Northeast Storm

Due to storms expected in the Northeast, we have canceled some flights and will be closely monitoring the weather conditions. There may be more cancellations. Please check your flight status before departing for the airport.

We are offering the following travel waiver if you prefer to change, postpone, or cancel your plans.

Travel To/From

Boston (BOS)
Charleston (CHS)
New York - Kennedy (JFK)
New York - LaGuardia (LGA)
Newark (EWR)
Philadelphia (PHL)

Tickets Purchased On/Before

January 3, 2018

Original Travel Dates

January 4-5, 2018

Exception Policy

We will waive the change fees and the difference in the price of the ticket if the new travel is booked to or from the affected cities in the same cabin and completed on or before January 10, 2018. You may request a refund if you choose not to travel at all. Tickets must be exchanged or refunded on or before January 10, 2018. Rebook your flight or apply for a refund online.

  • Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted on flights into the affected areas
  • Unaccompanied minors will be accepted on flights departing the affected areas
  • Pets traveling in the baggage compartment/via Alaska Air Cargo will not be accepted on flights into the affected areas
  • Pets traveling in the baggage compartment/via Alaska Air Cargo will be accepted on flights departing the affected areas

Additional Information

  • Passenger traveling with their pets in the cabin will be accepted on flights to/from the above cities.
  • Hotel/Food/Ground Transportation amenities will not be provided by Alaska Airlines.

As always, we advise you to check your flight status before departure.

Sign up for flight notifications and we'll notify you of any last minute delays, cancellations, or gate changes on your flights by email or text message.



Regional advisories


Los Angeles area wildfires

Due to the continuing threat of wildfires, dangerous conditions, and infrastructure concerns in the Los Angeles and Ventura county areas, please plan for extra time getting to and from Los Angeles area airports. We are closely monitoring any impact to our flight operation.

As always, we advise you to check your flight status before departure. Also, sign up for flight notifications and we'll notify you of any last minute delays, cancellations or gate changes on your flights by email or text message.





Travel to/from New York - LaGuardia (LGA)

On December 9, 2017, Alaska Airlines is moving from Terminal B to Terminal A (Marine Air Terminal). For departing flights, please be sure to arrive at Terminal A (Marine Air Terminal) for your upcoming flight. For arriving flights, baggage claim, ground transportation, and curbside pickup, will be at Terminal A (Marine Air Terminal). You can find terminal information on our mobile app. Look for additional airport signs indicating airline locations and airport parking.





Travel from Redmond/Bend (RDM)

December 20, 2017 through January 7, 2018: Due to additional morning departures from RDM, please plan for longer than normal security checkpoint lines. Please check in at least 2 hours prior to departure and proceed through security immediately after arriving at the airport.





Travel to/from San Diego (SAN)

Virgin America is moving from San Diego Airport's Terminal 2W to Terminal 2E. Starting December 12, 2017, Virgin America flights will depart from Terminal 2E, gates 26 and 30. Before your trip from San Diego, confirm your flight details to be sure that you arrive at the correct terminal. Also, don’t forget to leave a bit early so that you'll have plenty of time to check in and arrive at the right terminal and gate.





Travel to/from John F. Kennedy (JFK)

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are now located at Terminal 7, Gates 1-12.

Terminal 7 is currently being upgraded. As a result, TSA PreCheck® is not available. Please leave extra time to get through security and to your gate, and be prepared for limited food and shopping options within the terminal during this construction work.




Travel to/from San Francisco (SFO)

Alaska Airlines is currently operating flights out of both the International Terminal and Terminal 2.

Be certain to check your flight details before your trip to make sure that you arrive at the correct terminal, leaving plenty of time to check in and arrive at the right gate.

We recommend checking your boarding pass carefully for gate and terminal information, and signing up for flight notifications and checking your flight status to receive updates if there are any gate or terminal changes for your flight.

Note:You can obtain boarding passes for any flight at either terminal, but you must check your bags at your departure terminal.

Connecting flights in SFO:

If your connecting flight leaves from a different terminal than the one at which you arrive, you will need to leave security and take the AirTrain "This indicates a link to an external site that may not meet accessibility guidelines." to your departing terminal.

Give yourself plenty of time to get from one terminal to another. You can generally expect a 5-7 minute AirTrain ride between Terminal 2 and the International Terminal. However, travel time from farthest International gate to the Alaska Airlines gates in Terminal 2 could take up to 35 minutes.

  • International Terminal: AirTrain is located just outside the security checkpoint.
  • Terminal 2: AirTrain is located between the garage and the terminal. Take an elevator or escalator to Mezzanine - Level 3, cross the passenger skybridge, then go up an additional level to Air Train platform.



Travel from Kodiak, Alaska (ADQ)

Due to airport construction, guests may experience longer than normal wait times for baggage drop, check-in, and security screening. Please arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled departure.




Travel to/from San Luis Obispo (SBP)

On November 2, 2017, the Alaska Airlines terminal will move next door to its current location. Parking is limited. Please allow ample time to arrive at the airport. For more information, visit https://www.sloairport.com




Travel from Victoria. B.C. (YYJ)

Due to airport construction, guests are experiencing longer than normal wait times for baggage check-in. Please arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled departure.




Travel from Canada

Guests are experiencing longer than normal wait times at security checkpoints when departing from Canada. We recommend the following to help expedite the process through security lines and US Border Protection in Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), and Vancouver (YVR).