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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 Dec 31, 16, 11:11 pm
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Arrow Consolidated 739/ER reconfigured F/PE/Y 16/24/138 Thread [Completed]

My wife and I have flights in F on May 16 SEA-DFW and return May 30 (her birthday). It's part of a larger intinary transferring from Alaska to Qatar Airways in DFW to contimue on to South Africa in Business ( using 150K AAdvantage miles pp. SEA-CPT RT)

How many a/c are being refurbished per month? Seems like a year to get through the -800s, so I'm guessing that we have about a 40% chance of a refurbished jet if SEA-DFW remains a -900, and better if there is a switch to a -800.

I'm a big guy and could enjoy the extra 6 inches

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Originally Posted by AZ Boomer View Post
My wife and I have flights in F on May 16 SEA-DFW and return May 30 (her birthday). It's part of a larger intinary transferring from Alaska to Qatar Airways in DFW to contimue on to South Africa in Business ( using 150K AAdvantage miles pp. SEA-CPT RT)

How many a/c are being refurbished per month? Seems like a year to get through the -800s, so I'm guessing that we have about a 40% chance of a refurbished jet if SEA-DFW remains a -900, and better if there is a switch to a -800.

I'm a big guy and could enjoy the extra 6 inches
I don't recall what the timeline was for the -900s but it took about 3 months to re-configure all 61 -800s.
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so I'm guessing that we have about a 40% chance of a refurbished jet if SEA-DFW remains a -900, and better if there is a switch to a -800.
If you are on a -900 you should have a 99.99% chance. If it's a -900ER you'll have about a 20% chance. The timeline for the -800's was just shy of four months. The -900/-900ER's will take just over a year.
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Are they really doing 900s only first and not 900ERs? What about new 900ERs coming in? Are they coming in with the new config?

Time to start the 900 reconfig thread? What intel do our insiders have on the first A/C?
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Are they really doing 900s only first and not 900ERs?
That's what the schedule shows.
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What about new 900ERs coming in? Are they coming in with the new config?
I think the first few will enter service with out the mod. The rest will be modded after delivery but before they enter service.
Originally Posted by dmodemd View Post
What intel do our insiders have on the first A/C?
First -900 is N319AS. Should return to service in the second half of this month.
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How many -900 and -900ERs currently

To the insiders and other posters:

Thanks for the info!

How many -900 and -900ERs are there currently? Is AS receiving/acquiring both models?
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Are the exit rows still basically the same as before the reconfiguration? I have 17D reserved and it's not showing as any extra legroom on the seat map.
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How many -900 and -900ERs are there currently? Is AS receiving/acquiring both models?
Alaska has only a dozen -900s and none on order as well as 52 -900ERs. More ERs are on order, but not sure how many.
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Are the exit rows still basically the same as before the reconfiguration? I have 17D reserved and it's not showing as any extra legroom on the seat map.
Unchanged.
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Alaska has only a dozen -900s and none on order as well as 52 -900ERs. More ERs are on order, but not sure how many.
According to Wikipedia, the numbers are 12, 53 and 17, respectively.
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OK, can someone help me? I am trying to book a flight from SEA to PVR in April. Some of the flights are on a 737-800 but when I click on the seat map it shows three rows of first (as it should) but no PE??? What is happening?

Other flights I am booking to DCA show the correct seat map with PE.
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Originally Posted by jsguyrus View Post
OK, can someone help me? I am trying to book a flight from SEA to PVR in April. Some of the flights are on a 737-800 but when I click on the seat map it shows three rows of first (as it should) but no PE??? What is happening?

Other flights I am booking to DCA show the correct seat map with PE.
Maybe on that flight it could sub for a 900 and they want to keep people from picking row 4 just in case but don't want to sell PE on the flight in case they can't deliver that.
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I am trying to book a flight from SEA to PVR in April. Some of the flights are on a 737-800 but when I click on the seat map it shows three rows of first (as it should) but no PE??? What is happening?
Some of the PVR flights are -700s. Three rows of F but no Premium Class.
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The wait may not be as long as feared

Originally Posted by Putzy View Post
If you are on a -900 you should have a 99.99% chance. If it's a -900ER you'll have about a 20% chance. The timeline for the -800's was just shy of four months. The -900/-900ER's will take just over a year.
It appears that AS reconfigured 15-20 a/c per month for the -800s. If they keep the same pace, the dozen -900s should be done by end of February, and the existing -900ERs by end of May.

Therefore, my odds of getting a reconfigured a/c in mid- to late-May should be better than 20%. Hopefuly we can close the Wiki before Indepdence Day

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Originally Posted by AZ Boomer View Post
It appears that AS reconfigured 15-20 a/c per month for the -800s. If they keep the same pace, the dozen -900s should be done by end of February, and the existing -900ERs by end of May.

Therefore, my odds of getting a reconfigured a/c in mid- to late-May should be better than 20%. Hopefuly we can close the Wiki before Indepdence Day
Well you are talking to one of the sources in the know. Love the optimism though ^
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