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Free checked bag for Visa Signature consumers on Alaska Airlines

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Alaska Airlines said it is doing away with the standard fee for the first checked bag for Alaska Airlines Visa Signature consumer cardholders.

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"This is a benefit our customers have been asking for," said Sangita Woerner, Alaska's vice president of marketing.

"Today we're thrilled to announce that our Visa Signature consumer cardholders and their friends and family traveling in the same reservation with them will enjoy one free checked bag with every flight – as a core benefit of our card program."

Alaska first launched a month-long free checked bag promotion for all Mileage Plan members in January. In February, Alaska extended the promotion to its Visa Signature consumer cardholders.

Alaska Air Group reported June and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below.

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 6.9 percent increase in traffic on a 7.2 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2014. This resulted in a 0.2 point decrease in load factor to 86.7 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase agreements, including Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir.


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