RICARIZA
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Anchorage, AA, Alaska Airlines And DCH-2(Beaver)

Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:30 am

I decided to check another item in my bucket list, this time ALASKA!
unfortunately I chose the wrong season (that's what all the tours agency told me), but I think I did OK.

I booked all the trip through American Airlines website as usual.

The entire route was: Miami - Dallas - Seattle - Anchorage - Chicago - Miami.

First leg:
American Airlines


MIA- DFW
Boeing 757 - (First - Complimentary Upgrade)

Breakfast was very good.
http://arizainc.tripod.com/Alaska/IMG_5327.JPG



Second leg:
American Airlines


DFW - SEA
Boeing 737 - (First - Complimentary Upgrade)
I apologize that I didn't take many pictures, but they gave me a very nice teriyaki beef with rice and green beans. Plenty of scotch and warm nuts. I had my iPad filled with movies, so I was set  
During the flight I had internet connection and opened the Flight Radar to see where were.. very nice app with good real time positioning and 3D option:





Third leg:
Alaska Airlines


SEA - ANC
Boeing 737 - 400


SEA



Through American' customer service I was able to select the seats and got the emergency exit. Very comfortable to tell you the truth. Old plane but in decent and clean condition. It was my first time in Alaska Airlines, so I was enjoying every minute.




I put the card to show the space between rows, very comfortable at emergency exit row of course.


A little after Juneau


A hard landing in ANC



ANC



Nice terminal:


Took the hotel bus, I was very tired after traveling all day.


A few pics of my adventure in Anchorage (loved Alaska, can't wait to go back)



On my way to Seward to see if I can take a boat to the fjords, what an amazing highway, awesome landscapes:


The boat trip was great, it rain so I didn't take much pics but had a great time.
http://arizainc.tripod.com/Alaska/IMG_5487.JPG

Back to Anchorage walking at the Coastal Trail:



Next day, the highlight of the trip, flying on the "Beaver" to the glaciers... double feature for me, and the weather just cleared up for me  . The pilot asked who wants to be in the back and I "offered" LOL, thinking that I will have both windows to take pics and movies (I was right   )



After an amazing departure from the lake:



I was surprised how smooth was the ride, with that wonderful sound (some crazy people dare to call it "noise"):


Thank you Rust's for such a wonderful experience.



Fourth leg:
Alaska Airlines


ANC - ORD
Boeing 737 - 400

The land personnel were very nice at the airport.


I slept the entire red-eye flight. I only had 45 mins to connect to MIA



Fifth leg:
American Airlines


ORD - MIA
Boeing 737

Tried the upgrade, not possible, I just board my fifth leg ORD-MIA.. I was tired and sleepy..
I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
 
RICARIZA
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RE: Anchorage, AA, Alaska Airlines And DCH-2(Beaver)

Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:11 pm

A couple of shaky & bad quality (telephone) videos:

This one of the departure from the lake: http://youtu.be/cYAuJY3niE8


And this one when flying over a glacier: http://youtu.be/d-22SAuSNgY
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RE: Anchorage, AA, Alaska Airlines And DCH-2(Beaver)

Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:44 am

Good stuff!! I live here and the summer is by far the best time to visit. The bore tide and the Alaska Railroad trip to Seward is something you should look into next time you're here. Trust me, you'll be back.
 
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RE: Anchorage, AA, Alaska Airlines And DCH-2(Beaver)

Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:35 pm

Quoting rotating14 (Reply 2):
Trust me, you'll be back.

Believe me, you can count on that. I can't wait to be back, my question is, is it better in summer or in winter?

By the way, this is my new desktop background:
http://arizainc.tripod.com/Alaska/photo.JPG
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RE: Anchorage, AA, Alaska Airlines And DCH-2(Beaver)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:50 pm

I love the coastal trail. I was there just a week ago, walking in the rain!
We had a terrific summer this year... May and June, and even July, were fantastic.
One correction- your aircraft from ANC to ORD was NOT a 737-400. AS flies -800's, I believe. Previously -700's.
 
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RE: Anchorage, AA, Alaska Airlines And DCH-2(Beaver)

Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:58 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 4):
One correction- your aircraft from ANC to ORD was NOT a 737-400. AS flies -800's, I believe. Previously -700's.

You might be right, but my statement is only based on the label on the security card. (see the pic above). I assume it corresponds to the appropriate aircraft.
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