Airplane models

Shopping at Alaska Airlines’ Company Store

The newest location of Alaska Airlines’ Company Store is in “The Hub,” a 6-story office building the carrier opened near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in July 2020, just as the world was going into lockdown due to the pandemic.

That’s why there’s been little publicity about this great avgeek shopping destination.

Until now.

The store is filled with all manner of branded gear for fans of Alaska Airlines and its sister regional carrier, Horizon Air.

During our visit before Thanksgiving, we found lots of great gifts at very reasonable prices.

Here are some snaps of just some of our purchases, which are also available online.

Shopping for someone who’s a fan of another airline? America Airlines, Frontier Airlines,  Southwest, JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines also have branded online shops.

(Read more about our visit to Alaska Airlines’ company store in a piece we wrote for The Points Guy.)

Travel Tidbits: an Astrochimp, airplane models, and more

It has been difficult – to say the least – to read anything but political news this week. But we did take a break and found these fun aviation-related treasures in our Twitter stream about anniversaries marking the death of Ham the Astrochimp and a record-breaking flight by Howard Hughes. The SFO Museum gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how it cares for airplane models and a fun early ad for a sleeperette compartment.