Another interesting visitor today -- assuming a cruise ship passenger -- was JNY352. Nome direct to Boston.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JNY ... /PAOM/KBOS
I can say for certain there were two cruise ships in port yesterday and today exchanging passengers. I was at work and couldn't watch the flights come in, but it certainly was a busy day at the airport. I believe Alaska Air did all the ground handling. 4 Charters, plus the normal Alaska jet to Ancho...Jump to post
http://dot.alaska.gov/comm/pressbox/arch_2019/documents/FAI-PR-083019.pdf Here is the press release from the airport. "Flights to DFW will operate in time to connect to American’s recently announced new service to Tel Aviv, Israel starting next September, in addition to more than 900 daily flig...Jump to post
Another of Uncle Ted’s legacies is gone. Too bad as they did important work in Alaska to improve aviation safety.Jump to post
Are the fares that high between Anchorage and Honolulu? I’ve flown the route almost yearly for the past 5 or 6 years and I don’t find it too outrageous. I also consider the 7500+ Mileage Plan miles I earn round trip into the cost of the ticket - which is enough for a one-way intra Alaska flight. (Ti...Jump to post
I took a guardian flight from Nome to Anchorage about 2 years ago. The medical staff and pilot on my flight was great. But I’ve also heard from some friends in the medical field that Guardian is a fairly lose run operation compared to other medivac services in Alaska. The most memorable part was the...Jump to post
http://u.cubeupload.com/adamlust/IMG4882.jpg Unlike in years past, no delay. We taxied right to the runway. http://u.cubeupload.com/adamlust/IMG4892.jpg http://u.cubeupload.com/adamlust/IMG4898.jpg On the roll. http://u.cubeupload.com/adamlust/IMG4902.jpg Up, up and away! http://u.cubeupload.com/ad...Jump to post
This is the final installment of our September/October 2018 trip to the Philippines. After 3 days with our friends in Davao it was finally time to go home to Alaska. Our friends live in the Robinsons Highlands subdivision , which is only about 15 minute drive to the airport. http://u.cubeupload.com/...Jump to post
The domestic terminal is pretty boring. And yes, we had about 3 hours to kill and I passed the time mostly looking out the window at planes. You can walk from one end to the other in just a couple minutes. But it does have way better food options than Manila Terminal 2. Despite it being fairly borin...Jump to post
Here are some more photos of our time in Surigao del Sur. Mindanao is in a state of perpetual martial law and I would not recommend people to travel there without taking serious considerations for their safety into account. With that said if you plan well its a wonderful place to visit with many ama...Jump to post
After 3 quick days in Cebu, it was time to head to Tandag in the province of Surigao del Surs on Mindanao in the southern Philippines. My father in law and two brother in laws left Cebu the night prior on a ferry hauling along with them most of our luggage plus a couple extra boxes. (It’s near impos...Jump to post
Airbus owns the Philippines.
There are a few old 737-200 cargo planes plying the islands but Philippine Airlines, Air Asia Philippines and Cebu Pacific all operate Airbus. Of course that jet aircraft only. Cebgo and Philippine Airlines also operate ATR's and Q400's, respectively.
Part I of my trip report can be found here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1407085 Tuesday September 27, 2018 Philippine Airlines #101 Honolulu to Manila Airbus A330-300 Premium Economy We left the hotel in an Uber around 8:50am and arrived to the airport at 9:20am. Philippin...Jump to post
Thanks for coming along with my wife and I on our journey the Philippines. Part I: Nome to Honolulu on AS Tuesday September 25, 2018 Alaska Airlines #151 Nome to Anchorage Boeing 737-700 Economy Seats 24A & 24B I got off nightshift at 6am and checked in at the airport around 7am. Check in was qu...Jump to post
A memorandum of understanding with any Chinese entity should be taken with a grain of salt.
In my opinion, it really isn't worth more than the paper it is printed on. Time will tell I guess.
