I fly to FAI
every couple of years (in the winter) just to watch the Aurora; I just got back a couple of weeks ago in fact.
I always take AS
's red-eye n/s (#113) from SEA
, get a window seat on the right side and (almost always) enjoy the show! It is often spectacular, but there is always something to see (even if just a faint, greenish-white glow to the north.)
One of the most frustrating trips was my previous one (~2 years ago) when there was a great sky show starting about an hour out of SEA
, through cruising, and even during decent into FAI
, but about 5 minutes from touchdown on 1, we encountered clouds, then snow, and the show was over for the night (from the ground in FAI
I can never get enough of the Lights and hope to be able to continue traveling to FAI
for the rest of my life!