Alaska Air rebranding exercise

Airlines go through a lot of re-branding exercise because it is one of the way to keep themselves fresh in consumers' minds as well as to project a new image and point of differentiation as many airlines use similar products and planes nowadays. Having lived in the Pacific Northwest, I am quite fond of Alaska [...]

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US Airways Economy Class SLC to PHX – Part 8 of Collecting Mountains

US Airways Economy Class SLC to PHX – Part 8 of Collecting Mountains

US477 Salt Lake City International SLC - Phoenix Sky Harbor International PHX STD-STA: 1710-1749 Actual: 1717-1736 Airbus A320-200 N661AW Gate A4 Seat 11F For my return flight to Vancouver, I was on US Airways Economy class for the shorter hop from Salt Lake City to Phoenix and this would be my first time on Economy [...]

Getting to Salt Lake City, Utah – Part 1 of Collecting Mountains

Getting to Salt Lake City, Utah – Part 1 of Collecting Mountains

Late last year, I purchased the Mountain Collective Pass as I was really into snowboarding and wanted to explore some of the supposedly top ski resorts in North America. For $379, it gave me 2 nights each at 6 different resorts, and any additional days are at 50% off daily lift tickets. Since a 3-day [...]

San Diego Sojourn: US Airways PHX to SAN

San Diego Sojourn: US Airways PHX to SAN

US192 Phoenix Sky Harbor PHX - San Diego Lindbergh Field SAN STD-STA: 2000-2114 Actual: 2054-2140 Airbus A321-200 N523UW Seat 4C Once on board, since I joined the common boarding group, most of the First Class passengers are already seated. Fortunately, there was still space for my carry on and upon seating down, the pre-beverage service [...]