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Alaska Airlines wants to solve some of the stickier problems in aviation. And it’s turning to UP.Labs — a new venture lab that launched publicly in 2022 — for help.…

Alaska Airlines taps Up.Labs to build the next-generation of aviation startups

Alaska Airlines recently started a three-year, $2.5 billion project to improve the airport experience at its hubs and focus cities like Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. As a…

Alaska Airlines does away with check-in kiosks

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Given the current state of the worldwide aviation industry, checking a bag may not be the best idea right now. But sometimes you don’t have a choice and soon, at…

Alaska Airlines’ new electronic bag tag will let you speed through the airport lobby

ZeroAvia has raised $115 million from United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, British Airways and Amazon on a promise to fly a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell regional passenger plane as soon as…

Hydrogen startup ZeroAvia has a zero-emission vision, but its next plane is a hybrid

Investment in climate tech is heating up almost as fast as climate change itself. In 2021, climate tech startups received $40+ billion across more than 600 deals. That’s more than…

SOSV and JetBlue Technology Ventures talk VC climate tech and ESG at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

Alaska Airlines has become the latest major airline to enter corporate investing with the launch of a new venture capital arm, dubbed Alaska Star Ventures, as the aviation industry looks…

Alaska Airlines launches new venture arm, with first investment in UP.Partners’ $230M fund

Enterprise barcode scanner company Scandit has closed an $80 million Series C round, led by Silicon Valley VC firm G2VP. Atomico, GV, Kreos, NGP Capital, Salesforce Ventures and Swisscom Ventures…

Scandit raises $80M as COVID-19 drives demand for contactless deliveries

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Customers across the U.S. reported airline computer issues at a number of airports. A flood of tweets began to roll in a little after 11am ET (8am PT) about computer…

Several major US airlines hit by flight check-in system outage

When it comes to public areas where you are most free to surrender self-awareness and self-consciousness, lounging on a multi-hour airline flight is probably prime territory. Coincidentally, it’s also a…

Alaska Airlines is trying to make VR part of its first-class experience

Code.org has partnered with Alaska Airlines to offer free educational videos on how computers and the Internet work, Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi wrote in a blog post.. The video series,…

Code.org is bringing computer education to Alaska Airlines’ in-flight entertainment

Alaska Airlines has announced they are killing off the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019. Sad? Angry? You’re not alone. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin America, just penned a love letter…

Alaska Airlines is killing off Virgin America and Richard Branson says it’s okay to cry