Review: Alaska Airlines Q400, Seattle – Vancouver

This post is one chapter on our trip to Colorado, United States 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

Since our connecting flight was in the middle of the day, we had to settle for Alaska’s propeller service up to Vancouver. We boarded at C2 and were outside onto the apron before we knew it.

Alaska Airlines
AS 2314 – Economy Class (H)
SEA-YVR (Seattle Tacoma International Airport- Vancouver International Airport)
March 24, 2018
5:45 PM – 6:35 PM
Booked: Q400
Flown: Q400 

We got to settle in on the Milton G Kuolt II plane, which I never knew existed. This plane was dedicated to the founder of Alaska Airlines and had a giant plaque on the bulkhead.

That was where the glitz ended as it had the same usual rawhide leather seats. =)

It was a quick 30 minutes up to Vancouver, where we landed at E96. I had to wait for the “a la carte” (trolley) as we left our carry on’s for a gate check.

It was a partly cloudy day at Vancouver and we were through processing at the Canada Border Services Agency with our Nexus cards in no time.


It’s sometimes challenging to get away on a family trip. I was really happy to get the opportunity to get to Vail with WT73jr. I think he enjoyed it too. I can’t imagine what the next family trip will bring. Hopefully something involving points and miles!! Till next time, happy contrails.

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