qantas787
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Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Sun May 28, 2006 5:44 pm

Why are there no flights from LAX-ANC nonstop? We would like to add ANC to our end of year round the world (one world) itinerary, but the fact that AA only code share with AS means we can't go to Alaska. If any a-netters can shed any light on this matter i would be grateful.
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Sun May 28, 2006 5:46 pm

wait a second, don't understand your comment "that AA only code share with AS" because AS does have a nightly nonstop LAX-ANC on a 737-700
 
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Sun May 28, 2006 5:55 pm

Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 1):

My apologies, I guess what I am really looking for is a non-stop on AA not code shared with AS. I don't understand why they all (except the one quoted by you) basically all stop in Seattle. Surely the demand is there for many more non-stops.
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 12:01 am

I guess it's not that great, or they would have more than 1 non-stop!

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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 12:33 am

Plenty of freighters are doing LAX-ANC...

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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 12:36 am

Think its more a seasonal market than anything else. WA did it and it was only during Summer season, as did UA (from SFO). Wonder if the Alaskan cruises have anything to do w/it being so seasonal?
 
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 6:25 am

Quoting Avatordon (Reply 5):
Wonder if the Alaskan cruises have anything to do w/it being so seasonal?

That and Anchorage isn't exactly shangri la in January  Wink
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 6:34 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 6):


That and Anchorage isn't exactly shangri la in January

It's not exactly Barrow either...there are many days during the winter when it is colder in North Dakota and Minnesota than it is in ANC.

But seriously, it IS a seasonal market...and with the ummm, 3,647*
connections a day via SEA and ANC-LAX shuttle isn't needed.

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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 7:48 am

LAX-ANC used to be a DL route, a leftover route from Western AL. I once flew TUS-LAX-ANC on DL, perhaps 7 or 8 years ago. How times have changed!
 
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 8:32 am

Quoting RobertS975 (Reply 8):
LAX-ANC used to be a DL route, a leftover route from Western AL. I once flew TUS-LAX-ANC on DL, perhaps 7 or 8 years ago. How times have changed!

LAX-ANC was an old WA route picked up by DL, but is now routed through SLC. SLC-ANC is year around service on a 752 I believe.
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 9:12 am

I sympathise with Qantas 787 as I have also been in the same situation. Oneworld Explorer fares do not allow the use of code-share flights unless the operating carrier is also a oneworld airline. Those travellers like Qantas 787 and I who use the fare during the Australian summer can not travel to Alaska because it is a seasonal AA destination. Very annoying ...
 
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 10:20 am

Quoting Qantas787 (Thread starter):
We would like to add ANC to our end of year round the world (one world) itinerary,

Doesn't the DFW-ANC non-stop operate year-round? The Explorer ticket would allow you to connect to that, unless it would put you over the 20-segment maximum for the ticket, that is.
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 10:27 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 13):

No they are all code share with AS in December.
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 10:45 am

Quoting Lotsamiles (Reply 4):
Plenty of freighters are doing LAX-ANC...

Cool, so anytime I feel like going LAX/ANC, I will just sneek onto a freighter at LAX and pack my self in a box and call it a day!  Wink
 
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 11:20 am

Should the title of this be something like "Why no AA LAX-ANC?"

Qantas787: We start a 2nd daily non-stop June 4th"

AS 183 LAX-ANC 0750/DEP-1202/ARR
109 2030/DEP-0049/ARR

AS 106 ANC-LAX 0040/DEP-0649/ARR
250 1650/DEP-2300/ARR (Continues to MEX)

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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 12:06 pm

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 10):
Why are there no flights from Heaven to Hell nonstop?

You have to change aircraft in Atlanta.
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 1:20 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 13):
Doesn't the DFW-ANC non-stop operate year-round?

Is a seasonal AA route. There isn't one - with anyone - in the winter.

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 10):
Why are there no flights from Heaven to Hell nonstop?

  

There is in fact . . . . ANC-LAX on AS.

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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 1:39 pm

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 9):
SLC-ANC is year around service on a 752 I believe.

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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 2:00 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 18):
Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 10):
Why are there no flights from Heaven to Hell nonstop?



There is in fact . . . . ANC-LAX on AS.

Jackass!

What is wrong with Alaska? You get great service, on a nice aircraft.. Beets flying WN/UA/AA/NW anyday..
 
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 2:10 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 18):
Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 10):
Why are there no flights from Heaven to Hell nonstop?


Nice Job Willie, you gone and done pissed ANCFlyer off... That warrants a Citation with a fine of $186.80.  Silly
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 2:10 pm

Quoting SOCALATC (Reply 20):
Jackass!

What is wrong with Alaska? You get great service, on a nice aircraft.. Beets flying WN/UA/AA/NW anyday..

Boy oh boy did you miss this boat . . .

OK, let me break it out for ya . . . .

In reply 10 . . . AirWillie's post contends that LAX is Heaven and ANC is hell. OK, with me so far. "Why are there no flights from Heaven to Hell non-stop?" Get it. Heaven=LAX and Hell=ANC.

My reply in 18 tossed it back to him . . . . only my contention is that ANC=Heaven and LAX=Hell. 'kay, ya still with me there SoCalATC? Now, that wasn't so hard was it . . .  wink 

As for your question:

Quoting SOCALATC (Reply 20):
What is wrong with Alaska? You get great service, on a nice aircraft

You're absolutely right. AS is superior in every respect, IMO, to other carriers making the SoCal-ANC runs . . . except perhaps UA. Can't compare them to WN though . . . never flown WN that I can recall. I don't do airliens without an F cabin.
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RE: Why No Lax-anc Non-stops

Mon May 29, 2006 3:56 pm

Actually I think the joke was an ongoing airline joke about Atlanta.

Even travelling to heaven or hell you have to transfer through ATL!

I heard the joke from my uncle who's an AA pilot.

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