Alaska Airlines Says Aloha To Hawaii


#1

Alaska Airlines Press Release

Alaska Airlines Says Aloha To Hawaii
New Seattle-Honolulu service launches Oct. 12, with Seattle-Kauai to follow Oct. 28; Anchorage-Honolulu service to begin Dec. 9. The new flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating
16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

http://www.alaskasworld.com/newsroom/asnews/asstories/AS_20070531_050008.asp


#2

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! YIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Oh yeah!!! Cool! Sweeeeeet!!!


#3

Don’t get too excited now…


#4

Yay! It’s about time! We’ve all only been hearing rumors about it for a few years now…Haha.

Very excited, already booked my tickets to Honolulu in December. =) Tickets were only $109 one way, but those went within hours of the annoucement. Congrats to AS!

Now…if only they will add Atlanta to the mix by the end of the year.


#5

Just curious, why Atlanta?

Delta has six flights a day with 752/763’s and ValuJet :stuck_out_tongue: has two flights a day with 737’s. I’ve flown this route a couple times recently and although I don’t love Delta, they have a good schedule and I still get my Alaska miles. What competitive advantage would Alaska have serving Delta’s hub?


#6

None. That’s why I don’t think they will ever fly there.

I don’t like Delta either (or Skywest or any regional for matter, except for QX).


#7

I fly to ATL every month out of Seattle (also using my AS miles). Atlanta is a huge airport, and although it is Delta’s hub, I still think Alaska Airlines would make a pretty big profit out of it. Delta is the only airline that flies direct out of Seattle to Altlanta. And every flight I’ve been on roundtrip from SEA-ATL, the flights have been packed. I don’t think it would hurt for another airline to jump in there.

At least two flights a day would help. If the schedules don’t work with mine, then I guess I’ll tough it out on Delta - but would prefer not to.


#8

While I LOVE Alaska Airlines for flying up and down the west coast, they leave much to be desired when on long-hauls. My Seattle to Chicago flight was packed, food was awful and it is very cramped on them -800’s.

I have flown Hawaiian Air three times in 5 years and would not hesitate to recommend them. Big planes, free food and great service.


#9

Just don’t get on one of the 717s. They’re just one step above a CRJ. (Don’t get stuck like me in row 26 with NO window!)


#10

Here are your two 737 flights a day on a LCC…
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TRS16
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TRS18


#11

All PM or red-eyes. Blahh.

I’ve flown on Hawaiin once - it was a good flight. But if I fly Alaska, I still get to use my miles since AS no longer has an agreement with them. And lord knows I need those miles to keep up my status. Better customer service, and I’d say the inflight service is about the same though. If you can score a good seat on the '800s, you’ll be sure to have a good flight.


#12

Alaska and Hawaiian are probably going to fight for passengers on the SEA-HNL route. But Alaska is going to own the ANC-HNL and SEA-LIH route because I dont think any other airlines offer nonstop flights on those routes.


#13

…And NWA. They operate two 757-300s on that city pair (NW 219 and 807). HAL operates only a 767-300 (HAL21, and ~200 seats).