Review: Alaska Airlines First Class B737-9, Dallas Fort Worth – Seattle
This post is one chapter on our trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne with The Great Ocean Road, exploring The Yarra Valley and the beaches of The Gold Coast via Qantas First Class. This trip was booked using Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. 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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- Introduction: Melbourne & Whitsunday Islands, Australia via Qantas First Class
- Alaska Airlines First Class: Vancouver – Seattle
- Alaska Airlines Premium Class: Seattle – Los Angeles
- Marriott LAX, Los Angeles, USA
- To Malibu for Lunch, California, USA
- Qantas First Class Lounge: Tom Bradley International Terminal Los Angeles, USA
- Qantas First Class: Los Angeles – Melbourne
- Westin Melbourne, Australia
- City Visit: Melbourne, Australia – Part I
- City Visit: Melbourne, Australia – Part II
- The Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
- The Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles, Victoria, Australia
- Qantas Business Lounge: Melbourne
- Qantas Business: Melbourne – Hamilton Island
- Qualia Luxury Resort, Hamilton Island, Australia
- Pebble Beach at Qualia Luxury Resort, Hamilton Island, Australia
- Cruise to The Great Barrier Reef, Hardy’s Reef, Australia
- The Great Barrier Reef via Hamilton Island Air Helicopter
- Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, Australia
- Virgin Australia: Prosperine – Brisbane
- Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa (Gold Coast), Australia
- Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia – Part I
- Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia – Part II
- Qantas Business Lounge: Brisbane
- Qantas Business Class: Brisbane – Sydney
- Pier One Sydney by Autograph Collection, Sydney, Australia
- Qantas First Class Lounge: Sydney Kingford Smith, Sydney, Australia
- Qantas First Class: Sydney – Dallas
- American Express Centurion Lounge: Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, USA
- Alaska Airlines First Class: Dallas – Seattle
- Alaska Airlines Flagship Lounge: North Satellite – Sea Tac, Seattle, USA
- Alaska Airlines: Seattle – Vancouver
Review: Alaska Airlines First Class, Boeing 737-900, Dallas – Seattle
We left the Centurion Lounge and headed over from the Terminal D to the Terminal E via the Skylink elevated train; apparently the only way to transfer between the two terminals on the secure side. While we were en route, the A380 was being towed back to the Gate 16D stand for the evening return of the QF 8 DFW-SYD flight.
On arrival to the plain Terminal E, I took a look around at some silly souvenir stores before settling in the general concourse lounge for the flight. A 10 minute delay was posted.
AS 667 – First Class (A)
DFW – SEA (Dallas Fort Worth – Seattle Tacoma International Airport)
July 21, 2019
7:55 PM – 10:10 PM
Booked: Boeing 737-900
Flown: Boeing 737-900
Finally on board, we had the usual large puffy Alaska First Class seats. There was plenty of bin space tonight, with no problems stowing the bags.
The usual, “non exciting” pre – departure Dasani 250 ml bottle of water was waiting for us. I hope that one day Alaska decides to go with the open bar pre-departure beverage like most other American carriers. There is only so much hospitality and welcome a small plastic bottle of water can provide (laughing).
“I hope that one day, Alaska decides to go with the open bar
pre-departure beverage, like most other American carriers.”
We had a departure over some not very interesting Dallas scenery as we climbed to altitude.
We started with a simple drink service, along with some roasted nuts.
Dinner tonight was, as usual, an interesting Alaska special. It was described as a Peruvian Chicken Breast, roasted boneless chicken breast, raosted with lemon, cumin, paprika and garlic, served with roasted summer squashes, fried rice with bacon, zesty Peruvian green sauce. It was reasonably tasty for a change.
We had some weather on the way to Seattle. It was one of the first times that I was able to look out the window and see lighting piercing through the clouds.
We arrived fairly quickly at Seattle, but in usual SEA-TAC fashion, the gate was not available for us and we had a 10 minute delay sitting on the apron until we were re-assigned another gate in the N Terminal.
We were eventually off at N17 in the North Satellite with another flight done. It was a bit of a long way home routing Sydney – Dallas – Seattle – Vancouver but much better that it was in First Class instead of in the back in Economy like my last flight leaving Australia.