Another Reason to Visit Alaska in 2012

by Janis on October 11, 2011

Alaska Airlines offers new service from Kansas City, Missouri

Today Alaska Airlines announced that it will offer daily nonstop service between Seattle and Kansas City, Missouri starting on March 12, 2012. These new flights will offer easy connections to Alaska.

“We’re looking forward to bringing our award-winning customer service and our smiling Eskimo to the “˜Show Me’ state.” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing.

Alaska Is Our Favorite Airline 

A big adjustment for us when we moved to Kansas City– after living in San Francisco and Seattle for 12 years – was not having Alaska Airlines and its legendary customer service.

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska Airlines is Mr. Jones hometown favorite.  It’s also a west coast favorite airline – with frequent flights up and down the coast from Seattle to Mexico.

Alaska Airlines Delivers Better Customer Service than Other Domestic Airlines

What makes Alaska Airlines so special?  Well, you really have to experience it.  The company’s excellent service is not any one thing – it’s a spirit and helpfulness of every employee who seem to be on “your side” to make your flight experience the best possible.

A Sixth Reason to Visit Alaska

Now, if you live in the Midwest near Kansas City (Chicago and Dallas Ft. Worth are also Alaska Airlines cities) you have yet another reason to visit Alaska in 2012 besides our top 5 reasons detailed here:

1.  Wilderness  – untamed, untouched wilderness, rare to find anywhere else in the US.

2. Wildlife   While relatively few people live in Alaska, significant populations of wildlife do exist here.

3. Mountains   Alaska is home to 17 of the 20 tallest mountains in North America including Mt. McKinley

4. Glaciers While ice covers only five percent of Alaska’s surface; the state contains more than 100,000 glaciers. Glacier Bay National Park by cruise ship is our favorite.

5. Tax Free Shopping Alaska has one lowest tax burden in the United States and no state sales tax. Oh, and Anchorage has Nordstrom’s/

6. Alaska Airlines flies from Kansas City, Missouri in 2012.

Introductory fares start at $99 each way. Here’s the new flight schedule from Kansas City to Seattle:

Mar 12 Seattle-Kansas City 8:45 a.m. 2:15 p.m. Daily
Mar 12 Kansas City-Seattle 3:05 p.m. 5 p.m. Daily

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