Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air parent Alaska Air Group lost $19.2 million in the first quarter, narrowed from a $37.3 million deficit in the year-ago period, and announced a $15 charge for the first checked bag. That fee comes with a twist, however. It includes a guarantee to compensate passengers with either 2,500 loyalty program miles or $25 off a future flight if their bag is not at the claim 25 min. after the aircraft reaches the gate. "We're adapting to a marketplace in which customers ...

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