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737-400 Combi Retirement Discussion [Consolidated Discussion]

737-400 Combi Retirement Discussion [Consolidated Discussion]

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Old May 29, 17, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by Kaphias View Post
Hope that we can be updated on the final flights- I'll be moving to the Tacoma area in July and would love to take one last ride on the combi.
The schedule for combi retirements:

N762AS: May 25
N768AS: Aug. 4
N765AS: Oct. 2
N763AS: Oct. 6
N764AS: Oct. 26
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Old May 29, 17, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by AndyPatterson View Post
Nice photos, but am surprised that the FAA allows that wire basket so close to the overwing exit? Wouldn't it interfere with getting out the exit door?
It's not a basket--it's some sort of protective cover for a panel of some sort. I've always thought it a little odd, but there is so much room in the exit row (more than unlimited, actually ) that it doesn't really interfere with anything.
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Old May 29, 17, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by jackal View Post
It's not a basket--it's some sort of protective cover for a panel of some sort. I've always thought it a little odd, but there is so much room in the exit row (more than unlimited, actually ) that it doesn't really interfere with anything.
It's a panel to equalize pressure if there is a rapid loss of cabin pressure. So rather than the entire wall blowing out, it would just be that panel.
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Old May 29, 17, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by alphaeagle View Post
It's a panel to equalize pressure if there is a rapid loss of cabin pressure. So rather than the entire wall blowing out, it would just be that panel.
Ah, then the wire gating there makes sense--the panel can blow out but won't fly through the cabin and hit people!
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Old May 29, 17, 2:16 pm
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Seems those going to BRW next month will get to experience this aircraft yet again
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Old May 30, 17, 1:59 pm
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I've updated the first post on the thread, please let me know if I've gotten anything wrong.

What's left:
1 cargo (709)
4 combi (763-5, 768)
7 passenger (708, 713, 760, 767, 769, 793-4)

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Old May 30, 17, 3:18 pm
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i need to jump on one of these before they go...what is the best route to fly? ANC-BRW?
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Old May 30, 17, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by haddon90 View Post
i need to jump on one of these before they go...what is the best route to fly? ANC-BRW?
Not all of the flights to BRW are Combi this time of the year.

You could do a day trip to JNU from Seattle. AS61 in the morning, spend the day in Juneau and then AS66 on the way back.

The Combi's are also known to be swapped out at times, however this time of year they like to get them into CDV and YAK on the way south as there is a lot of money in the front of those planes.

It hasn't been updated recently, however the Combi schedule is helpful.
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/ca...-schedule.aspx
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Old Jun 14, 17, 5:19 pm
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[QUOTE=Donna49;28374288]

good to know. i may have to do a run in september when the prices go down.
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Old Jul 4, 17, 12:01 pm
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I'm trying to find a combi in late Aug/Sept and having no luck. Anyone know where they might be flying then?
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Old Jul 4, 17, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Todd Crandall View Post
I'm trying to find a combi in late Aug/Sept and having no luck. Anyone know where they might be flying then?
My four flights to and from Bethel, AK were combi's.
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Old Jul 4, 17, 6:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Todd Crandall View Post
I'm trying to find a combi in late Aug/Sept and having no luck. Anyone know where they might be flying then?
Headed to ADQ tomorrow in one.
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Old Jul 4, 17, 6:41 pm
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Hmm I was hoping to find a milk run in SE AK during that time. Most of them are -400s and -700s now.
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Old Jul 4, 17, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Todd Crandall View Post
Hmm I was hoping to find a milk run in SE AK during that time. Most of them are -400s and -700s now.
BRW milk run?

Bookings into 2018 have been on combis still with ADQ
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Old Jul 7, 17, 8:32 am
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N760AS, N769AS have been put to bed

ETA: see below

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