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Is this the longest you've gone without flying on AS?

Old May 3, 2020, 12:55 pm
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Is this the longest you've gone without flying on AS?

I had the realization a few hours ago having not flown on Alaska, or any airline in 3 months this is probably the longest length of time I have gone without flying in about 6plus years maybe longer. I am sure some of you haven't gone this long without flying in decades? What do you miss most about flying Alaska? I say Alaska specifically because if this was United I wouldn't miss anything=)

I think I miss most the pre flight lounge experience, having a bloody mary at LAX, or champagne at PDX and that pre flight excitement. Miss the staff too, that is always my big thing with Alaska I have never seen a more consistently positive welcoming staff, not only for an airline but any massive company I have always been blown away by their company culture and consistent positivity, hoping to be flying to Montana next week if that does not get cancelled too, lets hope!!
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Old May 3, 2020, 1:07 pm
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After AS 261, it was about about another year-plus to board another AS plane. That was my longest AS gap in the past 30 or so years.
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Old May 3, 2020, 1:15 pm
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In the past 15 years, yes, I think so.

Time since my last flight (bag service guarantee timer, I never did reset)

Next scheduled trip is June 1st... Hope I can go
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Old May 3, 2020, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa
Time since my last flight (bag service guarantee timer, I never did reset) ...
that’s excellent!
it’s just over three months now for me (30 Jan IAD-SEA); I’d have to peruse my log for more specifics about AS, but going back to 1971 my longest gap between flights of any kind is 5.5 months (details in Post 8 in the similarly titled TravelBuzz thread)
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Old May 3, 2020, 1:48 pm
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2-3 months isn't that unusual for me, so... it will be a little long, but not terribly so.
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Old May 3, 2020, 1:49 pm
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First time since 2008 I’ve been home for eight consecutive weeks.
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Old May 3, 2020, 2:19 pm
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This is probably the longest I've not flown AS since I switch over to flying them instead of UA where I got the boot whatever year they decided to go revenue-based. I haven't been on an AS flight since President's Day weekend.
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Old May 3, 2020, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by StephanP37
Is this the longest you've gone without flying on AS?

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Old May 3, 2020, 5:37 pm
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Our longest was just over a year. I don’t recall why we went so long. Now, DW gets antsy if we don’t fly out every 2-3 months. We’re rapidly approaching that 3 month mark, having canceled 2 trips during this period.
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Old May 3, 2020, 6:14 pm
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Nope, couldnt do it. Back in air after 5 weeks. :P

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Old May 3, 2020, 6:20 pm
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I miss my passengers. The planes are starting to get more full than they were for a few weeks but I really miss the interactions with people. We don't get that anymore as much because most people are so focused on staying as far away from one another as possible - and I try to be respectful that not everyone wants to chat. I miss my people though... Looking forward to welcoming you all back - and I promise to show up at the next Sea-Doo if you all have another...
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Old May 3, 2020, 7:14 pm
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Longest stretch in 30 years without flying commercial

I am definitely ready and I am also 6,000 miles short of 1 million on Alaska.
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Old May 3, 2020, 7:26 pm
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Havent flown at all in 2020, which is certainly feeling like a while. I think 2005 was otherwise the only year I did not fly on AS metal at all going back more than thirty years.
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Old May 4, 2020, 4:06 am
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I was in Europe for 3 months last year so not the longest w/o flying on AS, but definitely the longest w/o traveling in the last 8 years.
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Old May 4, 2020, 8:07 am
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I flew AS on my last trip in early March down to San Diego. Before that it had been two plus years since I flew the Eskimo if memory serves correctly.
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