We make flying matter.

The airline industry has the ability to make a big difference in people’s lives, beyond travel for business or leisure. We aim to make a positive impact through things like charity miles, disaster relief efforts, honoring those who serve, and by protecting the beautiful places we live and fly.

Learn more about what we are doing.

Giving back

Our Charity Miles program offers Mileage Plan™ members a unique and meaningful way to support important causes and use travel for impact. Members are able to donate their miles to help charities with business travel, accommodate special requests and achieve the organization’s mission.

You can help.

Donate to charity. Mileage Plan™ members can support important causes by donating miles that help the medical and emergency needs of others. In 2017 alone, more than 52,000,000 miles were donated by our passengers, valued at approximately $1.4 million.

Contributing to important causes.

We support more than 1,300 organizations annually, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Alaska Native Science and Engineering program. In 2017 alone, more than 52,000,000 miles were donated by our passengers, valued at approximately $1.4 million.

Donating and doing good.

Employees can donate through our Gift Matching and Dollars for Doers programs. In 2017, our Gift Matching program raised over $464,000 — matched by Alaska for a total of $989,518. Dollars for Doers volunteers earned and donated $236,163 and more than 41,670 hours to causes of their choice.

Carbon offsets

As part of a collective effort to reduce the environmental impact of each flight, we encourage everyone to offset their travel by contributing to carbon offset projects. Our team has carefully selected high quality and independently verified projects to ensure all contributions are making a difference.

You can help.

Offset your travel. Purchase carbon offsets from our nonprofit partner, the Carbonfund.org Foundation, to compensate for your travel-related emissions by funding projects that reduce CO₂ elsewhere in the U.S.

Protecting our planet.

In 2017, our guests offset an impressive 222 metric tons of CO₂e through carbon offset contributions. Collectively, our airlines and our guests have offset 8,138 metric tons of CO₂e since 2013—the equivalent of taking 1,743 passenger cars off the road for a year.

Offsetting our footprint.

Our current offset projects reduce emissions through renewable energy and energy efficiency—like the Inland Empire Utilities Agency Biodigester, a methane capture and elimination project that creates renewable energy while capturing more than 8,000 tons of CO₂e annually and protecting the quality of the region’s groundwater.

Disaster relief

Part of running a great airline is supporting the communities we serve, especially in times of need. We have a long-standing relationship with the American Red Cross and make monetary and Charity Miles donations to support relief efforts in the wake of natural disasters. Our employees can also have their charitable donations matched through our matching gift program.

You can help.

Donate miles to our Charity Miles Pool. Miles donated to the Charity Miles Pool support disaster relief efforts, including the transportation of medical staff and volunteers. Last year we donated 160,000 miles from our Charity Miles Pool to Airlink, a rapid response disaster relief organization, helping three waves of rapid response volunteers bring aid and assistance to the communities impacted by the flooding in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Supporting relief efforts.

In the wake of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey, we donated $100,000 and one million miles to the American Red Cross, and matched employees donations made to the Red Cross, Airlink, Airline Ambassadors and Angel Flight West to support relief efforts.

Helping those in need.

In 2017, we donated $50,000 to the Salvation Army’s Northern California wildfire relief efforts and held supply drives at our hub locations to provide victims of the Northern California wildfires with items such as soap, toothbrushes, and shampoo.