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Thu May 09, 2019 5:50 pm

Alaska A320 N632VA is en route from GSO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
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Thu May 09, 2019 10:01 pm

Alaska A21N N923VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N923VA
 
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Fri May 10, 2019 8:55 pm

Alaska A320 N639VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
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Sat May 11, 2019 12:47 am

I was surprised to see at SEA today an AS 737-800 in the 'old' paint scheme. I wonder how many are left unpainted amongst the Boeing airframes?
 
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Sat May 11, 2019 12:59 am

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I was surprised to see at SEA today an AS 737-800 in the 'old' paint scheme. I wonder how many are left unpainted amongst the Boeing airframes?


I saw one in PHX the other day.
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sat May 11, 2019 1:33 am

Check this :https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com
Sometimes it runs a little behind in updates.
738 x 10
739 x 6
739ER x 34
Dash 8 x 21 [but some to leave fleet].I
 
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Sat May 11, 2019 1:40 am

hiflyeras wrote:
I was surprised to see at SEA today an AS 737-800 in the 'old' paint scheme. I wonder how many are left unpainted amongst the Boeing airframes?


Flew on N487AS SJC-SEA earlier this week and didn't even notice it was still in the interim livery until I was onboard. Apparently, I'm still used to the older look!
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Sat May 11, 2019 7:02 am

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I was surprised to see at SEA today an AS 737-800 in the 'old' paint scheme. I wonder how many are left unpainted amongst the Boeing airframes?


I’d expect that they’ll get to those a bit later. I’m sure there was a push to retire the VX livery.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Sun May 12, 2019 4:49 pm

Red Tail:
A319 [0]
A320 [0]
A321 [1] - 922
#VXforever
 
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Sun May 12, 2019 11:30 pm

f35 wrote:
Red Tail:
A319 [0]
A320 [0]
A321 [1] - 922
#VXforever


922 is in for a C-Check in GSO, I suspect it will go in for paint after coming out of C-Check so there is no more VX painted aircraft flying revenue flights if my assumption is correct.

Sad to see VX go but it's all AS now except for the interiors which appear to be going steady also.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Mon May 13, 2019 12:50 am

jgcotter and posters, could you please keep this thread going or create a new one to keep the repaint of these updated:
738 x 10
739 x 6
739ER x 34
Dash 8 x 21 [but some to leave fleet].
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Mon May 13, 2019 12:55 am

durangomac wrote:
f35 wrote:
Red Tail:
A319 [0]
A320 [0]
A321 [1] - 922
#VXforever


922 is in for a C-Check in GSO, I suspect it will go in for paint after coming out of C-Check so there is no more VX painted aircraft flying revenue flights if my assumption is correct.

Sad to see VX go but it's all AS now except for the interiors which appear to be going steady also.


True end of an era. As a former VX teammate of 6 years, RIP. Our aircraft look a lot better than I want to admit in Alaska colors.
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Mon May 13, 2019 1:44 pm

A last-minute change afforded me the opportunity to fly SFO-SAN on a 1.5 year-old Airbus A321-253N late Saturday morning. Flight #1954, in sparkling new Alaska colors.

Good Lord what a GORGEOUS plane. Sleek and elegant, yet profoundly powerful, it is a nearly flawless aircraft.

Newly retrofitted with 190 seats, the interior was resplendent in Presidential Blue and Chantilly White (I'm guessing on colors, but am close if I don't have it). Not a smudge to be found, not a stitch left untied, not a fiber frayed. Every detail on this plane was immaculate.

I'm a good-sized man, but the 32" pitch in the main cabin afforded me plenty of leg-room, as did the 18" wide seats (although my shoulders dipped into the aisle requiring me to adjust whenever a FA walked by.).

I'll assume this was still a VX crew, and despite some isolated complaints on A.net re attitude, they were superb. Professional, friendly, enthusiastic... everything you want with a crew. Just outstanding across the board.

N923VA had spent the night at SFO, so when they towed her to the gate, several of us stopped what we were doing to watch this beauty approach. Just a stunningly beautiful aircraft. I wouldn't be surprised if Alaska management deliberately refuses to fly these birds. Every minute on them would cause reconsideration of the "all-Boeing" mantra.

My only regret is the flight was only 1:10 long.

I fly Alaska up and down the coast a lot, but this was my first time on one of their new A321s. I'm going to start looking for them now when booking.

