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Flying The Eskimo To Hawaii Part 3 (finally)

Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:44 am

Well after after a month of craziness I finally have time to write Part Three the conclusion to my Hawaiian trip I took way back in April. I did however take very detailed notes and a lot of pictures so not much has been lost by the wait.
737-890 N559AS
Seat: 4A
LF: 100%F(plus 1 baby) ?Y
Depature: 0815HST
Arrival: 1625PST
So after just 2 days in HNL it was time to head back to the mainland. For those of you who read Part Two of my report you know that while eating sushi on or last night in HNL my dad received an email from Alaska informing us that we had both been upgraded. After we found out we had been upgraded my dad suggested calling my mom, brother, and sister who had flown back in Y from LIH two days before. I quickly cautioned him against that knowing that my mom who hates flying and has never had a good flight in her life would not be happy. So we resolved never to tell the family of our F class adventure.
The next day we had to get up early around 5:30 to leave for the airport. Before we left however went went to Starbucks and got some Orange Juice and muffins. We got a taxi from our hotel to the airport and arrived at the Alaska check-in. When we first arrived at the Alaska check-in things seemed very disorganized with agents running around and the First Class check-in stand left unmanned. My dad and I lined up along with a Russian family after about a minute of waiting however an agent came over and checked us in and we were on our way. Once we were checked in we went through security quickly enough.
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DL 757-300 with our plane in the background
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Our plane N559AS waiting to start her day.
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Tail shot with HA 767's in the background.

For some reason I lost the picture of it but there was also an Omni Air 757 parked at a gate. This caused me some pause because I had never seen this airline before. You don't often see charter airlines at SEA when your in the AS gates. After about 40 minutes or so of plane spotting a significant number of people were waiting by our gate so my dad and I headed over. At the gate we got a couple of seats and my dad went off to the bath room while I tried to peer around the glass to get a view of a JAL 747.
Soon however it was time to board. My dad and I got in line and boarded with the rest of the F class pax. My dad had originally been assigned 1D while I was in 4A however my dad happened to know the guy who was sitting in 4B and switched with him.
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Leg room shot.
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Shot of the Menu
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DL 757 from the other side.
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Menu and water-bottles.

After every one had boarded our male flight attendant informed us that there were 7 quiches and 9 pancakes on board. To see who would choose first each row drew a number between 1 and 4. The FA then took orders starting with the row that drew the number 1. Since my row drew 2 I got the pancakes and my dad got the quiche. However the last two people to order were stuck with pancakes.
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As we backed out I got this great shot of this JAL 747. Sad to think they will soon be retired from JAL's fleet.
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China Airlines 747-400
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HA 717 (next time I am in Hawaii I will fly one of these for intra island)
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Cargo section of HNL. Hopefully one day there will be some 777BCF's.
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Taking off from runway 8R
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Climbing out over HNL. Sorry but I forgot the take off video.
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Flying down the coast.
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Orange Juice of which I had about 8 glasses of.

After about 40 minutes in the air breakfast was served.
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My dad's quiche which he said he enjoyed.
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My pancakes which were really good. I especially liked the sausage.

For the rest of the flight I mostly did homework. I also watched a few movies on the Digiplayer but I had already seen most of the good ones. Before we knew it however we were landing in SEA.
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Flying over Boeing Field.
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As you can tell it is a "wonderful day in SEA"

Well that concludes my Hawaiian Trip report. Sorry for having so few photos. I turned this trip report into a project for school. I photo shopped a bunch of the pictures and there are many more images. Plus it is in book form so there is also writing. When I get it I will post a link to it. There are some artsy pictures of clouds but I also did a bunch of really cool stuff with photo shop. Also in the future look for my trip report to PHL (with cancellations) as well as my experiences in Alaska's 737-800 simulator and if all goes well tomorrow the C-17 simulator at McChord AFB.
Thanks again for reading.
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RE: Flying The Eskimo To Hawaii Part 3 (finally)

Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:50 pm

I love the shot of the tail. The Eskimo with a Lei.....classic!

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