ual757
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Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:23 pm

Here’s a Trip Report from LAX-SEA. I took this trip for memorial day weekend. I took pictures, but my crap camera was on the fritz, so it took bad pictures. And BTW, I have a lot of cabin shots, because, well, I like cabin shots. 




Yes, it says 11:00 AM boarding time for an 11:30 departure time. Well, that was not the case. It boarded at 4:45 PM, for a 5:15 PM departure. We had quite a delay (mechanical), so we left LAX, and ate, and came back with enough time to spare before boarding. We (Dad and I) didn’t care about being rebooked, more time in LA! (And bags wouldn’t arrive until the original flight arrived anyway! So, we would have to wait for our bags for a few hours in the BoardRoom, and since nobody had a laptop, we passed up on being rebooked.)


May 27, 2008.
Alaska Airlines Flight 457
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Seattle, WA (SEA)
Boeing 737-400 (changed from a 737-800)
First Class – Seat 2D and 2F
Sched. Dept. – 11:30 AM
Actual Dept. – 5:15 PM
Sched. Arrival – 2:00 PM
Actual Arrival – 7:20 PM








Our plane waiting at the gate.


Boarding was called at 4:45 PM and I was the first to step on the plane, with my camera in hand.








First Class on this flight was about 60% full, Main Cabin about 40% full. And as always, bottled water at the seat. BLEH! I want my real Pre-Dept. drink!  

We taxied out and took off in a timely matter, and climbed to 33,000 feet. (?)






As soon as we were at cruising altitude, the Flight Attendant came out with pretzels and our drink. Mine was a Jones Cola.



Then about 30 min later our meal arrived. It was a chicken breast, with polenta, steamed broccoli, and artichokes with sun dried tomatoes. It was VERY good.  Big thumbs up! Improved meal service at its best.


After the meal I took one last picture, then my camera broke for good.


After meal service, drinks were constantly refilled. Very good service.

Around 7:20 PM ish we touched down on runway 16C.

We arrived at a gate at the N – Satellite, WHICH WAS TOTALLY EMPTY, and our bags were promptly transferred to the baggage carousel, and we left for home from there. It was surprising because bags take forever to arrive at baggage claim at SEA.

Thanks for reading my Trip Report!

[Edited 2008-06-19 10:24:16]
 
Oasis
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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:22 pm

Ive always wanted to read a trip report on Alaska Airlines with pictures  Smile

Nice job!
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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:27 pm

Great job. I have been waiting to see a F class Alaska report with good pics also. I flew them years ago in F class from BUR-SEA. Was a great flight. Nice to see they are still good.


Thanks for the report

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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:13 pm

I enjoyed your TR. It was a lot shorter than I expected but well done. I have a couple of questions. Where are all of the seats at gate 34 LAX (ref your picture)? Is it standard for AS to not offer first class passengers a pre-departure drink other than bottled water or were they in a rush to turn the aircraft?
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:19 am



Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 3):
Is it standard for AS to not offer first class passengers a pre-departure drink other than bottled water

Yes, AS does not offer any other beverage other than bottled water.

Hence,

Quoting UAL757 (Thread starter):
BLEH! I want my real Pre-Dept. drink!



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Thanks for the report



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Nice job!

Thanks guys!
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:48 am

Hey! Thanks for posting!

My cousin does the LAX-SEA or BUR-SEA route a lot and always ends up in F as she's an MVP member. Food and drink wise, it sounds the same, and I've seen her collection of those little water bottles when I visit her at SEA. She even met her current boyfriend on a LAX-SEA flight! However, she recently flew on VX and I think she may have just switched over with better food and entertainment than with AS. Would you try VX on your next trip to LAX?
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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:55 am

Brings back memories non-revving on FC on AS! Thanks for the report. I see you flew on 775, I have never worked on that 734.
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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:52 pm

Nice report and pictures, always like AS TR's, they seem to provide a consistent service.

Regards

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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:06 pm

Nice report! Too bad that you got rid of the pics  Sad I wish I could fly AS soon  Smile
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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:24 pm



Quoting S
[quote=StarAlliance38
(Reply 8):
Nice report! Too bad that you got rid of the pics

I have some more that I forgot to post! Here:

Notice the "Proudly all Boeing".


Cabin!





Legroom
(not much due to the seat in front being broken and reclining extra far)



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 7):
Nice report and pictures, always like AS TR's, they seem to provide a consistent service.

Yes, I really enjoy AS.

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 5):
Would you try VX on your next trip to LAX?

We almost did... Darn, and it was cheaper too...

I'm so stupid...
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:23 pm

I wouldn't say you're stupid. Alaska seems to have a very nice product on this route compared with UA. UA only offers a tea saucer-sized plate of grapes and cheese in F...and this is new...nothing used to be offered on this route as a meal until recently...UA really needs to step up their game it looks like on this route as compared with Alaska and VX.
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ual757
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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:51 pm



Quoting UAPremierGuy (Reply 10):
UA really needs to step up their game it looks like on this route as compared with Alaska and VX.

I have been offered a pretty filling breakfast and dinner on this route by UA recently.

But I do remember the cheese plate.


 Silly
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines First Class LAX-SEA + Pics!

Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:44 pm

Cool TR! Don't hear much about Alaska!
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