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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:16 pm

Alaska A320 N284VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N284VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:05 pm

Anyone have info on Q400 interior rehabs?

Some of those have been shabby for years.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:29 pm

LAXBUR wrote:
Anyone have info on Q400 interior rehabs?

Some of those have been shabby for years.


Latest 10-K had the projected end of 2020 Q fleet down to 23 planes. Given that, I would guess not much will happen to the shabby ones unless they have to replace something that breaks before the frame gets retired.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:58 pm

Alaska A320 N841VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N841VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:24 am

gmcc wrote:
LAXBUR wrote:
Anyone have info on Q400 interior rehabs?

Some of those have been shabby for years.


Latest 10-K had the projected end of 2020 Q fleet down to 23 planes. Given that, I would guess not much will happen to the shabby ones unless they have to replace something that breaks before the frame gets retired.


The Q400 interiors are getting replaced as well.
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:38 am

EA CO AS wrote:
gmcc wrote:
LAXBUR wrote:
Anyone have info on Q400 interior rehabs?

Some of those have been shabby for years.


Latest 10-K had the projected end of 2020 Q fleet down to 23 planes. Given that, I would guess not much will happen to the shabby ones unless they have to replace something that breaks before the frame gets retired.


The Q400 interiors are getting replaced as well.


I get that it would be silly to add First Class to the Q fleet, but do they plan to add Premium Class seating with the new interiors?

I'm guessing such a move would cost them 4 seats, but I would think it would be beneficial, especially since I still see these planes on routes where AS competes with DL (BOI-SEA being one such route).
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:50 am

EA CO AS wrote:
gmcc wrote:
LAXBUR wrote:
Anyone have info on Q400 interior rehabs?

Some of those have been shabby for years.


Latest 10-K had the projected end of 2020 Q fleet down to 23 planes. Given that, I would guess not much will happen to the shabby ones unless they have to replace something that breaks before the frame gets retired.


The Q400 interiors are getting replaced as well.

The seats will be blue!!! Will they be new seats or just new seat covers?
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:43 am

msp747 wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
gmcc wrote:

Latest 10-K had the projected end of 2020 Q fleet down to 23 planes. Given that, I would guess not much will happen to the shabby ones unless they have to replace something that breaks before the frame gets retired.


The Q400 interiors are getting replaced as well.


I get that it would be silly to add First Class to the Q fleet, but do they plan to add Premium Class seating with the new interiors?

I'm guessing such a move would cost them 4 seats, but I would think it would be beneficial, especially since I still see these planes on routes where AS competes with DL (BOI-SEA being one such route).


If they see a revenue opportunity perhaps, but simply as a competitive advantage I don’t see it. AS only shares a handful of Q routes with Delta out of SEA and most of those routes have more frequency than Delta and at least have some flights with first class offerings. Over the summer for instance BOI-SEA will have 10x daily AS service, three of those flights offering First/Premium. DL will have 5x daily with First/Comfort+. A route like this is mostly comp upgrades anyways. My last BOI-SEA mainline flight had nearly 30 people on the F wait list.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:08 am

LAXBUR wrote:
msp747 wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:

The Q400 interiors are getting replaced as well.


I get that it would be silly to add First Class to the Q fleet, but do they plan to add Premium Class seating with the new interiors?

I'm guessing such a move would cost them 4 seats, but I would think it would be beneficial, especially since I still see these planes on routes where AS competes with DL (BOI-SEA being one such route).


If they see a revenue opportunity perhaps, but simply as a competitive advantage I don’t see it. AS only shares a handful of Q routes with Delta out of SEA and most of those routes have more frequency than Delta and at least have some flights with first class offerings. Over the summer for instance BOI-SEA will have 10x daily AS service, three of those flights offering First/Premium. DL will have 5x daily with First/Comfort+. A route like this is mostly comp upgrades anyways. My last BOI-SEA mainline flight had nearly 30 people on the F wait list.


The QX Q400’s are pretty much maxed out at 76 seats. There’s no simple way to add more or convert some to premium without sacrificing legroom on all the other seats.

