Recently my son asked me about a package that was coming to him which he had tracked online.. it showed "Transferred to local post office for delivery".....yes it was a SurePost. This was the first time I have seen or heard about any SurePost shipments in Alaska. But oddly enough within two weeks I encountered two more.. one was a package DRd at the front door where I was also delivering a package, the other was a drop off at a UPS store I was picking up marked RTS. So I am thinking that maybe SurePost was previously limited to the lower 48 but now they have added The Last Frontier. (Aloha, Hawaii drivers! Seen any SurePost there?) Anyway.. I thought the whole concept with SurePost was to get the package via UPS to the center which would deliver to the customers local PO i.e. "for Last Mile Delivery"... that way it would maybe get delivered the next day after we drop it at the PO. My sons package was dropped at a PO in Washington state! That's about 2,200 "last miles"! My other two SurePost encounters were also transferred to POs in Washington state. My sons package went from the East Coast to Washington state in five days when the tracking shows "transferred to PO" then no further tracking was available for two weeks until it showed up in Anchorage with a status of "arrived at local PO". It was delivered to our mailbox the next day. I'm not sure why they would give this to a post office in Washington state since all of USPSs volume comes to Alaska on our planes or FedExs planes anyway. But moreover if it takes them two weeks extra to get the package delivered it is putting our name on a very slow product and one that dives off the tracking radar.