I non rev on AS
a lot. What bugs me as how the pilots taxi just like american. I timed them once when there was practically zero activity in PDX
to taxi from gate, C4 I believe to RW
25L (I think) and it took them 13minutes.I assume they are paid actual time, and thats why they do this. Anyways, it just really annoys me. Thank god I don't have to commute anymore. Another thing that Alaska needs, as indicated in a survey not long ago among select MVP members, is the QX
in-flight service. If you could get a free glass of wine, and a decent snack these days on an AS
flight, plus their double In-flight service. It would be great, currenty their service IMO doesn't make them any different that anyone else. I've noticed on many recent AS
flights as of late, thier junior In-flight personnel are really starting to lack. A tie isn't a neccesity, but they should have thier shirts buttoned properly. It annoys the heck out me.
I non rev on US on a monthly basis as well, and its important to remember that your flight from SEA
will be ex HP
(in terms of crew and aircraft) so the service is mediocre, and the underpayed staff really don't care most of the time about you, where your going, or when you need to be there. Instead they are typically rude.
When I used to commute to PHX
and I couldn't take my carrier and had to choose AS
I would take HP
only if I could get an airbus. Its much more comfortable, and theres a better exit row oppritunity if its a 320, and I personally like the fact that HP
has larger beverage cups than Alaska lol.
Just my .02