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AS To Acquire B-737-800 Soon?  
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13765 posts, RR: 61
Posted (12 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 1757 times:
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While it has been known for quite some time that AS is looking over the B-737-800 for a potential replacement for the MD-80s and even the B-737-400 fleet, a new rumor has them picking up some -800s originally destined for American Airlines that were deferred after 9/11. Supposedly Boeing offered them for a price that AS couldn't refuse.

Any Boeing watchers out there able to confirm this?


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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

The 737-400s are still too young to be replaced.

I can understand the MD-80s. But I don't see Alaska Looking for a 737-400 replacement until at least 7-10 years.

Aren't some of there 737-400s only around 8 years old?

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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

I agree. The 734 fleet is generally younger than the M80 fleet. Replacement of the M80 fleet due to age and commonality before the 734 fleet would make sense.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13765 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 1688 times:
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Once again, the -800s are rumored to replace the MD-80s first and foremost, with more supposedly replacing the -400s further down the line (several years off).




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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

I agree that it would make sense for AS to pick-up some 738s, especially if they are available at bargain prices.

If the 738s are acquired, they could replace the MD80 or 734 from the start....while the MD80s are a bit older and are now the "odd member" of Alaska's fleet, I think AS will retire aircraft on a case-by case basis. Aircraft that require heavy maintenace may be the first to leave, regardless of whether it is a 734 or MD80, followed by aircraft covered by leases that are expiring or can be terminated without penalty or modest penalities. I believe that a good number of the AS 734 fleet was taken under lease. Another factor will be resale possibilities.

I understand that this is just a rumor.....did AA defer more 738s? I thought that most of the deferred aircraft are going to Qantas, which needed many new aircraft in a hurry. Any info?


User currently offlineBjones From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Regarding the age of Alaska's 737-400 fleet. The oldest ones are 10 years old and the newest ones are 3 years old.

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

I would love to see AS acquire half a dozen or so 738s for use primarily on their new trans-con routes. Alaska is flying 73Gs at or near capacity to BOS, ORD and IDA/DCA, but I think it would be premature to move these flights up to 739s (52 seat capacity jump). However, I think the 738 capacity would be perfect (perhaps 140-150 seats in AS configuration). Furthermore, I would assume these aircraft to be equipped with video screens, since they were originally destined for AA. By acquiring these aircraft, AS could offer IFE on their long-haul flights without having to go to the unneccessary measure of installing IFE on all 21 of their 739s and 73Gs.

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