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Android Phone Owners Can Now Purchase Tickets Using the Alaska Airlines App



 Android Phone Owners Can Now Purchase Tickets Using the Alaska Airlines App

iPhone app coming in January

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2012

SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has upgraded its
Android app to enable travelers to conveniently purchase tickets whenever
they're carrying their smart phone. The airline will roll out the same feature
for its iPhone app in January.

"Allowing our customers to book tickets from their smart phones inside our
native apps for the Android and iPhone was a natural next step following the
successful launch of booking on our mobile website earlier this year," said
Curtis Kopf, Alaska Airlines' managing director of customer innovation and
alaskaair.com. "With one-stop shopping in the app, our customers will have the
power and convenience of technology in the palm of their hands, allowing them
to book from whatever device is most convenient—whether they're at home, at
work or on the go."

Features of Alaska Airlines' Android app (and the iPhone app when it's
released in January) include:

  o Book and purchase tickets
  o Select and change seats
  o Check in for flights
  o Access mobile boarding passes
  o Track flight status and boarding information
  o Create text or email flight alerts
  o Create a parking reminder and add notes for hotel and car reservations
  o Access "My Trips" to view multiple flight itineraries
  o Track Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account information

Travelers can also book and purchase tickets on Alaska Airlines from any
mobile device on the carrier's mobile website m.alaskaair.com. The apps and
mobile features are part of a series of enhancements Alaska Airlines has
developed since 2010 to make flying easier for travelers. For more information
on Alaska Airlines' mobile site and free Android and iPhone apps, visit
www.alaskaair.com/mobile.

In addition to its mobile website and apps for iPhone/iPod and Android
devices, Alaska Airlines recently provided customers with the ability to text
252752 (ALASKA) for current flight status information, including city pairs,
arrival and departure times, and gate information. The airline has also
partnered with the Transportation Security Administration to offer Pre-Check,
an expedited security screening, for eligible travelers at select airports.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with
its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network
in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked
"Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the
J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study^SM for five
consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit
www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines
newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

Website: http://www.alaskaair.com
Contact: Marianne Lindsey, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101
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