Review: Alaska Airlines Q400: Seattle – Vancouver


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 Q400, Seattle – Vancouver

It was a quick turn at SEA-TAC. We landed at the C Gates at C10 and departed from the C Gates at C2. We had purchased duty free (at regular Mexico street prices) at the Walmart in San Jose Del Cabo and checked it in our bags all the way through, so instead of running for Dufry’s duty free by the Sub Pop store, we just hung out near the gate. The American Express Centurion Lounge closed at 10 PM so we were out of luck there for entertainment options anyway.

Alaska Airlines
Operated by Horizon Air as Alaska Horizon
AS 2165 – Economy Class (V) single class of service
SEA – YVR (Seattle Tacoma International – Vancouver International)
April 22, 2019
Scheduled: 4:40 PM – 7:50 PM
Actual: 11:15 PM – 12:10 AM + 1
Booked: Q400
Flown: Q400

It was a quick trip home. Vancouver is only 26 minutes up from Seattle. We were on the ground before we knew it.

I’m a bit torn about Mexico. We spent about the same amount of money in Mexico as we would have on our trips to Hawaii. They’re both about 5+ hours away from Vancouver. Mexico seems much more unstable and the beaches aren’t anywhere near as nice. We didn’t get sick there on this trip but there is always that possibility. It was great to go whale sharking but I probably won’t need to go again next winter. The JW Marriott property was great, but I couldn’t help but think it was a bit chintzy not to offer their Plats a better breakfast or the ability to stay in the suite room; even when SNA’s are applied and they are selling the room online. All in, I think I’d probably try another part of Mexico or return to a familiar part of Hawaii next time.

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