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Redmond-Anchorage On Alaska Airlines (pics)  
User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6233 times:

WARNING!!!! This is my first attempted Trip Report!

16 FEB 2007

Airline: Horizon
Aircraft: Dash-8-Q200 (N350PH)
Flight: 2056 Redmond Oregon (RDM) - Seattle Washington (SEA)
Seat: 4A (Window Exit)
Scheduled Departure Time: 7:50 PM
Actual Departure Time: 7:57 PM
Scheduled Arrival Time: 9:00 PM
Actual Arrival Time: 8:56 PM

Checking in was painless and quick, though parking wasn't fun. RDM is going through a time of expansion and finding a place to park involves a lot of driving around and then about a 1/2 mile walk. The plane was a bit late which is typical for evening flights. Boarding was fast, as the crew and gate agents were trying to make up for lost time. I took my seat and we were under way. I was unable to take any photos since it was night. The lovely flight attendant came through and offered everyone chips and salsa along with a beverage, including complimentary beer and wine for those over 21. By the time I had finished my chips and drink, we were starting our descent into SEA. We landed and parked at the C2 gates.

I had a little time before my next flight so i headed to the Alaska Airlines Board Room for a snack and a rest. The Board room has a tremendous view from the second floor, too bad it was night. I grabbed a fresh cookie, cup of soup, some potato chips and a cranberry juice. I ate quick and watched a 737-700 get serviced below me.

Airline: Alaska Airlines
Aircraft: 737-400 (N705AS)
Flight: 129 Seattle Washington (SEA) - Anchorage Alaska (ANC)
Seat: 2A (First Class, Window)
Scheduled Departure Time: 10:30 PM
Actual Departure Time: 10:32 PM
Scheduled Arrival Time: 1:00 AM
Actual Arrival Time: 12:49 AM (-1 hour time change)

I walked down to gate C 15 to find out that I was upgraded to First Class (love being a MVP Gold). After a quick taxi we took off to the south and made a quick turn back to the northwest. Shortly after takeoff the flight attendents came through and gave all first class customers a Dig-e-Player. This had a number of movies, T V shows, cartoons, music videos, destination information, ESPN sports, Alaska Airlines Information and music. I chose to watch The Guardian (my house in Alaska is in it  Smile ). Since it was a night flight there wasnt a meal service, but all F passengers recieved a bag of snack mix, and a bowl of warm nuts. I also downed about 5 juices. I feel asleep but woke up before touchdown. We taxied to Gate C4 and our bags arrived in about 10 minutes.

I wasnt able to take any pictures during any of my four flights due to it being night, but I did take some while I was spotting at the airport and wandering around Anchorage.

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18 FEB 2007

Airline: Alaska Airlines
Aircraft: 737-400 (N795AS)
Flight: 96 Anchorage (ANC) - Seattle (SEA)
Seat: 3F (First Class, Window)
Scheduled Departure Time: 4:30 PM
Actual Departure Time: 4:30 PM
Scheduled Arrival Time: 9:00 PM
Actual Arrival Time: 8:24 PM (+1 hour time change)

Check in was a breeze and I flew through security thanks to my MVP Gold card. Once through security, I headed to the Board Room and grabbed some cheese and crackers. Then I decided to walk around my favorite airport. I wanted to get a good look at a 737-400 combi, I also saw the Make a Wish 737 along with the Salmon-thirty-Salmon. The I was walking down past the Conco-Phillips/BP gate and there were about 100 calendar/posters. Each poster had Northern Air Cargo's new 737-200 freighter with a mountian background. I grabbed 3  Smile. I went to gate C2 to find that I had been upgraded again!

I took my seat and we were off like a......737 out of ANC! Soon after departure I recived my Dig-e-Player, this time I watched Little Miss Sunshine. I was served a chicken pesto sandwich with swiss and a side salad. The meal was above average and it was topped off with a chocolate. All F passengers were also given a 75th anniversary bookmark. We landed in SEA ahead of schedule and we parked at N10 in the North Satilite.

After a quick subway trip, I headed to the Board room and snatched a few fresh cookies. I read the newspaper and the Alaska Airlines Magazine. Then I was off for my flight to RDM.

Airline: Horizon
Aircraft: Dash-8-Q200 (N345PH)
Flight: 2167 Seattle (SEA) - Redmond (RDM)
Seat: 1E (Window Exit)
Scheduled Departure Time: 10:15 PM
Actual Departure Time: 10:16 PM
Scheduled Arrival Time: 11:55 PM
Actual Arrival Time: 11:45PM

I boarded at gate C2E and walked out to the Dash. I took my seat and we took off right on time. I was served chips and salsa again along with a beverage. I feel asleep and awoke to the landing gear begin lowerd. We landed and our bags were out to us in about 10 minutes.

Time and time again I have been impressed by Alaska and Horizon, and this time was no exception. I would reccomend them to anyone!!!

8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1414 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6141 times:

Awesome report. I was just about to post my own trip report with Alaska. I flew with them from Calgary to Seattle.  Smile

Cheers,

Vio



Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6336 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5845 times:

Wow great report!
I've never experienced Alaska Airlines but would like to in the future
I loved the pictures of the CX and JL cargo 747s in fact all the photos were good.


User currently offlineOldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5619 times:

Nice report; Its just too bad you wern't flying in the daytime. I bet the secery along the way is just awesome'particularly in winter with all the snow.


too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5435 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 2):
I loved the pictures of the CX and JL cargo 747s in fact all the photos were good.

Agreed! Sweet TR, well done  Smile


User currently offlineWidget1580 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 345 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5333 times:

Wow! Awesome pics, that picture of sleeping lady is absolutely beautiful. Looks like Horizon and Alaska do a good job.


-TrAAvis



KLM | Journeys of Inspiration
User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5325 times:

Quoting Widget1580 (Reply 5):

hey thanks, long time no talk, havent seen you in the chat room for a while


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5105 times:

Were those caribou you took shots of? Were they just... there? How funny!


Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5098 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 7):

Those are moose, we were driving down the road next to all the local cargo airlines and there were two moose eating a tree, decided to stop and take a few pictures.


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