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737-400 Combi Retirement Discussion [Consolidated Discussion]

737-400 Combi Retirement Discussion [Consolidated Discussion]

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Old Jul 10, 17, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by bmvaughn View Post
N760AS, N769AS have been put to bed
N769AS is still showing flights in FlightAware...I assume it was put into reserve and promptly brought back out?
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Old Jul 10, 17, 1:43 pm
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N769AS is still showing flights in FlightAware...I assume it was put into reserve and promptly brought back out?
Last flight was last Wednesday from what I see.
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Old Jul 13, 17, 8:51 am
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Not sure what you saw in FlightAware on Monday, but last flight still shows as 7/5.
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Old Jul 13, 17, 4:06 pm
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Saw one of the combi's in TPA for decommissioning. There's also a Comair 737-400 sitting in the hagar too.
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Old Jul 13, 17, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by MonThruThurs View Post
Saw one of the combi's in TPA for decommissioning. There's also a Comair 737-400 sitting in the hagar too.
Probably N762AS
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N762AS
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Old Jul 13, 17, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by bmvaughn View Post
I know the plane is empty, but that is a LONG flight for a classic! Wiki has the 400s range at 2K miles. Must have used extra tanks, thus the stop at PAE.
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Old Jul 13, 17, 6:38 pm
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Originally Posted by MonThruThurs View Post
I know the plane is empty, but that is a LONG flight for a classic! Wiki has the 400s range at 2K miles. Must have used extra tanks, thus the stop at PAE.
Empty with tailwinds would probably be ok.
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Old Jul 14, 17, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by MonThruThurs View Post
Saw one of the combi's in TPA for decommissioning. There's also a Comair 737-400 sitting in the hagar too.
It's more likely there to be converted to a freighter by PEMCO. They were the company that did the original conversion from passenger to combi.
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Old Jul 15, 17, 12:28 am
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N769AS is still showing flights in FlightAware...I assume it was put into reserve and promptly brought back out?
N769AS is still in service...it flew to SAN this evening.
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Old Jul 17, 17, 1:50 am
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Originally Posted by sltlyamusd View Post
N769AS is still in service...it flew to SAN this evening.
N769AS was out of service and ferried to PAE for a sheet metal repair, which kicked off the retirement speculation. It still has a little time left. There are a couple other planes that are scheduled to leave before it.
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Old Jul 17, 17, 12:11 pm
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The schedule for combi retirements:
N762AS: May 25
N768AS: Aug. 4
N765AS: Oct. 2
N763AS: Oct. 6
N764AS: Oct. 26
just booked AS61 SEA-JNU on 4 Aug, coming back on the milk run (standard -400, GGU'd)
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Old Jul 23, 17, 11:02 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
just booked AS61 SEA-JNU on 4 Aug, coming back on the milk run (standard -400, GGU'd)
I just booked a 73Q again last night as well

Didn't think I'd see one again... going to CDV this week
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Old Jul 24, 17, 12:03 am
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I got a surprise milk run on 768AS in late June after being rerouted from PDX-SEA-JNU to PDX-SEA-ANC-CDV-YAK-JNU. First time on the northern milk run section, second time on 768AS. First flight on it was ANC-JNU on 2005, before it was converted to a combi.

I've also flown on 763AS in regular and combined config, as well as 762AS and 764AS in regular config only, and 765AS only as a combi.

So I guess I can say I've flown on all the combis... in some sense. Anyone else keep track of this kind of stuff for fun? I'm sure many of you frequent fliers on here have easily spent many hours on these planes.
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Old Jul 24, 17, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Kaphias View Post
I got a surprise milk run on 768AS in late June after being rerouted from PDX-SEA-JNU to PDX-SEA-ANC-CDV-YAK-JNU. First time on the northern milk run section, second time on 768AS. First flight on it was ANC-JNU on 2005, before it was converted to a combi.

I've also flown on 763AS in regular and combined config, as well as 762AS and 764AS in regular config only, and 765AS only as a combi.

So I guess I can say I've flown on all the combis... in some sense. Anyone else keep track of this kind of stuff for fun? I'm sure many of you frequent fliers on here have easily spent many hours on these planes.
I keep a spreadsheet which - among other things - lists the registration for every plane I've flown in the past 10yrs. Have flown every AS 737-700 except the Timbers plane (slightly intentional ), and I've flown N552AS 8x. I've flown on 60.3% of the active fleet
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Old Jul 24, 17, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by bmvaughn View Post
I keep a spreadsheet which - among other things - lists the registration for every plane I've flown in the past 10yrs. Have flown every AS 737-700 except the Timbers plane (slightly intentional ), and I've flown N552AS 8x. I've flown on 60.3% of the active fleet
Slightly off topic, what's the easiest way to keep track of Alaska's plane registrations? I've been using a web site the past few years to track my flights (FlightDiary.com, although it just recently changed names) which stores the registration information, and that would be a nerdy fun little stat to keep track of myself.
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