Alaska Airlines announced today the inauguration of service between San Jose, California and Austin, Texas effective September 2nd. They will also be starting Austin to Seattle service on August 3rd. The flight will originate in Portland, replacing a Horizon flight from Portland to San Jose, and continue to/from Austin, using a 737-800.
This comes after American Airlines will end the flights on this route after seventeen years effective August 25th. The flights, which began in 1992, were christened the “Nerd Bird” because so many of the passengers were high-tech workers.