I've never flown Singapore or Emirates, so maybe I'm just more easily impressed, but for a main-cabin domestic flight, this may be the finest aircraft I've ever had the pleasure of boarding.

Boeing better start upping its game for loyal customers like Alaska, and soon...
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 am

So... a one-year-old aircraft with a brand-new interior and paint job looked immaculate? Shocking, if true.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue May 14, 2019 5:17 am

williaminsd wrote:
A last-minute change afforded me the opportunity to fly SFO-SAN on a 1.5 year-old Airbus A321-253N late Saturday morning. Flight #1954, in sparkling new Alaska colors.

Good Lord what a GORGEOUS plane. Sleek and elegant, yet profoundly powerful, it is a nearly flawless aircraft.

Newly retrofitted with 190 seats, the interior was resplendent in Presidential Blue and Chantilly White (I'm guessing on colors, but am close if I don't have it). Not a smudge to be found, not a stitch left untied, not a fiber frayed. Every detail on this plane was immaculate.

I'm a good-sized man, but the 32" pitch in the main cabin afforded me plenty of leg-room, as did the 18" wide seats (although my shoulders dipped into the aisle requiring me to adjust whenever a FA walked by.).

I'll assume this was still a VX crew, and despite some isolated complaints on A.net re attitude, they were superb. Professional, friendly, enthusiastic... everything you want with a crew. Just outstanding across the board.

N923VA had spent the night at SFO, so when they towed her to the gate, several of us stopped what we were doing to watch this beauty approach. Just a stunningly beautiful aircraft. I wouldn't be surprised if Alaska management deliberately refuses to fly these birds. Every minute on them would cause reconsideration of the "all-Boeing" mantra.

My only regret is the flight was only 1:10 long.

I fly Alaska up and down the coast a lot, but this was my first time on one of their new A321s. I'm going to start looking for them now when booking.

I've never flown Singapore or Emirates, so maybe I'm just more easily impressed, but for a main-cabin domestic flight, this may be the finest aircraft I've ever had the pleasure of boarding.

Boeing better start upping its game for loyal customers like Alaska, and soon...


Flight attendants are integrated now.

The A321s are definitely quite nice.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue May 14, 2019 11:10 am

seabosdca wrote:
So... a one-year-old aircraft with a brand-new interior and paint job looked immaculate? Shocking, if true.

So... on a site for aviation enthusiasts, someone is enthusiastic... shocking, if true. effoff...
 
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Tue May 14, 2019 11:22 am

LAXBUR wrote:
williaminsd wrote:
A last-minute change afforded me the opportunity to fly SFO-SAN on a 1.5 year-old Airbus A321-253N late Saturday morning. Flight #1954, in sparkling new Alaska colors.

Good Lord what a GORGEOUS plane. Sleek and elegant, yet profoundly powerful, it is a nearly flawless aircraft.

Newly retrofitted with 190 seats, the interior was resplendent in Presidential Blue and Chantilly White (I'm guessing on colors, but am close if I don't have it). Not a smudge to be found, not a stitch left untied, not a fiber frayed. Every detail on this plane was immaculate.

I'm a good-sized man, but the 32" pitch in the main cabin afforded me plenty of leg-room, as did the 18" wide seats (although my shoulders dipped into the aisle requiring me to adjust whenever a FA walked by.).

I'll assume this was still a VX crew, and despite some isolated complaints on A.net re attitude, they were superb. Professional, friendly, enthusiastic... everything you want with a crew. Just outstanding across the board.

N923VA had spent the night at SFO, so when they towed her to the gate, several of us stopped what we were doing to watch this beauty approach. Just a stunningly beautiful aircraft. I wouldn't be surprised if Alaska management deliberately refuses to fly these birds. Every minute on them would cause reconsideration of the "all-Boeing" mantra.

My only regret is the flight was only 1:10 long.

I fly Alaska up and down the coast a lot, but this was my first time on one of their new A321s. I'm going to start looking for them now when booking.

I've never flown Singapore or Emirates, so maybe I'm just more easily impressed, but for a main-cabin domestic flight, this may be the finest aircraft I've ever had the pleasure of boarding.

Boeing better start upping its game for loyal customers like Alaska, and soon...


Flight attendants are integrated now.

The A321s are definitely quite nice.


Well, they performed seamlessly and exquisitely on a stunning aircraft. Just a superb flight in every way.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue May 14, 2019 11:27 am

Alaska desperately needs to rebrand!!!!!
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue May 14, 2019 11:55 am

seabosdca wrote:
So... a one-year-old aircraft with a brand-new interior and paint job looked immaculate? Shocking, if true.

