So I already kind of knew that Alaska was a nice airline when we decided to make the switch. My husband and I flew with them back in 2011 when they were offering a 25,000 mile promotion to Hawaii for new Northern California Mileage Plan members. The deal was too good to pass up. We then status matched to MVP gold, got even more miles, were upgraded to First Class, and even enjoyed some our elite benefits and a free upgrade on Delta (Alaska and Delta are partners). Unfortunately, it was later in the year, I shortly thereafter found out I was pregnant, and we didn't fly enough after that to keep the status...so back to United it was. Anyway, what impressed me most about this latest trip was how nice things were in the back of the plane, which is where we now fly.
|Printed menus in coach|
About the Mai Tais...they're the same Trader Vics premixed ones that I gave United a hard time about earlier, but once you add a little POG (passion orange guava) which Alaska also serves, you've got yourself a pretty good drink! It really took me back to the days when we used to do that on Aloha Airlines. I figure as long as it's two colors, it's still a Mai Tai, and besides who am I to complain about a free drink. It was perfect.
|Something special for the keikis|