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New York (AirGuide - Airline News North America) Oct 16, 2011

Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Hosts Statewide Alaska Day Celebrations Oct. 18. Alaska Airlines is inviting residents across the state to join in celebrating Alaska Day onOct. 18. Daylong festivities will be held at nine airports and three community locations in honor of the formal transfer of the territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States at Fort Sitka on Oct. 18, 1867. As part of the festivities, residents are invited to enjoy refreshments and enter for a chance to win round-trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. Alaska Airlines will celebrate Alaska Day at the following community events and locations: [yen]4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Alaska Airlines' hosted tweet-up at the Moose's Tooth, 3300 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage. [yen]Noon, Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Carlson Center, 2010 Second Ave. [yen]Noon, Juneau Rotary, Baranof Hotel, Treadwell Room, 127 N. Franklin St. [yen]11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport [yen]11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wrangell Airport. [yen]11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bethel Airport [yen]Noon to 2 p.m., Yakutat Airport [yen]1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Reluctant Fisherman Inn, Cordova [yen]2 to 4 p.m., Adak Community Center [yen]3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Kotzebue Airport [yen]10 a.m. to noon, Nome Airport [yen]3 to 5 p.m., Barrow Airport In addition to these events, Alaska Airlines employees will join Sitka residents at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, for the official Alaska Day Parade. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group, together serve 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawai'i, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies(SM). Oct 12, 2011

Alaska Airlines, Houston Air Alaska Airlines Offers New Service Between Seattle-Kansas City, Mo., and San Jose-Palm Springs, Calif.. Alaska Airlines announced today it will offer nonstop daily service between Seattle and Kansas City, Mo., starting March 12, 2012, and new seasonal service between Palm Springs and San Jose, Calif., starting Feb. 17, 2012. The new nonstop California route will originate in Portland, Ore., and operate throughout the year except between June 3 and Oct. 4. To introduce the new routes, the airline is offering $99* one-way fares between Seattle and Kansas City and $89* one-way fares between San Jose and Palm Springs. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 18, 2011, and can be used for travel through May 23, 2012. Members of Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan can also earn double miles on the carrier's nonstop flights between Seattle and Kansas City from March 12 through April 25, 2012, and between San Jose and Palm Springs from Feb. 17 through March 27, 2012. Alaska Airlines will operate the new Seattle-Kansas City route with fuel-efficient Boeing 737 aircraft. The seasonal San Jose-Palm Springs route will be operated by Alaska's sister carrier, Horizon Air, with the fuel-efficient Bombardier Q400. Oct 11, 2011

Allegiant Airlines Allegiant Airlines will launch 2X-weekly Moline, Ill.-Orlando Sanford service Feb. 17. Oct 13, 2011

Allegiant Travel Owensboro Takes Off on Non-Stop Flight to Las Vegas!. Allegiant today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop travel service between Owensboro, K.Y., and Las Vegas. To celebrate, the airline is bringing two special guests: Las Vegas icons "Elvis" and a glamorous showgirl. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer fares as low as $86.99* one-way between the two cities. The new flights will operate twice weekly between Owensboro-Daviess Regional Airport (OWB) and McCarran International Airport (LAS), with service Monday and Friday. Flights will depart Owensboro at 12:20 p.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 2:10 p.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 6:10 a.m. arriving in Owensboro at 11:35 a.m. (all flight times are local). The carrier will utilize a full-size, jet aircraft on the route. With world-renowned resorts, spas, casinos and entertainment options for visitors of all ages, Las Vegas is one of the most dynamic travel destinations in the world. With an average of more than 37 million people visiting each year, the vast majority of these visitors come to experience the Las Vegas Strip. Allegiant's $86.99* one-way fares are limited, not available on all flights and must be purchased by Oct. 19, 2011, for travel by Feb. 14, 2012. Oct 14, 2011

American Airlines American Airlines Vacations Launches 'What's The Deal?' The promotion, which runs through Nov. 9, allows customers who book a package with American Airlines Vacations to choose from a variety of deals they can put toward their next trip. With the offers customers can: [yen]Get $75 off and earn 2,500 American Airlines AAdvantage[umlaut] bonus miles when booking their vacation package [yen]Get $50 off per person when booking their vacation package [yen]Receive a $25 nightly discount for a future hotel stay when booking their vacation package [yen]Earn 5,000 AAdvantage bonus miles when booking their vacation package [yen]Get 10 percent off their entire vacation package [yen]Receive $100 in savings on their vacation package, as well as a $100 promo code for a future vacation package American's lowest price guarantee now extends to online bookings for flights, rental cars, hotels, cruises, activities and vacation packages. If customers book any one of these products and find a lower price on another website within 24 hours of making a reservation, American will match it. Additionally, if the purchase includes a flight or flight package, customers will receive a $50 discount code to use on a future booking. Booking packages with American Airlines Vacations gives customers access to unpublished rates on flights and hotels when booked as a bundle. In addition, American Airlines Vacations offers the flexibility to select customized travel packages and itineraries, along with 24-hour customer service. "The extension of our lowest price guarantee ensures that American can confidently offer our customers the best in savings, selection and service when booking their travel with us online," said Richard Elieson, American's Managing Director [ETH] Interactive Marketing. Oct 10, 2011

American Airlines, National Urban Fellows American Airlines Supports Leadership Development as Exclusive Airline of National Urban Fellows. American Airlines, which has pioneered a number of diversity-based initiatives over its 80-year history, has signed a partnership agreement with National Urban Fellows to become the exclusive airline partner for the leadership development organization. National Urban Fellows is recognized among the country's most effective leadership development institutions for its identification, recruitment and training of people of color for leadership and policy-making positions in urban areas across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Through this relationship with American Airlines, National Urban Fellows will be able to build capacity for more students, expand awareness and increase the reach of its leadership programs. National Urban Fellows' 40-year-old flagship leadership development program, the MPA Fellowship, is the only program in the country where individuals receive both an advanced degree and essential leadership experience. Since 1969, National Urban Fellows has graduated over 1,200 leaders who now hold policy-making positions as mayors, city and county managers, commissioners, health executives and officers of major...

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