Not so sure you could say the same about a Spirit aircraft
 
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Tue May 14, 2019 3:44 pm

williaminsd wrote:
I've never flown Singapore or Emirates, so maybe I'm just more easily impressed, but for a main-cabin domestic flight, this may be the finest aircraft I've ever had the pleasure of boarding.


Looks like we found an Alaska marketing person. :biggrin:

(I kid, obviously).
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue May 14, 2019 5:14 pm

williaminsd wrote:
seabosdca wrote:
So... a one-year-old aircraft with a brand-new interior and paint job looked immaculate? Shocking, if true.

So... on a site for aviation enthusiasts, someone is enthusiastic... shocking, if true. effoff...

His comment was over the top, but I'd argue your post makes it sound like the AS 737 fleet is junk. I get this 1.5 year old A321 was great and I look forward to flying them, but your remark at the end makes it sound like if you're on a 1.5 year old 737-900ER you're going to get a worn out cabin, surly flight crew, and 30" pitch.
 
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Tue May 14, 2019 6:42 pm

qfatwa wrote:
jgcotter and posters, could you please keep this thread going or create a new one to keep the repaint of these updated:
738 x 10
739 x 6
739ER x 34
Dash 8 x 21 [but some to leave fleet].

Sure thing, happy to track the 738/739 and Q400 repaints.
 
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Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 pm

seabosdca wrote:
So... a one-year-old aircraft with a brand-new interior and paint job looked immaculate? Shocking, if true.


I've flown new aircraft that were less than a year old and the seats and carpet were already visibly worn and the windows all scuffed up. I've also flown 10 year old aircraft that were immaculate. Age means nothing in this sense.
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue May 14, 2019 8:45 pm

msp747 wrote:
williaminsd wrote:
seabosdca wrote:
So... a one-year-old aircraft with a brand-new interior and paint job looked immaculate? Shocking, if true.

So... on a site for aviation enthusiasts, someone is enthusiastic... shocking, if true. effoff...

His comment was over the top, but I'd argue your post makes it sound like the AS 737 fleet is junk. I get this 1.5 year old A321 was great and I look forward to flying them, but your remark at the end makes it sound like if you're on a 1.5 year old 737-900ER you're going to get a worn out cabin, surly flight crew, and 30" pitch.


Yeesh... been flying for more than 30 years. This was a spectacular plane in every way: absolutely stunning. If someone wants to take it as an attack on any 737, well, I can't help ya. If someone wants to take it as a, "Boeing, get your sh** together," I can understand that, but that was not the intent.

I fly some variation of the 737 on Alaska 2x/month and fly Southwest about 1x/month. Never had an ill word to say about it. Have no intention of starting now. The experience is universally fine.

My post was all about how good this Alaska A321 was, not how bad any other aircraft or aircraft type is, nor how bad any other airline is...
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Tue May 14, 2019 8:53 pm

Folks, N923VA was literally just repainted following the cabin refresh a couple of weeks ago. I should hope it still looks brand new. It was the last A21N delivered in VX livery.
 
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Tue May 14, 2019 9:05 pm

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Folks, N923VA was literally just repainted following the cabin refresh a couple of weeks ago. I should hope it still looks brand new. It was the last A21N delivered in VX livery.

I was thinking the same thing... I flew on N298AK in March and the plane had that new airplane smell. Not a scruff or scratch anywhere. Cabin crew were spectacular.

I’m hoping to snag a trip in the new cabin on a bus or 73G next fall. I’ve heard that it’s excellent both in the front and back of the plane from enthusiasts and members of the general public alike.

I was at SEA for the first time since December last weekend, I was amazed at the complete lack of VX Red. They’ve gotten those planes painted fast. I can’t believe that the last one is likely going to be in paint before another passenger flies on it.
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Tue May 14, 2019 10:03 pm

jgcotter wrote:
Folks, N923VA was literally just repainted following the cabin refresh a couple of weeks ago. I should hope it still looks brand new. It was the last A21N delivered in VX livery.


N923VA was literally the very first "word" in this entire thread, as the last bird delivered in VX colors. Makes sense that it was one of the last to be repainted/outfitted. Fun thread to see it all come full circle.
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Wed May 15, 2019 6:16 am

PlanesNTrains wrote:
jgcotter wrote:
Folks, N923VA was literally just repainted following the cabin refresh a couple of weeks ago. I should hope it still looks brand new. It was the last A21N delivered in VX livery.


