SEA to Monterey, CA Announced

Old Jan 15, 20, 12:04 pm
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SEA to Monterey, CA Announced

Just got a push notification from a local affiliate that Alaska has announced non-stop service between SEA and Monterrey starting in June 2020. Hallelujah!!
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Old Jan 15, 20, 12:11 pm
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To clarify

It's between Seattle and Monterey (California), not Monterrey (Mexico)
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Old Jan 15, 20, 12:13 pm
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MRY is MUCH more believable (and MUCH better) than MTY
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Old Jan 15, 20, 12:14 pm
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Sorry (Damn auto correct.) Yes, MRY.
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Would be great if we could get the thread title fixed! Almost didn't click except I thought, "well maybe I'll be lucky and it was misspelled". Happy to hear about MRY.
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I think this is a great addition....I flew SAN-MRY back in November and the "easy" intra-CA E175 upgrade didn't happen as the flight was packed...they can definitely handle another flight (or two).
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Old Jan 15, 20, 1:02 pm
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Here's the press release:

Originally Posted by alaskaair.com/newsroom

News Release Issued: Jan 15, 2020 (10:30am PST)

To view this release online and get more information about Alaska Airlines Newsroom visit: https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2020-...rey-California

Alaska Airlines to launch daily nonstop service between Seattle and Monterey, California

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SEATTLE, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today it will begin daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in central California, further solidifying Alaska as the number one airline between the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area. The new, year-round service is scheduled to begin June 18, and it will be the only nonstop flight offered between the two cities.




"We're working hard to connect destinations where our guests want to fly along the West Coast," said David Besse, Alaska's manager of network planning. "Our customers throughout the Central Coast won't have to drive several hours to catch a flight from other Bay Area airports. They can stay close to home and fly directly to Seattle, and connect with all the possibilities at our hometown hub."

Alaska remains committed to offering the most nonstop flights from Sea-Tac, with Monterey becoming the 92nd nonstop destination this summer.

New service:

Start Date

Destination

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Aircraft

June 18

Seattle-Monterey

11:10 a.m.

1:35 p.m.

Daily

E175

June 18

Monterey-Seattle

2:15 p.m.

4:40 p.m.

Daily

E175


"This is a great day for the Central Coast. We're excited to welcome Alaska Airlines and its service to Seattle to our community and our region," said Michael La Pier, Executive Director of Monterey Regional Airport. "Our travelers have been asking for this new service for some time. We're very pleased that Alaska has expanded our partnership and shown confidence that we can and will support this new route."

Alaska currently offers nonstop jet service between San Diego and Monterey. So, in addition to flyers along the Central Coast traveling south to sunny San Diego, they'll soon be able to head north to the spectacular scenery of the Pacific Northwest.

The all-jet service between Seattle and Monterey will be provided by Alaska's sister carrier, Horizon Air, flying the Embraer 175 aircraft featuring first class and premium class cabins. On the E175, every seat is either a window or aisle – there are no middle seats. Guests will enjoy Wi-Fi connectivity, hundreds of free movies and TV shows that can be streamed on personal devices and free texting while onboard. It's all part of Alaska's award-winning service and focus on offering low fares and great value to our guests.

Tickets for the new Seattle-Monterey service go on sale today. To purchase, visit www.alaskaair.com or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 for Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).

Alaska Airlines' guests can earn and redeem miles with Alaska's highly-acclaimed Mileage Plan program, with award travel that starts at only 5,000 miles. With Alaska and its Global Partners, members can travel to more than 900 destinations around the world.

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 46 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,300 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 800 destinations worldwide. 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).
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Old Jan 15, 20, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
MRY is MUCH more believable (and MUCH better) than MTY

Disagree!
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Old Jan 15, 20, 3:31 pm
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Disagree!
I'd take both!

Glad to see AS expanding. Wonder if it'll end up as a coterminal?
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Old Jan 15, 20, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
I'd take both!

Glad to see AS expanding. Wonder if it'll end up as a coterminal?
As in “sorry, due to bad weather your flight from SFO is now departing from MRY”. Please board your shuttle bus at the lower level for a scenic bus ride down Hwy US-1” ?

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Old Jan 15, 20, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
I'd take both!

Glad to see AS expanding. Wonder if it'll end up as a coterminal?
The inaugural would be fun but I will just be getting back from NYC late June 16. Work will get in the way. Oh, wait...…...
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Old Jan 15, 20, 9:40 pm
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Any chance they’ll add a second TSA channel? MRY is awful to fly out of. Horrid waits at the single security check and poor services post-security.
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
As in “sorry, due to bad weather your flight from SFO is now departing from MRY”. Please board your shuttle bus at the lower level for a scenic bus ride down Hwy US-1” ?

As in "notquite..." the intent but some are just perpetually negative.
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
As in "notquite..." the intent but some are just perpetually negative.
Perhaps attend smilie school one these days. Or research my posting history specifically regarding the re-routing of flights to alternative airports. I believe it happened to me once (OAK) and I reported that it wasn’t a bad experience compared to the alternative options.
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
Perhaps attend smilie school one these days. Or research my posting history specifically regarding the re-routing of flights to alternative airports. I believe it happened to me once (OAK) and I reported that it wasn’t a bad experience compared to the alternative options.
Is that a thing? No need for those in my neck of the woods. If I was smiling any more than I am, I would consume my ears. Jesting aside, just seems counterproductive to discuss IRROPS what-if's months before service commencement. Maybe I will give it a "fly!"

Smiles from Singapore. Leaving HKG tomorrow and wilk be in LAX tonight.

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