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Anchorage, AA, Alaska Airlines And DCH-2(Beaver)  
User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2393 posts, RR: 26
Posted (1 year 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5109 times:

I decided to check another item in my bucket list, this time ALASKA!
unfortunately I chose the wrong season (that's what all the tours agency told me), but I think I did OK.

I booked all the trip through American Airlines website as usual.

The entire route was: Miami - Dallas - Seattle - Anchorage - Chicago - Miami.

First leg:
American Airlines


MIA- DFW
Boeing 757 - (First - Complimentary Upgrade)

Breakfast was very good.
http://arizainc.tripod.com/Alaska/IMG_5327.JPG



Second leg:
American Airlines


DFW - SEA
Boeing 737 - (First - Complimentary Upgrade)
I apologize that I didn't take many pictures, but they gave me a very nice teriyaki beef with rice and green beans. Plenty of scotch and warm nuts. I had my iPad filled with movies, so I was set  
During the flight I had internet connection and opened the Flight Radar to see where were.. very nice app with good real time positioning and 3D option:





Third leg:
Alaska Airlines


SEA - ANC
Boeing 737 - 400


SEA



Through American' customer service I was able to select the seats and got the emergency exit. Very comfortable to tell you the truth. Old plane but in decent and clean condition. It was my first time in Alaska Airlines, so I was enjoying every minute.




I put the card to show the space between rows, very comfortable at emergency exit row of course.


A little after Juneau


A hard landing in ANC



ANC



Nice terminal:


Took the hotel bus, I was very tired after traveling all day.


A few pics of my adventure in Anchorage (loved Alaska, can't wait to go back)



On my way to Seward to see if I can take a boat to the fjords, what an amazing highway, awesome landscapes:


The boat trip was great, it rain so I didn't take much pics but had a great time.
http://arizainc.tripod.com/Alaska/IMG_5487.JPG

Back to Anchorage walking at the Coastal Trail:



Next day, the highlight of the trip, flying on the "Beaver" to the glaciers... double feature for me, and the weather just cleared up for me  . The pilot asked who wants to be in the back and I "offered" LOL, thinking that I will have both windows to take pics and movies (I was right   )



After an amazing departure from the lake:



I was surprised how smooth was the ride, with that wonderful sound (some crazy people dare to call it "noise"):


Thank you Rust's for such a wonderful experience.



Fourth leg:
Alaska Airlines


ANC - ORD
Boeing 737 - 400

The land personnel were very nice at the airport.


I slept the entire red-eye flight. I only had 45 mins to connect to MIA



Fifth leg:
American Airlines


ORD - MIA
Boeing 737

Tried the upgrade, not possible, I just board my fifth leg ORD-MIA.. I was tired and sleepy..


I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
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User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4659 times:

A couple of shaky & bad quality (telephone) videos:

This one of the departure from the lake: http://youtu.be/cYAuJY3niE8


And this one when flying over a glacier: http://youtu.be/d-22SAuSNgY



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently onlinerotating14 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 729 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

Good stuff!! I live here and the summer is by far the best time to visit. The bore tide and the Alaska Railroad trip to Seward is something you should look into next time you're here. Trust me, you'll be back.

User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

Quoting rotating14 (Reply 2):
Trust me, you'll be back.

Believe me, you can count on that. I can't wait to be back, my question is, is it better in summer or in winter?

By the way, this is my new desktop background:
http://arizainc.tripod.com/Alaska/photo.JPG



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5947 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

I love the coastal trail. I was there just a week ago, walking in the rain!
We had a terrific summer this year... May and June, and even July, were fantastic.
One correction- your aircraft from ANC to ORD was NOT a 737-400. AS flies -800's, I believe. Previously -700's.


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 4):
One correction- your aircraft from ANC to ORD was NOT a 737-400. AS flies -800's, I believe. Previously -700's.

You might be right, but my statement is only based on the label on the security card. (see the pic above). I assume it corresponds to the appropriate aircraft.



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
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