ASBOIRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 55 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3732 times:
SEATTLE, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced that it will begin twice daily service from Seattle to The Windy City starting April 26.
To kickoff the new service, Alaska will offer an introductory fare of $79 each way between the cities and will operate Boeing 737 aircraft on the route. Flight 20 will depart Seattle at 8:45 a.m. and arrive at Chicago O'Hare International Airport at 2:38 p.m. Flight 22 will depart Seattle at 4:00 p.m. arriving at 9:42 p.m. Returning flights from Chicago will depart at 8:15 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. arriving in Seattle at 10:46 a.m. and 6:26 p.m. respectively.
The flights are timed for easy connections from Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air points throughout the Pacific Northwest, Canada and Alaska. Additionally, travelers will have access to 68 cities beyond Chicago through Alaska's codeshare partnership with American Airlines.
"We are pleased to offer Seattle-Chicago not only to our existing customers, but also to Chicago-area travelers heading to the Pacific Northwest," said Gregg Saretsky, Alaska's executive vice president of marketing and planning. "This is a natural growth point for us, and builds on our east-west strategy utilizing our Seattle hub."
Since launching its first eastern market more than two years ago, Alaska has expanded by connecting Seattle with its customers' favorite destinations to the east. Alaska Airlines currently serves Chicago with one daily flight from Anchorage.
All flights to and from Chicago will be equipped with Alaska's recently launched digEplayer inflight entertainment system. The state-of-the-art system gives Alaska's customers the choice of up to 20 full-length features including first run movies and Television shows.
A business powerhouse and one of the busiest air travel markets in the world, Chicago is also home to Wrigley Field, the Sears Tower and the Museum of Science & Industry.
The nation's ninth largest carrier, Alaska Airlines was named 2003 Technology Leader of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine. Alaska and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve 80 cities in Alaska, the Lower 48, Canada and Mexico. For reservations visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom on the Internet at http://newsroom.alaskaair.com.
Hmmm. That was somewhat unexpected. At least by me. But it makes sense.
ASBOIRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3592 times:
I was in mid-reply when it said it had been deleted. Hmmm. My post must be cooler.
Anywho, I liked the DigEPlayer but it has some issues. Such as space. It becomes difficult when eating or getting up. Also turbulence can abruptly or slowly cause them to slide off. The guy next to me had his fall into his omlette. Oops.
But most of the information from above is not on them. At least not yet.
But they do offer a great selection for movie entertainment and music.
United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3229 times:
Why is Seattle-Chicago such a hot market. How many daily flights are there between United, American, ATA & Southwest? That with Alaska Airlines now serving one city is a lot of airlines. Also isn't it better for AS to fly to MDW to better compete with ATA & Soutwest?
Anyways once again, I am glad to see Seattle's hometown carrier expanding to more cities in the east.
Ordpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 586 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3171 times:
I doubt if anyone at UA is quaking in there boots....competition is competition. suring the summer, UA usually builds up to 9-10 trips a day...believe today the number is 7. I don't think you'll see any change there.
Rydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 869 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3165 times:
Someone mentioned WN has issues making SEA/MDW with a full boat? Can you elaborate on this? Sabre is showing this to be op'd by a 737-400, wonder if any weight restrictions will fall on this. Only 1700 miles, doesn't seem to bad. Any chance we will see the MDs put on this route like AA does?
You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.