Monday, September 12, 2011

Alaska and Northwest Trip - Day 2

Arrived in Fairbanks, Alaska after a trying day at the airports.  Day 1 to Seattle was so easy and trouble-free that we got lulled into a false sense of security.  It's not that the day was awful, there was just a lot of waiting in line and inconveniences with Alaska Airlines.

Yesterday we had no lines, free TV on the flight (watched the incredible Michigan - Notre Dame game live on the flight!) and no luggage charges.  Today, we had Alaska Airlines machines that wouldn't take credit cards for the luggage fees, a huge line for customer service to pay for our luggage (though I gave the kiosk a fourth try and got out of that line - thank God!) then the security line was long and slow (we of course picked the slowest line - Murphy's Law of lines.)  I guess flying on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was not the best idea.

My new favorite pet peeve is paying for meals on flights.  Not a big fan of this.  I do like the credit card swipers for on flight charges.  For those who haven't flown in a while, they don't take cash anymore on Delta and Alaska!

Fairbanks was a ghost town today (Sunday I guess.)  We did get a decent (if expensive) dinner at an italian restaurant.  I'll review that next post.

Excited for tomorrow and our first day wandering the streets of Fairbanks with the in-laws!

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