Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
Azure Jane Lunatic
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Schedule for Summer Trip to Alaska

Leave Phoenix July 1 in the morning, pass through Seattle for an hour, arrive Fairbanks July 1 in the evening.

Leave Fairbanks July 8 in the morning, pass through Seattle for three hours, arrive Phoenix July 8 in the evening.

SEA/TAC website:
http://www.portseattle.org/seatac/

Alaska Airlines website:
http://www.alaskaair.com
http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/AirportGuides/AirportGuides_SEA.asp -- Alaska Airlines at SEA/TAC
http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/AirportGuides/AirportGuides_PHX.asp -- Alaska Airlines at PHX
http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/AirportGuides/AirportGuides_FAI.asp -- Alaska Airlines at FAI
https://www.alaskaair.com/airport/ssl/checkin/checkinstart.asp -- Web checkin
http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/help/faqs/Travel_Advisories.asp -- Latest Travel Advisories
http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/help/faqs/CheckedBaggage.asp#DoNotBring -- Things to Leave At Home
http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/flights/timetable.asp -- Timetables (put some of this on AzureBlue!!)
http://www.alaskaair.com/airport/flightstatus/flifostart.asp -- Online flight tracker (so my roommates/parents/SOs/concerned friends will know where I'm at and if the flight left on time...)

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
http://phoenix.gov/AVIATION/
http://phoenix.gov/AVIATION/maps_dir/terminals.html# -- Terminals
http://phoenix.gov/AVIATION/terminals/terminal2.html -- Terminal 2
http://phoenix.gov/cgi-bin/sysmsg.pl?http://phoenix.gov/haht-bin/hsrun/payf/FLTSCHEDPROD/FlightSchedules.hjx;start=FlightSchedules.HsFltSchedArrDepInfo.run&haht-eccp -- Real-time flight schedules (including gate)

Fairbanks International Airport
http://www.dot.state.ak.us/ -- main frame
http://www.dot.state.ak.us/faiiap/services.html -- fails to give any useful information, and I send a helpfully chiding note to the web manager.


Federal Aviation Administration
http://www.faa.gov/passengers/index.cfm
http://www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/Permitted_Prohibited_12_18_2003.pdf -- Things I may and may not bring (whee, crochet hooks and blunt scissors are a go! Crocheting!)


I chide the FAI website staff:
Dear Web Manager,

I was browsing the Fairbanks International Airport's information, and, much to my surprise and slight alarm, I failed to come across a map of the airport, the sort of map that a passenger might want to gaze over before actually setting foot in the place.

Were I not already intimately familiar with the airport after having lived in Fairbanks for 20 years, I would be far more alarmed at the prospect of barging into an airport several thousand miles away without so much as a heads-up as to how many terminals the airport has, where the gates are in relation to each other, where the check-in is, and the baggage retrieval location. After flying for a mere 8 hours, I would not be necessarily wanting to need to immediately seek out an airport map once there, instead of already having one printed out.

If there is such a thing, you may wish to add a link to it to a more eye-catching location, such as under "Passenger Services" on the "Airport Services" page, or even on the "About FAI" page. If there isn't such a thing, I would suggest creating one, so that travelers who have become accustomed to monstrosities like the Sea/Tac airport or Phoenix Sky Harbor can be reassured at FAI's charming simplicity.

Yours,
Joan []
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