Sunday, December 21, 2008

Alaska Airlines Cancels 47 Flights Due to Severe Winter Weather in Pacific Northwest

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines has canceled 47 flights Saturday and Sunday to and from Portland, Ore., Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, due to severe winter weather hitting the region this afternoon. More cancellations or delays are possible.

"We regret the impact these cancellations are having on our customers' holiday travel plans," said Ben Minicucci, Alaska Airlines' chief operating officer. "These decisions are guided by our commitment to safety, and we are making every effort to re-accommodate passengers whose flight schedules have been disrupted."

Before leaving for the airport, customers are advised to check for the most current flight status information online at or by calling 1-800-ALASKA-AIR (1-800-252-7522).

Passengers booked on a canceled flight may re-book on the next available flight without penalty or apply for a full refund of the unused portion of their ticket. Passengers wishing to exercise either of these options should call Alaska Airlines Reservations at 1-800-ALASKA-AIR (1-800-252-7522).

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