Alaska Airlines travel app for Android available

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SEATTLE, Wash. – Alaska Airlines announced today that its travel application for Android is available, providing fliers who have Android smartphones with convenient and quick access to travel information.

“The Android travel app follows the successful launch of a similar iPhone app in August and is part of Alaska Airlines’ focus on using technology and innovation to make our customers’ travels easier and more enjoyable,” said Curtis Kopf, Alaska Airlines’ managing director of customer innovation and alaskaair.com. “It’s like a personal concierge service — it tracks your journey right along with you and provides easy access to the travel information that matters most.”

Features of the app include:

access to a mobile boarding pass
check in for flights
track flight status and boarding information
create text or email flight alerts
select and change seats
create a parking reminder
add notes for hotel and car reservations
access “My Trips” to view multiple flight itineraries
track Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account information

Alaska Airlines launched its redesigned alaskaair.com website earlier this year and recently debuted a new Facebook app called Flying Social, which makes it easier for customers to fly Alaska Airlines to see their friends.

The Alaska Airlines app is available for free at alaskaair.com/mobile and at the Android Market at http://market.android.com/details?id=com.alaskaairlines.android.