Today, I flew with Alaska Airlines from KSEA to KPSP on a 737-990. I did not know it was going to be a rare model until a few hours before the flight, thanks to @BigBert10 (who took off 10 mins before me in a Southwest 737!)
Seattle Tacoma is in no way a nice airport, especially not it’s TSA @anon38496261
I arrived at 7:30 AM at the Departures terminal for ASA and there were so many people!
The line went fast though, and in an hour, I was at my gate (N13)
Oh, and I took 7 of these…
I went spotting for a while (made a topic about it already) and chilled in N terminal with a broken fire alarm system that randomly went off ,’:-(
I got some nice pics, but then it was time to board.
Are you one of those people that slide their hands on the plane’s fuselage at the end of the jetway? I am… and I put my hand on the Prototype 737!
I then boarded the FOSSIL and well… it was showing it’s age…
My seat felt like wood and looked like wood, and my window was all scratched up :(
The takeoff was very nice. No turbulence, and the pilot was skilled, he took off gently, gave announcements about the scenery every 20 mins, made aviation jokes and buttered!
We took off, crossed the 57 layers of clouds above Seattle and started cruising at 33,000 feet.
We saw a CRJ 1,000 feet above us!!!
This little race lasted 20 minutes…
We then hit ALOT of turbulence and all of the 3 babies around me started crying and this dude said “We’re falling!” Which didn’t help the situation…
The flight attendants were good at their job and were able to serve 189 biscoffs in turbulent skies in under 20 mins!
I saw some nice scenery but I HAVE A PROBLEM.
When I point my camera out the window, the photos I take on my big camera are always blurry, and It seems it’s because of the multiple sheets of glass in the window. Anyone know how to fix this?
After a long and beautiful approach into KPSP, we buttered and taxied to the gate. They installed skyways this much, I can’t walk next to the plane anymore :(
I did see a private 757, a bunch of 737s, A319s and a DC-3…
A guy sitting in front of me was teaching his 4 year old about airplanes and when we took off, he said:
The people at the gates tell the pilots when to takeoff so the rocket engines don’t blow other planes away.
I wanted to say something, but I didn’t.
Here is a biscoff for being a nice audience:
Goodbye, Old one!