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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 Apr 3, 17, 12:14 am
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
Also in the Wiki.
ambiguous wiki. approximately one year from the date of the post so 12/3/17? Can you confirm that. Many thanks
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Old Apr 3, 17, 12:58 am
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Originally Posted by bigbirdwithsilverwings View Post
ambiguous wiki. approximately one year from the date of the post so 12/3/17? Can you confirm that.
Not ambiguous at all. Very clear, actually.

Originally Posted by Wiki
First -900 is N319AS. Should return to service in the second half of January. [...] The -900/-900ER's will take just over a year.
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Old Apr 3, 17, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
Not ambiguous at all. Very clear, actually.
"First -900 is N319AS. Should return to service in the second half of January"


You apparently conclude that the entire 900 fleet will be re-configured by the second half of January...I'm hoping for way sooner. Have a couple of cross country trips and will explore other carriers if can't get a reconfigured one.
Thank you
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Old Apr 3, 17, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by bigbirdwithsilverwings View Post
I'm hoping for way sooner. Have a couple of cross country trips and will explore other carriers if can't get a reconfigured one.
Better explore your other options, then. Fleet reconfigs don't happen overnight, especially when AS will need to use those 900ERs during peak travel season this summer. I wouldn't count on this going significantly faster than the AS employees posting in this thread have indicated.
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Old Apr 3, 17, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
Better explore your other options, then. Fleet reconfigs don't happen overnight, especially when AS will need to use those 900ERs during peak travel season this summer. I wouldn't count on this going significantly faster than the AS employees posting in this thread have indicated.
Thank you. That makes good sense...
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Old Apr 25, 17, 4:15 pm
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AS 53
EWR-PDX
4/23/17
N483AS
1C

Caught a ride on a hoped-for extinct sub-species, a 1.5-year-old -990 with no divider bulkhead between Y and F, no curtain, no premium class and four rows of tight-packed F. Also, had to endure self-proclaimed expert in the hospitality industry in 2D drone on to the off-duty FA across the aisle for most of the 5.5 hour flight. Good times
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Old Apr 25, 17, 5:24 pm
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Caught a ride on a hoped-for extinct sub-species, a 1.5-year-old -990 with no divider bulkhead between Y and F, no curtain, no premium class and four rows of tight-packed F.
I've been on that plane or variant. No bulkhead is a very odd cabin experience. Almost disorienting. And open season on the F lav.
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I've been on that plane or variant. No bulkhead is a very odd cabin experience. Almost disorienting. And open season on the F lav.
Sounds like an in-modified PC aircraft with the old style pivot Bins that had the class divider removed for an MEL.
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***And open season on the F lav.
Oh yeah
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I just booked 2 segments on 739s for September. Both seatmaps show F12 (3 rows). Safeguard for potential change to 738 this far out, or ominous sign?
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Old Apr 26, 17, 12:48 am
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I just booked 2 segments on 739s for September. Both seatmaps show F12 (3 rows). Safeguard for potential change to 738 this far out, or ominous sign?
Safeguard I'd think... lot of swaps it seems.
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Old Apr 29, 17, 11:18 am
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Finally on reconfigured - 900, N419AS, AS #30 PDX-BOS. Very nice. Sidenote for dog stat keepers. I'm in 2D. Large service dog in 1F (owner asked about vegetarian meal option when PDC (coffee) offered. Small pet dog out between seats 3D/F. Looking forward to uneventful flight :-) (fingers crossed).
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Do they fly non ER 900s to Hawaii? Just had a schedule change for October mileage run flight and our outbound changes to a 900 showing 16 F and no Premium class. We are in F but obviously would be greater chance of switch to new configuration if it is 900ER and as there seem to be more of those already reconfigured, right?
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Do they fly non ER 900s to Hawaii?
There are a total of 40 900ER's that can fly to Hawaii, they are the planes with N4XXAS aircraft registrations. None of the 900's or the other 900ER's can fly there. My guess is you will have a 80%-85% chance of a reconfigured plane by October.
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There are a total of 40 900ER's that can fly to Hawaii, they are the planes with N4XXAS aircraft registrations. None of the 900's or the other 900ER's can fly there. My guess is you will have a 80%-85% chance of a reconfigured plane by October.
Thanks! Looks like although they aren't selling Premium the seat map shows a row 34 - so assuming that means they are expecting it to be reconfigured?
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