This summer I've noticed an odd trend with Alaska Airlines at FAI. For some reason, they've brought 5 daily MD-80's up here (That's 1/3 of the AS flights up here). It used to be that the MD-80 was uncommon up here, maybe one daily in summer and none in the winter. I'm used to seeing a good mix of Alaska's 737's, but this many MD-80's is odd to me.
Anybody know why Alaska decided to send so many MD-80's up here? I know some of it has to do with retiring the 732 and sending the 734 off to get redone into combis, but that shouldn't be whole reason.