As for the blue seats, as far as I’m aware it’s nothing more than replacing the red seat covers with blue ones.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:14 am

What percentage of the fleet is in the Alaska paint now?
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:04 am

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What percentage of the fleet is in the Alaska paint now?


https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:01 am

EA CO AS wrote:
aviator96 wrote:
What percentage of the fleet is in the Alaska paint now?


https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/

Thank you very much!
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:12 pm

452QX wrote:
LAXBUR wrote:
msp747 wrote:

I get that it would be silly to add First Class to the Q fleet, but do they plan to add Premium Class seating with the new interiors?

I'm guessing such a move would cost them 4 seats, but I would think it would be beneficial, especially since I still see these planes on routes where AS competes with DL (BOI-SEA being one such route).


If they see a revenue opportunity perhaps, but simply as a competitive advantage I don’t see it. AS only shares a handful of Q routes with Delta out of SEA and most of those routes have more frequency than Delta and at least have some flights with first class offerings. Over the summer for instance BOI-SEA will have 10x daily AS service, three of those flights offering First/Premium. DL will have 5x daily with First/Comfort+. A route like this is mostly comp upgrades anyways. My last BOI-SEA mainline flight had nearly 30 people on the F wait list.


The QX Q400’s are pretty much maxed out at 76 seats. There’s no simple way to add more or convert some to premium without sacrificing legroom on all the other seats.

As for the blue seats, as far as I’m aware it’s nothing more than replacing the red seat covers with blue ones.


Yeah, that's why I said they'd probably have to lose 4 seats/1 row to do it. I am sure AS has looked at the revenue Premium Class generates and would be able to see if the up-sell would cover the loss of those seats. You guys are far more in the know than I am, so it appears the answer is no.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:31 am

Please refer to the flyertalk airbus repainting and reconfiguring thread...the weebly site is a bit out of date at the moment.

So far as of today (2/22):

Repainted:

319: 6/10 - N525VA in paint and due out Sunday 2/24
320: 42/53 - N284VA in paint and due on Wednesday 2/27
321: 3/8 (1 delivered from factory already painted, 2 in more to love livery)

Reconfigured:
319: Zero/10
320: 1/53 - N625VA almost complete
321: 1/8 - N928VA just entered service the past few days

There are plenty of airbuses at GSO but its a mix of heavy checks and other work. Its hard to figure out exact which birds are in for mods versus heavy checks...
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:20 pm

Alaska A320 N285VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N285VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:21 pm

Alaska A319 N525VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N525VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:05 pm

Alaska A320 N284VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N284VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:54 pm

Alaska A319 N523VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N523VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:49 pm

Alaska A320 N281VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N281VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:08 pm

In related news; they had kind of a reveal 2/27 at SFO of N928VA, the bird with the new cabin, and a lot of Most West Coast cheerleading. Pres & CEO Ben Minicucci says that they’ll take delivery of two more NEOs, bringing the Airbus fleet to 73, and the Airbi will stay on lease for another 5 or 6 years. They’ll have four Airbi in cabin conversion per month starting this month. They’ll decide at the end of this year if they’ll keep the mixed fleet or return to all-Boeing when the Airbi leases expire.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:23 pm

Alaska A320 N285VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N285VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:53 am

Alaska A319 N523VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N523VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:50 am

Thank you for the updates! It’s exciting to see how quickly the airbus fleet is being repainted!
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:38 pm

Alaska A320 N635VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N635VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:40 am

Alaska A320 N281VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N281VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:11 am

cougar15 wrote:
What a thread, if it ain´t Boeing, I will be going! So where are the sneak peak pics?


Most of those same people wouldn't recognize an airbus model 2 out of 3 times is they were looking at the SAME airplane!! And? if the price was right? They wouldn't care either!!
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:57 pm

Alaska A320 N845VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N845VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:47 pm

Looks like the Red Tail Fleet will be barely legal and in their teens again now, or pretty darn soon!

