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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:12 am

Thats the best aircraft rendering I´ve seen so far, but still I wonder why AS spend so much money for a single plane livery layout. Only the flag looks wrong in colour.
Very nice looking 737 indeed.
 
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:52 am

Really nice livery, and congrats to the Alaska employees!
 
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:04 am

It sure does look good, but when I think of paint instead of polished metal, I see this before my eyes...


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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:27 am

Dang that looks awesome.

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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:25 am

Quoting ASAFA (Reply 17):
I don't know why they said they couldn't do bare metal

MX-wise, it costs too much to maintain the bare metal when you only have 1 aircraft in bare metal. The buffing would be beyond belief.... See why WN's Silver One is now painted "silver".... Costs too much to maintain.

Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 44):
The 73 stands for 737, and the H stands for the particular model, to the airlines standards.

Not necessarly, its the customer code in Boeing's format.

Edit: grammar.

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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:29 am

Wow, what a great livery. . . would have loved to see the other contenders for the 75th Anniversary livery. . .
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:40 am

Flat out BEAUTIFUL!!!!!


What an amazing looking airplane!!
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:46 am

Now that's what a retro-jet should look like! US Airways take note...the retro Airbus' are in my humble opinion still poor facsimilies of what they could be. Great job Alaska!
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:48 am

I noticed in the picture (I enlarged it, mind you...) that the tail number is 569. Is this currently accurate?
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:57 am

Love the color. Very nice.

Works well on the 737-800.

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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:04 am

Looks just GREAT! Anyone know when it will make it's official debut? I want to be out at SEA with camera ready....
 
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:31 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 54):
Not necessarly, its the customer code in Boeing's format.

I disagree. 73Gs are 737-700s. 73Ws are 737-700s with winglets.
738s are 737-800 and 73Hs are winglet equipped 800s.
Nothing about customer codes in there.
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:02 am

Anyone else notice that there's nobody flying this plane?  Wink
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:02 am

Enlarge the photo and look in the No. 1 engine intake. The fan isn't turning!

Beautiful Airplane though!!!

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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:15 am

Quoting Arluna (Reply 63):
Enlarge the photo and look in the No. 1 engine intake. The fan isn't turning

Here is the release that Alaska Employees were sent to announce the new aircraft. The photo that is posted is a computer rendering of what the aircraft will look like.

A computer rendering shows the "Starliner 75" as it will appear once painted.

The wraps are off the classic livery that will adorn Alaska Airlines' next new 737-800 to celebrate the airline's 75th anniversary. "Starliner 75" reflects the airline's colorful past and bright future. The design was tops among four retro-schemes voted on by more than half Alaska's employees last fall.

The "DC-3" scheme ranked first, followed by the Blue Thunderbird, Golden Nugget and Red Thunderbird design.

The "Starliner 75" includes some minor design changes from the original DC-3 rendering, including the "Starliner" moniker.

"After the DC-3 scheme won, we did extensive research into Alaska's original DC-3 paint schemes," said Greg Latimer, managing director, brand and product marketing. "Our DC-3s were all branded as 'Starliner' followed by a city name. In addition, they all included a painted star design over the nose and some stripes aft of the cockpit. The result is a more accurate interpretation of our classic aircraft."

The new addition to the fleet will be delivered Feb. 27 and enter revenue service March 1 as Flight 1 between Seattle and Anchorage, then on to Fairbanks.

"It's no coincidence that the first flight of the Starliner 75 is to Alaska," said Bill MacKay, senior VP, Alaska. "This is a sort of homecoming for the Starliner fleet that really put Alaska Airlines on the map."

Watch alaskasworld.com for more information on the "Starliner 75" and its upcoming entry into Alaska's fleet.
 
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:37 pm

I really like the retro livery, but I would be very intersted to see pics of the other choices. Are there any?
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:57 pm

Well the more I look at it, the more I like it...now this raises the question, AS has been rolling out special liverys for a while now, whats or when is the next one going to be?
 
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:53 pm

It's hard to tell in the photo, but the old globe logo was updated a bit to give it a more current feel - the old logo didn't incorporate the panhandle, so it was reworked a bit to correct that.
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:26 pm

It is a wonderful way to celebrate such history, Congrats to Alaska and the employees! BEAUTIFUL  birthday 
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:32 pm

Quoting HikesWithEyes (Reply 61):
73Gs are 737-700s. 73Ws are 737-700s with winglets.
738s are 737-800 and 73Hs are winglet equipped 800s.

With all due respect, source please, because I have never seen these 'new' codes this way. But I agree with the 73G and 738, but not with the W or the H.
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 69):
With all due respect, source please,

Well, here is one place that lists a 737-800 with winglets as a 73H:

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Ala...Alaska_Airlines_Boeing_737-800.php

I haven't found another source that shows the 73W that is outside the company, but I assure
you that is what AS uses to describe 73Gs with winglets.
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:17 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 69):
With all due respect, source please, because I have never seen these 'new' codes this way. But I agree with the 73G and 738, but not with the W or the H.

Alright...There are two sets of commonly used codes that float about. IATA and ICAO codes.
The IATA code is 3 digits and are mostly used on public material (tickets, timetables).
ICAO code is 4 digits and are mostly for professional use (flight plans, air traffic control scopes).

Please see the following links for a side by side look through these codes.
http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/acrtypes.htm
http://www.airodyssey.net/reference/equip.html

If you were to look through Sabre, you would probably see an Alaska 737-800 flight showing 73H. That same flight when filed with ATC would be listed as a B738. And if you were to further break it down the aircraft would be a 737-890 (90 being the boeing customer code). Unless of course it is N549AS, then it would be the lone 737-8FH. For a list of Boeing customer codes see: http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/boeing.asp

Hopes this further clarifies what HIKES was trying to tell you.

Ryan

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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:33 pm

Wow! Very impressive. I really like it  Smile
 
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:00 pm

Thats one sweet lookin 738  bigthumbsup 



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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:34 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 8):
I don't remember what the choices were, but this really looks good



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 19):
Can someone repost the choices? I can't remember which one I liked best.

Alaska Questions - New Combis And Retro Livery (by Strathpeffer Feb 1 2007 in Civil Aviation)









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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:08 am

Quoting RyDawg82 (Reply 71):

Thanks.
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:55 am

Indeed a very nice livery Big grin

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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:35 am

I think i like the second of the two liverys best. The last two are gross. Did they actualy have a paint scheme like that at one point?
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:46 am

Quoting Flyboyseven (Reply 77):
The last two are gross. Did they actualy have a paint scheme like that at one point?


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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:28 pm

Looks good, though I was hoping for the "Golden Nugget Jet" scheme. Hopefully Skymarks will do a 1/130 scale model to join my AS 737 collection!
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:33 pm

Tht Red Thunderbird logo is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
 
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:01 am

Quoting Godia (Reply 79):
Looks good, though I was hoping for the "Golden Nugget Jet" scheme. Hopefully Skymarks will do a 1/130 scale model to join my AS 737 collection!

There was discussion of Gemini doing a set of all four but I don't know if anything has materialized.
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RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:58 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 81):
There was discussion of Gemini doing a set of all four but I don't know if anything has materialized.

i would buy that forsure!!!

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