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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9037 times:

Caught at BFI half an hour ago ... in the que right now ..


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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8842 times:

C'mon.. can you give us a little teaser?? Big grin


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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2287 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8816 times:

That is awesome. I look forward to seeing em out here (Especially At PIT...someday)


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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8623 times:

OK - here's the teaser:

http://www.scanair-forum.net/forums/read.php?TID=2372



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8584 times:

Excuse my ignorance, but are the 738s replacing the 734s and MD-80s, or just being added to the fleet?

User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8461 times:

As of now, they are supplanting the 739s that can't do transcon without payload restrictions. The 739s go to more west coast ops.

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Are the 700s getting winglets at some point as well?



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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8409 times:

Here she is. Two from Renton Field, three at BFI after her first flight.

Don't know where the link went. http://www.avphotos.net

Bill

[Edited 2005-01-15 04:47:04]

User currently offlineWeAreUnited From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8282 times:

The 73G's are all getting winglets. One is in service already. The 737-800's are being added to the fleet but some B732's are being retired and some 734's are being converted to pax/cargo combi's.

User currently offline737-990 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 365 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8276 times:

What a marvelous aircraft, in a few years she will no doubt be the mainstay of Alaska Airlines fleet, eventually replacing the MD-80s and later the 737-400s. For now, this will be the perfect aircraft for the long distance east-coast routes. I highly doubt AS will order any more 737-900s, look for the remaining 12 737-900 going back to what they were originally intended to do, high density west coast and routes to Mexico.


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User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8177 times:

I've heard the 738 will do initial runs from SEA-ANC,ANC-SEA..is this true?? if it is im flying AS...
I highly doubt AS will order any more 737-900s, look for the remaining 12 737-900 going back to what they were originally intended to do, high density west coast and routes to Mexico.
well,IF Boeing launches the 737-900ERX, OR adds winglets to their 737-900, OR if the aviation market for AS picks up, we could see some add-ons.



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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6126 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 7389 times:

Greaser, you have heard wrong. N546AS (738) will operate SEA-EWR/DCA first. Then look for the new one to operarte MIA/MCO. We can only speculate on any other routes after that. I'm sure they will work the birds through the system as well.
Alaska's CEO Bill Ayers has said that no more 739 will be coming. We have enough to fit the niche its needed in. Now if a 739X came out, then that would be a new story. I could see AS being a launch customer! Time will tell.

ASSFO



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7094 times:


Sorry if I sound harsh here, but they (737OG/NG) all look the same to me, exept the wingletters, then you know its 737-738.

736 is the shortest of them, and 739 the longest, that much I know  Big grin

Micke/SE Big grin



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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6126 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6893 times:

Solnabo...I don't think Boeing is going out of thier way to make airplanes look different so we can tell the difference. Neither is Airbus! To the untrained eye the 737's look very much alike as do a lot of the A32X series. All they are is plugs of fuselage into a plane. If you count windows and know your planes, then the 73NG's and A32X are easily ID'ed.

ASSFO



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6749 times:

As739x:

True, I cant tell the diffrence when a 318 n 319 taking off......maybe if you look at the fintail, bigger on 318!

Im just a happy amateur that loves comm. jetliners  Love

Cheers!  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5976 times:

Is it just me, or is it time Alaska dressed up their livery a bit?




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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2447 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5945 times:

I've always wondered, why do they paint the rudder first?




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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5898 times:

I've always wondered, why do they paint the rudder first?

Balance.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineGearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5635 times:

I've always wondered, why do they paint the rudder first?

In order to balance the rudder correctly, it must have it's paint applied. Paint is not really a factor on any other part of the air frame so the airplane can be test flown unpainted except for the rudder.

GU



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User currently offlineDimsum From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 91 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5476 times:

Why are the engines all white? I thought alaska had some purple stripes on the nacelles?


also does anyone know why A planes are yellow before paint and B planes are silver before paint?


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13560 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5108 times:
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Is it just me, or is it time Alaska dressed up their livery a bit?

It's just you. Trust me.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4543 times:

Dimsum,
Airbii are a brownish/yellow before applying paint because the fuselage is produced from a carbon fiber composite material. Boeing aircraft (currently but this will change with the 7E7) are still fabricated from aluminum thus you have a metallic appearance.

~Bryan

Edit: Sorry, had a couple of typos.

[Edited 2005-01-15 23:01:56]


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

Airbii are a brownish/yellow before applying paint because the fuselage is produced from a carbon fiber composite material. Boeing aircraft (currently but this will change with the 7E7) are still fabricated from aluminum thus you have a metallic appearance.

No, I'm pretty sure all current Airbuses are made from aluminum alloys, just like Boeing's. The brown might be some sort of primer or overcoat, but the fuselage is made of metal.  Big grin

The 7E7 and A350 will be the first commercial aircraft with a composite fuselage.


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

"Airbii are a brownish/yellow before applying paint because the fuselage is produced from a carbon fiber composite material. Boeing aircraft (currently but this will change with the 7E7) are still fabricated from aluminum thus you have a metallic appearance."

*sigh*

I wish we had a snopes.com for aviation facts.



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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

OK .. finally in the database!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineUlfinator From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

Saw the aircraft above (at least I am pretty sure it was the same one) on approach to BFI today from South Center Mall (south of BFI). Looks good fully painted with the winglets.

25 LN-MOW : Yeah, it was painted last weekend. Haven't managed to nail it yet, though ...
26 Nyc777 : The 7E7 and A350 will be the first commercial aircraft with a composite fuselage Actually the 350 won't have an all composite fuselage like the 787. I
27 Clickhappy : Will be handed over to AS at a ceremony at BFI on Feb 3
28 Bronko : FYI: I just uploaded a photo of this aircraft in the full AS paint scheme.
29 Tango-Bravo : Why are the engines all white? I thought alaska had some purple stripes on the nacelles? In the photo provided by LN-MOW (reply 23) the engines are ac
30 B2707SST : Anyone know the delivery schedules for Alaska's other 738s? I'm scheduled to fly a 738 on Feb. 22nd from SEA-EWR, and unless AS is getting more -800s
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