Travel to Alaska West includes two main steps.
- Flying to Anchorage, Alaska on any major carrier.
- Flying from Anchorage to Quinhagak, Alaska on the charter flight (See details below).
Anchorage to Quinhagak Charter
For 2016, the charter flights from Anchorage to Quinhagak will be operated by Ravn Alaska utilizing a de Havilland DHC-8-100, with the exception of flights on July 17th which will be operated by Iliamna Air Taxi utilizing a Pilatus PC-12. The flight time between Anchorage and Quinhagak is approximately 90 minutes. The 2016 round trip charter airfare is $825 per person.
Booking the Flights to the Lodge
We assume 100% of our guests will travel on the charter. You do not need to contact Ravn at all prior to your trip. We will make the reservation for you and contact you to collect payment for the flights.
Flights typically leave Anchorage at 10:00 am on Sundays. The return flight from Quinhagak to Anchorage is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage around 3:00 pm on Sundays, weather permitting. Guests leaving Alaska should schedule their connecting flights to leave Anchorage for home any time after 5:00 pm to allow for any delays.
Guests headed to Alaska West must check in at the Ravn Alaska ticket counter on the 2nd level of the Ted Stevens International Airport, South Terminal at least 45 minutes prior to flight time. There will be a special check in line for Alaska West travelers. The ticket agents working the charter will have a manifest for the flight. You will not need any ticket to check in for the flight.
Bags will be checked at Ravn the ticket counter – Please travel with no more than 2 bags, each weighing 50 pounds or less.
Ticketed passengers will be directed to the appropriate departure gate in the downstairs A concourse. We recommend having rain gear handy as boarding the plane requires a walk outside.
Quinhagak to Alaska West
When you arrive in Quinhagak, you will be met on the airstrip by Alaska West staff. You will be transported by bus to the boats for the 25 minute ride upriver to our facility. You will be exposed to any weather for this trip so having warm protective clothing on is recommended.
Guests will typically arrive at Alaska West around noon on Sunday. This is a non-guided fishing day but provides a great opportunity to unpack, relax, get your gear rigged and enjoy an extended happy hour. Please remember that travel in bush Alaska requires flexibility and that a variety of factors, including weather, may impact your travel and therefore your arrival time.
If you have special scheduling needs and require flights at different times or on different days, please call us at 800-344-3628 for additional travel options.
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