ANC-EWR/EWR-ANC lie-flats?

Old Aug 18, 19, 12:25 am
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ANC-EWR/EWR-ANC lie-flats?

Does anyone know if the first class cabin has lie-flat seats on this flight?
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Old Aug 18, 19, 12:29 am
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It does.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 11:10 am
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Is this flight CPU eligible?
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Old Aug 18, 19, 12:16 pm
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Is this flight CPU eligible?
Yes but good luck -- suspect there will be a lot of supported waitlisted instruments.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 12:27 pm
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Yes but good luck -- suspect there will be a lot of supported waitlisted instruments.
Hmmmmmmm
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Old Aug 18, 19, 1:13 pm
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Or, more particularly, a lot of paid F. The flight time is well within policy for a premium cabin for many employers and others will simply pay the difference out of pocket.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 1:27 pm
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Why do you think this route gets lie-flats?
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Old Aug 18, 19, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by GUM_elite View Post
Why do you think this route gets lie-flats?
Performance. At almost 3000nm, it's too far for a 737 with an economical load, and there are plenty of 757-200 to go around at EWR. The high-end tourist market probably drives more paid premium traffic than most domestic flights but it's not a strategically-important route to have lieflat seats. It is nice, though...
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Old Aug 18, 19, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
Performance. At almost 3000nm, it's too far for a 737 with an economical load, and there are plenty of 757-200 to go around at EWR. The high-end tourist market probably drives more paid premium traffic than most domestic flights but it's not a strategically-important route to have lieflat seats. It is nice, though...
Yes it is very much a summer leisure route, ending in September.

I would have loved this when I was living in Anchorage. It's a difficult place to live if you like to travel.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 4:58 pm
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Yes it is very much a summer leisure route, ending in September.

I would have loved this when I was living in Anchorage. It's a difficult place to live if you like to travel.
When will this route come back? In spring?
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Old Aug 18, 19, 5:37 pm
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Yes it is very much a summer leisure route, ending in September.

I would have loved this when I was living in Anchorage. It's a difficult place to live if you like to travel.
It is crazy how little options there are to travel internationally directly from Alaska. Even this flight to EWR seems like a backtrack. I go to the 49th state to FAI/SCC once or twice a year, and at times tied to a visit to other parts of the world. It is always a trip back to ORD/DEN/SFO. You are almost halfway to NRT from DEN in ANC and halfway from EWR.

I do get a good laugh seeing a Condor 767 take off from FAI - that airport is a bump in the road most days.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 7:56 pm
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It is crazy how little options there are to travel internationally directly from Alaska.
Drifting OT, but it is absolutely brutal in the winter. You take a 3 hr red-eye to SEA, and connect onwards from there.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 8:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Yes it is very much a summer leisure route, ending in September.

I would have loved this when I was living in Anchorage. It's a difficult place to live if you like to travel.
On one hand, it'd be a pain in the butt to fly out of ANC due to this.

On the other hand, you would certainly rack up the PQMs
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Old Aug 18, 19, 10:28 pm
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On one hand, it'd be a pain in the butt to fly out of ANC due to this.

On the other hand, you would certainly rack up the PQMs
You most certainly do, said as a guy having consistently fly to/from ANC the past 18 months more weeks than not. . On the downside, the redeye back to DEN is a bit of a bear.

I would love to see a 752 with lie flats on the DEN/ANC route
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Old Aug 18, 19, 11:18 pm
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I wish ORD got lie flats. 737 for that long is brutal. I wouldn’t be surprised if UA drops ANC from ORD to once a day in the summer and throws a 777 Domestic bird on the route.
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