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Alaska Airlines Begins San Diego-Maui Service


Carrier upgrades onboard menu on all Hawaii-bound flights

10/1/2010 8:22:44 AM

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines starts new daily service today between San Diego and Kahului, Maui. The airline is also launching a new Hawaiian-themed menu and coffee to enhance the onboard experience on all of its flights to Hawaii.

"Southern California customers will enjoy Alaska's unique brand of service and be able to earn Mileage Plan miles whether they're booking a flight or a complete vacation package to the beautiful islands of Hawaii," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing.

Summary of new service:

Start date

City pair

Departure Arrival Frequency Oct 1 San Diego-Maui 9:20 a.m. 12:10 p.m. Daily Oct 1 Maui-San Diego 1:10 p.m. 9:35 p.m. Daily All times are based on local time zones.
To celebrate the new service, Alaska Airlines Vacations is offering up to $250 off a full line of complete vacation packages for travel between several West Coast cities and the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. The cities include Anchorage, Alaska; Oakland, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; San Jose, Calif.; and Seattle. Vacation packages include air transportation, hotel accommodations, optional ground transportation and tours. Vacations must be booked by Oct. 15, 2010, and travel must be completed by Jan. 31, 2011. Restrictions apply. Visit www.alaskaair.com/vacations for details or call 1-800-468-2248.

New Hawaii-themed menu

Customers traveling to Hawaii will be served a new "Hula Blend" coffee, custom designed for Alaska Airlines by Seattle's Best Coffee, and Hawaiian-themed meals-for-purchase in the main cabin for $6 or $7. The new menu includes a Hawaiian skillet with scrambled eggs and Portuguese sausage served over pineapple fried rice for breakfast and a grilled teriyaki chicken rice bowl with stir-fried vegetables for lunch. Customers in first class enjoy exotic meals, such as Thai chicken curry served over jasmine rice and Hawaiian eggs Benedict served with chicken apple sausage. All customers in the main cabin will continue to receive complimentary Mauna Loa macadamia nuts and a complimentary Mai Tai or passion-orange-guava juice.

"Our new menu offers customers in the main cabin appetizing meals for purchase designed to make flying at 30,000 feet a memorable part of their Hawaiian vacation experience," Sprague said.

Learn more about Alaska Airlines' new menu options at http://bit.ly/OnboardFood.

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