From Our Editors
Founded in 1932 as McGee Airways, the little airline that once flew only from Anchorage has grown into the seventh largest commercial carrier in the United States. With over 10,000 employees and a fleet of 141 planes, Alaska Airlines today serves 104 locations throughout North America, including Mexico and Hawaii (Seattle Tacoma International Airport is its largest hub).
But just because the airline has grown in size doesn't mean its staff has forgotten the most important piece of the puzzle: the passengers. That's why JD Power and Associates has ranked Alaska Airlines number one in customer satisfaction for seven years in a row (2008–2015).