We got to the airport and found the TSA lines out the door. After about 70 min in line I knew we were not going to make the flight. Went to the counter and they confirmed we would miss the flight. The lady just gave me a letter and highlighted a number. I brought back my wife and we asked what can they do. All they found do was put us on a later flight for $100 more and 4 hours of waiting more. They also wound not assign us a seat until we got to the counter with not explanation. Also. It telling us that there would be no one at the check in desk when we got there. I will assume they will not be seating us together as, again had to ask, the flight is full. So the moral is if you can get through TSA and everything goes well ALASKA is ok but if you have a problem don’t count on Alaska being there for you unless you pay and even then it’s least possible help.