Alaska Lays Claim to King of San Diego with ATL Service

Ah, yes…the joys of nonstop flights. Who hasn’t had that layover from hell, right? The kind where you run faster than Usain Bolt through an unfamiliar airport, only to reach the gate and realize your connecting flight was delayed anyway. Good times.

But the gods of aviation have heard our cries, and Alaska Airlines is swooping in like a caped crusader for the people of San Diego. And by the looks of it, they’re not just dipping their toes in the water—they’re doing a cannonball.

Alaska already has 37 non-stops at SAN

Alaska is looking to dominate the San Diego market… oh wait, they already are. With 37 nonstop destinations slated for next spring, it’s clear they’re not just in the game—they are the game. Like the popular kid in high school who everyone wants to be friends with, Alaska Airlines seems to have the market cornered when it comes to options from San Diego. Yeah, you heard it right: 37 destinations. That’s more than any other airline serving that airport. It’s like they’ve set up a private VIP club and everyone’s invited.

SAN - ATL: You think they're stopping here? (Hint: No)

Adding a daily service between San Diego and Atlanta starting May 16, 2024? Bold move, and clever, given that Atlanta is pretty much an aviation hub for, oh, the entire southeastern United States. The timing’s pretty sweet too. A mid-morning departure and late afternoon arrival means you can grab that morning latte and still have time to take in the Atlanta skyline before your dinner reservations.

I'm digging the perks...

Now let’s talk frills—or should I say, the lack of ‘frills’ because Alaska is making luxury standard. First Class and Premium Class guests get to strut onto the plane early, like VIPs walking past a velvet rope. And let’s not forget the “most generous legroom of all domestic carriers.” Look at Alaska, subtly throwing shade at other airlines and their sardine-can seating.

Oh, you like food? How about complimentary hot meals in First Class with “fresh, bright West Coast-inspired flavors”? For the foodies among us, this is far from your run-of-the-mill peanuts and pretzels. And for the Premium Class social butterflies, the free cocktails, hand-selected wines, and local beers are just another notch in Alaska’s high-flying belt.

Alaska Airlines isn’t just trying to give you a way to get from Point A to Point B; they’re trying to make you wish Point B was a bit farther away. As they keep stacking up those nonstop routes, let’s just say the other airlines might want to take a few notes.

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Kenneth Holland

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