“the right size for me”
Flight from Seattle to Austin
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- No stops
- Date of Flight:
- February 2011
- Seat Class:
Alaska airline's 737-800 planes are sized right. I am small, at 5'1" and I hate seats that are so large that my feet dangle and I can't reach the air or light controls. On this plane, my legs rest comfortably on the floor and if I stretch, I can reach the controls above my head.
The web-check-in is great, I did check a bag since I hate the hassle of trying to get a space onboard and lifting my bag above my head. The $20 fee is terrible. And, I was traveling with my 12-year-old, and we did bring one bag on board, and it really wasn't that difficult to get it in the overhead bins, but I wouldn't want to attempt trying to find a spot for two bags.
The food was very good. I bought us each a pasta primavera with a piece of garlic bread for $6 each. The soda or juice choices are extensive and free, with a free refill. We also got free packs of pretzels that are gourmet-ish in their seasonings. On the flight home, I bought my son a deli snack pack for $6 and he got full, and I nibbled the rest of his crackers, biscotti, and salami that was leftover.
I've been on flights with those digiplayers at $10, but if I recall, this time was under $8 and they even gave us two earphone sets, and a splitter. When they were collecting the digiplayers, they also collect the splitters. You can keep the earphones. On the flight home, they did not have splitters.
Using a credit card for the food and entertainment is easy and fast.
Overall, a very smooth travel experience.