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gilesdavies
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Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:30 pm

Just a short and quick post...

I noticed an Alaska Airlines 737-700 (N627AS) landed into Luton this evening at around 11pm.

Would anyone know why one of their aircrafts, would be so far away from home?!

While Thomson and Monarch Engineering at the airport, does do quite a lot of maintenance for exotic customers, I'd highly doubt AS would send their birds this far away from home for their checks!

www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/n627as/
 
slcdeltarumd11
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:34 pm

WOW that is an exotic plane to be in LTN

very cool
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:36 pm

Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 1):
WOW that is an exotic plane to be in LTN

very cool

I sense sarcasm!

Just an unusual visitor for the airport, and never seen Alaska this side of the Altantic before.
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:46 pm

Skyliner reports this:



Quote:
Boeing 737 -790 30794 796 N627AS Alaska Airlines ferried 11-12feb16 SEA-BGR-LTN on delivery to? ex N1787B



It's a 2001 aircraft:

http://www.planespotters.net/airfram...g/737/30794/N627AS-Alaska-Airlines
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:47 pm

According to this site it's on a ferry flight, but even they don't know where to. So far been in SEA, BGR and now LTN.

Maybe some airline has leased it.
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:59 pm

What's the flight number? If we knew that might help.
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:02 am

AS 9401

Ferry to Israel for Cargo conversion. There will be 2 more going over in the coming weeks
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:04 am

They have been selling off their 737-700 airframes. Guess Southwest did not want this one.
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:06 am

Quoting as739x (Reply 6):
Ferry to Israel for Cargo conversion. There will be 2 more going over in the coming weeks

Is the cargo conversion for them?
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:43 am

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 8):

Yes
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:24 am

Is 737-400 cargo going to phrase out soon? I think Alaska Airlines Cargo is trying to save cargo business in state of Alaska flights. 737-400 seems getting older now. I hope Alaska is going to fly to Dutch Harbor again for 737-700. It can handle shortest runway landing and take off.

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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:14 am

Quoting rbavfan (Reply 7):
They have been selling off their 737-700 airframes.

We're keeping the rest; they're viewed as an excellent "gap aircraft" between the E175 and the B737-800. Three 73Gs total are being converted to dedicated freighters.

Quoting Q (Reply 10):
Is 737-400 cargo going to phrase out soon?

The B737-400F is staying for now, but will eventually leave the fleet once the B737-700Fs are in service.

Quoting Q (Reply 10):
737-400 seems getting older now.

All passenger 737-400s will leave the fleet by 2017.
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:30 am

Quoting Q (Reply 10):
I hope Alaska is going to fly to Dutch Harbor again for 737-700.

DUT has more than enough lift with the props.
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:11 am

Which other two aircraft are due for conversion ? Presume they will use LTN for the ferry flight stops as well ?
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:00 pm

 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:27 pm

I'll bet that would be a strange sight to behold over there! These aren't coming back as a Combi are they?
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:28 pm

Quoting B727FA (Reply 15):

I'll bet that would be a strange sight to behold over there! These aren't coming back as a Combi are they?

Coming back full freighter. This isn't the first time AS has operated into Israel.
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:39 pm

Is this the same company that had done work on a SV 330 at TLV, which had led to a whole controversy?
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:02 am

Was hoping someone might catch a glimpse of an AS airframe on it's way to TLV!
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:35 am

Will this plane come back with the new, *new paintjob?
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:17 am

Quoting rbavfan (Reply 7):
They have been selling off their 737-700 airframes. Guess Southwest did not want this one.

kind of a jump in logic assuming the plane was offered to Southwest.. probably wasn't
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:26 am

Quoting intotheair (Reply 19):
Will this plane come back with the new, *new paintjob?

Yes, although I don't know if it will have "Alaska" titles or "Alaska Air Cargo" titles like the B737-400F does.
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:54 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 11):
We're keeping the rest; they're viewed as an excellent "gap aircraft" between the E175 and the B737-800

Or, presumably, "between the CRJ-900 and the 737-800".  

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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:32 am

Quoting as739x (Reply 6):
Ferry to Israel for Cargo conversion. There will be 2 more going over in the coming weeks

Do you know what other two planes are heading over?
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:48 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 11):
We're keeping the rest; they're viewed as an excellent "gap aircraft" between the E175 and the B737-800. Three 73Gs total are being converted to dedicated freighters.

So there is one that is in Israel ready to come back, or has the first conversion been completed yet & aircraft returned? The remaining 73G's should be around longer than initially suggested, at least until fuel spikes again. SEA-CHS is a great example of a route that the 73G is perfect for.

Quoting B727FA (Reply 15):
I'll bet that would be a strange sight to behold over there! These aren't coming back as a Combi are they?

No, the three 73G's are being converted to full freighters.

Quoting kanban (Reply 20):
kind of a jump in logic assuming the plane was offered to Southwest.. probably wasn't

It wasn't offered to anyone, it's being converted to a freighter, in Israel, for AAG.
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:10 am

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 24):
SEA-CHS is a great example of a route that the 73G is perfect for.

Agree on that. I was surprised when AS was going to completely phase out their 73Gs. They are excellent for thinner routes like BLI-LAS or perhaps some more PDX-east coast routes. They have excellent performance for SNA too.

How many 73Gs does AS now plan to keep?
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:41 am

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 25):
How many 73Gs does AS now plan to keep?

EA CO AS may know better, but it's my understanding the 14 73G's now in the fleet, will have 3 cargo conversions, that leaves 11 aircraft.

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 25):
I was surprised when AS was going to completely phase out their 73Gs

I was as well, the first time I flew AS SEA-EWR was on a 73G, not as bad as I thought it would be.

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 25):
perhaps some more PDX-east coast routes.

PDX-EWR will happen once AS gets another usable slot & PDX-MCO I expect sooner than later as well. But both will be 800's. I wonder when/if AS starts their IND service, if it may start with a 73G?
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RE: Alaska Airlines 737-700 Just Landed At LTN...

Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:08 am

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 24):
So there is one that is in Israel ready to come back, or has the first conversion been completed yet & aircraft returned?

No, this plane is the first one. It will take around seven months to be modified as it is the first NG to be converted by IAI. The other two planes are supposed to take about two months each to mod.

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 26):
14 73G's now in the fleet, will have 3 cargo conversions, that leaves 11 aircraft.

There is also an option for a fourth freighter, so it could be 10 passenger -700's.

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