N923VA was literally the very first "word" in this entire thread, as the last bird delivered in VX colors. Makes sense that it was one of the last to be repainted/outfitted. Fun thread to see it all come full circle.


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Wed May 15, 2019 10:34 am

PlanesNTrains wrote:
N923VA was literally the very first "word" in this entire thread, as the last bird delivered in VX colors. Makes sense that it was one of the last to be repainted/outfitted. Fun thread to see it all come full circle.


Yes! This thread has been especially fun for a reader based at CMH. When this thread began, we had no AS service, so following the repaint progress was a purely hypothetical exercise. Daily SEA-CMH was announced in August 2018 on the Airbus series, and was launched in March of this year. Suddenly, from nothing, we had an up-close view of the repaint progress. AS put an exclamation point on the whole thing by sending us a red tail A321 on only the fourth(-ish?) day of service - the first and last times the VX livery was at CMH for scheduled service. Talk about full circle. Thank you all for maintaining this thread throughout the process!
 
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Wed May 15, 2019 10:17 pm

Alaska A320 N632VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N632VA
 
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Sun May 19, 2019 8:03 pm

Alaska B739 N303AS is en route from SEA to VCV for repainting into the new Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N303AS
 
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Sun May 19, 2019 8:49 pm

Red Tail:
A319 [0]
A320 [0]
A321 [1] - 922
#VXforever

Old Alaska:
737-700: [1] - 607
737-800: [13] - 546, 548, 551, 557, 559, 560, 512, 520, 528, 532, 535, 537, 538
737-900: [6] - 302, 305, 309, 318, 319, 320
737-9ER: [34] - 402, 403, 407, 408, 409, 413, 419, 423, 431, 433, 435, 440, 442, 453, 457, 459, 461, 462, 464, 467, 468, 469, 471, 472, 474, 477, 478, 479, 481, 483, 486, 487, 491, 492
 
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Mon May 20, 2019 1:18 am

jgcotter wrote:
Alaska B739 N303AS is en route from SEA to VCV for repainting into the new Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N303AS


Thank goodness.
Having flown through Seattle last week, it was immediately apparent (which we already knew, of course) that the 737 paints had stopped to get the Virgin birds rebranded. As it should be.
But now, when I see the old Alaska livery all over 737s at Seattle, it's a funny thing: when the new livery debuted, I was okay with it. I think it's the best new liveries of the recent US-carrier attempts (considering United, American, and Southwest). So I'd say I was "okay" with it.
But now, when I see an old one, I'm like, "Ugh, get that bird to a paint shop, it looks like the 1970's are back!!"
The new livery is really a big leap forward, and manages to be both modern AND pleasant to look at.
Whereas the new United paint job looks like they consulted Jeff Smisek with the instructions "Find a way for us to rebrand, using ONLY a single blue Marks-a-Lot for the whole of the plane."
 
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Fri May 24, 2019 2:01 pm

Frances (N922VA) was ferried to SFO yesterday rather than going straight to VCV from GSO, so there was that afternoon/evening and this morning (about 3 hours, anyway) to see her around SFO in her red dress:

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Fri May 24, 2019 2:36 pm

Does Chester get "Lei'ed" in the updated Livery? I flew an ETOPS 800 last week PDX to KOA and it was still in the old Livery. It's great to see when you are traveling to a special place you are traveling on a special plane
 
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Fri May 24, 2019 5:56 pm

Alaska A21N N922VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery. Last red tail to be painted.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N922VA
 
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Fri May 24, 2019 6:03 pm

So the VX livery is completely gone? Dang, that went by fast.

Interesting to see quite a few B739s still have old colors.
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Fri May 24, 2019 6:04 pm

Was fun while it lasted! Officially the end of Virgin America at US airports.
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Fri May 24, 2019 6:05 pm

ddye123 wrote:
Does Chester get "Lei'ed" in the updated Livery? I flew an ETOPS 800 last week PDX to KOA and it was still in the old Livery. It's great to see when you are traveling to a special place you are traveling on a special plane


I don't think the new livery is getting the lei on etops birds.
 
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Fri May 24, 2019 6:17 pm

Runway28L wrote:
So the VX livery is completely gone? Dang, that went by fast.

Interesting to see quite a few B739s still have old colors.


So that adds around $7 million, number is from 2106, back into the operation by not having to pay Sir Richard for the licensing fee for the VX name. Although they might have to pay until the take the VX name off the engines on the 3 more to love liveries.
 
