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Alaska Airlines’ new Star Wars-themed airplane

 Alaska Airlines made accurate use of May the Fourth – Star Wars Day – to unveil a brand new Star Wars-themed plane.

The aircraft has the enduring Millennium Falcon emblazoned on the tail chased by using TIE warring parties and is a tie-in with Star WarsGalaxy’s Edge, the most recent land of journey at Disneyland park.

The plane, with a tail variety of N538AS, has the Star WarsGalaxy’s Edge and Disneyland Resort logos within the center of the fuselage. And you’ll see porgs, the adorable avian creatures that lived on Luke Skywalker’s faraway island, on both winglets. Another porg is at the boarding door.

Here’s a groovy video displaying the plane being painted.

To make this happen, it took 228 gallons of paint implemented at some stage in 540 paintings hours over 27 days.

(All photos and video courtesy Alaska Airlines)

Airlines, airports mark May the Fourth

If you are flying throughout the us of a, or to a galaxy a long way, far away, on Alaska Airlines on Wednesday, May 4th, make certain to wear your favourite Star Wars clothing.

Alaska Airlines also just showed off a new Star Wars/Disneyland livery.

We know other airlines and plenty of airports also have a good time May the Fourth, so test returned right here for additions during the day. And let us recognise what we’ve neglected.

Here is one in all our favorites from last year’s May the Fourth airport celebrations

Alaska Airlines’ subscription Flight Pass

If you fly loads between towns in California, Nevada, and Arizona, Alaska Airlines has a deal for you.

Today Alaska Airlines is launching a brand new product referred to as Flight Pass that could be a subscription round-ride flight plan program for destinations across California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Prices start at just $forty nine/month. 

Here’s how it works:

At FlightPass.alaskaair.com, you could pick out one in all six plans. Subscriptions closing for at least 365 days and flights can simplest be utilized by the person subscribing. Charges can be made on your credit card each month.

The application has tiers: Flight Pass and Flight Pass Pro. And there are 3 bundle alternatives inside each tier. The Flight Pass application calls for a booking be made 14 days in advance; the Flight Pass Pro software permits reserving as much as the time of departure.

Alaska says most flights within the Flight Pass area are protected within the subscription for a fare of $zero.01, plus taxes and prices of approximately $14.60. But the provider also notes that some flights may also require a better premium get admission to fare. They don’t say which flights the ones are.

The Alaska Flight Pass software:

Pay $49/month and also you’ll get one roundtrip flight each two months. Booking have to be made 14 days in advance.

For $99/month, you’ll get one roundtrip flight every month. Booking ought to be made 14 days in advance.

Pay $189/month and you’ll be able to take roundtrip flights every month. Booking ought to be made 14 days in advance.

The Alaska Airlines Flight Pass Pro application:

Pay $199/month and get one roundtrip flight every 2 months. Book any time as much as departure.

Pay $299/month and get one roundtrip flight month-to-month. Book any time up to departure.

Pay $749/month and get two roundtrips monthly. Book any time up to departure.

Each month, Alaska Airlines will placed flight credit into your account redeemable for spherical-journey tickets. The credit have a time limit for use and expire once your next batch of credits is deposited into your account. But, you don’t should tour before your credit score expires; you simply need to ensure to redeem the credit for tour you may take within 90 days.

You can study greater information of this system here. But maintain in thoughts that Flight Pass credit can be redeemed for travel most effective on nonstop Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, or SkyWest flights within California and among California and Nevada or Arizona. Flights can be operated by Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, or SkyWest Airlines, however no connections are accepted and roundtrips ought to be among airports; no open-jaw itineraries.

Why do that now?

A lot of human beings are simply easing back into tour. So it may appear strange to introduce a subscription application that commits the plan customer to a flight each month or every other month.

But Alex Corey, Alaska Airlines’ Managing Director of Business Development and Products stated “We’re seeing signs that call for is recuperating right away and we think this is a superb time to release a product like this.”

And what about vacationers who stay out of doors of the towns covered with the aid of the Flight Pass program like say, the carrier’s home kingdom of Washington? Maybe they’d like a flight skip too. “We will explore that primarily based on customer comments after this preliminary release,” stated Corey. So stand with the aid of.

Visting the North Pole with Alaska Airlines’ Fantasy Flight

On Friday, Spokane International Airport (GEG) appears innocent sufficient. What with all of the poinsettia bushes and other excursion decorations.

But by means of Saturday afternoon the foyer is packed with elves looking forward to the advent of several busloads of deserving kids who have obtained invites from Santa and Mrs. Claus to go to them on the North Pole.

Here’s a hyperlink to the story we wrote for the Alaska Airlines weblog:

Elves, Toys, and a Holiday-Themed Plane: How Alaska Delivered an Unforgettable North Pole Adventure for Kids this Year.

For the past 25 years, the Spokane Fantasy Flight has been treating about 60 at-threat youngsters from the community to a magical excursion day that consists of a flight on an plane, a visit to a hangar transformed into the North Pole, and plenty and plenty of items. Alaska Airlines has been supplying the airplane for the event for the beyond 14 years, and this year I got to move along.

Before all people may want to board the flight, they had to undergo airport security.

And the TSA team at GEG changed into nice sufficient to set apart a dedicated lane just for the North Pole flight passengers.

Then it turned into time to board the flight.

Alaska Airlines had delivered within the modern Starbucks “Merrier Together” and shortly we have been starting up for the North Pole, wherein there has been unlimited candy and ice cream, lots of a laugh activities, and, of direction, Santa.

We can’t display you the rest of the North Pole because we don’t want to destroy Christmas. But suffice it to mention it's miles certainly a completely magical region.

Airports & Airlines Having Holiday Fun

It IS beginning to appearance a lot like Christmas in airports and in the air. Here are some of the fun excursion objects we noticed nowadays.

Alaska Airlines’ Holiday Perks

Alaska Airlines has a brand new special-version plane inside the skies embellished with snowflakes, the words “Merrier Together,” and those festive purple Starbucks excursion cups.

Through December 12, passengers on 50 of this plane’s flights will receive reusable vacation cups and a few bonus treats. The airline may also be offsetting the carbon affects of these flights.

On National Ugly Sweater Day – December 17 – the airline will be presenting early boarding to any passengers carrying an unsightly sweater.

Holidays take flight at Alaska Airlines

And throughout December, passengers wearing unpleasant sweaters can also buy an afternoon bypass to any of the airline’s eight lounges across the united states for $25, which is 50% off the everyday price. The lounges are positioned in Anchorage (ANC), New York (JFK), Portland (PDX), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), and Seattle (SEA).

An Elf is Roaming Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Festive Selfie Spot at ATL

And Check out the SFO Wag Brigade