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Alaska Airlines Travel App For Android Available


Free app offers mobile check-in, seat assignments and flight alerts

11/2/2011 9:14:49 AM

SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines announced today that its travel application for Android is available, providing fliers who have Android smartphones with convenient and quick access to travel information.

"The Android travel app follows the successful launch of a similar iPhone app in August and is part of Alaska Airlines' focus on using technology and innovation to make our customers' travels easier and more enjoyable," said Curtis Kopf, Alaska Airlines' managing director of customer innovation and alaskaair.com. "It's like a personal concierge service - it tracks your journey right along with you and provides easy access to the travel information that matters most."

Features of the app include:

  • access to a mobile boarding pass
  • check in for flights
  • track flight status and boarding information
  • create text or email flight alerts
  • select and change seats
  • create a parking reminder
  • add notes for hotel and car reservations
  • access "My Trips" to view multiple flight itineraries
  • track Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account information

Alaska Airlines launched its redesigned alaskaair.com website earlier this year and recently debuted a new Facebook app called Flying Social, which makes it easier for customers to fly Alaska Airlines to see their friends.

The Alaska Airlines app is available for free at www.alaskaair.com/mobile and at the Android Market at http://market.android.com/details?id=com.alaskaairlines.android.

Images of the new Android app are available in Alaska Airlines' online image gallery at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve 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, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

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