Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air

Check-in

Alaska has a list of recommended check-in times for individual airports. Travelers must be checked in and ready to board at the gate at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure (20 minutes for 2000 series flights between Seattle and Portland).

Use Instant Travel Machines to check in at airports served by Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

Hubs

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Frequent-flier program

Alaska Air Mileage Plan members can earn and use miles on Air France, Alaska, American Airlines, Big Sky, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Continental Airlines, Delta, Era Aviation, Hawaiian, Horizon Air, KLM, Lan Chile, Northwest Airlines, PenAir and Qantas Airways.

Airport club or lounge

Board Room members can use Alaska Airlines lounges in Anchorage, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver, along with 29 other affiliate lounges. See list of lounges

A one-day pass for a single Board Room visit is $25.

Carry-on limits

Each passenger is allowed only one carry-on bag plus one personal item such as a purse, briefcase or laptop computer. The bag can measure up to 10 x 17 x 24 inches.

In-flight meal options

Meals are served on transcontinental Alaska Airlines flights of four hours or more. Special meals, including diabetic, low sodium, low fat/low cholesterol, low calorie, kosher, vegetarian and children's, can be ordered at least 24 hours in advance.

Horizon Air serves snacks and beverages on its flights, but does not provide special meals.

Unaccompanied children

Children ages 5-7 who are unaccompanied by an adult 18 or over can only fly on non-stop or direct flights. The one-way service fee is $30.

Unaccompanied children ages 8-12 can fly on non-stop, direct and connecting flights. The one-way service fee is $30 for non-stop and direct flights, and $60 for itineraries with connections.

Youths ages 13-17 can fly alone with unaccompanied minor service (for a fee) upon request.

Guardian information is also required. One guardian is allowed through the security checkpoint with the unaccompanied minor(s) with a special service pass obtained from the ticket counter at the airport. Due to additional airport security, allow up to two hours to obtain the pass.

Pets

Small pets are allowed in the cabin (limit 1 in first class and five in coach). The carrier must fit under the seat, and reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Service fees apply. Pets also can travel via cargo. All pets must have a health certificate issued within 30 days by a licensed veterinarian.

Cool or useful amenities

Alaska Airlines passengers get a special discount when renting a DVD and/or DVD player from InMotion Pictures at the airport.

The carrier also offers portable video-on-demand units that give passengers access to a variety of first-run movies, television shows and music.