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An Alaska Delta Elite Mileage Run: Amazing views flying to Alaska ANC

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The point of this run, or any Elite Mileage Run, was MQMs, not the views, but my oh my were the views breathtaking from my window seat on this old Delta 757.

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Who needs working (or even installed) IFE when you can simply look out the window and see the most amazing views imaginable.

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I have always wanted to visit Alaska and this run was not nearly long enough and I must go back. For now, just click on any of the shots to start a full screen slide show of all of the photos in the post!

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Above you see the Anchorage airport including, if you look closely, the float plane airport next door. The shot below is after passing by and swinging in for an approach from the left end of the photo above. I just love the mountains in the background. What an stunning approach from the cockpit it must be!

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I will leave you with one more wing shot as breathtaking as the first with a Delta wing to enjoy (oh and what is under the wing as well)!

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Also, for more amazing wing shots, please be sure and take the time to check out the photos from the Rust’s float plane I took on another visit weeks before to ANC! – René

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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

7 Comments

  1. Lucky me – I live here and I NEVER tire of the scenery from a DL (or AS) plane. Am DL DM, AS Gold – so get plenty of opportunities. Besides those mountains and glaciers, seeing the northern lights from the air is incredible.

  2. Nice pics, Rene! Possibly a loaded a question — for RenesPoints.com pictures, do you usually use a traditional camera or your phone?

  3. I have 4 of these runs scheduled in the next month (including a back-to-back LAX-MSP-ANC-MSP-LAX).

    From MSP to ANC, what side of the plane would you recommend for the best viewing?

    Sounds like it’s worth sitting in a window seat for 6 hours for this one!

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