Alaska Airlines 452
Seattle (SEA) – Los Angeles (LAX)
30 October 2015
Normally I wouldn’t blog about a short Economy Class flight, but I took some incredible pictures during the flight of the “world” below the B737 that I wanted to share with all of you.
I mentioned in the trip report introduction that I spent 7,500 Avios per person, each way + ~$5 USD for the flight to Los Angeles. At just 7.5k Avios, it’s a great deal for a flight that would normally cost $250+ USD… even more last minute. I actually didn’t mind flying Economy (*gasp*) and I thought that for a two hour flight, it was perfectly acceptable.
Most Alaska B737’s have power, WiFi, and therefore it is easy to stay connected and be productive, so the fact that I wasn’t in First Class didn’t really bother me at all… plus it isn’t like Alaska has a great First Class cabin anyway… I actually thought that these two Economy flights between SEA and LAX were significantly better than my flight in Alaska First Class to Las Vegas last year.
We left the AMEX Centurion Studio about ten minutes after scheduled boarding time and headed to the North Satellite, where we were among the last to board the flight. We were in row 8 and therefore it was just a quick walk to our seats since most of the passengers had boarded already.
The flight was uneventful, but enjoyable and made me reflect at how lucky I am to normally fly First Class most of the time. It’s not that Economy was bad or anything, but it just made me think about how wonderful miles and points really are… maybe I will make a future post about this. The flight was just under two hours and we were in sunny California shortly after leaving gloomy Seattle.