Alaska seems to be on a mission with the paint how fast it’s going!
Maybe Madonna could remake Cher’s “If I could turn back time,” for a fitting montage video tribute of the fleet.
Aesthetically the A 340 got it right!
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:46 pm

I went spotting at SFO a few times last week, and there were several chunks of time (at least an hour or more) where every airbus at T2 was in Alaska livery.
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:14 pm

By the countdown, these 11 remain [correct please if wrong]:
A319 [3] - 525/527/528
A320 [5] - 283/286/ 630/637/639
A321 [3] - 921/922/923.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:16 pm

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Looks like the Red Tail Fleet will be barely legal and in their teens again now, or pretty darn soon!

Alaska seems to be on a mission with the paint how fast it’s going!
Maybe Madonna could remake Cher’s “If I could turn back time,” for a fitting montage video tribute of the fleet.

Alaska doesn’t own the Virgin name and branding. They are on a mission to get rid of it ASAP before they owe the Virgin Group more licensing money.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:09 am

qfatwa wrote:
By the countdown, these 11 remain [correct please if wrong]:
A319 [3] - 525/527/528
A320 [5] - 283/286/ 630/637/639
A321 [3] - 921/922/923.


525 has been painted.

 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:13 am

525 is painted as stated but 632 is not. Your count is still 11.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:19 pm

Alaska A320 N283VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N283VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:20 pm

Alaska A320 N635VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N635VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:42 pm

The final 10 remaining Red Tails. :(
A319 [2] - 527/528
A320 [5] - 286/630/632/637/639
A321 [3] - 921/922/923
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:52 pm

Alaska A320 N637VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N637VA

A319 [2] - 527/528
A320 [4] - 286/630/632/639
A321 [3] - 921/922/923
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:04 pm

Alaska A320 N845VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N845VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:37 pm

Alaska A320 N286VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N286VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:17 pm

Alaska A320 N283VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N283VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:23 pm

dennisho115 wrote:


Looks great!
Many happy landings, greetings from The Netherlands!
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:58 pm

As of tomorrow 3/21 - only 4 VX painted planes will be in service (rest are out at GSO for cabin mods or D checks); 527, 639, 922 and 923. The rest are expected to be finished in early April....if you want to ride a virgin america scheme....do it in the next few weeks.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:46 pm

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As of tomorrow 3/21 - only 4 VX painted planes will be in service.


Thank God. This has been difficult to manage, operationally, and I'm glad this process is nearly at an end. Cabin mods will take longer, of course, but the key hurdle in presenting as a single brand is the visual identity of the aircraft, at least externally, and that's finally coming to a conclusion.
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:36 am

Is there a list of planes still in old AS colors?
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:40 am

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Is there a list of planes still in old AS colors?


https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:45 am

dennisho115 wrote:
PlanesNTrains wrote:
Is there a list of planes still in old AS colors?


https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/


Thanks! I think I may have seen that link before but had forgotten about it. Interesting that the fleet includes the 737 MAX 9 and A320neo. Alaska has come so far in the 45 years that I’ve flown them.
-Dave


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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:54 am

Red Tails:
A319 [2] - 527/528*
A320 [3] - 630*/632*/639
A321 [3] - 921*/922/923
*GSO for Cabin Refit
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:52 am

dennisho115 wrote:
PlanesNTrains wrote:
Is there a list of planes still in old AS colors?


https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/


Interesting to note that N607AS (Timbers), N559AS (Salmon Thirty Salmon II), N560AS (Spirit of the Islands), N570AS (Adventure of Disneyland), N512AS (Spirit of Seattle), and N318AS (Spirit of Disneyland II) have yet to be repainted or at least get the new wordmark branding. AS and the Timbers just reupped the jersey sponsorship for a few more years, but that doesn't mean the livery wouldn't go away.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:01 pm

f35 wrote:
Red Tails:
A319 [2] - 527/528*
A320 [3] - 630*/632*/639
A321 [3] - 921*/922/923
*GSO for Cabin Refit


528 is in GSO for C-Check but isn't listed for the Cabin refit.Supposed to exit today, we'll see if it goes in for Cabin.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:45 pm

Alaska A320 N637VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N637VA

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