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Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

Oregon
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for Newport, Depoe Bay
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Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

We have flight from PDX to OAK to Kona. Leaves PDX 6:30 arr Oak 8:35. Flight to Kona leaves OAK 9:40.

Last two morns it has been 30 mins late out of PDX, arriving OAK 8:50 or so. I am not familiar with OAK airport. hope we can manuever with carryons to get on plane to Kona in that time.

Portland, Oregon
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reviews: 24
1. Re: Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

Shouldn't be a problem phirl, even if it is 30 minutes late out of Portland. As I recall, OAK is smaller than PDX, and gate for your KOA flight should be just a few gates away from the arrival flight into OAK. Just in case though, pack your swim suit in your carry on. ;-)

Portland, Oregon
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2. Re: Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

let me know how it goes- I was thinking of taking an alaka flight to HI this spring- always flown Hawaiian so would be interesting to see how you like it

Oregon
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for Newport, Depoe Bay
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3. Re: Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

Well, it helped we were going to Kona, returning from Lihue. Just more convenient to use Alaska, maybe. we will see. Our layover time on mainland instead of HNL and hopefully it will work. Maybe be better to be in Hawaii for layover.

Edited: 11:20 pm, September 28, 2012
Portland, Oregon
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4. Re: Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

It's hard to beat Hawaiian; you almost feel as if you're already there, just stepping on the plane. But we've flown Alaska to and from Kona or Lihue three times in the last year and had a good experience every time. All three connected through SEA though.

Chinookgrrl, if you're traveling with someone, it would be worth checking out the Alaska Airlines VISA. $75 annual fee, but with that you also get a "companion" ticket every year, which allows a someone to fly with you for only $99 plus taxes. And that's round trip. Great deal, really.

Have a good trip, phirl. Be looking for your report on the Hawaii boards. We were in Kona in June and had a great time. Where you staying?

Edited: 11:44 pm, September 28, 2012
Dallas, Oregon
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5. Re: Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

We're in Maui now and going to Big Island in March. Always fly Alaska and use the Visa Signature card a lot, so we use either th $99 companion fare or miles for free or discounted fares to Hawaii, Mexico or wherever Alaska flies!

Portland, Oregon
posts: 1,336
reviews: 13
6. Re: Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

Yes I have the card with some milage to use up- thought HI might be a good destination :)

Fortaleza, CE
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7. Re: Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

There's always Alaska PDX-HNL non-stop and Hawaiian or Mesa from there to Kona.

Oregon
Destination Expert
for Newport, Depoe Bay
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reviews: 36
8. Re: Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

Well wegot throughoakland with ease. Now at Kona coast resort takIng HA to maui sat. Afyernoons are overcast. Trade winds due in wed. Maybe. Blow the vog out. Maybe

Troutdale, Oregon
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for Hood River, Troutdale, Cascade Locks, The Dalles, Portland, Oregon
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9. Re: Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

It's still paradise Phirl. Enjoy.

Mrs O

10. Re: Alaska Flight PDX to Kona

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