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Panel: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?

...days of the empty middle seat are a thing of the past," said Julie Frederick, a representative for the American Airlines flight attendants union.Following the implementation of checked-bag fees in 2008, Frederick said, more and more passengers...
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Napping worker in cargo hold bangs for aid as plane departs

...pilots and first-class passengers on the Alaska Airlines flight fortunately heard.The plane had just left Monday...Original story belowJUNEAU EMPIREAn Alaska Airlines flight took off from Seattle for Los Angeles with a crewman...
Juneau flyer's carry-on includes a loaded pistol

A 64-year-old man attempting to board an Alaska Airlines flight at Juneau International Airport forgot he had something in his carry-on bag that's a big no-no: a loaded gun.Police interviewed...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 23, 2015 "Racial Thursdays."Thumbs up to a midair proposal. On Wednesday, a Ravn Alaska pilot proposed to an Alaska Airlines flight attendant on a flight from Seattle to Juneau. Eric Greener asked Brandy Hollenbeck to marry him in a surprise engagement...
Rogue bullet causes SNAFU at Juneau International screening area at the airport.Passengers in the airport's departure lounge and on two planes, Alaska Airlines flights 61 and 62 (bound for Seattle and Anchorage, respecitvely), were removed from the secure area while a search was...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Feb. 2, 2015

...industry in the state.Thumbs down to bad memories. Saturday marked the 15th anniversary of the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261, which killed 88 people when it plunged into the sea off California. Also last week, two planes collided in...
Pure Sole: Not your grandma's jump shot

...Anchorage this weekend for the Seawolf Hoops Classic at the Alaska Airlines Center.Die-hard fans are just an Alaska Airlines flight away from seeing the familiar Crimson Bears player, albeit a much improved one.Former Thunder Mountain Falcons...
A Bishop's Perspective: Seeking peace in a world of violence

...since Thursday, every time a plane flies overhead I can't help thinking about the passengers on that Malaysian Airlines flight that was shot down over eastern Ukraine days ago.This last Thursday morning, I had just checked the breaking news...
Alaska Air Group starts 2014 with another record profit side, Tilden said Alaska Air Group has a strong foundation with all of its union employees except Alaska Airlines flight attendants under contract through 2018.The large carrier flight attendants recently rejected a tentative contract...
New machinery helps airline passengers fly through security

With a new Delta Airlines flight, the Juneau International Airport faces five departures within two hours every morning during the summer. With as many as 184...


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