Flight Loads: How To Check Airport Standby Position For Alaska Airlines (AS)

by Kerwin McKenzie on February 8, 2016

A few airlines allow you to check your position on the standby list using, an App, their Web site and/or airport gate flight displays. This series will highlight these in order to ensure that you have a better standby experience.

 

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First, download the Alaska Airlines App: Apple IOS | Android | Windows or Go to this page on the Alaskaair.com Web site. You can also start at Alaskaair.com and navigate to Travel Info > Flight Status. Then let’s look at using the App first:

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list Home Page Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list Home Page

Start by clicking on the three lines to the left of “My Trips”. The three selections on the home page won’t help you as your reservation is non-revenue.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list - Select Track A Flight Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list – Select Track A Flight

 

From the above screen choose the “Track a flight” option.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list - Select Track A Flight - Enter Flight Number Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list – Select Track A Flight – Enter Flight Number

 

From the “Track a Flight” page, choose the “Flight Number” option or the “City Or Airport” option. Choosing the Flight Number option allows you to just enter the flight number. You can choose “Today,” Yesterday” or “Tomorrow” from the Date dropdown box.

Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list - Select Track A Flight - Flight Status Results Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list – Select Track A Flight – Flight Status Results

 

On this screen, you will receive the flight status for the flight in question. You will see a “TRACK FLIGHT” button at the bottom of the screen. Click it.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list - Select Track A Flight - Flight Tracked Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list – Select Track A Flight – Flight Tracked

 

This will be your next screen. If you now click on the tracking icon, you will now be able to see a screen that gives you access to the Waitlist, i.e. the standby list.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list - Select Track A Flight - Flight Status Waitlist Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list – Select Track A Flight – Flight Status Waitlist

 

Next click on “Waitlist” and voila, you will see the standby list shown in the next screen.

 

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If you do not have a seat, you will not see a seat number nor a check box next to your name.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list - Select Track A Flight - Flight Status No Passenger on the waitlist Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list – Select Track A Flight – Flight Status No Passenger on the waitlist

 

If there is no one on the standby list, you will see the screen above.

 

 

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You also have the option of emailing a copy of the itinerary by clicking on the three dots on the right side of the App as shown above.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list - Select Track A Flight - Email Itinerary Alaska Airlines (AS) App: Standby list – Select Track A Flight – Email Itinerary

 

If you decide to email your itinerary, you will see the above email once you enter your email address.

 

Now for the Web site:

Go to Alaskair.com and navigate to Travel Info > Flight Status or just directly click here.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list - Website - Homepage Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list – Website – Homepage

 

Choose your flight date; yesterday, today or tomorrow as the date indicated, useful if you are taking red eye flights or flights departing Hawaii where the time zone is so wide from say New York. If you know your flight number, enter it. Then Click the Continue button.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list - Website - Flight Status Results Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list – Website – Flight Status Results

If you do not know your flight number, then enter the From and To information and then choose the date using the calendar and click the Continue button.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list - Website - Flight Status Results List Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list – Website – Flight Status Results List

 

You will then get a list of flights for your route click on the flight number for the flight you want.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list - Website - Flight Status Results - Awaiting Seats Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list – Website – Flight Status Results – Awaiting Seats

 

Choose the Awaiting Seats option to see who is on the standby list and where you are on the list once you’ve checked in.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list - Website - Flight Status Results - First Class Upgrades Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list – Website – Flight Status Results – First Class Upgrades

 

There’s also an option to see the First Class Upgrades.

 

Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list - Website - Flight Status Results - Seats Assigned Alaska Airlines (AS) Stand by list – Website – Flight Status Results – Seats Assigned

 

 

And finally, once you are cleared the screen will look like the above.

So there you have it all you need to find your position once you are checked in on an Alaska Airlines flight.

 

 

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If you are at the airport, you can see more up to date loads on the FID at the gate as shown above.

If you’ve found this information helpful, please leave a comment below or if you have any additional information please comment below.

 

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