Talk:Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

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Sources for UPS and FedEx info (in addition to a tour of the FedEx facility here)--should I post these as "Sources" at the bottom of the main page?
Alaska Journal of Commerce

I searched a bunch for info on the USPS hub to see if it's actually used for international shipments as well, but I could find no info on it other than that it's one of 21 major USPS hubs across the US. Although the local administrative office is not listed in the phone book, I did obtain their phone number when I had an issue with a late delivery, so I can call them and find out. They won't be open until Monday, though.

cluth 07:07, Apr 30, 2005 (UTC)

Cathay to JFK[edit]

Yes, it's cabotage (as mentioned by FCYTravis here), but that doesn't change that CX actually does fly to JFK--I just saw an ANC-JFK flight on FlightAware's airport activity page just a few minutes ago.

Perhaps it's just a refueling stop, but CX does run a nonstop HKG-JFK flight over the North Pole. In any case, should it be listed on the page? If so, how should it be listed? Anyone know any more than this?

cluth 04:57, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

(unverified) I believe they do crew changes in Anchorage, and that they may pick up non-rev passengers. Someone could call them: (907) 248-1282 (also, see flights CX 83 and 89)

(unverified) Probably just like China Airlines, Anchorage is a refueling stop, and does not pick up local traffic.

China Airlines picks up local traffic. Cathay Pacific is a refueling stop, but the airport is currently negotiating with TSA to pick up local traffic. Korean is a SUMMER ONLY CHARTER, according to the KE Station MGR @ ANC. You cannot book tickets on their website, but must go through a Korean tour operator or ITC Travel in Anchorage.

Also, whoever put in Arctic Circle Air is misinformed. It does not operate to all of the destinations nonstop as listed. FYI, it also operates from its own terminal, seperate from the other bush carriers.

CX flies through ANC to lots of destinations in USA. It uses ANC as a tech stop (fuel and crew change). These flights are freighter flights (flights that start with a "0" as in CX084). No possibility of hitching a ride, as that's not even permitted for Cathay staff. Hope this helps. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:39, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Polar bear?[edit]

I remember a layover in an Alaskan airport when I was a child in the late 1970s. There was a large stuffed polar bear on display. Was this the airport that had it? Katherine Tredwell 21:32, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes...the airport has about 10 to 15 different wildlife displays, some of which are outside security. The polar bear is in the non-sterile area of the North Terminal.

Thank you! Katherine Tredwell 19:02, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Rail link?[edit]

This airport is mentioned on Airport rail link as having a direct rail link via a mainline railroad. Since it isn't mentioned in the article, I just wanted to ask here if this were so, and if so, what is the nature of the link -- is the station actually at the terminal? --Jfruh (talk) 03:11, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

The station is located at the airport, across from the South Terminal. It is open in the summertime to transport passengers directly from the terminal to Seward or Denali. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)
What railroad provides the service? I can't find any information about the station anywhere on the airport website. --Jfruh (talk) 13:32, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

The Alaska Railroad

Lufthansa addition by[edit]

User with the IP listed above added Lufthansa passenger service from ANC to MUC and FRA. Lufthansa at present, according to their website and an aviation destinations search, shows no service to or from ANC. I believe they have cargo operations in addition to limited (seasonal charter) service operated by subsidiary Thomas Cook/Condor to FRA. If you anyone can verify - please do, otherwise I will go ahead delete this service. Thedjb 00:02, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Flying over the USSR[edit]

Could somebody confirm that Western European and American airliners were prohibited from flying over Soviet airspace until the 1990s? In the 1970s and 80s British Airways, JAL, Lufthansa, Air France and others regularly flew between Europe and Japan with a stopover in Moscow. Kransky 02:51, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

I can. Watch this video. They will talk about it in the middle of the video, so if he talks about other things don't be too surprised. AdamT777 (talk) 02:16, 27 May 2020.

Citing "destination" sources[edit]

User Zyxw has repeatedly cited sources for airline destinations. I would direct the user to the WikiProject Airports page which makes no mention of citing routes. Additionally, you've linked to the airlines' route map or timetable on their website - I think it's safe to assume that any user could navigate their way to the same place to verify. Finally, you've only listed it for select carriers...why not all? Please see any other major airport's article to see that this is not common practice. If there is no additional objection, I'll remove.Thedjb 17:07, 2 September 2007 (UTC)


On the arrivals/departures on the airports website, many times this summer I have seen a Qantas flight coming from Norfolk, Virginia. Does Qantas stop in Anchorage on a regular basis? I'm assuming a refueling stop because I know you can't get on a Qantas flight in Anchorage.-- (talk) 22:41, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

that would be a codeshare with one of the US carriers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:40, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Recent article tagging[edit]

In response to the tag of about a week ago, I find it really strange that this article sees frequent updates to only a minute portion, while the rest of the article is essentially a mess. I'll put it on the list, I guess. This might get attention faster, but we'll see what others are inclined to do.RadioKAOS (talk) 00:09, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

General Formatting[edit]

As I am somewhat new to the Wikipedia community I am not entirely sure how this article is a mess. Aside from the few citation inconsistencies previously pointed out it seems to me that the general formatting of the article is the problem. The introduction has multiple subjects crammed together. If there are no objections I would like to break apart some of that opening mess into separate categories and write a simple summary of the article as the introduction. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Crininger (talkcontribs) 23:40, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Capitol Airlines accident in 1970[edit]

The page states 276 fatalities without giving a source. Yet, both "Air Disaster, Volume 1" by Macarthur Job, Aerospace Publications, 1994 and AviationSafetyNetwork claim 47 fatalities out of 229 total occupants. --jhjh — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:29, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Airport name[edit]

How many times can the article say 'Ted Stevens' without saying anything about how it came to be named that? (talk) 03:15, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

It's in the first paragraph. (I think). We don't need to repeat it more that twice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AdamT777 (talkcontribs) 02:07, 27 May 2020 (UTC)