Leaving Alaska: USA / Canada 2018

We flew from Anchorage to Seattle with Alaska Airlines. We have to say we were thoroughly impressed with the airline – extremely friendly attendants and the plane was clean, very modern and very comfortable. Unlike on some airlines (including our flight from Seattle to London with Thomas Cook Airlines) water was readily available along with ample tea and coffee.

We can’t wait to fly with them again! We flew with Delta a few years ago and we were equally impressed with their very similar approach.

Our flight left Anchorage very early and we were treated to stunning views for the whole of the flight, including clear views of Mount Rainier as we flew around Seattle.

View from flight Anchorage to Seattle, Alaska Airlines

View from flight Anchorage to Seattle, Alaska Airlines

Mt Rainier, Seattle from Flight

Once landed in Seattle we had a bite to eat then headed on to our next flight to Manchester with Thomas Cook Airlines. Although this plane had the advantage over the Virgin Atlantic flight we used last year of having a 2 / 4 / 2 seat layout across the plane, the plane was very basic, more suited to short haul flights with no personal entertainment screens and very basic seats. If we flew this route again we’d be torn between Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook – it’s a long flight so the comfort of the Virgin Atlantic flight is an advantage, however being able to sit in a two on the Thomas Cook flight was a real bonus. However, we’ll figure that dilemma out should it arise! This was a night flight so we had a view for a while then enjoyed watching the sunset on our holiday.

View from flight Seattle to Manchester, Thomas Cook Airlines

We’ve had a a thoroughly amazing time in Alaska. The people are so friendly, the country so beautiful and the experience of visiting such a truly awesome state made us very grateful at the opportunity we had to visit.

We hope one day we’re able to return.

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