Alaska Airlines Launching Longest Flight In Lower 48 From Miami

Alaska Airlines has announced plans to return to Miami for the first time in a decade.

The company said it will begin daily flights from MIA to Seattle on June 16, 2022 using a 737-900. Alaska last served the Miami to Seattle route in 2012 when it consolidated operations at FLL.

It becomes the longest scheduled flight in the lower 48 as measured by distance. American Airlines also flies the route.

Alaska’s flights are scheduled to take 6 hours eastbound, and 6 hours and 30 minutes westbound (American has the westbound flight blocked at 6 hours and 45 minutes).

Alaska recently joined the Oneworld alliance, and says it will offer passengers connecting options at MIA through partner American Airlines.

The airline will continue to serve Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, with two flights to Seattle next summer. They will also offer wintertime seasonal service from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles; Portland, Oregon; San Diego; and San Francisco.

 

 

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Anonymous
28 days ago

After joining OneWorld, it was when and not if they were going to start the Miami Seattle route, since Miami is a big OneWorld hub.

Anonymous
27 days ago

I love to see it! I’m enjoying all these new faces at MIA! I was getting a little bored of the same players lol. Hopefully they eventually get their -900 out here vs their -800.

Anonymous
28 days ago

6.5 hours in a 737 is brutal, regardless of airline. Most JFK-LHR flights are shorter than that

Anonymous
28 days ago

Last thing we need is Seattle transplants

Anonymous
28 days ago

I agree

lvedadon
28 days ago

they gonna yell at us about how uncompasinate we are because we don’t ask the taxpayer to give people who refuse to work free housing

Anonymous
28 days ago

Just because they offer the service doesn’t mean only now people from Seattle are coming. If they had wanted to before they would have come to the land of corruption, loud clubs, rampant gang activity and cafecitos.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Why, you prefer Alabama, West Virginia RepubliKKKan transplants?!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Finally Alaskans can come down for some nice weather😅

Anonymous
27 days ago

…from Alaskan gold rush to Deans Gold.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Great news! My parents live in seattle.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Y

Anonymous
28 days ago

Great for Tech. Just don’t bring your politics.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Miami is already a blue city

Anonymous
28 days ago

Bluish if anything

Anonymous
28 days ago

Tech will be flying private jets to their penthouses while telling us we have to eat bugs and live in pods to save the world.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Awesome

Duck who flew from Miami Lakes
28 days ago

We could sprit flying in the ratchets and Hennessy drinks and Alaska flying in the coffee drinking casual heroine users.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Great news but when will we finally see MIA get a whole new look?

Anonymous
26 days ago

Cool. But they can’t commit to an existing flight schedule. Changes my flight in January to a “partner airline” -American- which cut my trip short by 12 hours and that’s if American will even be operating that flight.

Anonymous
28 days ago

busy airport! now airport needs a refurb

Jose Jimenez
28 days ago

Miami is too damn hot for them, they’d hate it. But it would be nice to get some more people with actual brains for a change.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Good American Boeing choice on the aircraft, and not an lousy Airbus.