North to Alaska: Where’s the Easy Button?

This is the second in Tess Karlinski’s new travel series about her trip to Alaska.. I will be honest and admit that I perhaps would not necessarily consider a holiday there. But I am tempted by the fact that the flights appear to be relatively empty… at this time of year.. my kind of airplane… Head to Alaska with Tess..

How the Cookie Crumbles

A garbled voice announced boarding a half-hour later. Flying time expected: four hours and 28 minutes at 40,000 feet with a few bumps along the way. We had three flight attendants for our 113-seat Boeing 737.

Had I glanced back, I’d have been dumbfounded how few passengers followed. Heads bent forward and shoulders raised, Mary and I scuttled across the tarmac. The weather was cold, the sky overcast, and the air damp. The two-level approach to the plane was longer than the distance from the building to the bottom of the walkway.

                                                  Transporting a two-level boarding bridge on the left

Airlines overbook, don’t they? We noted many empty seats, only 37 occupied, which meant seventy-six stood empty. How often does this happen? “If there are…

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