The first flight involves a Boeing 737-700 dubbed "Wi-Fi One" because - and we quote - "it seems only fitting to offer our tech-savvy passengers a way to stay connected to what matters most to them while in the air." The press release goes on to note that passengers will be able to connect to "Virtual Private Networks," which we imagine they inserted into the release because one of the CEOs has a nephew who told him that that's what the kids are into.
There's still only one daily flight, starting every morning in Portland. The flight will leave Portland at 6:20am, leave San Jose at 8:55am, and land in Austin at 2:15pm. Then out of Austin at 3pm, out of San Jose at 5:25pm, and touchdown in Portland at 7:10pm. The second daily flight - the one starting on March 14th - will be leaving Portland in the afternoons.
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· 'Nerd Bird' Flies Again: Alaska Airlines Inaugurates San Jose-Austin Service [Reuters]
· Alaska Airlines Coverage [Jaunted]
· SJC Coverage [Jaunted]