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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 Jul 8, 17, 11:13 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.
Are you flying on 737-800? New config 738 have 4 fewer first seats than the old config.

Of course, the improvements in first on the reconfig aircraft may be enough to encourage more people to pay for first, which reduces upgrades.
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Old Jul 8, 17, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
How does that work on a 739 when both old and new have 16F?
Sorry I mean the 737-800 reconfigs are burning me. This is the 737-900 thread. The flights I am on used to mostly be 737-900s and now are completely reconfig'd 737-800s so that is getting me.
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Old Aug 7, 17, 9:39 pm
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Originally Posted by dmodemd View Post
Keep an eye on the wiki section, it is being kept updated!
any updates? Wiki hasn't been updated since July 5.
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Old Aug 31, 17, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by johnp012001 View Post
any updates? Wiki hasn't been updated since July 5.
I see updated as of 8/23 w/72% done. Anybody wanna a hazard a guess for EWR-PDX first week of November which shows up as a 900---likely an ER. Oddly, the PDX-EWR flight shows up as a 800 but the return flight (presumably the same aircraft) shows up as a 900...have to buy my way home as no upgradeable mileage awards available. thanks
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Old Sep 1, 17, 2:00 am
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Does anyone know which rows to avoid on the reconfigured 737-900? Is it fair to assume any seat from around 30 DEF on back will be squished?
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Old Sep 1, 17, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by sltlyamusd View Post
Does anyone know which rows to avoid on the reconfigured 737-900? Is it fair to assume any seat from around 30 DEF on back will be squished?
I can't speak much for coach as I never sit behind exit row, but for first class, I find the first row additional leg room is much better than the previous config, so I actually choose that rather than avoid it.
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Old Sep 1, 17, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by sltlyamusd View Post
Does anyone know which rows to avoid on the reconfigured 737-900? Is it fair to assume any seat from around 30 DEF on back will be squished?
Yes, 30DEF to 34 DEF. Best non-PC/Exit Row seats are 18ABC to 22ABC.
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Old Sep 1, 17, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by bigbirdwithsilverwings View Post
I see updated as of 8/23 w/72% done. Anybody wanna a hazard a guess for EWR-PDX first week of November which shows up as a 900---likely an ER. Oddly, the PDX-EWR flight shows up as a 800 but the return flight (presumably the same aircraft) shows up as a 900...have to buy my way home as no upgradeable mileage awards available. thanks
Mod line slowed down for summer schedule to just scheduled heavy check aircraft, of which very few 900ER's. Mods should pick back up in pace soon as fall schedule takes effect.
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Old Sep 1, 17, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by dmodemd View Post
I can't speak much for coach as I never sit behind exit row, but for first class, I find the first row additional leg room is much better than the previous config, so I actually choose that rather than avoid it.
Not sure I agree with that. We were on N275AK (refurbed 739ER according to the will) tonight (RDU - SEA) and row 1 still looked tight on legroom compared to the other rows. Personally at 5 11, I would avoid unless I had no other options

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Old Sep 2, 17, 1:24 am
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Originally Posted by Duke787 View Post
Not sure I agree with that. We were on N275AK (refurbed 739ER according to the will) tonight (RDU - SEA) and row 1 still looked tight on legroom compared to the other row. Personally at 5 11, I would avoid unless I had no other options

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I would have to agree. While a little more room, I prefer to be in row 2 so I can stretch out fully under the row 1 seat. 😃
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Old Sep 2, 17, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
I would have to agree. While a little more room, I prefer to be in row 2 so I can stretch out fully under the row 1 seat.
And have easy access to my backpack.
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Old Sep 2, 17, 10:00 am
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[QUOTE=Duke787;28767084]Not sure I agree with that. We were on N275AK (refurbed 739ER according to the will) tonight (RDU - SEA) and row 1 still looked tight on legroom compared to the other rows. Personally at 5 11, I would avoid unless I had no other options

My options are Row 1 are Row 4. I had thought that many said the legroom in Row 1 was great and worth not being able to have your carry-on available at take-off and landing. Any recommendations should I get a refurbished airplane? Thanks!
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Old Sep 2, 17, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by bigbirdwithsilverwings View Post
My options are Row 1 are Row 4. I had thought that many said the legroom in Row 1 was great and worth not being able to have your carry-on available at take-off and landing. Any recommendations should I get a refurbished airplane? Thanks!
I would take row 4. The risk of course is the downgrade to a 3 row 737 but at least to me row 1 didn't look appealing.

We were in row 2 and I had leg room for days (5 11) especially since there was plenty of room in the OH for both my rollerboard and my backpack.

Even when row 1 reclined, I still had plenty of room - it wasn't like some DL and UA planes in F where you feel trapped if the row in front reclines.
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Old Sep 4, 17, 6:51 pm
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Originally Posted by bigbirdwithsilverwings View Post
I see updated as of 8/23 w/72% done. Anybody wanna a hazard a guess for EWR-PDX first week of November which shows up as a 900---likely an ER. Oddly, the PDX-EWR flight shows up as a 800 but the return flight (presumably the same aircraft) shows up as a 900...have to buy my way home as no upgradeable mileage awards available. thanks
Aircraft into EWR don't necessarily turn back to the same destination now that AS is flying SJC/PDX and soon (or did it already start) SAN and 3X SEA...
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Old Sep 9, 17, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Tracer_SEA View Post
Aircraft into EWR don't necessarily turn back to the same destination now that AS is flying SJC/PDX and soon (or did it already start) SAN and 3X SEA...
Thank you!
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