Review: Alaska Airlines B737-7, Bellingham – Seattle


This post is one chapter on our trip to Park City, Utah, 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, Boeing 737-700, Bellingham – Seattle

We woke up at 3 AM to button up the house. We were in the car by 4 AM to get through the Canada / USA Border at Peace Arch border and down to Bellingham on Interstate 5.

On arrival, I dropped the bags at the curb at an otherwise deserted Bellingham International Airport and left MsWT73 to attend to them while I parked the car. All the lots at Bellingham International are very close to the building and all are walkable from the terminal building without the need for a shuttle bus.

Alaska Airlines
AS 526 Economy Class (L)
BLI – SEA (Bellingham International Airport – Seattle Tacoma International Airport)
March 16, 2019
6:00 AM – 6:50 AM
Booked: Boeing 737-7
Flown: Boeing 737-7

At the Alaska Airlines counter, we checked in 2 suitcases under MVP Gold, 1 under my Alaska Airlines Credit Card leaving only a $40 bag fee to pay for my second sports equipment bag containing the skis and boots.

Thankfully, Bellingham TSA now has pre-check. You use the same lane but don’t have to go through the nude-o-scope. The lines were differentiated with a special card. As we arrived onto the secure side, we were into a holding lounge where nothing was open and no lounges. I stocked up on the first coffee of the day at coffee from Tony’s Coffee’s

We were only in the lounge for about 5 minutes before boarding was announced. It’s outdoor boarding at Bellingham so as we boarded, we walked into the crisp morning air.

Today’s Alaska aircraft was one of the newly refurbished aircraft with the brand new first class. MrsWT73 used her MVP gold upgrade into First Class and took seat 3A where a pre-departure water was waiting for her. I headed back to 20F where I had the seat next to me empty thanks to MrsWT73’s upgrade which left the seat unsold and unoccupied. If MrsWT73 had booked the tickets, we would have both been eligible for the upgrades but thanks to the last minute name change, I was left in the back for this short flight.

It was a short 26 minute flight down to Seattle. Like the Vancouver – Seattle route, there was no service on board today’s short run in both front and the back.

We arrived into the D gates in Seattle with another 500 Alaska Mileage Plan miles in the account. It was short and sweet without much fuss or excitement.


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