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Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:38 pm

'The last combi flight is scheduled for Oct. 18, which is also the Alaska Day state holiday. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the formal transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States. The final flight will deliver the combi plane to Seattle from Juneau.

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/ap ... al-flight/
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:38 pm

Its one very interesting airplane, sad to see them go. Any plans for them? Transfers, storage, scrap? I'd say scrap because they are around 25 years, but I won't be surpised if they were transfered to another airline.
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:58 pm

They are certainly flying right up to the last day. Saw one boarding up last night when I deboarded in ANC.
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:18 pm

How many 400's are even flying?
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:35 pm

727200 wrote:
How many 400's are even flying?


17 per FlightRadar24.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airl ... -asa/fleet

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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:35 pm

727200 wrote:
How many 400's are even flying?


For AS? 8

Worldwide? I don't have numbers for that
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:51 pm

Final flight number is 66, in case anyone is wondering.
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:58 pm

is there a date set for the non combi 734 to be retired?
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:20 pm

For AS? 8

Worldwide? I don't have numbers for that[/quote]

So of the 17 still flying almost half are AS. Not bad, I didn't think that many were still up there.
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:31 pm

727200 wrote:
For AS? 8

Worldwide? I don't have numbers for that


So of the 17 still flying almost half are AS. Not bad, I didn't think that many were still up there.


The figure of 17 I quoted earlier was for Alaska Airlines...that's according to Flight Radar 24: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airl ... -asa/fleet

I personally didn't interpret the question "how many -400s are still flying?" to mean any beyond the AS fleet since this thread is about Alaska Airlines and the 737-400 Combi.

Not sure if all those are currently on the roster able to be scheduled for flights.

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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:54 pm

According to the AS website there are ten 734's flying with AS - https://www.alaskaair.com/content/trave ... 7-400.aspx
In addition to those all passenger aircraft they employ an additional five combis - https://www.alaskaair.com/content/trave ... combi.aspx

For a total of 15 in fleet.
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:09 am

Has the 737-400F been retired already?
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:19 am

wedgetail737 wrote:
Has the 737-400F been retired already?


No, but it will be once the first -700F goes into service; it just arrived at SEA last week.
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:30 am

RWA380 wrote:
According to the AS website there are ten 734's flying with AS - https://www.alaskaair.com/content/trave ... 7-400.aspx
In addition to those all passenger aircraft they employ an additional five combis - https://www.alaskaair.com/content/trave ... combi.aspx

For a total of 15 in fleet.

They haven't updated the aircraft info on their website for quite a while. There are only two remaining passenger models flying after another two recently left the fleet on the 16th. Four of the five combis are still operating as well as the -400 freighter.
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:23 am

MesserJ wrote:
RWA380 wrote:
According to the AS website there are ten 734's flying with AS - https://www.alaskaair.com/content/trave ... 7-400.aspx
In addition to those all passenger aircraft they employ an additional five combis - https://www.alaskaair.com/content/trave ... combi.aspx

For a total of 15 in fleet.


They haven't updated the aircraft info on their website for quite a while. There are only two remaining passenger models flying after another two recently left the fleet on the 16th. Four of the five combis are still operating as well as the -400 freighter.


I guess even reliable sites are filled with inaccuracies. You really can't believe what you read on the net. Thanks for the updated info! I guess the random PDX-SEA flight I had last year will be my last 734 with AS.

You mentioned how they haven't updated their site, I saw that they have added back the CR7 which to me, means they'll be around for awhile, although no mention of the CR2's OO is flying for AAG, short term & white or blue tails.

Back to the 734's, I'm going to miss the Make A Wish, Spirit of Alaska Statehood & my favorite, the Magic of Disneyland which I flew on before.
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:09 pm

Any fewer Combis is a really bad thing. God I loved them even though I've never even got close to one.
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:33 pm

Combi's:
N763AS
N764AS
N765AS
N768AS
Passenger:
N767AS
N794AS
Freighter:
N709AS Currently in Heavy maintenance, won't be leaving until early next year.
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:04 pm

yeelep wrote:
Combi's:
N763AS
N764AS
N765AS
N768AS
Passenger:
N767AS
N794AS
Freighter:
N709AS Currently in Heavy maintenance, won't be leaving until early next year.


Wow. Only two AS 737-400s flying. I never thought I'd see that day. :)

What routes are the two -400s flying?
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:34 pm

RWA380 wrote:
I guess even reliable sites are filled with inaccuracies. You really can't believe what you read on the net. Thanks for the updated info! I guess the random PDX-SEA flight I had last year will be my last 734 with AS.

You mentioned how they haven't updated their site, I saw that they have added back the CR7 which to me, means they'll be around for awhile, although no mention of the CR2's OO is flying for AAG, short term & white or blue tails.

Back to the 734's, I'm going to miss the Make A Wish, Spirit of Alaska Statehood & my favorite, the Magic of Disneyland which I flew on before.


Yeah the CR7 info on the site still says "to be retired by the end of 2016" so it couldn't have been updated recently lol. I'm pretty sure the plan is that the CR2s will operate until all the CR7s are back in service.
And they did have another "paint the plane" contest like they did with the Alaska Statehood scheme, and I believe the intent was to put the winning livery on one of the -700 freighters eventually, but I don't know if they're still planning on doing that or not.
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:42 pm

BoeingGuy wrote:
Wow. Only two AS 737-400s flying. I never thought I'd see that day. :)

What routes are the two -400s flying?

They're mainly only operating on routes to/from and within Alaska, but will occasionally do some west coast routes such as SMF
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:56 pm

Being a "birder" as well as a long-time Avgeek (40 years) I made a number of trips to Alaska last year. Glad I scheduled some Combi rides. Overall I've got thirteen Combi rides over three of the tail numbers. Most recently (Oct 2016) I spent some AS miles to fly roundtrip from ANC to Barrow via Prudhoe Bay and Fairbanks on N762AS. I explained to the flight attendant what I was doing and she could expect me to be with her all four legs of the trip. We shared some good conversation that trip. Now that the Combi is ending service I wish I'd made an effort to get up there and fly one this year.
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:03 pm

how long will n767as and n794as remain in service?
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:07 am

This video talks about how the 737-400 Combi is essential for maintaining small communities like Barrow, Alaska. Does anyone know what the plans are for bringing cargo into the community after AS retires the Combi?

https://youtu.be/MP1OAm7Pzps?t=2m47s
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:20 am

aaflyer222 wrote:
how long will n767as and n794as remain in service?
794 leaves in a few days, 767 in a few months.

XPX wrote:
This video talks about how the 737-400 Combi is essential for maintaining small communities like Barrow, Alaska. Does anyone know what the plans are for bringing cargo into the community after AS retires the Combi?

Three 737-700 freighters. The first (N627AS) entered service yesterday.
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:59 pm

Bummed to see 794 gone. Rode that majestic steed into FAI back in May for my honeymoon.
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:59 pm

765 just left the fleet today making 764 the only remaining Combi.
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:12 pm

Where are these aircraft going? Is AS able to sell them?
 
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Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:26 pm

NameOmitted wrote:
Where are these aircraft going? Is AS able to sell them?

Much of the -400 fleet have found new customers. A good handful of the passenger models have been converted or are being converted into freighters, and I believe the combis will be further converted into full freighters as well.

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