Alaska Airlines Announces New Seattle-St. Louis ServiceSEATTLE - Alaska Airlines will inaugurate daily service between Seattle and St. Louis starting Sept. 27, 2010. To introduce the new route, the airline is offering $109 one-way fares on tickets purchased by July 1 for travel through Nov. 17, 2010, on select flights between Seattle and St. Louis.
"We're pleased to bring our award-winning customer service to the 'Gateway to the West,'" said Joe Sprague, Alaska's vice president of marketing. "With new nonstop service to St. Louis, Alaska and our sister carrier, Horizon Air, together will serve 30 of the top 35 most-visited destinations from Seattle."
Tickets are available for purchase at www.alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).
Summary of new Seattle-St. Louis service:
Start Date City Pair
Departure Time Arrival Time Day of week Sept 27 Seattle-St. Louis 11:10 a.m. 5:10 p.m. Daily Sept 27 St. Louis-Seattle 6:05 p.m. 8:35 p.m. Daily Times are based on local time zones.
"We welcome Alaska Airlines. The launch of their new service in St. Louis gives our region reliable nonstop service to Seattle and connections to cities along the West Coast," said Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, director of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. "We think this is a great fit because Seattle is the second-biggest West Coast destination for St. Louis passengers."
Travelers can earn double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles on the new flights between Sept. 27 and Nov. 17, 2010. To qualify, customers must register at www.alaskaair.com.
The new Alaska flights will be operated with Boeing 737 aircraft. Inflight service will include Alaska Airlines' digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.
Note to news media: : High-quality broadcast footage can be downloaded at alaskaair.com/media or by contacting Alaska Airlines Media Relations.
Terms and conditions for introductory one-way fares: Tickets must be purchased 14 days in advance and by July 1, 2010, for travel between Sept. 27 and Nov. 17, 2010. Prices listed are good for travel on Tuesday and Wednesday only.
Terms and conditions for Double Miles: Registration is required in order to receive Double Miles. Double Miles is valid only on qualifying paid flights flown between Sept. 27 and Nov. 17, 2010. Double Miles is only valid on nonstop flights between Seattle and St. Louis. Flight miles must be credited to the passenger's Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account to earn Double Miles.
General terms and conditions: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through a reservation call center will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Travelers are responsible for the following taxes and fees, as applicable: Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 (amount depends on itinerary), Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per segment (takeoff and landing), U.S. Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement. All taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling roundtrip. All fares, taxes and fees are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice and other restrictions apply. Tickets are nonrefundable. Changes made at alaskaair.com incur a $75 per person change fee and any difference in fare. Ticket changes made through an Alaska Airlines reservation call center or airport ticket counter incur a $100 per person change fee and any difference in fare. A $20 baggage fee will apply for each of the first three bags. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags and for overweight or oversized items. See checked baggage policy at alaskaair.com for more details.
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009 and 2010 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.
Posted: June 17, 2010
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