I flew on AS
quite a bit while I was on assignment in Seattle. I had the opportunity to fly on AS
737-900's, 737-700's, MD
-80's and 737-400's. With their online webfares, I went to OAK
), USA - Nevada">LAS
/QX. The QX
aircraft I flew on were the DH8, DH4, F28 (-4000) and CR7.
In getting to the various destinations, I planned some interesting routes...just to get on some of the airplanes. For instance, I flew to SMF
and returned via BOI
. On that trip, I flew on a DH8 on the shuttle trip to PDX
and connected to a CRJ-700 to SMF
. On the return, I flew a DH4 to BOI
and a F-28-4000 back to SEA
I've always enjoyed Alaska's service. I had flown AS
several times when I was younger, living at OAK
. I flew the 727-200's quite a bit between OAK
. I also flew on a "new" MD
-80 from OAK
. I even managed to fly on a 737-200 from OAK
, with the blower kits.
Their service has always been excellent! Alaska still serves hot meals on most of their longer flights. I was quite impressed with a full, hot breakfast on a morning flight to OAK
. What airline serves meals on a 1-1/2 hour flight???
I hope Alaska/Horizon will be around for many more years to come!