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User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 967 times:

With the arrival of Alaska's 737-900s, will they expand service to the East coast or possibly to HNL? When will they start recieving their -900s?

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User currently offlineAsqx From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 820 times:

The 737-900s will probably be used on higher capacity flights from SEA to ANC and probably down the west coast. I doubt we will see much more service to points east, unless it is with smaller capacity 737-700s, although they need to replace the MD80s before they do too much expanding. I would doubt Alaska ever flying to HNL. Deliveries should commence in early 2001.

User currently offlineKLM 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 808 times:

Why the rush to replace the MD80's? They aren't even 8 years old yet.

Does the 737-900 have the kind of range to do SFO/LAX/SEA-HNL?


User currently offlineB717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 805 times:

Maximum Range for the -900 is 3,159 statute miles (5,084 km)

Nick


User currently offlineCaptainkirk From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 797 times:

Alaska has always considered itself to be a north/south
carrier, even with it's new route from Alaska-Chicago, starting in June. More fun speculation is LAX-Belize
City and LAX-San Jose, Costa Rica.


User currently offlineAsqx From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 788 times:

The reason they are replacing the MD83s with 737s is for fleet standardization. Now all they need to replace are the 737-200C's!

Regards,
ASQX


User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 753 times:

What advantage or improvements will the -900 have over the -800. How much longer will it be? It is my understanding that both the 737-800 and the -900 will have the same seating configuration. Why? Is it a range related issue? Just curious. I also was wondering why CO has some -900's on order? They already operate the -800. What role will the 737-900 play in CO's operation? What is really the major difference between these 2 models? Other than the fact, the -900 will have a slightly longer fuselage?

User currently offlineAsqx From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 748 times:

The -900 has a shorter range then the -800. The real difference, for a passenger, is seating arrangements. More in an -900 with the same comfort levels of a -800. Although they have the same MAXIMUM number of passengers, the -900 will be able to come closer to that while still leaving a little leg room for the passenger.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 752 times:

Sorry asqx.....Word is that Alaska has the money in the bank in order to buy at least one more 737-200QC......If a QC model ever comes on the open market........They are gavel kitted and that is a nessicary up here in Alaska......Nore of the latter models can be operated from gravel strips......So the -200's will be in Alaska's fleet for a long time to come

Fleet standarization is a big plus but one of the main reasons is that Alaska was spending way too much on De-icing fluid......The MD-80 series is a real ice hog....It was standard practice to deice them when the humidity rose above a certian percentage.......When an airplain climbs to altitude the fuel in the wing tanks cools to the temputure at altitude....When it lands the cold from the fuel radiates through the wing. This causes any moisture in the air to first condense and then freeze to the wing.......Because of the thiner wing skins on the MD-80 is was way more prone to this happening then other aircraft types.......



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