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Alaskans Get Their Pizzas By Air  
User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/04/10/flying.pizzas.ap/index.html

Didnt see this posted anywhere and thought it was unique!


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User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

Did they make it within 30minutes: or was it Free.

Did they get Icecreaam too?


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

While I had never heard of this specifically, this is not really a surprise. Alaska's lifeline is the airplane and they really take advantage of them. This is a very cool service to see, but those pizza prices are pretty damn stiff


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User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1721 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

People are funny.

I've seen 6 steaming hot pizzas from Northlake being shipped counter to counter on AS, SEA - LGB.

Tod


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Alaskans Get Their Pizzas By Air

Frozen.....


User currently offlineRoadrunner165 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 868 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

I actually had some Airport Pizza last night and it was very good  Smile They have a great product and are able to fill a unique niche in the market.


Also, its not that uncommon for people in Nome to order fast food from Anchorage and have it delivered to the airport and have it gold streaked up here on Alaska Airlines.


Adam
Nome, Alaska


User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2481 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Wonder how long it would take for them to get a pizza down here to Hawaii - the pizza here sucks and is still overpriced!

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Been there done it.

There was one time when I was ramping out in the bush where we took some 200 McDonalds Hamburgers off the plane from Anchorage to go to a high school basketball game in another village where they where going to be sold as part of a fund raiser.



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2481 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

Sounds like a familiar tune: Oahu is not home to Krispy Kreme donuts whereas neighboring Maui is. The Maui (Wailuku) KK shop is conveniently located about a mile from OGG and is frequented by local freight companies that arrange for pick up from the store and transport to OGG where they are then loaded on the next AQ 732 flight to HNL where they arrive fresh as jet fuel!


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User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

That sounds like a really great service, though the prices are a little steep for my pocketbook. *Sigh* supply and demand and all that. I wonder what would happen if they start getting DiGiorno up there, lol.

My one question: do they put those little light-up cartop signs on the planes?  wink 

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User currently offlineAviationAddict From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
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It's not often that I get hungry from an A.net post!!!  yummy  That's a really great story though. But I can't imagine that the pizzas arrive piping hot, what can you do though?

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 4):
Alaskans Get Their Pizzas By Air

Frozen.....



Quoting AviationAddict (Reply 10):
That's a really great story though. But I can't imagine that the pizzas arrive piping hot, what can you do though?

It isn't a particularly long flight, only 170 miles. Also, you would be amazed how long one of those hot boxes can keep a pizza warm



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User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
It isn't a particularly long flight, only 170 miles. Also, you would be amazed how long one of those hot boxes can keep a pizza warm

Especially if it's warmed up with a little carb heat once they arrive.  wink 

I wonder if they got ahold of some of Domino's HeatWave (god, I hate camelcase) delivery bags? You know, that was their biggest promotion for so long and then...does Domino's even use them anymore? Ah, well, off topic...

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User currently offlineAviationAddict From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
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Quoting Airwave (Reply 12):
does Domino's even use them anymore?

Kind of weird, I was just thinking about that the other day....And no, I don't believe they do use them anymore.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):
While I had never heard of this specifically, this is not really a surprise.

Pretty commonplace . . . as you mentioned - Alaska's lifeline is the airplane. I've had pizzas flown out to soldiers at Black Rapids Training Area near Fairbanks before - in a Blackhawk . . .

Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 5):
Also, its not that uncommon for people in Nome to order fast food from Anchorage and have it delivered to the airport and have it gold streaked up here on Alaska Airlines.

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Quoting Airwave (Reply 12):
I wonder if they got ahold of some of Domino's HeatWave (god, I hate camelcase) delivery bags?

Actually, the bag in the photo looked quite similar.



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User currently offlineTbnist03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 106 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Quoting 777fan (Reply 8):
Krispy Kreme donuts are loaded on the next AQ 732 flight to HNL where they arrive fresh as jet fuel!

Such a great analogy to compare fresh Krispy Kremes to fresh jet fuel. Totally makes me want some.  Wink  yummy 



-Mike
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 16):
Such a great analogy to compare fresh Krispy Kremes to fresh jet fuel. Totally makes me want some.

Tim Hortons beats Krapy Kreme any day Big grin



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 14):
Used to get stuff shipped to Skagway from Juneau all the time when I was a child . . . Skagway Air Service and their Piper Cherokees didn't just deliver the mail and people!

When the first McDonald's in Southeast Alaska opened in Juneau, each of the outlying towns, all the way down to Ketchikan, organized 'BigMac relief flights'. Planes were loaded up each weekend with fries, BigMacs and Quarter Pounders, and out they went. Skagway & Haines kept it going at least through the summer of '82.



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User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

god thats awsome how much would it cost to send some
to denver?


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