Friday, October 24, 2014

Flying Again


Passing through Seattle again on the way to PA to visit Bridget's dad. Just a quick shot out the window waiting for our American Airlines red eye flight to Chicago. Then a regional jet to Harrisburg. 

I thought the seat configuration was unusual though I'm not complaining. There was this table typy thing in the middle seat. Not temporary as the seat numbers didn't suggest that the middle seat was even there. Someone said that if a certain number of seats were blocked, they could drop one flight attendant. 

The Alaska Airlines pilot in his welcome message said that the flight from Fairbanks to Seattle used 1900 gallons of jet fuel. For the number of passengers and the distance covered, it came out to 79mpg. He compared that with a motor scooter but didn't want to guess how long that trip would take.

This was posted using BlogTouch Pro for the iPhone. Still not as good as Blogsy for the iPad.

10 comments:

Steve Johnson said...

I find flights to be boring. I can't imagine flying from Fairbanks.

Trobairitz said...

I like that the pilot added some facts and figures about the flight.

Have a great trip.

SonjaM said...

There was a time when I found flying very exciting. Coming to think about it, this is the first year since... decades that I haven't flown at all, not even professionally. And I don't seem to miss it at all.

RichardM said...

Flying from Fairbanks adds several hours to just about any flight and you are almost gauranteed to be on a red-eye at some point. We left Fairbanks at 5:30 yesterday afternoon and arrive in Harrisburg, PA, at 12:30pm with two layovers.

RichardM said...

I was somewhat surprised at how little fuel was actually used on the flight. For some reason, I thought that it was a lot more than that. But it was a good educational moment for me.

RichardM said...

I don't really enjoy the flying part but I do enjoy being able to visit different places. They don't even have to be new places, just somewhere different.

redlegsrides said...

Long time enclosed in a metal tube sharing everyone's halitosis.....can you tell I don't enjoy flying?

Conchscooter said...

Do you still get to share the Permanent Fund with all the winter time you spend away?

RichardM said...

Unfortunately it's the easiest way to get around the country. I would never have guessed that flying was that economical.

RichardM said...

It's not really winter yet. And I think you need to be gone for something like 180 days (See PFD Eligibility Requirements). I'm well below that.