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Alaska Airlines' 737-900 Bulkhead Row?  
User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 389 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6764 times:

Hello,

My friend and I are flying from Orlando to Seattle in March, non-stop aboard an AS 737-900. I booked us in row-6 via their website, hoping the bulkhead would provide a tad more space for the long flight.

Is this row any more comfortable? I'm going to try to get exit-row seats the day of departure, but I was hoping the bulkhead row would be a good alternative.

Thanks,
Ryan

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User currently offlineLuv767s From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6734 times:

try the website under the Alaska Airlines seating.


-"...never have I been a blue calm sea, I have always been a storm"
User currently offlineLuv767s From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6715 times:

sorry.... the www.seatguru.com website


-"...never have I been a blue calm sea, I have always been a storm"
User currently offlineSocalatc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6713 times:

Yeah, it does have more room. If I were you I would request the $50 upgrade at the counter for first class. Makes the trip a little more enjoyable. But its a comfortable plane and airline, I think you will enjoy it.

User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 389 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6696 times:

Is the upgrade $50, or is it more than that? If it's $50 like on Delta, I'll be up in the front cabin for this trip  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Thanks,
Ryan


User currently offlineLuv767s From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6676 times:

I think the upgrade is more than $50 because it's incremental...like $50 for every 1500 miles or something like that.


-"...never have I been a blue calm sea, I have always been a storm"
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13767 posts, RR: 61
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6660 times:
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If I were you I would request the $50 upgrade at the counter for first class.

Paid upgrades at the airport are based on mileage, and the $50.00 upgrade is only valid on flights under 1250 miles.

SEA-MCO comes in at 2544 miles one-way, which is a $150.00 fee to upgrade.




"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineMlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6649 times:

If it's $50 like on Delta, I'll be up in the front cabin for this trip

Yeah, if you pay for an M-Class or higher ticket...rip off.



I mean, for the right price I’ll fight a lion. - Mike Tyson
User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 389 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6576 times:

Not sure which fare-class I'm booked. Though, I got the ticket through an Expedia.com vacation package, so I'm sure it's pretty discounted.

Guess I'll make the best of the bulkhead!

Thanks,
Ryan


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13767 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6522 times:
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Not sure which fare-class I'm booked. Though, I got the ticket through an Expedia.com vacation package, so I'm sure it's pretty discounted.

On AS, it doesn't matter what fare you paid...ALL revenue tickets are eligible for paid upgrades at the airport on the day of departure.

But again, since you're traveling such a long distance, it will be $150.00 one way, per person.



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 868 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6407 times:

This may not make any difference to anyone, but a suggestion nonetheless. Alaska does have two different configurations on their 737-990's. One configuration, the newest, provides a Lav installed at row six (on the left ABC side) and a massive closet across (DEF side). The original configuration doesn't have these features (the extra lav is in the back). From my many travels on these -990s it would seem there is just a *little* more room on the DEF side, especially at the foot area if on a Mid Cabin lav equip'd bird.

Again we are talking a very *small* difference, but if given a choice ABC side or DEF side, I would choose the DEF.

Just a suggestion, enjoy the ride on this amazing bird....
-R



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineAgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6248 times:

Just FYI, I would not necessarily hold the seat pitch data at seatguru.com to be accurate as I have found errors in the past.

User currently offlineDash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6152 times:

AS have great legroom throughout coach  Big grin All their aicraft are quite comfortable to fly on.

User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6200 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6110 times:

To add to Rydawg82:
Aircraft-N302AS N303AS N305AS N306AS N307AS...have no mid cabin lav
Aircraft-N315AS N317AS N318AS N319AS N320AS...have mid cabin lav
ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 389 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6059 times:

Any idea which aircraft I'll be flying on AS 009 on 11 March? It's probably too soon to find out, but from your knowledge (AS739x) you may have access to that info.

Thanks
Ryan


User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 389 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6037 times:

According to the seat picker on AS's website, rows 6-31 are economy, and it is showing the 2 lav's to be at the rear of the plane.

-Ryan


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13767 posts, RR: 61
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6014 times:
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Any idea which aircraft I'll be flying on AS 009 on 11 March?

The daily aircraft rotation is only set a few weeks in advance, and even then it's subject to change based on unforseen variables like mechanicals, weather, etc.



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineMlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6008 times:

On AS, it doesn't matter what fare you paid...ALL Revenue tickets are eligible for paid upgrades at the airport on the day of departure.

I was referencing the upgrade option on Delta, not AS, as clearly denoted in the italicized quote. I was clarifying and distinguishing the upgrade policies between the two carriers, not blurring them.




I mean, for the right price I’ll fight a lion. - Mike Tyson
User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6200 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5975 times:

Which flight will be flown out of KMCO, morning or evening? EA CO AS is correct that we can not tell the A/C till the day before. The morning flight that is the red-eye inbound changes all the time. As of late the KSEA-KSFO-SJD r/t gets back to KSEA and flys the red-eye to KMCO. At that time of the evening though we have a few -900's the arrive in Seattle, so they can swap any plane to that flight depending on mx needs.
ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 389 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5916 times:

Flight 009 is the morning flight, departing MCO at 0800, and arriving into SEA at 1118 local.

-Ryan


User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6200 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5877 times:

TWA, I will be able to tell you the day before. Today it is the same plane that will fly out of MCO this afternoon flight 19. Then go to KSEA and turn around and come back. Ask me the day before and I will be more then happy to help.
ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13767 posts, RR: 61
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5875 times:
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I was referencing the upgrade option on Delta, not AS, as clearly denoted in the italicized quote.

I'm aware of that, but I wasn't talking to you. My comments on the AS upgrade policy were to JetboyTWA who was clearly asking about AS upgrades. He only referenced DL because he wondered if the policies were similar.



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3017 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5795 times:

Does AS take a weight restriction on this route with the 739? I see that it is 2554 statute miles whereas the plane's range is 3159 statute miles. Also took a glance at the range performance charts on the 739 on Boeing's site and it looks real close on that trip, if the plane is heavily loaded. Just wondering.


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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6200 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5732 times:

Brons2....some days from what I hear yes. SEA-MCO seems to be on the edge of the restriction and pending weather enroute and/or SEA weather. SEA-MCO has no restrictions. I have noticed the MCO-SEA flight go out full many times this winter and I think as long as they can stay south of the jetstream it does ok. Summer seems to me more hit or miss with all the storms that pop up out of nowhere!
ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
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