I want to share a story of how the trip began. Somewhere on the flight up I became aware we were passing Juneau. We had booked our flights about this time the prior year and I had paid little heed to the flight times as I excitedly prepared for our adventure. Well we were now in Anchorage for a layover and the board showed a total time to Juneau about as long as our first leg from Chicago though it was only about 550 miles back. When the gate attendant arrived Jim T asked her a few questions and “by the way what’s a first class upgrade?” – $50.00 was the reply. Jim said he’d never seen someone reach in his pocket as fast as I did. Four of our group of five opted for the big seats. It turned from a potential disappointment to one of the trip highlights! It was one of those great Ak days, unlimited viabilities, and a beyond belief crew on Ak Air. There were more crew than passengers and they treated us like kings. We flew as if in a private jet. It was a 737 series 8 BTW. Cordova and on to Yakatat. Yakatat as we learned is the smallest scheduled destination in the world. We had a few minuets to de-plane and I bought a hat from the Yakatat Lodge and one for one of the crew that had been especially nice to us all. We had a first rate sight seeing flight, in the big seats, they about broke even on the $50.00 considering we were all especially thirsty. It’s hard to describe but the pilot flew as if he were either turning in such a way you provide exceptional views for us or else he was just enjoying the view himself. It was awesome!
If the direct flights book up you should share this little story with your clients. See you all soon.