Dynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
ANC is wildly used as a technical stop for cargo operations. It's necessary because no freighter aircraft has the range to fly nonstop between Asia and the US nonstop. ANC is a cargo hub for NW, I believe.
Jiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1578 times:
Asiana, Korean Air, China Airlines ONLY use Anchorage as a refueling stop, as a result, I don't think passengers can get off and on the plane. These airlines don't have rights to pick up passengers from Anchorage.
Twotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1574 times:
Dont' know where you got your info jimbo, but it ain't right. China airlines has a pax flight into anc everyday. Lots and Lots of em get off and go take tours. Asiana also has a daily flight to anc. some of them are through traffice, some get off.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30209 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1535 times:
You can buy tickets to and from Anchorage on all of these companies. Guy I know at work is planning on doing that for a vacation to Korea. And we did look at fares on Asiana.
During the summer there are many aircraft that run charter flights into here also.
Oh freighter aircraft do have the range to fly US Asia non stop but most don't. Most airlines find it more cost effective to carry revenue freight rather then fuel. And they can limit the number of hours their flight crews have to fly.
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B747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1528 times:
I have stopped at ANC on Asiana between JFK-SEL. The SEL-JFK was non-stop. On KE it was a non-stop both ways. When on OZ we stopped for 90mins for cargo upload / download, and fuel.They do make you get off, but confine you to the terminal.