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8 Trips/week Between Tokyo And Alaska This Summer  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

That is what Alaska Vactions is planning for the tourist season, and they claim they are already 60% booked.

The non-stop flights will be operated by a North American 757, which is a downgrade in size from the Omni DC-10 that was chartered last year.

The direct flights cut the normal transit time by about half since passengers will not have to go through a hub such as Seattle of Frisco.

So if you are planning an alaskan vacation from asia this summer, you may be able to cut 5 or 6 hours off your flight time to get here  Big thumbs up

[Edited 2004-01-31 14:50:01]


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User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

Wasn't Northwest at one point serving Anchorage from Tokyo with several flights a week? If so, does anyone know when they discontinued service, as I'm almost positive that they are not currently flying that route today.

User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Don't know about NW, but BOAC had scheduled flights LHRANCTYO in the early 70s - The Polar Route. That was discontinued when Russia allowed overflying rights to foreign carriers.




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User currently offlineFrostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

L-188,

I presume all flights to ANC? Or by chance is that eighth trip per week going to FAI?

Far-fetched as it may seem, Japanese tourism reps have been visiting FAI regularly over the past few years, and a few charter flights have been rumored. Nothing has materialized as yet though.

757s sound like the right capacity A/C for NRT-Alaska; a tough job to fill widebodies in this developing (& seasonal) market. I hope it works out!

Frostbyte


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33280 posts, RR: 71
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

The direct flights cut the normal transit time by about half since passengers will not have to go through a hub such as Seattle of Frisco.

No need to go through Seattle or Frisco when they can go through Seoul.



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User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

In my understanding and experience with tourism (I worked in the best museum in the state for 3 years) in Fairbanks, Japanese tour groups come here in winter to see the northern lights. That's been the saving grace of tourism in Fairbanks, unlike most elsewhere in AK where tourism is almost strictly in summer. I haven't seen too many visitors from Asia come here in the summer season though. The largest group of non-Americans or Canadians in summer are from Germany thanks to the over the pole flight with Condor (or is it Thomas Cook now?), although groups from Australia are growing in number (imagine that flight!!). But then again, I can only speak for Fairbanks, I don't know too much about what goes on in the rest of the state.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Hey FLyingNanook, lets get a couple of 737-700's or A-320's together and do fly the route year round  Laugh out loud

I can put away my SeaWolf pride for a little while and work with somebody from UAF  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

L-188, sounds good to me Big grin

Although I'm not to sure if I can work with a SeaPuppy  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Sea Puppy  Laugh out loud

Well that's what I get for attending the University of Average Acheivers  Big thumbs up

I'll tell you what, lets see about running a FAI-HNL run direct too.

No reason why all those tourists should fly HA!



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