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Alaska Airlines Celebrates Return to ‘Reliable Operation’ with 30% Off Sale Following Mid-Air Blowout

The airline is offering the discount for select dates and destinations from Feb. 8 to March 13

<p>Getty</p> Alaska Airlines check-in counter at Portland International Airport.

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Alaska Airlines check-in counter at Portland International Airport.
  • Alaska Airlines’ Boeing 737-Max 9 aircrafts were cleared for travel on Friday after being grounded for inspection 

  • The grounding was a result of the mid-air blowout that an Alaska Airlines plane experienced earlier in January  

  • In celebration of its full flight schedule returning, the airline is offering 30 percent off flights for a limited time 

Alaska Airlines is offering 30 percent off flights for a limited time following the mid-air blowout incident that occurred on one of its planes earlier in January.

The airline’s official website implies the sale is in celebration of their return to “reliable operation” now that their formerly grounded Boeing 737-Max 9 aircrafts have been cleared for travel following weeks of inspection.

“We are returning to the reliable operation that you've come to expect from Alaska,” their website states.

Travelers will need to use the code THANKYOU30 by January 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PT in order to receive the discount on flights from Feb. 8 to March 13. However, only the select days and destinations listed on their website are eligible for the full discount. All other routes will receive a 10 percent discount using the above code.

Related: Alaska Airlines Passengers Who Survived Mid-Air Door Blow Out Given $1,500 in Compensation

<p>Getty</p> Alaska Airlines plane departing Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

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Alaska Airlines plane departing Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Earlier in January, 177 Alaska Airlines passengers witnessed part of their aircraft’s fuselage blow out mid-air shortly after they departed from Portland, Oregon. The Boeing 737-9 aircraft was headed for Ontario, California when the incident occurred.

While the plane safely turned around and made an emergency landing in Portland, videos taken from passengers on board revealed a large gap in the side of the airplane that opened into the night sky.

Related: Missing Part from Alaska Airlines Plane That Experienced Mid-Air Blow Out Found in Oregon Teacher’s Backyard

<p>NTSB via Getty </p> Image taken of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 after part of its fuselage blew out mid-air.

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Image taken of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 after part of its fuselage blew out mid-air.

Shocking details from the incident emerged in the days after the incident, including how one passenger’s shirt was ripped right off of him due to the suction from the blow, and how an Oregon resident claimed to have found a passenger’s phone that fell 16,000 feet from the sky.

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Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci said in a statement after the incident: “Following tonight’s event on Flight 1282, we have decided to take the precautionary step of temporarily grounding our fleet of 65 Boeing 737-9 aircraft. Each aircraft will be returned to service only after completion of full maintenance and safety inspections. We anticipate all inspections will be completed in the next few days.”

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