|Quoting Chugach (Reply 7):|
I may be way off base here, but didn't Morris Air fly to ANC at one point in time?
They did, and a couple quick stories about a roundtrip my wife and I did in '93 (I believe)...
It was January, and we flew the typical northbound out of Seattle at 9:00pm flight (typical because it seemed that was a flight everyone has had at one time or another on this route), and arrived in Anchorage around 12:30am.
When we landed, the pilot comes on and tells us that Morris doesn't have a jetbridge at Anchorage, so we will be using the airstairs. Oh and by the way, it's -10 degrees outside! Needless to say, when the door opened and we walked out, we started choking from the cold dry air. It was pretty funny, and kinda peculiar compared to any other experience we'd had.
Returning, we caught the roughly 1am departure to Seattle. Around 5am or so, we begin our decent into Seattle. Up to this point, the captain hasn't said word one. All of a sudden, somewhere over I'm guessing Mt. vernon/Marysville) the engines spool up and we begin a noticable climb. At that time, the captain comes on and simply says in a quiet voice that SeaTac is fogged in and we will be going to PDX
We landed in PDX
around I'm guessing again 5:30 or 6am, but there were no Morris employees yet on duty, so we disembarked into an empty gate area with no one to instruct us on what to do. Finally someone showed up and said buses were being arranged to take people to Seattle. It was at that point that my wife and I walked to the car rental counter and plopped down the credit card. We were home three hours later.
I'm glad I flew them so that I can add them to the (small) list of carriers I've flown, but I can't say it was a great experience. But it was low fare.
|Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 31):|
I'm thinking north to Boise, Spokane, etc. Plus the east coast connections. Many FAT travellers already are routed through LAX and SFO first so it really doesn't change the perception.
In today's environment, I'm guessing that at least a few flights would be beyond the local zone. Perhaps MDW
. Something to bridge people closer to an eastern city without multiple connections and tiny hops.