UAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 808 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 30936 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.
DL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 30202 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?
AznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3763 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 30037 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?
The journey of life is not based on the accomplishments, but the experience.
UAPremierGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 27537 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.