Alaska Airlines, Inc. Contract of Carriage

Revised January 19, 2021


Domestic Carriage and/or International Carriage of Passengers and Baggage provided by Alaska Airlines, Inc. ("Alaska"), as well as by other Carriers operating flights on behalf of Alaska under a capacity purchase or other agreement, including, but not limited to, our regional partners Horizon Air Industries, Inc. ("Horizon"), and SkyWest Airlines, Inc. ("SkyWest"), are subject to the terms and conditions of this Contract of Carriage, in addition to any terms and conditions printed on or in any Ticket or e-Ticket receipt. In addition, Alaska may sell tickets operated by one or more of our Codeshare Partners, and such tickets would also be subject to this Contract of Carriage except as stated herein. By purchasing a Ticket or accepting Domestic Carriage or International Carriage on Alaska and/or Alaska’s regional partners or Codeshare Partners, the Passenger agrees to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of this Contract of Carriage, and no covenants at law or in equity shall be implied or incorporated. This Contract of Carriage is subject to applicable laws, regulations and rules imposed by U.S. and foreign governmental agencies. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this Contract of Carriage and such applicable laws, regulations or rules, the latter shall apply.

Rule 18. Fares, Charges and Currency

  1. Transportation is subject to the fares and charges in effect when the Ticket is purchased. The fare is guaranteed once a reservation is made and a Ticket is purchased. If a Ticket is purchased before an increase in the fare becomes effective, the Ticket shall be honored for transportation between the airports and at the fare for which it was purchased.
  2. Changes to any portion of a Ticket initiated by the purchaser, Passenger, or his/her authorized agent after its original issue will be subject to the fares, fare rules, and charges in effect on the date the change is initiated. A change constitutes a change in flight number, origin, destination, intermediate points, flight date, class of service, or fare.
  3. Statement of Fares and Charges. All fares and charges governed by this Contract of Carriage are stated as follows:
    1. In United States dollars for transportation between the U.S.A. and Canada when travel commences in Canada. Amounts will be converted to Canadian dollars at the applicable banker's rate at time of purchase.
    2. In United States dollars for transportation between the U.S.A. and Canada when travel to Canada commences in the U.S.A.
  4. Payments for Tickets shall be:
    1. In Canadian dollars at the Canadian dollar fare, or its equivalent in United States dollars converted to Canadian dollars at the banker's buying rate of exchange, when travel commences in Canada.
    2. In United States dollars at the U.S. dollar fare, or its equivalent Canadian dollars converted to U.S. dollars at the banker's buying rate of exchange, when travel to Canada commences in the U.S.A.
  5. For the purpose of this Rule, the Banker's Buying Rate of Exchange means:
    1. In Canada, the unit rate published in the Toronto Globe and Mail Friday edition each week, as the foreign exchange mid-market rate in Canadian funds. When a national holiday falls on a Friday, the rates quoted on the previous business day will be used. These rates will be applicable from Monday of the following week up to and including the following Sunday.
    2. In theS.A., the rate published each Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal under the heading Foreign Exchange. This rate will be applicable from Wednesday of each week up to and including the Tuesday of the following week. When a national holiday falls on a Monday, foreign exchange rates do not appear in the Tuesday edition of the Wall Street Journal. In such exceptional cases, the previous week's rates are used through Wednesday instead of Tuesday, and the Wednesday edition of the Wall Street Journal will be used for the period Thursday through Tuesday of the following week.
    3. In other countries, the rate at which, for the purpose of the transfer of funds through banking channels (i.e. other than transactions in bank notes, travelers checks, and similar banking instruments) a bank will purchase a given amount of foreign currency in exchange for one unit (or units) of the country in which the exchange transaction takes place.
  6. Construction of Fares. When the fare between any two points is not specifically published via the desired routing, such fare shall be constructed by combining those fares, applicable via the desired routing from the Passenger's point of origin to point of destination, which produce the lowest fare for the class of service used; provided, however, that such fare will not exceed the lowest fare determined in accordance with paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) of this Rule.
    1. Circle Trip/Round-Trip Maximum - If the fare constructed for such routing exceeds the fare for a Circle Trip or round-trip constructed from the same point of origin which would include such routing, the Circle Trip or round-trip fare shall apply.
    2. Interrupted Travel - If a fare constructed for a trip interrupted by travel other than via participating Carriers exceeds the applicable through fare for uninterrupted travel via the routing, the applicable through fare shall apply.
    3. Maximum Fare - For travel via the same or different classes of service, a combination of fares of the same or different classes of service (see note below) shall not exceed the lowest of the allowed fares or combination of fares via the same Carrier(s) between and via the same point:
      1. A combination of fares via the class of service used for a portion of the transportation and fares for a higher class of service used for the remainder of the transportation; or
      2. A combination of fares via higher class of service; or
      3. A through published fare via a higher class of service. Exception: A through published fare via a higher class of service to or from a more distant point may not be used to construct a fare for an intermediate point(s) if there is a published fare for the same higher class of service to or from such intermediate point(s).

