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Alaska Airlines Launches $8 Flat Rate Pricing for Wi-Fi Streaming, Adds Fresh New Meal Selections
Alaska Airlines has launched new $8 flat rate pricing for streaming fast onboard satellite Wi-Fi. In partnership with Intelsat, the carrier’s web experience and connection speeds are now 20 times faster than the previous system. The carrier has also added fresh new menu options.
On Thursday (April 7, 2022), Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new flat-rate $8 pricing for fast Wi-Fi on the carrier’s mainline aircraft with satellite-enabled connectivity. In partnership with Intelsat, Alaska’s new Wi-Fi system offers connection speeds that are 20 times faster than their previous basic Wi-Fi system. For only $8, guests can now enjoy Wi-Fi on their entire flight, streaming favorites such as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube to their own personal mobile devices. Additionally, when traveling on Alaska’s satellite enabled Wi-Fi aircraft, customers can connect the moment they board, with no need to wait for the system to kick in after the boarding door closes, and thereby enjoying true seamless gate-to-gate connectivity. Alaska Airlines Visa® credit card holders can also benefit from an additional 20 percent discount on inflight purchases, including Wi-Fi.
In Thursday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Marketing and Guest Experience, Sangita Woerner, said,
“We’re always seeking new ways to add options to our inflight experience and provide remarkable care for our guests, especially as we see more people returning to travel this year. Our flat rate satellite Wi-Fi and expanded entertainment selections are additions our guests will love. Coupled with our high-quality food and beverage offerings, served with our award-winning customer service on board, we’re able to provide what our guests expect from us – only the best.”
Nearly 80 percent of the Alaska Airlines fleet are now equipped with satellite Wi-Fi. Guests will know they are flying on an aircraft with the upgraded system if they see a dome-shaped antenna on top of the aircraft, or if the spot the satellite Wi-Fi decal just inside the entry door.
Alaska Airlines also continues to offer the most comprehensive onboard food and beverage program of any U.S. carrier, and has introduced a range of tasty new menu options. The carrier offers fresh First Class meals on all flights over 670 miles and fresh food for purchase on main cabin flights over 1,100 miles, as well as popular snacks for purchase on all flights over 670 miles. Alaska has also expanded their pre-order program so guests can order their favorites from two weeks prior to their flight and up to 20 hours before departure.
A Selection of Alaska's Fresh Main Cabin Food For Purchase Dishes - Courtesy Alaska Airlines
Alaska’s new spring First Class menu features over 30 healthy, fresh and local dishes, including Lemongrass Chicken with Ginger Fried Rice and the Basil Chicken Sausage Breakfast Bowl. First Class guests can also order the Signature Fruit & Cheese Platter at any time. New for Main cabin guests is Evergreen’s ‘Moroccan & Rollin Salad’, a Ginger Garlic Beef Wrap or the Charcuterie Protein Platter.
Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize. The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. The carrier is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their additional partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).
Source: Alaska Airlines