Both the Phillips and BP
birds are still around and operated by Shared Services. AS
holds the ground handling argreement thru the Spring at which point NAC has been awarded the bid. The BP
bird just came out of either C or D check (guessing D check) this past summer sporting an updated paint job.
Both of these birds came from Braathens at one point, walking through the cabin you will notice the catering gear still sports the Braathens logos.
The registration history on the phillips bird (N733PA) is: PP
-SUZ, N737AR. The history on the BP
bird (N736BP): PP
Looking at the Alaska Combi fleet history, as N743AS suggested, only 743 & 744 came from Wien.
I have looked through as many registration databases as I know and cannot find any history at all of N494WC. Are you sure this was the registration? There were several other classic Wien birds that went to American and United. Any other ideas?
You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.