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New/Revisited AS West Coast Route Expansion (2020) Pacific NW to California

New/Revisited AS West Coast Route Expansion (2020) Pacific NW to California

Old Aug 28, 19, 6:44 am
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Post New/Revisited AS West Coast Route Expansion (2020) Pacific NW to California

AS did operate a lot of these at one point.

Glad to see them back

(as spotted this morning)

Originally Posted by alaskaair.com
News Release Issued: Aug 28, 2019 (5:00am PDT)

To view this release online and get more information about Alaska Airlines Newsroom visit: https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2019-...and-CaliforniaAlaska Airlines expands West Coast service between Pacific Northwest and California

Eight new routes added with daily, nonstop jet service aimed at leisure and business travel

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SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines reaffirms its commitment to the West Coast with new, nonstop service from the Pacific Northwest and the state of Alaska in the north, and from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in the south.
Starting in early January, guests will be able to travel eight new routes, which will appeal to both leisure travelers and those flying for business. Tickets are now on sale. The new scheduled service will link these destinations:
  • Spokane to Los Angeles (two daily departures)
  • Spokane to San Francisco (two daily departures)
  • Redmond / Bend, Oregon to Los Angeles
  • Redmond / Bend, Oregon to San Diego
  • Redmond / Bend, Oregon to San Francisco
  • Boise to Los Angeles (two daily departures)
  • Missoula, Montana to Los Angeles
  • Anchorage to San Francisco
"We're excited to offer even more nonstops between vibrant Pacific Northwest communities and our growing hubs in California," said Brett Catlin, Alaska Airlines managing director of capacity planning and alliances. "Whether it's travel for a weekend getaway to Missoula or a day trip to San Francisco, we're proud to offer nearly 600 daily flights between West Coast cities."

New Spokane service:Start Date
Destination
Departs
Arrives
Frequency
Aircraft
Jan. 7
Spokane-Los Angeles
7:00 a.m.
9:40 a.m.
Daily
E175
Jan. 7
Spokane-Los Angeles
4:40 p.m.
7:20 p.m.
Daily
E175
Jan. 7
Los Angeles-Spokane
9:30 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
Daily
E175
Jan. 7
Los Angeles-Spokane
8:05 p.m.
10:45 p.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
Spokane-San Francisco
7:00 a.m.
9:28 a.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
Spokane-San Francisco
4:20 p.m.
5:49 p.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
San Francisco-Spokane
9:00 a.m.
11:12 a.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
San Francisco-Spokane
7:35 p.m.
9:47 p.m.
Daily
E175
New Redmond / Bend service:Start Date
Destination
Departs
Arrives
Frequency
Aircraft
Jan. 7
Redmond / Bend-

Los Angeles
6:00 p.m.
8:50 p.m.
Daily
E175
Jan. 7
Los Angeles-

Redmond / Bend
8:00 a.m.
10:39 p.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
Redmond / Bend-

San Diego
11:40 a.m.
2:08 p.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
San Diego-

Redmond / Bend
2:50 p.m.
5:19 p.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
Redmond / Bend-

San Francisco
7:00 a.m.
8:38 a.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
San Francisco-

Redmond / Bend
6:35 p.m.
8:14 p.m.
Daily
E175
New Boise service:Start Date
Destination
Departs
Arrives
Frequency
Aircraft
March 19
Boise-Los Angeles
7:45 a.m.
8:58 a.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
Boise-Los Angeles
4:30 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
Los Angeles-Boise
8:30 a.m.
11:33 a.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
Los Angeles-Boise
7:55 p.m.
10:58 p.m.
Daily
E175
New Missoula service:Start Date
Destination
Departs
Arrives
Frequency
Aircraft
March 19
Missoula-Los Angeles
7:00 p.m.
8:59 p.m.
Daily
E175
March 19
Los Angeles-Missoula
2:45 p.m.
6:24 p.m.
Daily
E175
New Anchorage service:Start Date
Destination
Departs
Arrives
Frequency
Aircraft
April 21
Anchorage-

