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Consolidated 739/ER reconfigured F/PE/Y 16/24/138 Thread [Completed]

Consolidated 739/ER reconfigured F/PE/Y 16/24/138 Thread [Completed]

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See below in the expanded wiki for the list of the reconfigured aircraft.

December 3, 2015 Alaska announced a reconfiguration of its fleet.

Originally Posted by alaskaair.com/newsroom
Seats in the Premium Class section will have at least 35" of pitch, compared to 31" to 32" in the rest of the main cabin. To make room for the Premium Class while maintaining pitch in the main cabin, Alaska will reconfigure and reduce the number of seats available on some aircraft. Also, pitch in the First Class cabin will be increased from 36" to 42" providing a significantly enhanced experience for those customers.


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Model Fleet count Current seats Reconfigured cabin
 (First class/Main cabin)(First class/Premium class/Main)
 
 737-800 61 16/147 12/30/117 [FT Thread]
 
 737-900/900ER 77 16/165 16/24/138
 
 E175 15 12/64 12/12/52
First -900 is N319AS. Should return to service in the second half of January.

The timeline for the -800's was just shy of four months. The -900/-900ER's will take just over a year.

List of reconfigured aircraft:

737-900

N302AS
N303AS
N305AS
N306AS
N307AS
N315AS
N317AS
N318AS
N319AS
N320AS
N323AS

737-900ER

N224AK
N236AK
N237AK
N238AK
N247AK
N248AK
N251AK
N253AK
N260AK
N263AK
N264AK
N265AK
N266AK
N267AK
N268AK
N270AK
N272AK
N273AK
N274AK
N275AK
N277AK
N278AK
N280AK
N403AS
N407AS
N408AS
N409AS
N413AS
N419AS
N428AS
N431AS
N433AS
N434AS
N435AS
N440AS
N442AS
N453AS
N457AS
N459AS
N461AS
N462AS
N468AS
N469AS
N472AS
N474AS
N477AS
N478AS
N479AS
N481AS
N483AS
N486AS
N487AS
N491AS
N492AS
N493AS
N494AS

Total: 67/75 (89.3% complete)

Last updated: 10/26/17


Previous thread discussing PE

You can find the scheduled tail number of your flight here:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/as123
(replace as123 with as[your flight num])
However aircraft swaps are frequent, even up to the last hour.
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Old Jan 3, 17, 1:47 am
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Beckoa;

I'm certainly not "in the know" like you. Just a retired Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician (and former Air Force major (2nd generation)) doing some math calculations based on previous performance. As a pediatrician, I am eternally optimistic. I also plan for any eventuality.

Reading your addition to the top of the Wiki, it seems that the rate of reconfiguration will slow considerably for the -900s & -900ERs.

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Old Jan 3, 17, 12:39 pm
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Beckoa;

I'm certainly not "in the know" like you. Just a retired Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician (and former Air Force major (2nd generation)) doing some math calculations based on previous performance. As a pediatrician, I am eternally optimistic. I also plan for any eventuality.

Reading your addition to the top of the Wiki, it seems that the rate of reconfiguration will slow considerably for the -900s & -900ERs.
Just to clarify, I'm not one of those sources...its others I'm referring to
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Old Jan 18, 17, 2:07 am
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I flew upon N319AS this afternoon RDU-SEA.

When I arrived at the gate, N315AS was parked there. Then ship 319 taxied in.

Whut tha-?! Did AS add a new flight to RDU from PDX?

No. Gate agent said the plane ferried in from GSO, and that ship 315 was on its way out there for reconfiguration work.

Could I have flown upon the first revenue flight of a newly reconfigured -900? If so, with that flight I passed over 300,000 miles logged solely aboard Alaska 737-900s. ^

Everything onboard is as stated in the stats above. First and Premium classes look spacious!

On the down side, the three lavs in the rear have been replaced by these new really narrow modular units. They are waaaaay less spacious. We're talkin' Ryanair style here...
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Old Jan 18, 17, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
Could I have flown upon the first revenue flight of a newly reconfigured -900?
Yes, that was the first revenue flight of a reconfigured 900.
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Originally Posted by Seat2A

On the down side, the three lavs in the rear have been replaced by these new really narrow modular units. They are waaaaay less spacious. We're talkin' Ryanair style here...
Yeah, Delta has those as well on their 737-900ER. Were all three lavs made more narrow, or just the ones behind the last row of seats?
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Old Jan 29, 17, 12:21 am
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Any update on the number of completed -900 conversions? Out of how many total? 65+17 (on order)?

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It looks like the total 900/ER's to be reconfigured is 71. Right now the number that are complete is still one. Two more should be in service in a few days.
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Any updates?
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[QUOTE=AZ Boomer;27896315]Any updates?

Flying PDX-PSP round trip in mid/late March. Seating chart shows it's a 900 but 4 rows of first...can I rely on the site for not being an ER and safely book Row 1? I hate Row 1 w/a 36" pitch. Thanks for any input.
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[QUOTE=bigbirdwithsilverwings;27899817]
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Any updates?

Flying PDX-PSP round trip in mid/late March. Seating chart shows it's a 900 but 4 rows of first...can I rely on the site for not being an ER and safely book Row 1? I hate Row 1 w/a 36" pitch. Thanks for any input.
I should have added that the seat map show "extra legroom" only in Row 6 and exit rows

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Originally Posted by AZ Boomer View Post
Any updates?

Flying PDX-PSP round trip in mid/late March. Seating chart shows it's a 900 but 4 rows of first...can I rely on the site for not being an ER and safely book Row 1? I hate Row 1 w/a 36" pitch. Thanks for any input.
I should have added that the seat map show "extra legroom" only in Row 6 and exit rows
Sounds like the standard config with limited pitch... granted a converted 739/ER could show up... but these are mere unicorns right now in AS' fleet. [Or an a/c swap to something else too]

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N315AS Done

Can't seem to edit the sticky from my phone. In any case, N315AS mod is completed and it ferried GSO-RDU this afternoon. Aircraft is currently enroute to SEA as AS727.

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Can't seem to edit the sticky from my phone. In any case, N315AS mod is completed and it ferried GSO-RDU this afternoon. Aircraft is currently enroute to SEA as AS727.

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Excellent.

Still think its funny the 739 is being modded first . Guess the 739ER requires a different certificate from the FAA to operate as its a slightly different configuration?
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Interesting that it took so long. As noted a few posts back, I flew into RDU aboard ship 315 on its last revenue flight (SEA-RDU on January 18th) before being ferried over to GSO for the reconfiguration later that day.

It's hard to imagine that it took three and a half weeks to do the conversion...

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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
Interesting that it took so long. As noted a few posts back, I flew into RDU aboard ship 315 on its last revenue flight (SEA-RDU on January 18th) before being ferried over to GSO for the reconfiguration later that day.

It's hard to imagine that it took three and a half weeks to do the conversion...
Wonder if the 739's are scheduled for heavy MX too? (C,D checks)
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