Alaska Airlines Offers $8 Flat Rate for Satellite Wi-Fi & New Food Options
Alaska Airlines has announced a new $8 flat rate for Wi-Fi service on its mainline aircraft with satellite-enabled connectivity onboard. And starting now, Alaska is also offering a variety of new meal selections on flights.
$8 Flat Rate for Satellite Wi-Fi
Alaska Airlines offers high-speed Wi-Fi in partnership with Intelsat. The service provides a more enjoyable guest experience with better reliability, faster connections and a lower cost. The upgraded service now loads 50% faster than before with a one ‘click-to-connect’ web experience, and connection speeds are 20 times faster than the previous, basic Wi-Fi system.
“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,” said Sangita Woerner, senior vice president of marketing and guest experience for Alaska Airlines. “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.”
With the purchase of $8 flat rate satellite Wi-Fi for their entire flight, guests can stream content on their personal devices from their favorite services such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other streaming platforms. Another bonus: On Alaska planes enabled with satellite Wi-Fi, you can connect from the moment you board, instead of waiting for the connection to kick in after the boarding door closes – it’s seamless connectivity from gate to gate. (Another way to save: Use the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card and snag a 20% savings on inflight purchases including Wi-Fi.)
Alaska’s newest planes are equipped with satellite Wi-Fi, often flying its longest routes between the West Coast and New York, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Florida markets. With nearly 80% of its fleet currently equipped with high-speed satellite Wi-Fi, you can still connect on both long and short haul flights. You’ll know you’re flying an aircraft with the upgraded Wi-Fi if see you see the dome shaped antenna on top of the plane, or if you spot the satellite Wi-Fi decal just inside the entry door.
More Food Choices
Alaska has one of the most comprehensive onboard food and beverage program of any U.S. carrier. You can find fresh First Class meals on flights more than 670 miles, fresh food for purchase in the main cabin on flights longer than 1,100 miles and popular snacks for purchase on all flights over 670 miles.
Alaska Airlines has now expanded its pre-order program so guests can order their favorites starting two weeks before their flight and up to 20 hours prior to departure – from choosing between hot meal options in First Class to making sure a Signature Fruit and Cheese platter has their name on it.
The new spring menu in First Class features more than 30 healthy, fresh and local dishes, such as Lemongrass Chicken with Ginger Fried Rice and Basil Chicken Sausage Breakfast Bowl. Plus anytime First Class guests prefer the simple pleasure of the Signature Fruit & Cheese platter, Alaska Airlines can make that happen. Among the refreshed selections in the main cabin you can find Evergreen’s ‘Moroccan & Rollin’ Salad,’ a Ginger Garlic Beef Wrap and the Charcuterie Protein Platter.
For the latest on what we’re offering on board, check out our food and beverage section on alaskaair.com. Additional partners include Boxed Water, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Ellenos Yogurt, Full Sail Brewing, Salt & Straw, Seattle Chocolate, Skinny Dipped and Stellar Snacks. Offerings from these companies are available on select flights.