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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 Feb 13, 17, 1:30 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
Wonder if the 739's are scheduled for heavy MX too? (C,D checks)
Yeah, it was probably there for a heavy check and they did the seat mod as well.
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Old Feb 13, 17, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
Wonder if the 739's are scheduled for heavy MX too? (C,D checks)
Some will be there for checks and others just for the mod. You never know what you find when you pull out a lavatory.
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Old Mar 1, 17, 6:03 pm
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I'm allegedly flying on one of these reconfigured aircraft on Saturday. Confirmed by res agent and supervisor.

Very odd seatmap. Shows row 34, but no More legroom seats and no Premium Class. All available seats, including those behind the exit rows, are blue with white triangle Refundable ticket or elite status. Makes me wonder if PC amenities will be offered.

Fortunately, my F upgrade went through.
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Old Mar 1, 17, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
I'm allegedly flying on one of these reconfigured aircraft on Saturday. Confirmed by res agent and supervisor.

Very odd seatmap. Shows row 34, but no More legroom seats and no Premium Class. All available seats, including those behind the exit rows, are blue with white triangle Refundable ticket or elite status. Makes me wonder if PC amenities will be offered.

Fortunately, my F upgrade went through.
Premium probably isn't showing in case there's an aircraft swap, which is somewhat likely this far in advance.
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Old Mar 2, 17, 5:05 pm
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The "odd" seatmap. The inbound aircraft shows the same layout. I'm curious what it will look like when OLCI opens.
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Old Mar 4, 17, 11:53 pm
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N462AS is now reconfigured with Premium Class. Updated the sticky note at front of thread.

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Old Mar 26, 17, 2:03 pm
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It's been 3 weeks. Any updates?
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Old Mar 26, 17, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
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...
I was on 315 earlier this week in Y and noticed the same thing for the Y lavs. At least they are new though which was nice. Wonder if the F lav was also changed?
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Old Mar 27, 17, 2:47 am
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Ooo some 900ER's have been updated in the wiki ^

Now you really don't know what you'll get
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Old Mar 27, 17, 4:23 pm
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Are they putting in SpaceBins if they aren't already present or are we going to have aircraft with the new seating but the old overhead bins?
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Old Mar 27, 17, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Kufat View Post
Are they putting in SpaceBins if they aren't already present or are we going to have aircraft with the new seating but the old overhead bins?
The two updated -900s that I've been on had the old bins.
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Old Mar 27, 17, 11:17 pm
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Older 900ER's will get the Space Bins modification (if not already done) during the Premium Class modification.
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Old Mar 28, 17, 7:00 am
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Chatted with a flight attendant on AS682 SEA-DEN yesterday. She told me that reconfigured 737-900s would all have 12 F seats. I replied that there would still be 16. "I've been here 25 years and I just read it in my training materials," she said. I made a hasty return to my seat.
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Old Mar 31, 17, 7:04 am
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That's what the schedule shows. I think the first few will enter service with out the mod. The rest will be modded after delivery but before they enter service. First -900 is N319AS. Should return to service in the second half of this month.

Can anyone confirm that new 900ER's Are being delivered with the mod? Currently scheduled on a flight tomorrow that has a brand new 900ER and I'm wondering if it will have the new configuration? It looks like the plane was delivered at the beginning of March. It's N270AK (https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n270ak).

I'm in the bulkhead in first and I'm hoping for the new configuration so I actually have some leg room.
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Old Mar 31, 17, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by Danegal View Post
Can anyone confirm that new 900ER's Are being delivered with the mod? Currently scheduled on a flight tomorrow that has a brand new 900ER and I'm wondering if it will have the new configuration? It looks like the plane was delivered at the beginning of March. It's N270AK (https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n270ak).

I'm in the bulkhead in first and I'm hoping for the new configuration so I actually have some leg room.
Likely yes, as 268 was a February new delivery and it's in the new configuration. Since your flight is tomorrow, you can check the seat map: the Y cabin is slightly different on the reconfigured planes (somewhere in this thread is the difference).
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