that I'm glad they offer service where I live.
    Cons: The planes are old and the prices are terrible.

    Summary: I live in Southeast Alaska so it's a pain getting in and out of here. Alaska Airlines is the only carrier that offers service to places like Seattle. Being the only airline around means that they can boost prices and people have to pay. This makes it ... read more

  • WORST FLIGHT EVER HAD!!!

    Dec 1, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: NONE!!! ZERO RECOMMENDATION!
    Cons: Over all, staffing is ill trained and customer service is a nightmare!

    Summary: All I can say is, I have never had such a bad experience from any airlines whether domestic or international! If any, all are minor incidents compared to Alaska airlines. My worst travel experience started when I made my reservation. I was told that I ... read more

  • Alaska is just the name of the state(:

    Jun 22, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy booking, baggage check. First Class is really First Class with their Premium Boardrooms(:
    Cons: They need to fly to Europe(:

    Summary: Alaska flies to more destinations than just Alaska. They just recently started flying from San Jose CA- Kona and Maui. I fly their partner Horizon Air and get free beer and wine in addition to the other offerings.Flying from SFO-Seattle in First ... read more

  • One of the top two airlines

    Jun 17, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great bang for the buck and good customer service.
    Cons: Really can't think of any.

    Summary: I fly frequently for pleasure which means I'm traveling on my own dollar and not my company's so my review is based on experince as a general traveler and not someone who gets any special treatment due to company affiliation. I fly different airlines ... read more

  • Great airlines if you book correctly

    Jun 4, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Direct Flight from LAX to Washington DC
    Clean
    Safe
    Reasonably Priced
    On Time!
    Cons: A hassle if you book your ticket with a partner airline.

    Summary: I needed to get from LA to DC quickly - non stop and Alaskan Airlines fit the bill.  I normally fly with DELTA and when I checked with Delta.com I noticed they did not fly to DC non stop but Alaska did.  Why was Alaska listed in ... read more

  • UNreliable confirmation code- Biz travelers beware!!!

    May 23, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None at this time
    Cons: unreliable and poor customer service

    Summary: On 4/27/10 booked on-line reservation, credit card accepted, received confirmation code.  Day before travel, when trying to check in on-line, found out reservation was cancelled.  Almost missed trade show.  I sent this letter to Alaska Air ... read more

  • Comfortable Planes, I've Seen Better Service

    Jan 5, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Comfortable seats. Easy  web access. Customer service counter passable.
    Cons: RUDE employees beyond customer service counter.  Most flights are late.  Crooked employees

    Summary: Prior to today Alaska Airlines was one of my favorite airlines because the seats in the planes I've flown have always been more comfortable than other airlines.    Most flights HAVE been late,  but usually only by about 10-15 ... read more

  • Horrible customer service at Alaska/Horizon

    Dec 19, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: $75 hidden fee for a 12 year old to fly with older brother. Treated BADLY!

    Summary: I was not only treated very badly by a customer service agent, when I asked her who her supervisor was, the supervisor looked up and actually started yelling at me! He shouted "What did I do?" and then "why don't you get a refund for your tickets and fly ... read more

  • Avoid Alaska Airlines

    Aug 18, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: Inexperienced. Slow. Inability to get the job done.

    Summary: Hello, This is absolutely a true story. I booked Alaska Airlines for my honeymoon from Seattle to New Zealand. For some reason, I had my last name printed incorrectly on by boarding pass. I was traveling with my wife and I presented my identification ... read more

  • I LOVE YOU, JEAN MARIE!!!!

    Jul 30, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stellar customer service.
    Cons: None

    Summary: Alaska Airlines must have the best customer service people in the industry! I was flying across the country with my mom, my 2-year old, my infant daughter and my dog when we were stranded in Portland by American Airlines and Northwest Airlines after ... read more

  • Uneventful flight, on time and no issues

    Mar 1, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good prices, on time and nice customer service.
    Cons: Online system wouldn't update with the phone agent changes.

    Summary: I recently flew Alaska Airlines for the first time from Long Beach, CA to Seattle, WA. This was somewhat of a last minute trip booked with about 3-4 weeks notice. It was booked online and chosen because it was the least expensive and the only flight I ... read more

  • Fly Alaska

    Jan 12, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good prices, good service
    Cons: none

    Summary: I've flown Alaska on several recent trips. I will use them again and again as long as the prices stay reasonable. I have an Alaska frequent flyer account and will use them as long as prices are comparable to others. In the last couple of years, Alaska ... read more

  • Can't believe it. More mechanical delays.

    Dec 30, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Professional and courteous personnel.
    Cons: Frequent delays due to mechanical problems with their aircraft.

    Summary: I had not intended to again fly Alaska Airlines after my previous disappointing experiences due to delays because of mechanical problems with their aircraft. However my wife had, unbeknown to me, booked another flight from Sacramento to Seattle on ... read more

  • Alaska Airlines covering Pacific Northwest

    Dec 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Value, seating, website, many non-stop flights
    Cons: Aircraft, cancellation policy

    Summary: You would think that Northwest Airlines would be covering the vast area and market of Pacific Northwest but in reality, it is Alaska Airlines that covers extensively Seattle, Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC with great service and frequent flights. ... read more

  • Unfair $50 charge for a simple mistake

    Aug 16, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: practicaly a monopoly on flight into Seattle
    Cons: greedy, bad customer service, no compassion

    Summary: I just recently purchased flights for 7 family members flying from LA to Seattle roundtrip. Upon review of the itinerary, I notice that my uncle's name is in the wrong order. (For instance, last name first, then first and middle name, instead of first, ... read more

  • Kicked off rhymes with ticked off!

    Jul 28, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Usually a friendly flight crew, better than average food
    Cons: Delays, was racially discriminated against and kicked off a flight.

    Summary: The beginning of our story goes something like this... Our heroine is on a business trip to Seattle, a place she has begun visiting often because of a project she's working on. Alaska's flights between Los Angeles and Seattle are almost always ... read more

  • Alaska doesn't honor flights or refunds after being bumped

    Jun 29, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None I can think of
    Cons: Would never fly this airline again

    Summary: My family of 5 was returning from Mexico and had a connecting flight in Seattle to our home in Portland, Oregon. We were a little late arriving in Seattle but made it to the gate 20 minutes before departure time, only to be told that Alaska had given ... read more

  • Avoid Alaska Airlines LAX Station at All Costs!!!

    Jun 2, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: New 737s are nice and clean, decent flight attendants.
    Cons: DISGUSTING old MD80 planes, dismal service from employees at LAX,

    Summary: I will begin by saying that I have absolutely no expectations for customer service from airlines. As a 28 year veteran Captain for a major US carrier, I spend a huge amount of time in airports witnessing the borderline abuse that agents of my own ... read more

  • PLEASE RECONSIDER FLYING ALASKA--read my experience

    May 11, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: NONE--- Please reconsider flying with them
    Cons: SERVICE, FOLLOW THROUGH, LOST LUGGAGE, CANCELLED RESERVATION BY THE CHECK IN AGENT.

    Summary: Christmas 2006, my husband and I were flying to Chicago from Oakland for the holidays. The check in agent cancelled our reservation because she said our flight is delayed and we wont make the connection. Then she found out she was wrong and couldn't ... read more

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