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Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!  
User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 28224 times:

Here’s a Trip Report from LAX-SEA. I took this trip for memorial day weekend. I took pictures, but my crap camera was on the fritz, so it took bad pictures. And BTW, I have a lot of cabin shots, because, well, I like cabin shots. 




Yes, it says 11:00 AM boarding time for an 11:30 departure time. Well, that was not the case. It boarded at 4:45 PM, for a 5:15 PM departure. We had quite a delay (mechanical), so we left LAX, and ate, and came back with enough time to spare before boarding. We (Dad and I) didn’t care about being rebooked, more time in LA! (And bags wouldn’t arrive until the original flight arrived anyway! So, we would have to wait for our bags for a few hours in the BoardRoom, and since nobody had a laptop, we passed up on being rebooked.)


May 27, 2008.
Alaska Airlines Flight 457
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Seattle, WA (SEA)
Boeing 737-400 (changed from a 737-800)
First Class – Seat 2D and 2F
Sched. Dept. – 11:30 AM
Actual Dept. – 5:15 PM
Sched. Arrival – 2:00 PM
Actual Arrival – 7:20 PM








Our plane waiting at the gate.


Boarding was called at 4:45 PM and I was the first to step on the plane, with my camera in hand.








First Class on this flight was about 60% full, Main Cabin about 40% full. And as always, bottled water at the seat. BLEH! I want my real Pre-Dept. drink!  

We taxied out and took off in a timely matter, and climbed to 33,000 feet. (?)






As soon as we were at cruising altitude, the Flight Attendant came out with pretzels and our drink. Mine was a Jones Cola.



Then about 30 min later our meal arrived. It was a chicken breast, with polenta, steamed broccoli, and artichokes with sun dried tomatoes. It was VERY good.  Big thumbs up! Improved meal service at its best.


After the meal I took one last picture, then my camera broke for good.


After meal service, drinks were constantly refilled. Very good service.

Around 7:20 PM ish we touched down on runway 16C.

We arrived at a gate at the N – Satellite, WHICH WAS TOTALLY EMPTY, and our bags were promptly transferred to the baggage carousel, and we left for home from there. It was surprising because bags take forever to arrive at baggage claim at SEA.

Thanks for reading my Trip Report!

[Edited 2008-06-19 10:24:16]

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User currently offlineOasis From Canada, joined May 2008, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 27713 times:

Ive always wanted to read a trip report on Alaska Airlines with pictures  Smile

Nice job!



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26502 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 27696 times:

Great job. I have been waiting to see a F class Alaska report with good pics also. I flew them years ago in F class from BUR-SEA. Was a great flight. Nice to see they are still good.


Thanks for the report

OA260



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User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2071 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 27490 times:

I enjoyed your TR. It was a lot shorter than I expected but well done. I have a couple of questions. Where are all of the seats at gate 34 LAX (ref your picture)? Is it standard for AS to not offer first class passengers a pre-departure drink other than bottled water or were they in a rush to turn the aircraft?

User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 27378 times:



Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 3):
Is it standard for AS to not offer first class passengers a pre-departure drink other than bottled water

Yes, AS does not offer any other beverage other than bottled water.

Hence,

Quoting UAL757 (Thread starter):
BLEH! I want my real Pre-Dept. drink!



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Thanks for the report



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Nice job!

Thanks guys!


User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 27325 times:

Hey! Thanks for posting!

My cousin does the LAX-SEA or BUR-SEA route a lot and always ends up in F as she's an MVP member. Food and drink wise, it sounds the same, and I've seen her collection of those little water bottles when I visit her at SEA. She even met her current boyfriend on a LAX-SEA flight! However, she recently flew on VX and I think she may have just switched over with better food and entertainment than with AS. Would you try VX on your next trip to LAX?



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 27315 times:

Brings back memories non-revving on FC on AS! Thanks for the report. I see you flew on 775, I have never worked on that 734.


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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 26570 times:
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Nice report and pictures, always like AS TR's, they seem to provide a consistent service.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 25637 times:

Nice report! Too bad that you got rid of the pics  Sad I wish I could fly AS soon  Smile


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User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 25569 times:



Quoting S
[quote=StarAlliance38
(Reply 8):
Nice report! Too bad that you got rid of the pics

I have some more that I forgot to post! Here:

Notice the "Proudly all Boeing".


Cabin!





Legroom
(not much due to the seat in front being broken and reclining extra far)



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 7):
Nice report and pictures, always like AS TR's, they seem to provide a consistent service.

Yes, I really enjoy AS.

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 5):
Would you try VX on your next trip to LAX?

We almost did... Darn, and it was cheaper too...

I'm so stupid...


User currently offlineUAPremierGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 24825 times:

I wouldn't say you're stupid. Alaska seems to have a very nice product on this route compared with UA. UA only offers a tea saucer-sized plate of grapes and cheese in F...and this is new...nothing used to be offered on this route as a meal until recently...UA really needs to step up their game it looks like on this route as compared with Alaska and VX.


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User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 24799 times:



Quoting UAPremierGuy (Reply 10):
UA really needs to step up their game it looks like on this route as compared with Alaska and VX.

I have been offered a pretty filling breakfast and dinner on this route by UA recently.

But I do remember the cheese plate.


 Silly


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2649 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 23666 times:
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Cool TR! Don't hear much about Alaska!
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