Traveler’s Notes . . .
Alaska Airlines on Monday will begin the first nonstop service between LAX and Spokane, Wash. Round-trip fares begin at $196. Reservations: (800) 252-7522. . . . Two children age 15 and under can travel free with each full-paying adult Monday through Thursday on Amtrak’s San Diegan, San Joaquin and Capitol trains in California, through Aug. 27. Friday through Sunday, children ride for half-fare. Information: (800) USA-RAIL.