Weather changes fast on this island, and the seasoned
visitors knows to leave an extra day or two in your plans as you could
likely could be fogged in during the summer months.
From Anchorage, it is approximately a 1- hour flight to Kodiak Island.
Service is available on Alaska
Airlines or ERA.
Schedules vary ranging from four to eight flights a day depending on
By the Tusty
Alaska Marine Highway System provides passenger and vehicle service
to Kodiak and Port Lions from either Seward or Homer. Staterooms and a
full-service dining room are available. Reservations should be made well
in advance especially if you are bringing a vehicle.
Alaska Airlines and ERA Info
Each ticketed passenger is allowed two checked bags
and two carry-on bags. Weight: up to 70 lb & maximum size of 62 linear
inches (length + width + height). A charge is assessed for each piece
of luggage that exceeds maximum size or weight limits. Whenever a fee
is charged for luggage, it travels on a space available basis.
Below is a list of sporting equipment that may be checked as one of the
free pieces in the normal baggage allowance. When checking sporting equipment
in addition to the free baggage allowance, an excess fee is charged. These
items must be packaged in suitable containers.
Archery - 1 bow & 24 arrows
Fishing - 2 rods, 1 reel, 1 landing net, 1 pair boots & 1 tackle
box. Fishing rods are allowed as carry-on baggage only when they can be
taken apart & stowed in an overhead bin.
a). 1 rifle case with no more than 2 rifles including scopes, 1 shooting
mat, noise suppressers and small tools, or
b) 1 shotgun case with no more than 2 shotguns (within 62 linear inches
and up to 70 lb), or
c) 1 pistol case with a maximum of 5 pistols, noise suppressers, 1 pistol
telescope and small pistol tools Ammunition - up to 50 lb is permitted
if packed in the original manufacturers package or in a container designed
for ammunition and of sufficient strength to protect it from accidental
crushing or discharge; e.g. wood, fiber, plastic.
Handguns must be unloaded and packed in a hard sided locked case. Rifles,
shotguns and other firearms must be unloaded and should be in a ridged
container. Identify all bags containing firearms when you check in.
Packaging Your Catch, Meat or Trophy
It is your responsibility to properly package
all perishable items. To maximize freshness and quality, raw meat and
seafood must be able to withstand a minimum of 48 hours in transit without
refrigeration. Fish and raw game meat may be accepted as baggage if packaged
in a leak proof container (not Styrofoam). Gel ice is recommended and
up to 5 lb of Dry Ice are acceptable, But Dry Ice must be declared at
check-in and labeled. Freeze or chill meat and seafood thoroughly before
packaging for optimal final destination temperature. These items are checked
at your own risk for spoilage. Antlers and horns are accepted for a fee
as excess baggage. They must be free of residue and packaged to prevent
body fluids, parasites, and foul odors from escaping. The skull must be
wrapped and tips covered to prevent other baggage from damage. Two sets
of antlers nested together are accepted for one charge provided they are
securely bound together.
Antlers and horns are subject to aircraft load limitations and are shipped
when space is available. The weight must not exceed 150 lb and linear
dimensions (length + width + height) may not exceed 115 inches as baggage,
but may be shipped as cargo.
The Federal Lacey Act requires labeling on all seafood, game, and animal
antlers/horns shipped across state lines. These can be picked up at the
Check out the Alaska Airlines web site ( link at top of page) for phones
numbers for more information.
Compiled in part from Alaska Airlines brochure.
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