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gmcc wrote:
Runway28L wrote:
So the VX livery is completely gone? Dang, that went by fast.

Interesting to see quite a few B739s still have old colors.


So that adds around $7 million, number is from 2106, back into the operation by not having to pay Sir Richard for the licensing fee for the VX name. Although they might have to pay until the take the VX name off the engines on the 3 more to love liveries.

I’m seeing recent pics of the More to Love A21N jets with just Alaska on both engines, but the 739 appears to still have both AS and VX on the engines.
 
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Fri May 24, 2019 9:02 pm

Alaska stopped putting the lei on new-build ETOPS 738s at some point within a few years of when it first appeared. It was a promotional effort for the start of Hawaii service. I'm sure the remaining ones will go away as the repaints happen.
 
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Fri May 24, 2019 10:49 pm

gmcc wrote:
Runway28L wrote:
So the VX livery is completely gone? Dang, that went by fast.

Interesting to see quite a few B739s still have old colors.


So that adds around $7 million, number is from 2106, back into the operation by not having to pay Sir Richard for the licensing fee for the VX name. Although they might have to pay until the take the VX name off the engines on the 3 more to love liveries.


The two Airbus More To Love aircraft never had the Virgin titles on the engine cowl. The More To Love 737 Virgin titles were schedule to be remove this month.

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Fri May 24, 2019 10:50 pm

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Alaska stopped putting the lei on new-build ETOPS 738s at some point within a few years of when it first appeared. It was a promotional effort for the start of Hawaii service. I'm sure the remaining ones will go away as the repaints happen.

They have a bit of history with giving Chester accessories. When AS bought Jet America, and wanted to promote their California expansion, he got sunglasses.

 
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Sat May 25, 2019 2:48 am

ddye123 wrote:
Does Chester get "Lei'ed" in the updated Livery? I flew an ETOPS 800 last week PDX to KOA and it was still in the old Livery. It's great to see when you are traveling to a special place you are traveling on a special plane

rayfound wrote:
I don't think the new livery is getting the lei on etops birds.

seabosdca wrote:
Alaska stopped putting the lei on new-build ETOPS 738s at some point within a few years of when it first appeared. It was a promotional effort for the start of Hawaii service. I'm sure the remaining ones will go away as the repaints happen.


The original idea was the lei would go on the first few ETOPS aircraft in the fleet when service to Hawai’i started, 800’s at the time. The feedback was so positive that the decision was made to continue installing them and eventually all standard livery 800 ETOPS aircraft were adorned with lei’s. When the first 900ER was being delivered, that was ETOPS as well, the decision was made not to install the lei’s.
When the rebranding started, the decision was made that lei’s would not be reapplied on the 800 ETOPS fleet.

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AS Fleet Repaint Discussion Thread

Sun May 26, 2019 5:50 pm

Looks like all Airbus aircraft have been repainted into the AS livery...

https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/05/25/the ... paintshop/
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jgcotter
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed May 29, 2019 5:22 pm

Alaska B739 N493AS (More to Love) is en route from SEA to VCV for repainting. Not sure if it’s just to remove the VX logo from the engines or a complete repaint into the new Alaska livery. I guess we’ll know in a few days (engines) or about a week. (airframe)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N493AS
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed May 29, 2019 5:42 pm

Slightly off-topic bit of news (perhaps.) But kind of related to this thread's topic?

RoutesOnline announced yesterday that AS's MAX9 will debut in the system on 8/27 on 2 routes, SEA to LAX and SAN. (This is a later start date than previously announced and is very subject to change.) Here's the post:
Alaska Airlines earlier this month re-opened reservation for flights scheduled with Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft, after the airline briefly removed the listing for a week in late-April/early-May. The airline tentatively schedules Boeing 737 MAX 9 service on following routes, from 27AUG19, instead of previously listed 15AUG19.

Seattle – Los Angeles AS428/349
Seattle – San Diego AS418/539 (Inaugural flight)

Current 737 MAX 9 schedule is listed until 04NOV19 inclusive. Planned overall 737 MAX operation remains pending.


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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Wed May 29, 2019 8:06 pm

From what I’ve read is that AS didn’t repaint the wings on the Airbus repaints. Will they repaint the wings on the 737 repaints?
 
jgcotter
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Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thu May 30, 2019 12:25 am

Alaska B739 N303AS is en route from VCV to SEA in the new Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N303AS

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