TWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 647 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
Hi to Everyone,
I just acquired a Horizon Airlines Timetable from December of 1984 and was really impresses.
First of all, this was when Horizon still wore its own colors. They were also flying DC-9 "Sunships" along with props, which surprised me since it was and still is a commuter carrier.
But most importantly, on almost all flights, they served either a Continental Breakfast or a Snack. Very impressive for a commuter carrier.
This seemed like a great independent airline and I am wondering if anyone can share their experiences they had well flying with Horizon in the 80's? (Before they became an Alaska Airlines Commuter Carrier)
Ram025 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
Well I know that they flew the F-27, some Metros after they took over Air Oregon, and Transwestern. Plus they fought real hard against Cascade Airways and won. Also, According to their book they have been offering executive service since their startup, as they still offer good items on board especially for a regional airline.
SpencerII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
Prior to being bought up by Alaska Air Group, Horizon code shared wtih United Airlines. They kept their identity but their flight numbers were UA. After Horizon was bought up by Alaska, a small company up in Pasco Washington started up as a United Express Carrier, called NPA and was the UA Express Carrier in the Northwest, flying J31's. (this was in 87-88)
At the time they were bought by AS, they ceased using Apollo as thair res system, and converted to ALAS.
MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2283 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 1800 times:
The DC-9s were actually operated by All-Star Airlines until they got their own F-28-1000s. Later upgraded to -4000s.
Flew them a bit ( BOI-GEG, BOI-PIH-IDA-BOI, TWF-SLC, BOI-SUN-BOI) prior to AS purchase. Their SWM IIIs had nice interior, for a Metro. Had full headrests and were really nice color reddish/brown, iirc. But on an ex-Transwestern Metro, no headrest and older seats. Not as nice anyway. The F-27 was ok, don't recollect much about it. Flew it SUN-BOI. Nice to be able to look down more so than anything else I'd been on up to that point. Nice operation from start. Have flew them A LOT since AS acquisition.
I liked when they started flying jets PSC-SFO just time PSA also began to do it.
Anyway, nice carrier.
Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1864 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 1588 times:
I flew with a real senior F/A the other day (83 seniority) she was talking about all this stuff...I hope that one day we can expand some more, but as far as codesharing goes, we aren't "alaska express" we are part of AAG but we have a complete different business model than they do, we use them as they use us. Most of our passengers are on QX equipment the whole way of their journey! I don't think its likely we will leave our native system again in search of a revenue generator with another airline. We have plenty of work for our RJs that we got back from the DEN system (F9) and as you probabaly know we do have CPA with AS for these aircraft that are typically used to supplement mainline routes.
Inflight service continues to be a strongpoint at Horizon, we offer a complimentary beer/ wine selection that changes monthly, as well as better snacks then you will find on mainline carriers, as well as our own inflight magazine. I believe the Q400 flying experience is the best. PAX get a window or an aisle, and we typically deplane/ Enplane though both doors, it tends to be a very stressfree travel experience for our very loyal customers!
Flyboy97502 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 102 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 1566 times:
Quoting Flyboy80 (Reply 10): Inflight service continues to be a strongpoint at Horizon, we offer a complimentary beer/ wine selection that changes monthly, as well as better snacks then you will find on mainline carriers,
Although I wouldn't mind getting those cookies that AS serves, they are soooo goood, any of them!
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Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1864 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1472 times:
Cookies AS serves??? You don't like the Aztec Oatmeal ones we have this month? If you fly the shuttle we have these big chocolate chip biscotti...BTW I need to stop eating them im going to take arms off whne I walk down that aisle!
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25 Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
Quoting Flyboy97502 (Reply 11): Although I wouldn't mind getting those cookies that AS serves, they are soooo goood...
Those cookies were so so good on my last AS flight out of DEN back to SEA. I asked the FA for more and got them, they almost ran out! I think they were oatmeal raisin, I cant remember. They were really soft though.
Does anyone know who makes those cookies for AS and is it exclusively for them?
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