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Alaska Airlines New Initiatives & Reward Programs

If you’re an Alaska Airlines traveller prepping for summer vacation, the new initiatives and updates to the airline’s rewards programmes might come in handy. With the new developments, everything from your ticket bookings to how you deal with checked baggage might change. So, here is all you need to know about the new updates on Alaskan Airlines before your next trip.

The Alaska Access Initiative

Alaska Airlines introduced a new membership program, allowing request flyers to take advantage of the best fares the airline has to offer. This new initiative requires members to subscribe for just USD 5 a month for a maximum of 12 months. With this subscription, travellers can get a one-way Wi-Fi voucher each month, which is usually USD 8. In addition to this, members of the Alaska Access Initiative also get early sale access to some of the airline’s biggest sales. With this, frequent flyers and loyal Alaska Airlines travellers will be the first to know about and score the very best fares the airline has to offer.

Bilt Rewards Travel Program

The Bilt Reward system includes both a credit card and a payment portal. Just last week, Alaska Airlines joined the unique flexible spend credit card program, allowing travellers even more advantages. With this, travellers who pay rent can earn travel rewards on the airlines, which can accumulate to up to $100,000 per year! Additionally, the airline’s point system also allows travellers to move points to United, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Hyatt Hotels and so much more!

Alaska Baggage Policy

On March 1st, Alaska Airlines also made changes to its baggage policy. It appears that prior to this change, anytime an Alaska ticket was booked with a separate ticket to Australia or longind, your baggage was checked all the way through. With the new change, however, you have to re-check your bags when you change airlines, meaning longer layovers in both destinations. This, however, might not apply to airlines that Alasak has interline baggage agreements with, such as United Airlines.

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Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Welcomes First Guests!

Hawaiian Airlines has just marked the arrival of the inaugural flight of its new flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline, which is celebrating 93 years in 2024 is is the largest operator of commercial flights to and from the island state of Hawaii. Additionally, the airline is also the 24th-largest commercial airline in the United States.

The inaugural flight for Hawaiian Airlines’ new flagship aircraft Aircraft N781N has been named named Kapuahi. This name directly translated to a star known as Aldebaran in Western astronomy.

Today marks an incredible achievement for all of us at Hawaiian Airlines and I’d like to thank all of our teammates, Boeing and our many partners for helping us make this moment possible. Our 787-9 is a true flagship product that, when paired with the award-winning hospitality of our crew, will provide guests with an unforgettable Hawaiʻi travel experience, says Peter Ingram – president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.

The guests of the inaugural Hawaiian Airlines flight also had the lucky chance to be the first to watch the brand new safety video on the airline. The tag-line ‘Aloha and welcome aboard’ welcomes the passengers, as the crew talks through the safety procedures. The safety video also showcases the beauty of Hawaii, allowing travellers a first glimpse into the beautiful island.

A Look Into the Cabins of Hawaiian Airlines

The 34 Leihōkū (garland of stars) suites of the airline features lie-flat seating. With this, Hawaiian Airlines welcome travelers with an 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen, as well as personal power outlets, wireless cell phone charging, and direct aisle access. The suites also offers privacy or a shared experience, allowing couples to fall asleep.

The main cabin consists of 266 Collins Aerospace Aspire seats with ergonomically contoured back and armrests. This seat can be maximized into a living space, offering more shoulder and hip room. Additionally, the cabin also features a 12-inch seatback monitor with USB-A and USB-C charging ports. Main Cabin guests can also select from 79 Extra Comfort seats to enjoy more legroom and access to AC power outlets.

Hawaii has been an increasingly popular destination among travellers. As of recent, Hawaii has yet again picked up its popularity as a dream wedding destination as well. Travellers who love the islands compare it to other beach destinations such as The Maldives.

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