San Francisco
11:45 a.m.
5:25 p.m.
Daily
737
April 21
San Francisco-
Anchorage

9:45 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Daily
737
Alaska is also increasing the frequency of flights between certain markets:
  • Beginning Jan. 7, there will be an additional flight between San Francisco and Orange County, California, for a total of seven daily nonstops. On March 19, there will be the addition of a second daily flight between San Francisco and Chicago O'Hare.
  • On Jan. 7, the flight between San Diego and Orlando, which is currently flown five times a week, becomes daily nonstop service. Starting March 19, second daily flights will begin between San Diego and Boise, and San Diego and Santa Rosa, California. Also on March 19, nonstop service between San Diego and San Jose, California, increases from four to six flights daily. On May 21, a second daily flight between San Diego and Boston goes into service.
Alaska's guests can connect with the airline's Global Partners at gateway airports on the West Coast – such as Los Angeles and San Francisco – to fly to more than 900 destinations around the globe. Flyers can also earn and redeem miles with the airline's highly-acclaimed Mileage Plan program.

A majority of the new routes will be served by the Embraer 175 jet, an aircraft with only window and aisle seating – no middle seats. On all of the new routes, guests will enjoy award-winning service in a three-class cabin that includes First Class and Premium Class; a fresh, seasonal food and beverage menu; Most Free Movies in the Sky with hundreds of movies and TV shows available for viewing on personal devices; free texting on most flights; and Wi-Fi connectivity for purchase.

Alaska has also renovated its airport lounges in Anchorage, Los Angeles and Seattle, with a brand-new lounge in San Francisco scheduled to open in 2020.

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 46 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for 12 consecutive years from 2008 to 2019. Learn about Alaska's award-winning service at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).SOURCE Alaska Airlines

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Old Aug 28, 19, 8:06 am
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That's a huge increase in E175 flying, I wonder where they are getting all the capacity?
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Old Aug 28, 19, 8:08 am
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I noticed SFO-ANC showed up on the schedule for next summer yesterday (hey, those Google Flights alerts are good). I know you and I have been asking for that route for a while now, so it's great to see. Many of the other routes showed up in the where do you want AS to fly thread.

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Old Aug 28, 19, 8:11 am
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Wow, RDM is becoming a hub

(not really, of course, but that is a big add)
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Old Aug 28, 19, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
Wow, RDM is becoming a hub

(not really, of course, but that is a big add)
That'll really annoy the PSC flyers.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by DrAlex View Post
I noticed SFO-ANC showed up on the schedule for next summer yesterday (hey, those Google Flights alerts are good). I know you and I have been asking for that route for a while now, so it's great to see. Many of the other routes showed up in the where do you want AS to fly thread.
Nice to see it back...AS used to fly this route from the mid-90s to early 2000s. Seems logical now that they actually have a hub at SFO.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by Calculon View Post
That'll really annoy the PSC flyers.
And UA.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 8:24 am
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The LAX-RDM schedule appears to have a typo.. 8am - 10:39pm? Presumably 10:39am.

or maybe it’s actually a morning departure from RDM? Edit: nope.

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Old Aug 28, 19, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by Calculon View Post
That'll really annoy the PSC flyers.
And MFR flyers too. First RDM got UA to Chicago, now this. Sniff.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 9:29 am
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...aimed at leisure and business travel
Reminds me of a mechanic near my house that has a sign saying they "Specialize in Domestic and Foreign cars".
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Old Aug 28, 19, 9:39 am
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Wow, I just assumed that AS already had an SFO-ANC flight, but I guess SFO only really became really important to them when they bought VX, right?
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Old Aug 28, 19, 11:05 am
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AS is really starting to chip away at WNs dominance of SAN-SJC with the increase to 6 daily departures. They had already upgauged the current 4 departures from E175s to A319s, and the planes are always full in my experience.

Its interesting that they are increasing SAN-BOS to twice daily next year. They recently took the 737-900 off of the route in favor of an A320, so perhaps its performing better now? I need to get to BOS in October and after looking at a few dates, it looks like F is selling pretty well too.

Either way, both of these additions are a win for me. Pretty cool that Spokane, and now Redmond/Bend are accessible non-stop now as well.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by emag_eh7 View Post
Wow, I just assumed that AS already had an SFO-ANC flight, but I guess SFO only really became really important to them when they bought VX, right?
It only lasted a season with VX.

AS served it over a decade ago...
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Absolutely loving this

With clients in both the Bay Area and LA, and twice-yearly trips to SD, this is going to make life much simpler. Though there will be times that as a segment/mileage hog I may still run up via PDX/SEA.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 1:07 pm
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Finally.......SFO to RDM! UA’s has a monopoly on this for years.
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