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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:02 am

Alaska A320 N362VA ferried from VCV to SFO today in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N362VA
 
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:08 pm

Alaska A320 N623VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N623VA
 
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:39 pm

Alaska A320 N622VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N622VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:57 am

I'm not sure if this was addressed earlier in the thread...are they coming back with new interiors as well?
 
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:42 am

hiflyeras wrote:
I'm not sure if this was addressed earlier in the thread...are they coming back with new interiors as well?


Think it was addressed up thread but all AS planes coming out of VCV are only painted. Read somewhere that the first 737-700 (N619AS) and A320 (think it is N283VA) were at GSO getting their interiors redone.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:51 pm

Alaska A320 N838VA ferried from SFO to VCV today for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N838VA
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:53 pm

Alaska A320 N624VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N624VA
 
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:53 pm

Alaska A320 N853VA ferried from SFO to VCV yesterday for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N853VA
 
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:56 pm

Alaska A320 N623VA ferried from VCV to SFO yesterday in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N623VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:15 pm

Quite a lot of activity now that summer season has passed. Can anyone post an updated list or fleet percentage?
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:16 pm

One to look for would be N628VA, currently in GSO and rumored to be the first reconfigured Airbus, to slide in and get the new paint job to match the interior. First reconfigured 737-700, N619AS, is scheduled for AS901 to Boise and back as AS497, tomorrow, before it heads up to Alaska as AS61 on Sunday.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:24 am

zululima wrote:
Quite a lot of activity now that summer season has passed. Can anyone post an updated list or fleet percentage?

Alaska’s Airbus Fleet Livery Update

A321N - 5/8
N921VA Legacy
N922VA Legacy
N923VA Legacy
N924VA Painted - SF Giants
N925VA Painted - Most West Coast
N926VA Painted - More to Love
N927VA Painted - More to Love
N928VA Painted - Alaska

A320 - 21/53
N362VA Painted
N363VA Painted
N365VA Painted
N621VA Painted
N622VA Painted
N623VA Painted
N624VA Painted
N625VA Painted
N626VA Painted
N631VA Painted
N634VA Painted
N636VA Painted
N638VA Painted
N835VA Painted
N838VA Painted
N844VA Painted
N846VA Painted
N847VA Painted
N851VA Painted
N853VA Painted
N854VA Painted

A319 - 0/10
N521VA Legacy
N522VA Legacy
N523VA Legacy
N524VA Legacy
N525VA Legacy
N526VA Legacy
N527VA Legacy
N528VA Legacy
N529VA Legacy
N530VA Legacy
 
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:23 am

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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:00 am

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32andBelow wrote:
It is just funny because Alaska has never been all Boeing. And now they certainly aren't even with whatever backwards logic they can come up with.


Yes they have been all Boeing until now. All Alaska Airlines operated flights were on 737s.

Wrong. ASA operated MD-80's until 2008. Once again they are a mixed fleet.

From Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Airlines
In the 1980s, Alaska began acquiring McDonnell Douglas MD-80s.[29] Alaska acquired additional MD-80s via the acquisition of Jet America Airlines in 1987.[33] Alaska was the launch customer for the MD-83, and took delivery of the first airplanes in 1985.[29] Alaska continued to take delivery of new MD-83s during the 1990s, both to meet the demands of a growing route system, and to retire its aging and fuel inefficient 727 fleet. In 2005, due to the greater efficiency of the Boeing 737 Next Generation and rising costs for maintenance, fuel and crew training, Alaska Airlines decided to phase out the remaining 26 MD-80s and trained the pilots to fly the newer 737-800s that were being ordered to replace them. The last MD-80 flights took place on August 25, 2008.[29]
 
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:07 am

stratclub wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
It is just funny because Alaska has never been all Boeing. And now they certainly aren't even with whatever backwards logic they can come up with.


Yes they have been all Boeing until now. All Alaska Airlines operated flights were on 737s.

Wrong. ASA operated MD-80's until 2008. Once again they are a mixed fleet.

From Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Airlines
In the 1980s, Alaska began acquiring McDonnell Douglas MD-80s.[29] Alaska acquired additional MD-80s via the acquisition of Jet America Airlines in 1987.[33] Alaska was the launch customer for the MD-83, and took delivery of the first airplanes in 1985.[29] Alaska continued to take delivery of new MD-83s during the 1990s, both to meet the demands of a growing route system, and to retire its aging and fuel inefficient 727 fleet. In 2005, due to the greater efficiency of the Boeing 737 Next Generation and rising costs for maintenance, fuel and crew training, Alaska Airlines decided to phase out the remaining 26 MD-80s and trained the pilots to fly the newer 737-800s that were being ordered to replace them. The last MD-80 flights took place on August 25, 2008.[29]


I believe he means all-Boeing at the time of the merger. Obviously Alaska has operated a variety of aircraft throughout their long and colorful history.
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:16 am

gmcc wrote:
hiflyeras wrote:
I'm not sure if this was addressed earlier in the thread...are they coming back with new interiors as well?


Think it was addressed up thread but all AS planes coming out of VCV are only painted. Read somewhere that the first 737-700 (N619AS) and A320 (think it is N283VA) were at GSO getting their interiors redone.


First 737-700 with new interior (N619AS) is back from being retrofitted and comes online this weekend or early next week. First Airbus series (I assume A320) comes online mid- to late-November
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:35 pm

stratclub wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
It is just funny because Alaska has never been all Boeing. And now they certainly aren't even with whatever backwards logic they can come up with.


Yes they have been all Boeing until now. All Alaska Airlines operated flights were on 737s.

Wrong. ASA operated MD-80's until 2008. Once again they are a mixed fleet.

From Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Airlines
In the 1980s, Alaska began acquiring McDonnell Douglas MD-80s.[29] Alaska acquired additional MD-80s via the acquisition of Jet America Airlines in 1987.[33] Alaska was the launch customer for the MD-83, and took delivery of the first airplanes in 1985.[29] Alaska continued to take delivery of new MD-83s during the 1990s, both to meet the demands of a growing route system, and to retire its aging and fuel inefficient 727 fleet. In 2005, due to the greater efficiency of the Boeing 737 Next Generation and rising costs for maintenance, fuel and crew training, Alaska Airlines decided to phase out the remaining 26 MD-80s and trained the pilots to fly the newer 737-800s that were being ordered to replace them. The last MD-80 flights took place on August 25, 2008.[29]


I’m fully aware of AS’s fleet history. I can tell you what routes the last two MD-80 flights were on, without looking at Wiki. I was referring to at the time of the VX merger, as the other poster noted.

AS once flew Convair jets also.
 
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:33 pm

Alaska A320 N836VA ferried from SFO to VCV today for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N836VA
 
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:35 pm

Alaska A320 N838VA is en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N838VA
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:20 pm

Alaska A320 N364VA ferried from SFO to VCV today for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N364VA
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:21 pm

Alaska A320 N853VA ferried from VCV to SFO today in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N853VA
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:46 pm

I’m so curious what the A319 is going to look like in the AS livery! Wondering when the first repaint will be?
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:35 pm

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I’m so curious what the A319 is going to look like in the AS livery! Wondering when the first repaint will be?


A319 and A321neo (921-925) repaints will be towards the end, with the majority 320 fleet being the priority

The 319s are my favorites out of the ex-VX fleet, so I’m looking forward to seeing them painted
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:12 pm

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I’m so curious what the A319 is going to look like in the AS livery! Wondering when the first repaint will be?


A319 and A321neo (921-925) repaints will be towards the end, with the majority 320 fleet being the priority

The 319s are my favorites out of the ex-VX fleet, so I’m looking forward to seeing them painted


Thanks for the heads up! I was hoping they would see normal rotation into paint like the 320’s but I guess knocking out the bulk of the Airbus fleet first makes sense.
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:32 pm

Alaska A320 N852VA ferried from SFO to VCV today for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N852VA
 
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Alaska A320 N836VA ferried from VCV to SFO today in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N836VA
 
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Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:25 am

jgcotter wrote:
Alaska A320 N836VA ferried from SFO to VCV today for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N836VA

jgcotter wrote:
Alaska A320 N836VA ferried from VCV to SFO today in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N836VA

I'm dead.

