Next leg of my January trip, with the flight between Anchorage and Seattle. As soon as we landed in ANC we headed to the Alaska Airlines Board Room that we know pretty well after the 5H layover we had there a week ago.
One can make its pancakes, what we did. They are quite good.
The lounge is pretty empty this Sunday morning:
Excellent Wi-Fi that works fast and well.
Our plane is already here, we'll get the retro-livery that KévinDC already took.
The Dash that brought us from FAI is leaving for FAI again:
A bit of spotting, ANC is a freight hub, as seen from the pictures:
Close call on the retro logo:
The seat is similar to the ones of the 739ER, but no sky interior aboard this 738.
Water is already set on the seats, I usually do not make lots of difference between waters, but that one was very good
Safety card, hold by Mom:
I had a good laugh with my Mom at that point, as I opened the cocktail table. I left it open at a mid-vertical position and she stared at it wondering what it was. I put the water bottle against it and explained that Alaskan water is best if the bottle stay in that position :)
On time push back, de-icing and a bit of spotting:
After take-off some nice exterior shoots, with a military plane below us:
Bailey's to start:
More exterior shoots:
And then, the letdown of the flight, as the catering was the same as for the way to Anchorage. Yes, it was good, but twice the same meal, the same week, that's a pity.
At the end of the meal, a luke warm, soaked thing is handed out:
Arrival onto Seattle with Boeing Field:
Now, time for the second part of the bonus. First I start with the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline, which is a technological wonder. The pipeline is not underground as there is permafrost in this region. It would have heated the ground around and began to make the permafrost melt, that would have resulted in the pipeline moving and eventually breaking. It is, thus, almost over ground and in order to make the heat dissipate better, there are some heat repartitions installed on top of each section.
Happy family on holidays:
The city of North Pole, nothing special, but famous as it is home of Santa Claus, and the candy city lights:
Some sunrises at around 03:00PM (in January sun sets at around 10:45AM, the day is quite short!)
The start of an aurora borealis, which, unfortunately never really made it past its start. So no better pictures :(
Chena Hot Springs ice museum, cocktails are served in ice glasses. Quite funny!
Another northern light display but on a very cloudy sky. It was only active for a few minutes, so the pictures are not really nice. The last picture is not an aurora but Fairbanks city lights in distance.
Alaska Airlines Board Room
Anchorage - ANC
Seattle - SEA
The seats are comfy, the crew was really great and did a superb job, as always with Alaska. It seems their crews are really proud to work for AS, and this reflects on the quality of service.
The food was good, but it was a sandwich, and the same as the week before. Wi-Fi was available, DigEplayer is great, but no moving map which is a pain on longer flights.
Early departure, early arrival, lounges were great, nothing more to say :)
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