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Our flight from Lihue, Hawaii had us connecting through Seattle and onwards to Vancouver, Canada. While there are many carriers that typically fly this short international route, our travels on Alaska Airlines would have us on their newest Embraer 175 aircraft in First Class. How would this segment compare to its prior Alaska Airlines Bombardier Q400 aircraft? Review: Alaska Airlines First Class E175, Seattle Tacoma International Airport – Vancouver International Airport As… Read More

Alaska Airlines offers among the most frequencies of service from Hawaii to the mainland United States. This includes service from Lihue to Seattle which can save some time connecting within Hawaii and also within the Pacific Northwest. We would get the opportunity to test out their First Class on their Boeing 737 narrow body aircraft on our trip home to Vancouver, Canada. Review: Alaska Airlines First Class B737-8, Kauai Lihue Airport –… Read More

Alaska Airlines offers among the most frequencies of service from the mainland United States to the Islands of Hawaii. When they do, it’s exclusively on their Boeing 737 narrow body aircraft. This means that First Class travel is on a recliner seat, over some of the other mainline carriers like United or American that offer business class pods or perhaps a fully flat seat. Despite Alaska Airlines’ convenience of multiple flights a… Read More

As a Vancouver resident, travelling on Alaska Airlines always means a connection in Seattle Tacoma International Airport. While the flight between Vancouver and Seattle is usually on a Bombardier Q400, today we would get the experience of travelling on their newer Embraer 175 aircraft. These Embraer aircraft would later replace their Bombardier Q400 fleet, making this segment a whole lot more comfortable in the future. Review: Alaska Airlines First Class E175, Vancouver… Read More

Icelandair is one of the few major airlines left in the world that does not form part of any major international airline alliance. Instead, it partners with select frequent flier programs it feels can add value to their network. Today’s trip was courtesy of an Alaska Mileage Plan redemption through their frequent flier program for an Iceland Air Business Class ticket from Seattle – Keflavik – Madrid for 55,000 Alaska Mileage Plan… Read More

American Express established itself an American Express Centurion lounge in Seattle in order to attract many of it’s high earning information technology travellers that pass through this area. While it started off life as a smaller American Express Centurion Studio, a space upgrade allowed it to expand to full Centurion Lounge status. Review: American Express Centurion Lounge, SeaTac, Seattle, USA We arrived into Seattle on Alaska Airlines Vancouver – Seattle and were… Read More

The Alaska Airlines Bombardier Q400 make up the backbone of their Horizon Air Fleet. While it’s never too exciting to fly on a propeller plane, it is often a necessary and required experience in order to get to your destination. Today’s Alaska Airlines Q400 flight would have us shuttling from Vancouver to Seattle on a very short hop of less than one hour. Review: Alaska Airlines, Q400, Vancouver – Seattle We departed… Read More

My return flight from Florida to the Pacific Northwest on another direct transcontinental from Florida to Seattle. It was among the second longest domestic flights in the United States as a result of the diagonal trans continental distance from city to city. Like on my way down, I’d experience the pleasant Alaska Airlines service in an Emergency Exit row seat. Review: Alaska Airlines B737-9, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport – Seattle Tacoma… Read More

My flight from the Pacific Northwest to the Sunshine State of Florida was on a direct transcontinental from Seattle to Florida. It was among the second longest domestic flights in the United States as a result of the diagonal trans continental distance from city to city. On board, I’d experience the pleasant Alaska Airlines service in an Emergency Exit row seat. Review: Alaska Airlines B737-8, Seattle Tacoma International Airport – Fort Lauderdale… Read More

Virgin America was the boutique airline offering in the United States operating select West Coast routes for those seeking an alternative to the mainline carriers. Virgin America offered all leather seating, in seat back entertainment and white first class seats. Before they were purchased by Alaska Airlines, we had the opportunity to test our Virgin America on a short hop from San Francisco to Seattle. Review: Virgin America A320, San Francisco International… Read More

Alaska Airlines operates a large hub of activity from it’s home in the lower states from Seattle Tacoma International Airport. As Canadian travellers who fly Alaska Airlines, we frequently find ourselves connecting through busy Seattle Tacoma International Airport. Today’s connection experience had us departing from the old North Satellite Terminal, which at the time was a pretty utilitarian experience. Review: Alaska Airlines B737-8, Seattle Tacoma International Airport – San Francisco International Airport… Read More

Alaska Airlines offers the most mainline carrier service from the West Coast of North America to the Hawaiian Island thanks to a heavy frequency of flights. While most of the flights are served with narrow body aircraft, this often means a less comfortable ride home on the overnight flights where there is no lie flat seat in First Class. We travelled from Kahului Maui – Seattle on an overnight trip, allowing us… Read More