        NOTE: For the purpose of paragraphs (a), (b), and (c), fares are published in the following descending order of classes of service:

        1. F Fare Types - Booking Code: F
        2. P Fare Types - Booking Code: P
        3. I Fare Types - Booking Code: I
        4. Y Fare Types - Booking Code: Y
        5. S Fare Types - Booking Code: S
        6. B Fare Types - Booking Code: B
        7. M Fare Types - Booking Code: M
        8. H Fare Types - Booking Code: H
        9. Q Fare Types - Booking Code: Q
        10. L Fare Types - Booking Code: L
        11. V Fare Types - Booking Code: V
        12. K Fare Types - Booking Code: K
        13. G Fare Types - Booking Code: G
        14. T Fare Types - Booking Code: T
        15. R Fare Types - Booking Code: R
        16. X Fare Types - Booking Code: X
    4. Construction of Fares for Combination of Jet and Propeller Transportation in the Same Class of Service: Where no through one-factor fare is published from point of origin to point of destination via the route or movement for a journey in one class of service, partly on jet aircraft and partly on propeller aircraft, the applicable fare for such transportation shall be constructed as follows: where a through one-factor fare for propeller aircraft is published from point of origin or destination via the route of movement for the class of service used, the applicable fare shall be such through one-factor fare, plus the difference between the fares for jet and propeller aircraft, for the class of service used, between the points where jet aircraft is used. For the purpose of applying paragraph (4) only, the classes of service are:
      1. When specifically published via the desired routing, the applicable round-trip fare specifically published by or on behalf of such Carrier(s).
      2. When not specifically published via the desired routing, the sum of the one-way Segments or the sum of the round-trip Segment fares if these are published.
  7. Currency of Payment. Except as otherwise provided below, fares and charges are payable in any currency acceptable to Alaska. When payment is made in a currency other than the currency in which the fare is published, such payment will be made at the rate of exchange established for such purpose by Alaska, the current statement of which is available for inspection by the Passenger at Alaska's office where the Ticket is purchased. The provisions of this paragraph are subject to applicable exchange laws and government regulations.
    1. Payment of fares for travel originating in the U.S shall be in U.S. currency when payment is made in the USA for issuance of the Ticket or document.
    2. Payment of fares for travel originating at a point outside the U.S. destined to a point in the U.S. may be made in the currency of the country of origin or U.S. currency. When the fare in the currency of the country of origin is converted to U.S. currency at the local bankers' buying rate of exchange.
    3. In case of cancellation or rerouting which results in a partial refund of the original fare, the value of the unused portion of the Ticket shall be calculated in the currency of the country of transportation origination. Such amount may be refunded in the currency of the country of transportation origination or may be converted into the currency of the country of refund or reissuance at the local bankers' buying rate in effect at the time refund takes place. Note: Alaska will pay the refund in the same form (i.e., cash, check, credit card, etc.) that was used in purchasing the original transportation document. Alaska, in making the refund, will observe any refund restriction that may be published in the applicable rules governing the original transportation document.
    4. Where an additional collection is to be made as a result of the rerouting, the additional amount may be collected in the currency of the country of transportation origination or may be converted into the currency of the country in which the rerouting takes place at the local bankers' buying rate in effect at the time of rerouting. Such amount shall not be greater than the fare published in the currency of country of transportation origination for the transportation actually used and/or to be used.
    5. "Bankers' Buying Rate" means the rate at which, for the purpose of the transfer of funds through banking channels (i.e., other than transactions in bank notes, travelers checks, and similar banking instruments), a bank will purchase a given amount of foreign currency in exchange for one unit (or units) of the national currency of the country in which the exchange transaction takes place.

    Exception 1: In the U.S.A., the Bankers' Buying Rate means the rate published each Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal under the heading of "selling prices for bank transfers in the U.S. for payment abroad." This rate will be applicable from Wednesday of each week up to and including the Tuesday of the following week.

    Exception 2: When a national holiday falls on Monday, foreign exchange rates do not appear in the Tuesday edition of the Wall Street Journal. In such exceptional cases, the previous week's rates are used through Wednesday instead of Tuesday, and the Wednesday edition of the Wall Street Journal will be used for the period Thursday through Tuesday.

    Exception 3: In Canada, the Bankers' Buying Rate means the rate published each Saturday in the Toronto Globe & Mail under the heading Foreign Exchange - Mid Market Rate in Canadian Funds. This rate will be applicable from Monday of the following week up to and including the Sunday following after. When exceptional circumstances prevent the publication of exchange rates in the Saturday edition of the Toronto Globe & Mail, the currently applicable exchange rates will remain effective until two (2) days after superseding exchange rates are published. Such superseding rates will be effective through the first Sunday following their publication dates.