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Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by Roberto!, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 00:52 (288 days ago)

I noticed Alaska Airlines has moved their fall departure time from LAX - ZIH to an earlier departure time.

The Zihua flight is now scheduled to depart LAX at 8:45 AM and makes it that much more difficult for one day flights to Zihua from the Pacific Northwest with Alaska.

Long gone are the early morning flights out of Vancouver or Bellingham (and the 6AM or 7AM of SEA) which used to make the connection in LAX without an overnight stay in LAX.

I guess the only benefit with the early departure is the fact that one arrives in Zihua earlier (2:30 PM) and can hit the beach sooner --- if the powers to be at the Zihua Airport have improved their baggage handling any.....

Roberto!

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Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 02:31 (288 days ago) @ Roberto!

My flight on Feb 24 is still scheduled to leave 9:25AM.
Where/When are you seeing the change?

Oops, sorry- I see you said in the fall

Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by Julian, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 05:11 (288 days ago) @ Roberto!

It’s even difficult to same day flight from Northern California unless we use another airline to get to LAX and transfer our luggage across the airport currently .t That time change is going to likely force us into an overnight LAX stay

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Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 06:53 (288 days ago) @ Roberto!

Anchorage to Zihua used to be easy via Alaska. We'd leave at midnight and arrive that afternoon. Now that we live in Hamilton MT, which is half as far, we spend a night at a motel in Missoula, where we can park the car and get a ride to the airport, fly to Seattle and LAX, where we spend another night, and then on to ZIH. Going back, we spend a night in SEA. To add insult to injury, a ticket ANC - ZIH used to be only $50.00 more than ANC - MSO. On the plus side: we can still use miles from our Alaska/Visa credit cards to upgrade to first class.

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Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by Bill Fun, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 07:48 (288 days ago) @ frostbite

My memory is a little fuzzy but for this year (leaving this week) Alaska changed the LAX times several times. In fact I think it was about half hour earlier at one point but then they changed it back to the current later departure this past summer.

So there is hope that it might go back to a slightly later time.

Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by Casa Juan @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 08:50 (288 days ago) @ frostbite

good reminder to burn up those Alaska miles! LAX to Zihua is almost full or near full from early November thru April. Its been a cash cow for them for years, but it probably pales in the minds of the "bean counters" in comparison to Costa Rica, Puerto Vallarta etc. Would be nice to have another alternative for LAX to Zihua!

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Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by hromero ⌂ @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 10:19 (287 days ago) @ Casa Juan

If you are set on using Alaska points this information probably won't help. There is an alternative from Seattle via American Airlines that goes through Phoenix and has one day travel in both directions for reasonable prices.

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Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 10:32 (287 days ago) @ hromero

Delta used to have a weekly flight, on Saturday I think, LAX-ZIH non stop, but looks like discontinued.
Now they have one that goes through MEX and looks like it departs LAX at 7AM

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Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by Roberto!, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 19:19 (287 days ago) @ hromero

I did notice the American Airlines flight out of SEA to Zihua via Phoenix. Gracias for that.

It leaves at the same time as the Alaska flight out of SEA to LAX and on the return the flight it is with Alaska from ZIH to LAX because A. A. & Alaska code share.

We'll certainly keep that A. A. flight in mind for the future but in the meantime it's time to burn through our Alaska Air Miles.

Perhaps they may change their flight schedule in the future which would be more accomodating for those of us travelling from the Pacific Northwest.

Roberto!

Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by Casa Juan @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 20:14 (287 days ago) @ Roberto!

Roberto sadly I think the Zihua market is too small for Alaska Air to care. Too bad there is no Zihua Air flying to the northwest!;-)

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Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Monday, February 04, 2019, 06:05 (287 days ago) @ Casa Juan

We come down twice a year and the flights are always full. Go figure.

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Alaska Airlines LAX - ZIH fall departure time change..

by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Monday, February 04, 2019, 13:40 (286 days ago) @ Roberto!

Roberto! said:

in the meantime it's time to burn through our Alaska Air Miles.

Suzie and I keep saying we need to get another card that just gives us no restrictions, and then use the AK miles as we can. So far we haven't taken the time. Lazy I guess.

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Curly!

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Alaska Airlines miles

by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Monday, February 04, 2019, 19:23 (286 days ago) @ Curly!

My wife and I have a ton of Alaska miles. They are our airline of choice. Living in the Seattle area makes it an easy decision. Over the past three years we've gone to Switzerland, Scotland and Italy. This summer we're off to France. All flights business class. All flights paid for with Alaska miles. Admittedly to Europe in the summer, you have to be creative with routing and book well in advance, but it is doable.

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Alaska Airlines Daylight Savings Time???

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, February 04, 2019, 13:59 (286 days ago) @ Roberto!

Is it possible that you were looking at flights during the very short period of time when Daylight Savings Time doesn't mesh between the two countries?

This year that would be March 10 to April 7 and October 27 to November 3.

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Alaska Airlines Daylight Savings Time???

by Roberto!, Monday, February 04, 2019, 17:19 (286 days ago) @ Talley Ho

An interesting suggestion Tally Ho.

We have been caught on the differences between the DST changes (U.S vs Mx) a few times previously, however, I checked Alaska's later flights - I. E. Lax-ZIH Nov 5 & 16th and they are 8:45 AM departures out of LAX.

DST ends in the U.S. Nov 3rd, and on Oct. 27th in Mexico and that overlap can lead to some confusion.

Usually we receive one or two flight time changes/notifications from Alaska before our flight departs perhaps because of our booking early or there are some equipment or schedule changes.

Roberto!

Alaska Airlines Daylight Savings Time???

by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Monday, February 04, 2019, 18:42 (286 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We got caught between 2 time zones in Europe flying from Athens to Copenhagen. Our boarding pass from Copenhagen to Chicago departing at our arrival- didn't realize until the captain announced the time zone change about 30 minutes before landing..