AgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4129 times:
I was reading AS press release about the new Hawaii service and the special inflight amenities. One thing I noticed it said was that AS will have a spare ETOPS 737-800 standing by for the Anchorage and Seattle departures in case of a problem. I guess that's playing it safe, although I'm surprised they have the aircraft to spare. It was my impression that AS does not have many ETOPS 737-800s. The wikipedia page says Alaska has 26 737-800s right now, but how many are actually etops? And how many spare aircraft (not just 738) does AS have available on an average day this time of year?