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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

I'll be flying PDX-MCO in December, and was just curious about their product on red eye flights, specifically up front? I know there won't be any meal service, but one thing does peak my interest is that this flight will be occuring on December 31st, so we'll be celebrating New Years in the air. Anything special to expect being New Years Eve?

I've never flown transcon on Alaska before, so I'm curious to see what people's experiences have been with AS. Thanks for your help!

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User currently offlineSeattleFlyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

I haven't been that far trans-con on AS - just as far as SEA-ORD - and only during the day. But for what it's worth, here are some of my observations from flying upfront on AS.

AS website shows you'll get a snack. It may not be satisfying but will likely be tasty. AS usually does a good job of providing something that tastes good, but not necessarily in abundance.

Though food may be lacking, AS f/a's usually do a good job of keeping your glass full (exception on my last flight LAX-SEA last month - but I digress). Sparkling wine is usually on-board as well.

Doesn't look like you get a digi-player out of PDX. If you hopped up to SEA for your flight you'd get free use of one.

That's my $0.02...


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Quoting SeattleFlyer (Reply 1):
Doesn't look like you get a digi-player out of PDX. If you hopped up to SEA for your flight you'd get free use of one.

This doesn't trouble me as much. Since it's a red eye, I plan on sleeping. I'm glad for the more comfortable seat with more recline for this reason.

Quoting SeattleFlyer (Reply 1):
AS f/a's usually do a good job of keeping your glass full

I hope so! We'll be celebrating the new year, after all!


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

It would be a good deal. The last longer flight i had with AS was ANC-LAX (non-stop) and it left at 1am. I didn't expect to get much but they first came around with DigEplayers then came with drinks then right away they gave us crackers and this special sauce. Then before landing (5 something AM) they came around with this delicious Muffin type baked good and some cut up fruit... I was surprised at how much I got up front... plus my legs appreciated the extra leg room and my eyes appreciated the extra recline... allowed me to sleep peacefully!

And yes they do keep your glass full.
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.

[Edited 2007-09-09 05:28:11]


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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 3):
And yes they do keep your glass full.

That's what really interests me on this particular flight  Wink I've never celebrated the new year in the air before! Closest I've come is flying on new years eve, but landing well before the new year.


User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Thread starter):
PDX-MCO

Damn.....if only you could be flying through different timezones "Guess what folks? Its 2008! Again!" Big grin


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 4):
That's what really interests me on this particular flight I've never celebrated the new year in the air before! Closest I've come is flying on new years eve, but landing well before the new year.

haha one year I flew LAX-AKL on christmas eve... guess what i didn't get that year... CHRISTMAS. Which for an eight year old was heart breaking... but santa visted me on the plane!!  Wink (that was on QF and we were delayed but the F/A's were all singing carols and hat hats on and it was a great ball!)
Do write a report with pictures if you get a chance!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 6):
haha one year I flew LAX-AKL on christmas eve... guess what i didn't get that year... CHRISTMAS.

That's too bad. I could see that being pretty sad for an 8 year old. I wish I was flying east to west, but ah well. I'll still get to celebrate it airborn  Smile

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 6):
Do write a report with pictures if you get a chance!

I'll try. I dunno that I'll have a camera. I'll try, though. I'll definately write out a report, though!


User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

I was on the ANC-LAX red-eye a few days ago. In F, they served cheese/crackers and grapes after takeoff. Prior to landing, they served a muffin and fruit. For a red-eye, that's not bad at all. Coach got spinzels after takeoff and breakfast cookies prior to arrival. Digeplayers are available for all transcon flights, including those out of PDX.

User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Quoting EIPremier (Reply 8):
Digeplayers are available for all transcon flights, including those out of PDX.

I really hope so in case I can't sleep and want to watch a movie to try and help me get there. I may be in F on my SEA-MCO trip, but I'm waiting to see if there are any U seats that come open on it. It's on a 73G as well, which is sort of disapointing. I thought that the MCO-SEA flights would be 738's, with 16 F seats, instead of 12.


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