Jokes aside (as my username is based on it), when I found out the night before it was due to fly to VCV in the coming morning, I had to go spot it. Luckily it was a Sunday morning so I was free:
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It took off parallel with N635VA which was doing AS1180 to EWR.
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:05 pm

Alaska A320 N282VA ferried from SFO to VCV today for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N282VA
 
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:10 pm

Alaska A320 N364VA ferried from VCV to SFO today in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N364VA
 
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:27 am

packmedic wrote:
gmcc wrote:
hiflyeras wrote:
I'm not sure if this was addressed earlier in the thread...are they coming back with new interiors as well?


Think it was addressed up thread but all AS planes coming out of VCV are only painted. Read somewhere that the first 737-700 (N619AS) and A320 (think it is N283VA) were at GSO getting their interiors redone.


First 737-700 with new interior (N619AS) is back from being retrofitted and comes online this weekend or early next week. First Airbus series (I assume A320) comes online mid- to late-November



Any photos/video of this new interior?
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:15 am

questions wrote:
TreyClarkPowell wrote:

...look at what the other US carriers are currently doing.

AA: Abstract of the American Flag that looks like a design committee compromise.

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UA: Adopted what was already a 20 year old livery (now 27 years old) of an airline that they merged with.

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DL: Yeah, the widget has been their thing for almost 60 years, but this iteration of it is just kind of "meh."

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WN: Shapes and colors. A 1st grader could have designed this tail.

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B6 and F9: these airlines do not use consistent designs on their tails, some of the B6 tails look cool, I'll give them that much, but the F9 tails just scream "stock photos."

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NK: currently has three completely different liveries running around (none of which are good looking)

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G4: Was probably designed using Microsoft Paint.

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My boy Chester? He's got class.

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AA — someone else said this and I agree... it looks like a screaming redneck, especially outside of the US. The flat battleship gray is awful. A metallic or pearlized gray would have been better

UA — cheap, cheesy and bland

DL — have never been a fan of this iteration of the widget. The 3-D look is not executed well in most applications. I like the all red however and think they should have made the lower portion dark red and the upper portion lighter red. The partial widget on the tail is a design concept from the 1980’s — e.g., partial GE meatball on service vans. The blue belly is all wrong and makes the aircraft, regardless of type, look dumpy

WN — they need to bring back orange onto the livery. Drop the heart; it’s too gimmicky

B6 — looks sharp

AS — looks sharp

HA — looks sharp

NK — looks like the pathetic airline it is, so the livery is appropriate


I agree with all of these but AA. I hated their new livery, at first. But it has grown on me. The gray reflects different light really well. Especially sunsets!
 
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:27 am

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Alaska A320 N364VA ferried from VCV to SFO today in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N364VA

Update: Cancelled on the ramp in VCV.
 
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:29 am

WNCrew wrote:
packmedic wrote:
gmcc wrote:

Think it was addressed up thread but all AS planes coming out of VCV are only painted. Read somewhere that the first 737-700 (N619AS) and A320 (think it is N283VA) were at GSO getting their interiors redone.


First 737-700 with new interior (N619AS) is back from being retrofitted and comes online this weekend or early next week. First Airbus series (I assume A320) comes online mid- to late-November



Any photos/video of this new interior?


There's a picture at the very end of this article.

https://www.flightlevel360.net/single-p ... in-America

Sad to see that they are completely degrading the Virgin America experience. The interior looks like it was designed by people who only care about profits. Loss of IFE is certainly a low point.
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:57 am

Still better than AA's Awaysis interior's they are putting in all 737's and A321's.
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:49 am

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Still better than AA's Awaysis interior's they are putting in all 737's and A321's.


Hate the new visual cabin dividers. It would have been nice if AS adopted the VX style cabin dividers which were unique. They would have looked good in dark blue. I’m all for airlines making money but the bean counters are out of control!
 
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:52 am

WNCrew wrote:
packmedic wrote:
gmcc wrote:

Think it was addressed up thread but all AS planes coming out of VCV are only painted. Read somewhere that the first 737-700 (N619AS) and A320 (think it is N283VA) were at GSO getting their interiors redone.


