Review: Alaska Airlines First Class E175: Portland – Seattle


This post is one chapter on our trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Alaska Airlines. This trip was booked and credited to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan using a two for one Companion Fare courtesy of the Alaska Airlines credit card. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.

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Review: Alaska Airlines First Class Embraer 175, Portland – Seattle

Despite using Global Entry, we were stamped in with an almost comical US Customs and Border Protection Stamp. I am assuming this stands for Portland Oregon Port of Entry (“POO”)?

With no time to waste, after we cleared security, we headed from Concourse D all the way across the airport to Concourse A.

We stopped at the wonderful Capers Café, where we were able to collect sandwiches and salads to go, thanks to the now discontinued (for American Express) Priority Pass Select.

Alaska Airlines
Operated by Horizon Air as Alaska Horizon
AS 2274 – First Class (U)
PDX – SEA (Portland International – Seattle Tacoma International)
April 22, 2019
9:03 – 10:00 PM
Booked: Embraer 175
Flown: Embraer 175

We made our way down to Gate A6, where we actually received a last minute MVP Gold Upgrade to First. Despite being MVP Gold, we were way down the upgrade list tonight. There wasn’t any “U” Space available when we booked this ticket, so we had resigned ourselves to being stuck in coach for the short flight.

It was busy at the gate tonight as they called all the upgrades up to exchange for new boarding passes.

It was the usual outdoor boarding tonight for the shuttle service to Seattle.

On Board Alaska Airlines’ Embraer 175 in First Class:

It was a busy boarding process so I only got this one quick photo of the Embraer 175 seat.

The usual Dasani bottles of water were available on the seat.

It was a very quick flight up to Seattle. We settled into our dinners from Capers Café at the seat and didn’t take any of the offerings for food and beverage on the plane.


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