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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 30, 17, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Putzy View Post
There are a total of 40 900ER's that can fly to Hawaii, they are the planes with N4XXAS aircraft registrations.
Are the N2XXAK aircraft not ETOPS?
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Old Apr 30, 17, 6:09 pm
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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?
Yes, row 33 and 34 on the aircraft right is a reconfigured aircraft.
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Old Apr 30, 17, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by tusphotog View Post
Are the N2XXAK aircraft not ETOPS?
Yes, 900ER's with registrations N2XXAK are non-ETOPS as well as 900's with registrations N3XXAS.
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Old May 1, 17, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Bay Area Blue View Post
Yes, 900ER's with registrations N2XXAK are non-ETOPS as well as 900's with registrations N3XXAS.
Wow... you taught me something new today

I know the 300 series 739 was the launch 739 aircraft from Boeing. But I didn't know that AS was accepting deliveries of 739ER's that were not ETOPS.

I'm guessing all of the 737-MAX series will be ETOPS?
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Old May 1, 17, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
I'm guessing all of the 737-MAX series will be ETOPS?
Isn't an ETOPS 737-MAX going to have extra equipment like rafts in the ceilings? If you don't mind not having ALL of your fleet capable of going to Hawaii, you could save some $$$...
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Originally Posted by Bay Area Blue View Post
Yes, 900ER's with registrations N2XXAK are non-ETOPS as well as 900's with registrations N3XXAS.
Does ETOPS certification have a big price tag or is it more expensive to maintain the ETOPS aircraft? Just curious why they only do it on some of the -800s and -900s, rather than all?
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Old May 2, 17, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by sltlyamusd View Post
Does ETOPS certification have a big price tag or is it more expensive to maintain the ETOPS aircraft? Just curious why they only do it on some of the -800s and -900s, rather than all?
AFAIK it's both cost and also operational complexity (inspections after X overwater legs, has to fly certain routings, etc.)

And the non-ETOPS birds must enjoy slightly lower fuelf burn too without hundreds of lbs of extra safety equipment...
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Old May 2, 17, 4:56 pm
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Was on one of these recently on a short segment. The premium seats were kind of meh. I'm really not sure the extra legroom is sufficient to differentiate the product.
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Old May 3, 17, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
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?
Not much more than a week later, with a "you gotta call" schedule change, segment 2 has changed to a 738 (and is now "5 minutes faster") and segment 1, which I didn't like the new "too short" connection time (I had the agent change) is on a 739 showing 4 rows, and the later flight (also a 739) is showing 4 rows.

Note that by September, there remain only 2 daily VX flights on the route.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 9:55 am
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Bumping this thread to ask if there are updates.
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Originally Posted by Klrduks View Post
Bumping this thread to ask if there are updates.
Keep an eye on the wiki section, it is being kept updated!
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Keep an eye on the wiki section, it is being kept updated!
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Old Jul 7, 17, 10:08 am
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I am seeing a lot more of my past and upcoming flights with reconfigured aircraft and I have been losing upgrades regularly as a result (#1 on the list, not clearing ) despite paying "instantly upgradeable" fares.
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Originally Posted by dmodemd View Post
I am seeing a lot more of my past and upcoming flights with reconfigured aircraft and I have been losing upgrades regularly as a result (#1 on the list, not clearing ) despite paying "instantly upgradeable" fares.
Not due to increasing numbers of reconfigured 739/ERs though. Well, not directly. Unless it's more desirable to pay for F on them now?

(I feel your pain on the missed upgrades!)
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Old Jul 8, 17, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by dmodemd View Post
I am seeing a lot more of my past and upcoming flights with reconfigured aircraft and I have been losing upgrades regularly as a result (#1 on the list, not clearing ) despite paying "instantly upgradeable" fares.
How does that work on a 739 when both old and new have 16F?
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