First 737-700 with new interior (N619AS) is back from being retrofitted and comes online this weekend or early next week. First Airbus series (I assume A320) comes online mid- to late-November



Any photos/video of this new interior?



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Those are the best two I could find. N619AS is flying now and other pictures will surface I'm sure. I've seen others, but they were in my Facebook feed and I can't find them now
A319 A320 A321 A333 A388 AT72 B717 B733 B734 B734C B735 B73G B738 B739 B744 B752 B764 B772 B789 CRJ2 CRJ7 CRJ9 DH8D E135 E140 E145 E170 E175 E190 MD80 MD90
 
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:59 am

FlightLevel360 wrote:
WNCrew wrote:
packmedic wrote:

First 737-700 with new interior (N619AS) is back from being retrofitted and comes online this weekend or early next week. First Airbus series (I assume A320) comes online mid- to late-November



Any photos/video of this new interior?


There's a picture at the very end of this article.

https://www.flightlevel360.net/single-p ... in-America

Sad to see that they are completely degrading the Virgin America experience. The interior looks like it was designed by people who only care about profits. Loss of IFE is certainly a low point.


These seats have power outlets (USB and standard plug) at every single seat (not 2 per set of 3 like many airlines), memory foam, and first class seats come with leg rests and cup holders. The IFE was removed because it was expensive, heavy, failure-prone, and the order on demand was a nightmare for the flight attendants.
A319 A320 A321 A333 A388 AT72 B717 B733 B734 B734C B735 B73G B738 B739 B744 B752 B764 B772 B789 CRJ2 CRJ7 CRJ9 DH8D E135 E140 E145 E170 E175 E190 MD80 MD90
 
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:47 am

FlightLevel360 wrote:
WNCrew wrote:
packmedic wrote:

First 737-700 with new interior (N619AS) is back from being retrofitted and comes online this weekend or early next week. First Airbus series (I assume A320) comes online mid- to late-November



Any photos/video of this new interior?


There's a picture at the very end of this article.

https://www.flightlevel360.net/single-p ... in-America

Sad to see that they are completely degrading the Virgin America experience. The interior looks like it was designed by people who only care about profits. Loss of IFE is certainly a low point.


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Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:38 am

FlightLevel360 wrote:
WNCrew wrote:
packmedic wrote:

First 737-700 with new interior (N619AS) is back from being retrofitted and comes online this weekend or early next week. First Airbus series (I assume A320) comes online mid- to late-November



Any photos/video of this new interior?


There's a picture at the very end of this article.

https://www.flightlevel360.net/single-p ... in-America

Sad to see that they are completely degrading the Virgin America experience. The interior looks like it was designed by people who only care about profits. Loss of IFE is certainly a low point.


Its kinda funny because you say in that blog entry that you've never flown Virgin America. I flew VX after the AS merger, and it was okay, nothing special to write home about. I found the night club safety video to be a bit jarring at 7 am in the morning and the IFE was... functional? The "cool" features like the on airplane chat worked well enough, but if other passengers aren't in the chat room its kinda pointless. Its a nice idea, but it was put together with a "build it they will come" mentality, instead of actually figuring out if people wanted that.

The AS onboard experience has some really nice touches that work for everyone, not just those who want electronics and entertainment. The seat back design is superb, and nicely separates the airline's advertising and reading materials and your storage area. It lets you have a netted pocket all to yourself. I'm not sure why nobody every thought of this before. It was one my my favorite features, especially with the nicely rounded tops of each card working together to follow the brand, and make it easy to locate the information you want. Plus you get power outlets that are conveniently located and a tablet clip. When I fly AS, I do feel that the cabin was designed by someone who cares about making the seat convenient and easy to use.

Yes, there is a loss of IFE from VX, but AS has streaming for those with devices and tablets to rent on longer flights for those without devices. This is cheaper for AS and is better for passengers. If one of their tablets fails, they can hand you a new one and trade it out at the destination to get it a working one onboard. I've had multiple times I'm on airlines with IFE and when it doesn't work its a huge letdown.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:32 am

The increase of F seats from 8 to 12 on the A320s and A319s (if the latter get the new interior) is huge for all MVPs/Golds hoping for upgrades.

