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Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:34 am

Caught at BFI half an hour ago ... in the que right now ..
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:37 am

C'mon.. can you give us a little teaser?? Big grin
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:38 am

That is awesome. I look forward to seeing em out here (Especially At PIT...someday)
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:20 am

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:31 am

Excuse my ignorance, but are the 738s replacing the 734s and MD-80s, or just being added to the fleet?
 
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:19 pm

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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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:43 pm

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

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:57 pm

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.
 
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:00 pm

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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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:11 pm

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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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:56 pm

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.

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:51 pm


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

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:30 am

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.

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:57 am

As739x:

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

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:08 am

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

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:12 am

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

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:18 am

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

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:57 am

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.

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:22 am

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?
 
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:15 am

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

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:58 am

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.

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:31 am

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.
 
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:03 am

"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*

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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:28 pm

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


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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:33 am

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.
 
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:43 am

Yeah, it was painted last weekend. Haven't managed to nail it yet, though ...
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:48 am

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. It will still made mostly of traditional aluminum with a litte bit more composites here and there.
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:57 am

Will be handed over to AS at a ceremony at BFI on Feb 3
 
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:08 am

FYI: I just uploaded a photo of this aircraft in the full AS paint scheme.
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:20 am

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 actually in in "Boeing gray." The engine cowlings will undoubtedly be painted white when the rest of the aircraft is painted, after which teal and dark blue stripes (not purple) will be added to the engines.

 
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RE: Alaska B737-800 - 1st Pic

Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:47 am

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 in a hurry, it will be this aircraft. Hopefully it will still have that new plane smell....

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