We see the -700s daily here in Nome. A refreshed cabin cannot come soon enough. I have several coworkers who commute from Anchorage weekly and are MVP/Gold/75 and they all complain about the interior and lack of power outlets, even on a 1 hour and 20 minute flight. Regarding runway performance when ...Jump to post
I love how the first four replies take the testimony of a passenger seated in the cabin (you know, where airspeed indicators are NOT located) as gospel and immediately question the decision of the trained professionals in the flight deck. Because obviously those pilots were hoping to run off the en...Jump to post
A note on Essential Air Service -- Alaska Airlines receives subsides to Adak and three of their southeast panhandle cities that make up the 'milk-run' route. Nome, Bethel, Kotzebue, Barrow and Fairbanks all hold their own without subsidies. So when speaking about the Anchorage hub lets not assume it...Jump to post
I too doubt ANC would ever become a scissor hub connecting North America to Asia. I just want to jump in and remind folks that there is demand for flights from Japan to Alaska during the winter for northern lights tourism (aurora borealis). And during the summer there are of course, the cruise and p...Jump to post
Why do these headlines mention the boy had down syndrome (which isn't even relevant to the story) instead of highlighting the fact that the airline removed them for safety reasons? What SAFETY??? Are we being serious here? Vomiting doesn't transform you into a terrorist. It just blows my mind how e...Jump to post
One of the reason I fly PAL exclusively is not having to change terminals in Manila. I guess thats no longer going to be the case for my upcoming trip this September HNL-MNL-CEB. Hopefully they have a functioning system in place for shuttling passengers between terminals by then and have all the kin...Jump to post
Do you think, that this would have pleased the passengers, or helped the airline's operation at all? With great sympathy for all involved. No. But under exceptional circumstances, such as this one, cancelling a flight out of respect for an employee who was unfortunately met with an incident would h...Jump to post
PR sometimes uses the A343 for the route, so best check the type of aircraft you're getting for a particular flight. As for Premium Economy, since they sometimes use the A330s with the previous config for some of their HNL flights, check the seat map for the flight you want to pick. Remember that t...Jump to post
I'm out of the loop on this entirely, but does anyone have an update on the A330 cabin reconfiguration announced by PAL last year? I'll most likely be flying PAL from Honolulu to Manila in September and I'm considering Premium Economy. I'd like to get an idea if I'll experience their new product or ...Jump to post
In 2014, Filipinos made up 52% of Alaska’s Asian and Pacific Islander population. Or about 30,000 people. Filipino Americans are the largest racial minority in the city of Anchorage, and also have large numbers in the Aleutians and Kodiak Island. Every single one of these folks have to travel to Sea...Jump to post
Entirely ancedotol, but In 2014, Filipinos made up 52% of Alaska’s Asian and Pacific Islander population. Or about 25,000 Filipinos in a state with a total population of 775,000. Presently many of these individuals fly from Anchorage all the way to LAX to get cheap fares, often times with long layov...Jump to post
Transfers in Manila are notoriously unpredictable. One of the reasons I fly Philippine Airlines is to avoid switching terminals. A quick Google search will produce a lot of horror stories. I'm not sure what the current 'best practices' are for getting from one terminal to the other, so I'll leave th...Jump to post
Um, yeah.... I’ll just move along now.
Jesus take the wheel, what did I just read here?
This doesn't quite agree with the poster who stated that the father was out of office for 17 years and had no influence. Then again, this is only an Argentine news source reporting claims from the French Union I stand by my statement. He had no influence. He is one of the most respected attorneys i...Jump to post
Such is the pulling power of Alaska cruises. ANC has next to no traffic due to cruise lines as between the ports of Anchorage and Whittier average 1-2 vessels a week (http://claalaska.com/?page_id=1250). Alaska cruises are more so focused to Southeast Alaska which has Seattle and Vancouver has the ...Jump to post
Going to Germany in May with Condor. Direct Anchorage - Frankfurt.
Originally chose the flight for convenience, very excited that I can now earn Alaska Airline miles as well. Booked in premium economy it appears on the surface I may earn 125% mile accrual.
Good to know USAirKid. Thanks for the clarification.Jump to post
Ravn Alaska is starting ANC-OTZ & ANC-OME respectively with their older generation Dash 8's. I can't imagine they will compete too well with Alaska. But I wonder if Alaska Air is encouraging them to test the market? They are codeshare partners after all. Personally, I would love to see Horizon c...Jump to post
From the photo it appears the Taser does not contain a cartridge. That is to mean it cannot shoot from a distance. A visual show of force, meaning the loud and distinct click and clack of the electrodes and the visual arcing is usually enough to gain compliance. If that fails a drive stun is certain...Jump to post
Changing from Terminal 1 to terminal 2 is manageable. But I've flown exclusively through terminal 2 (Philippine Airlines) the last few trips so I'm not sure if you still just hop in a taxi or if they have a better service in place now. Cebu is a wonderful city. I've always felt safe there. But do be...Jump to post
With no luggage 3 hours on the way in is doable, if everything goes smooth. On the return could you leave Cebu on an earlier flight to give a few extra hours to catch you flight back to Doha? Do us a favor and give us flight details. Knowing which terminals your PAL flights leaving from would also b...Jump to post
In March I took PAL from Cebu to Manila, then onward to Honolulu. Flight was suppose to leave at 1pm. Boarding was delaying until 1:30pm. Then after everyone boarded the pilots announced that due to air traffic in Manila we had to wait 70 additional minutes for our flight clearance. We waited on boa...Jump to post
I see a lot of problems with your planned trip, but before I begin did you book your tickets already? If not, I wouldn't. What made you choose that routing for starters? Price, connections, or what? As far as I know Philippine Airlines and Qatar are not code-share partners. In any event, even if Qat...Jump to post
I've flown this route yearly for the last 5 or 6 years. The flight is mostly Alaskans escaping the cold winters for vacation. Although I have seen Asian tourist, mostly Japaneese flying to Fairbanks to watch the northern lights. The flight is geared toward the local maker, folks can work in the morn...Jump to post
We live in Alaska but traveled to Minnesota to deliver our son so we would be near family. We mentioned to our physician how we were nervous about ear discomfort during climb and descent. Doctor said no problem and prescribed a simple (and cheap) ear numbing liquid medication. Baby did fine during t...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/F9Animal" class="quote" target="_blank">F9Animal</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>The flight to Hawaii are pretty much res...Jump to post
The stage length for the Q400 to Nome and Kotzbue may be a little long but I look forward to the turboprops if they send them up our way. Perhaps they will increase Nome and Kotzebue back to 3 times daily. Ideally, they will fly point to point from Anchorage and I can forgo the layover in Kotzebue. ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BravoOne" class="quote" target="_blank">BravoOne</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>I could tell you a real story about ever...Jump to post