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JetBlue Begins Accepting Applications for Second Cycle of its ‘Gateway Select’ Pilot Training Program None 

JetBlue Begins Accepting Applications for Second Cycle of its ‘Gateway Select’ Pilot Training Program

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today began accepting applications for the second cycle of its innovative new pilot recruiting pathway - Gateway Select - the airline’s competency-based training program for aspiring pilots. The opening of the second window comes as JetBlue’s first set of six candidates complete the airline-focused training program and continue to earn their FAA-mandated 1,500 hours of flight time.

Jeff Butler named vice president of Alaska Airlines inflight and call centers None 

Jeff Butler named vice president of Alaska Airlines inflight and call centers

Jeff Butler, a 34-year veteran of Alaska Airlines, has been named Alaska's new vice president of inflight and call center services, succeeding Andy Schneider, who was named vice president of people last month.

Alaska Airlines named Official Airline of the San Francisco Giants None 

Alaska Airlines named Official Airline of the San Francisco Giants

Alaska Airlines announced today that the company has signed an agreement to become the official airline of the San Francisco Giants for the next seven years, extending the partnership that Virgin America established with the organization in 2008. To celebrate this partnership and Alaska's commitment to the Bay Area, the company unveiled the design for an Airbus 321 featuring the Giants logo and team colors that will begin flying early next year.

Industry Excellence Awarded to Great Alaskan Holidays None 

Industry Excellence Awarded to Great Alaskan Holidays

Great Alaskan Holidays (www.rvak.com), Alaska’s largest RV rental, sales, and service business headquartered in Anchorage, has just been awarded the 2017 Circle of Excellence Award; Recognizing Excellence in Sales and Customer Service, from Winnebago Industries.

Alaska Airlines names Diana Birkett Rakow VP of external relations None 

Alaska Airlines names Diana Birkett Rakow VP of external relations

Alaska Airlines' board of directors has elected Diana Birkett Rakow vice president of external relations, leading the airline's government affairs, corporate communications and community relations teams in Alaska, Hawaii, San Francisco and Seattle. Birkett Rakow succeeds Joe Sprague, a 17-year veteran of the airline, who left Sept. 1.

Alaska Zoo hosts Moose Madness, Zookeeper Games, Access Zoo days in September None 

Alaska Zoo hosts Moose Madness, Zookeeper Games, Access Zoo days in September

The Alaska Zoo will kick off fall with its annual Moose Madness celebration on Saturday, Sept. 2, from noon – 4 p.m. and keep the fall fun going with its first-ever Zookeeper Games and fall carnival on Saturday, Sept. 9, from noon – 4 p.m. Then, the Alaska Zoo will also offer guests with mobility difficulties a chance to explore the grounds and visit with animals at Access Zoo days on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Wednesday, Sept. 13, from noon – 3 p.m.

JetBlue Celebrates Opening of Havana Ticket Offices as Airline Marks Anniversary of Historic First Commercial Flight to Cuba None 

JetBlue Celebrates Opening of Havana Ticket Offices as Airline Marks Anniversary of Historic First Commercial Flight to Cuba

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU), the first U.S. airline to bring affordable and convenient commercial air travel to Cuba after more than 50 years, today announced the long-anticipated opening of its City Ticket Office and Airport Ticket Office in Havana. Both locations offer a new option for Cubans to book travel on JetBlue, with the added benefit of in-person interactions which will provide the personal, helpful and simple customer experience the airline is known for.

Alaska's newest partner Singapore Airlines gives guests truly unique flying experience None 

Alaska's newest partner Singapore Airlines gives guests truly unique flying experience

Alaska Airlines announced today that Singapore Airlines will be its newest Global Partner. Members of Alaska Mileage Plan and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer loyalty programs will begin earning miles on each other's flights beginning Sept. 27. Mileage Plan members will be able to redeem miles for travel awards on Singapore Airlines-operated flights at a later date.

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Travel Juneau releases highlights of visitor survey

How many independent visitors arrive in Juneau every year? Travel Juneau fields that question regularly, but had only an educated guess. With the release of the Juneau Visitor Profile (Summer 2016), the organization has a clearer answer.

Alaska Airlines inaugurates service from San Jose, California to Austin, Texas and Tucson, Arizona None 

Alaska Airlines inaugurates service from San Jose, California to Austin, Texas and Tucson, Arizona

Alaska Airlines this week begins daily, nonstop service from San Jose, California to Austin, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona. With these new flights, Alaska serves more destinations from Mineta San Jose International Airport than any other airline by offering nonstop service to 18 destinations with a total of 31 daily departures.