• 13 May, 2024
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How do boarding groups work in Alaska?

When you start traveling with Alaska Airlines and begin to prepare for the journey, there are a number of services that can be added to the booking, and the main purpose for this remains to make the journey easier and comfortable. To fulfill this one purpose, Alaska Airlines has introduced boarding groups, which keep you safe from all the troubles and inconveniences and let you board the flights according to the group you have chosen. By being a part of the boarding group, you will be able to avoid the long queues at the airport. 

How do I book a flight for a group of people?

If you are traveling a group then instead of making flight bookings separately for each one of them, you can reserve a group ticket. It will be more beneficial and easy to access. The group booking will provide you with a number of services and facilities and a proper discount on the flight. The steps you need to follow to make the group booking are given below: 

  • Visit the official website of Alaska Airlines. 
  • Click on the Book option given on the homepage. 
  • Select the class, date and time, arrival and departure airports, fare type, etc. 
  • Then click on add booking and put all the details again. 
  • Following this, you have to add all the passengers. 
  • Go through the instructions, and go further for the payment.
  • The names of all people should be given in the booking. 
  • Pay for the ticket and complete the process, and tickets will be sent via email. Click here to know Group flight bookings.

How do boarding groups work on Alaska Airlines?

The Airline has eight boarding groups in total. All these groups are assigned to different people connected with the various programs and statuses the airline offers. Whatever group suits you best will be assigned to you. This will save you from a lot of inconveniences and make things quick for you. We have explained all these boarding groups in detail below: 

  • PreBoarding: Available for people having any physical disability, taking time to board a flight, families traveling with children under the age of 2, and active members of the military. 
  • Priority Boarding: This will be given to those booked in the First Class or a member of the MVP Gold. 
  • Group A: For the Members of the different Programs by the airline such as Milion Miler, Mileage Plan, MVP Gold, etc. 
  • Group B: Mileage Plan MVP members, Guests in Premium Class seats, etc.
  • Group C: Alaska Airlines Visa Signature and the Business Cardholders.
  • Group D: Guests whose seats are located in the back half of the aircraft.
  • Group E: Guests whose seats are located in the front half of the aircraft.
  • Group F: Gues traveling on saver seats. 

How many groups does Alaska Airlines have for boarding?

The airline has eight boarding groups in total and all of them hold different eligibility. The best or the highest services hold the Preboarding group, where check-in and boarding will be allowed on a priority basis. These groups will have a separate helpdesk at the airport so people can be guided properly. When it comes to other groups, they will be allowed to board the flight after preboarding group. 

What are the benefits of making a group booking with Alaska Airlines?

When you are traveling with many people, making a single booking for everyone does not make sense. Making a group booking will always be beneficial and advantageous. It will make the journey budget-friendly and comfortable: 

  • Discounts and deals will be offered on group travel. 
  • Many services will be provided free of cost, such as priority check-in and boarding. 
  • A separate cabin will be given. 
  • Extra baggage allowance will be given. 
  • Combined seats will be assigned. 
  • Assistance at the airport.