The program worked well and our guests loved cutting out the extra leg of travel, so this year we upgraded to a Super DC-3, operated by Transnorthern Aviation.
The real benefits of the charter flight are that you save bunch of time in Bethel and eliminate an extra flight, which is always a big advantage in bush Alaska. The ‘intangible’ benefit of our charter flight this year is that…it’s a really cool plane.
The cabin is really roomy, the seats are first class, the legroom is ridiculous, and there’s even an onboard lavatory. It’s a really cozy ride, and to be honest it seems like magic to get on a plane at the shiny Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage and climb off a couple hundred yards from the Kanektok.