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May 27, 00, 2:08 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 2,626
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Thanks, TravelWeary. This will be my fourth...

Thanks, TravelWeary.

This will be my fourth Coast Starlight segment, and each time has been better than the last. I've really enjoyed the renovated lounge car, excellent food and service. Who...
May 25, 00, 2:52 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 2,626
Posted By West Coast Flyer

June 23rd-24th: Coast Starlight "Deluxe" Sleeper...

June 23rd-24th: Coast Starlight "Deluxe" Sleeper
L San Jose 7:47 PM A Seattle 8:25 PM (+1)

June 28th: Horizon 2030 SEA-YVR Dash-8
Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver

July 3rd: Amtrak Talgo to...
Forum: Travel News
May 23, 00, 4:19 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Not the first, nor the last bit of Seattle Times...

Not the first, nor the last bit of Seattle Times misinformation: http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/000522/wa_alaska_.html
Forum: Travel News
May 17, 00, 5:56 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Unfortunately, this article is from the Seattle...

Unfortunately, this article is from the Seattle Times, which is always biased against airlines. This is especially true of Alaska, especailly with one of their journalists on flight 261.

The...
Forum: Travel News
May 17, 00, 9:09 am
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By West Coast Flyer

AS to start Seattke to Tucson service

2 737-400 flights a day, beginning October 1st. There will also be one SEA-SJC-TUC flight.
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 17, 00, 9:01 am
Replies: 62
Views: 2,184
Posted By West Coast Flyer

San Jose baggage claim in terminal C is also a...

San Jose baggage claim in terminal C is also a nightmare. They only have three carrousels, and there is no way of knowing where the baggage will come out. I've come into San Jose a few times where...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 16, 00, 2:39 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,273
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Sorry to hear about that Stimpy. The...

Sorry to hear about that Stimpy.


The Westin opened May 1st. I have been there personally, and its off to a great start, with a helpful and upbeat staff. I personally don't care for the...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 10, 00, 6:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By West Coast Flyer

That food service is every bit as bad as the the...

That food service is every bit as bad as the the infamous United Sh*ttle. Air Canada is still a good airline, but with their increased marketshare in Canada, I doubt we've seen the last of service...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 25, 00, 3:08 am
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By West Coast Flyer

One of your finest, Carfield! Glad things...

One of your finest, Carfield!

Glad things worked out OK, between the problems on UA and AS.

Believe it or not, AS flights between SEA/PDX-LAS have not been cut back. In fact, not too long ago,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 20, 00, 9:50 am
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Well...Alaska had 8 planes out of service due to...

Well...Alaska had 8 planes out of service due to the MD-80 inspections. Many of their flights were "pre-cancelled."

United had very poor weather in hub cities.
And, Shuttle probably drags the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 15, 00, 3:25 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By West Coast Flyer

I let my subscription go too. The info was often...

I let my subscription go too. The info was often rather biased, and not thoroughly researched. There wasn't much info on airlines in there, and they would even add stuff to their "index of previous...
Apr 14, 00, 4:51 am
Replies: 62
Views: 2,273
Posted By West Coast Flyer

April 20: AA 2783 SJC-LAX MD-80 Departs 18:22...

April 20: AA 2783 SJC-LAX MD-80
Departs 18:22 Arrives 19:39

April 24: AA 2864 LAX-SFO 737-800
Departs 18:56 Arrives 20:11
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 14, 00, 4:44 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By West Coast Flyer

The seat width on the MD-80 is 17.75-18 inches on...

The seat width on the MD-80 is 17.75-18 inches on Alaska and American.
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 14, 00, 4:20 am
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Excellent report! Glad the service has not...

Excellent report! Glad the service has not slipped between SEA-ANC. Alaska is a beautiful state, especially the Southcentral and Southeastern parts. I would not recommend Nome or Barrow...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 14, 00, 4:09 am
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Thanks for the report on the Cabana. I'm glad...

Thanks for the report on the Cabana. I'm glad its back open, as the Palo Alto/Stanford area is still in dire need of more hotel beds. The property was bought by a man named Patel, who's first...
Apr 14, 00, 2:57 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Eastbay 1K: According to the flight schedules,...

Eastbay 1K: According to the flight schedules, the flight you took (158, leaving at 12:55 AM) no longer exists.

Carfield: The only thing approaching a "red-eye" between ANC-SEA is an 8:25 PM...
Apr 13, 00, 9:10 am
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By West Coast Flyer

This is the site for all DOT reports from...

This is the site for all DOT reports from 1998-2000. By looking at the March and April reports, you can see some airlines have made big changes in 2000 so far, and others have not....
Forum: Travel News
Apr 12, 00, 3:08 am
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Yikes! Thanks for the info AtlMan. Assuming...

Yikes! Thanks for the info AtlMan.

Assuming the "removed" flights were all 70% full, 194-196 people per day would need to be re-booked. Assuming no more reservations were accepted for each of...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 11, 00, 7:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Excellent report! Very thorough and well...

Excellent report! Very thorough and well organized.

I am a "somewhat frequent" traveller on CO, but there is no doubt in my mind that they are a very good airline. I agree with your assessment...
Forum: Travel News
Apr 10, 00, 5:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Doc---sure, its a no-win situation. But, I would...

Doc---sure, its a no-win situation. But, I would sure rather sit in coach on a fully booked on-time flight, than find out my flight is cancelled at the last minute, and be forced to sit in a fully...
Forum: Travel News
Apr 9, 00, 9:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By West Coast Flyer

I don't think there's anything that dishonest...

I don't think there's anything that dishonest about it. However, there is another factor they didn't mention---a pilot shortage. Training for new pilots is the slowest in the industry at AS, and it...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 8, 00, 2:06 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,701
Posted By West Coast Flyer

Wow! I've got to pay a visit to this Gary Danko...

Wow! I've got to pay a visit to this Gary Danko restaurant.

I've been to Gary Danko's "Viognier" at Draegers Supermarket San Mateo (the word supermarket doesn't do justice to this two story...
Apr 6, 00, 2:26 am
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By West Coast Flyer

ANC-SEA flights

A rather outspoken ex-Alaska employee (the key work here is EX) claims that AS has "deleted meal service from all but two ANC-SEA flights!" In general, this person seems to be relatively on top of...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 5, 00, 6:28 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By West Coast Flyer

AA 2856, MD-80 LAX-SFO L 12:42 A 14:00 4/5/00 ...

AA 2856, MD-80 LAX-SFO L 12:42 A 14:00
4/5/00
Check-in was a tiresome process today, as the CSA I had barely spoke English. My flight was listed as slightly delayed due to the tardy arrival of the...
Apr 4, 00, 7:09 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By West Coast Flyer

At least one thing is good about the baggage...

At least one thing is good about the baggage situation. Alaska had fewer mishandled baggage reports filed per 1,000 passengers in both January and February than any of the 10 majors. The rate was...
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