Thank goodness the awful Virgin lighting colors are going away. The magenta and purply-blue badly clashed with each other and made the cabin look like a poorly decorated club.

On the other hand I will miss the moving map, and it's too bad the 73Gs and 738s won't get pivot bins.
 
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:27 pm

jgcotter wrote:
jgcotter wrote:
Alaska A320 N364VA ferried from VCV to SFO today in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N364VA

Update: Cancelled on the ramp in VCV.

Update: Alaska A320 N364VA is now en route from VCV to SFO in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N364VA
 
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:01 pm

Alaska A320 N633VA ferried from SFO to VCV yesterday for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N633VA
 
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:04 pm

Alaska A320 N852VA ferried from VCV to SFO yesterday in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N852VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:20 pm

USAirKid wrote:

Its kinda funny because you say in that blog entry that you've never flown Virgin America.


Pretty hilarious someone writes a whole post about the loss of an airline that they’ve never flown on. I’ve stated before that I wholeheartedly believe that some of the most Anti-Alaska people on here probably haven’t flown Alaska or Virgin America (VX did not fly to many places in the first place). This same blogger or whatever claims Alaska has only a “satisfactory” view, which goes against several travel resources saying otherwise. Both airlines have/had high customer ratings compared to other airlines. So folks are being disingenuous to say otherwise about Alaska.
 
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:58 pm

LAXBUR wrote:
USAirKid wrote:

Its kinda funny because you say in that blog entry that you've never flown Virgin America.


Pretty hilarious someone writes a whole post about the loss of an airline that they’ve never flown on. I’ve stated before that I wholeheartedly believe that some of the most Anti-Alaska people on here probably haven’t flown Alaska or Virgin America (VX did not fly to many places in the first place). This same blogger or whatever claims Alaska has only a “satisfactory” view, which goes against several travel resources saying otherwise. Both airlines have/had high customer ratings compared to other airlines. So folks are being disingenuous to say otherwise about Alaska.


I'm not at all amused by what you are saying about my blog. I wrote that post before I switched to providing flight reviews only because of school. And I personally have had a bad experience with Alaska - they are not comparable to the likes of jetBlue, and Delta, for example.
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:38 pm

FlightLevel360 wrote:
LAXBUR wrote:
USAirKid wrote:

Its kinda funny because you say in that blog entry that you've never flown Virgin America.


Pretty hilarious someone writes a whole post about the loss of an airline that they’ve never flown on. I’ve stated before that I wholeheartedly believe that some of the most Anti-Alaska people on here probably haven’t flown Alaska or Virgin America (VX did not fly to many places in the first place). This same blogger or whatever claims Alaska has only a “satisfactory” view, which goes against several travel resources saying otherwise. Both airlines have/had high customer ratings compared to other airlines. So folks are being disingenuous to say otherwise about Alaska.


I'm not at all amused by what you are saying about my blog. I wrote that post before I switched to providing flight reviews only because of school. And I personally have had a bad experience with Alaska - they are not comparable to the likes of jetBlue, and Delta, for example.

Small hint: use something like IMO or In my experience before saying that because the vast majority of ratings disagree with you. Posing something as fact that is actually false is a big hit to your blog’s credibility. All it takes is a google search to know what consensus is. Imagine if I posed my one experience on DL as the norm? But I know for a fact that my bad experiences are isolated. So while I’m adamant that AS is superior to DL, which is supported by ratings, I don’t try to say that DL incomparably worse than UA or RV. However my experiences on those three carriers suggest UA and RV are far superior to DL.
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:51 pm

Alaska A320 N640VA is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N640VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:54 am

Alaska A320 N282VA ferried from VCV to SFO today in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N282VA
 
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:11 am

Does the Airbus fleet have Alaska safety cards? Including the yet-to-be painted A319s?
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Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:41 am

cedarjet wrote:
Does the Airbus fleet have Alaska safety cards? Including the yet-to-be painted A319s?


Yes, the entire fleet should have them by this point

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