Alaska Airlines Cancels Flights To Portland Due to Fires
We wouldn't be surprised if flights to Seattle start to get affected by the huge fire in Oregon.
Alaska Airlines announced that all flights to Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington have been canceled starting yesterday, September 14th. Flights are still canceled for today, September 15th but could go into tomorrow and further.
The reason for the cancellations is due to the face that Alaska Airlines says heavy smoke and poor air quality have made it impossible to safely continue operations in both cities.
The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport doesn't have a flight to Spokane, Washington on Alaska but we do have a daily flight to Portland, Oregon and that flight was canceled yesterday and today.
The smoke from the wildfires in the Northwest and California has been felt all over the west coast. The smoke we have been getting in the Gallatin Valley is a combination of the northwest fires and a few of the small fires still going in our area.
With the fires in the Norhtwest having no end in sight as of right now, we could also see flights to Seattle, Washington getting affected soon if the fires and haze keep up.
These flight cancellations also comes on the heels of Alaska Airline's two day air far sale called the, "Get The Row with BOGO". The idea behind the sale is that two people traveling together will get to have a whole row to themselves and get to have the middle seat empty.
It's a great idea to take advantage of especially when these fires get under control and then you can take a flight on many great Alaska Airlines flights out of the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport to several great West Coast destinations.
Just something to look forward to.