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Great airlines if you book correctly

  • Jun 4, 2010
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Rating:
+5
Pros: Direct Flight from LAX to Washington DC
Clean
Safe
Reasonably Priced
On Time!

Cons: A hassle if you book your ticket with a partner airline.

The Bottom Line: A safe and reliable airline.  A solid choice when you need to fly non stop Coast to Coast

I needed to get from LA to DC quickly - non stop and Alaskan Airlines fit the bill.  I normally fly with DELTA and when I checked with Delta.com I noticed they did not fly to DC non stop but Alaska did.  Why was Alaska listed in Delta?  Apparently they are a partner airlines.  I booked the ticket was happy until I had to check in.

I got my email notifying me it was time to check in.  I follow the links and was told I had to go to the Alaska Air.com to check in as it was an Alaskan Air Flight.   OK, I went to the Alaskan web site which asked me to to login with my username and password.  Of course I didn't have one as I booked through Delta.  Crud.  I called Delta and they acted dumbfounded and told me to call Alaska.  At this point I am mad.  I called Alaska and they walked me through and I was able to check in on the web.  They then informed me that I had to go to the Alaska counter at the airport, not Delta.  Confusing!!! 

The actual flight once all of the mess was cleared up was good.  The flight was clean and we even arrived early!  The flight was a Boeing  737 with the 3 seats across on both sides.  The seats were leather and comfortable.  There were no movies and no TV screens which was a bummer.  However, you could get these portable devices that allowed you to watch TV, movies or read.  They were $12 bucks and I passed. The flight did offer WiFi.

The flight staff was pleasant and passed out plenty of soft drinks and snacks.  The food was the typical overpriced snack box which consisted of cheese and fruit and crackers.

The bathroom was typically small and cramped but adequate. 

A safe, clean and reasonably priced flight and I would recommend to anyone. 

My only negative was I was told I could not walk the aisle.  I traveled with my 18 month old who was fussy.  Normally I can walk slowly up and down the aisle which calms her.  The flight staff informed me that I could not do that.  Oh well.  We sat and she squired.  Not the end of the world.

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