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Airbus A319/20/21N Reconfiguration/Repainting Tracking Thread

Airbus A319/20/21N Reconfiguration/Repainting Tracking Thread

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**Added Covid-19 Airbus movements and details of temporary storage locations**

It is assumed that all reconfigurations are currently halted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


As of June 2, 2019 - All pmVX aircraft have been repainted into Alaska livery.

New Interiors: https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-ai...abin-interior/

Additional AS fleet information: https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com [Includes all AS fleet information; this thread is just for the Airbus fleet, B737/E75/Q400 information is listed on this site]

New Configurations
A319 - F8W12Y99 -> F12W24Y87
A320 - F8W12Y126 [F8W18Y120 - interim VX Premium class config] -> F12W24Y114
A21N - F8W18Y159 -> F16W24Y150

Legend:
Bold indicates aircraft has been reconfigured

Airbus A319 - All 319s @ GSO - All returned to lessors - No reconfigurations were completed
N521VA 521 (let there be flight)
N522VA 522 (the 1-year old virgin)
N523VA 523 (contents may be under pressure)
N524VA 524 (dark horse)
N525VA 525 (virgin & tonic)
N526VA 526 (jane)
N527VA 527 (tubular belle)
N528VA 528 (fog cutter)
N529VA 529 (moodlights, camera, action)
N530VA 530 (gogo dancer)


Airbus A320 38/43 Reconfigured - [19/43 Active]
N361VA 361 (jersey girl)
N362VA 362 (spotifly) [stored OAK 7/29]
N363VA 363 (sky surfer) [stored OAK 8/6]
N364VA 364 (lady boss)
N365VA 365 (airbnb force one) [stored GSO 3/21]
N621VA 621 (air colbert) [stored GSO 6/5 - PENDING to be withdrawn from fleet - no reconfiguration]
N622VA 622 (california dreaming) [stored GSO 7/8]
N623VA 623 (three if by air) [stored GSO 6/22]
N624VA 624 (fred, white & blue)
N625VA 625 (jefferson airplane) [stored GSO 3/28]
N626VA 626 (unicorn chaser) [returned to lessor, 4/29]
N627VA 627 (runway angel) [returned to lessor, 4/29]
N628VA 628 (entourage air) [stored GSO 8/7]
N629VA 629 (midnight ride) [stored SAT 8/20]
N630VA 630 (superfly)
N631VA 631 (chic mobile) [Leased by Aero K]
N632VA 632 (youtube air) [stored OAK 4/1]
N633VA 633 (the tim clark express) [stored SFO 8/18]
N634VA 634 (mach daddy) [scrapped @ MZJ 4/15]
N635VA 635 (my other ride's a spaceship)
N636VA 636 (airplane 2.0) [stored SAT 8/16]
N637VA 637 (an airplane named desire) [stored OAK 5/24]
N638VA 638 (san francisco pride) [stored GSO 3/23]
N639VA 639 (air drake)
N640VA 640 (refresh air)
N641VA 641 (dotcomsecrets air) [stored OAK 7/31 - headed to GSO but diverted back - PENDING to be withdrawn from the fleet - no reconfiguration]
N642VA 642 (breanna jewel) [stored GSO 9/3]
N835VA 835 (arnold)
N836VA 836 (spruce moose) [stored GSO 4/6]
N837VA 837 (air vh1) [stored GSO 3/23]
N838VA 838 (dfw one)
N839VA 839 (myles from connemara) [stored SAT 8/18]
N840VA 840 (bytheway)
N841VA 841 (#nerdbird)
N842VA 842 (real steel) [stored GSO 3/21]
N843VA 843 (ˇVÁmonos!) [stored GSO 6/8]
N844VA 844 (sol plane) [stored SAT 8/18]
N845VA 845 (stay hungry, stay foolish)
N846VA 846 (glitter girl)
N847VA 847 (scarlett o'air) [stored OAK 3/27]
N848VA 848 (bellapierre)
N849VA 849 (fly bye baby)
N851VA 851 (Friends Of Arjay Miller)
N852VA 852 (safady voyager)
N853VA 853 (mt. hoodie)
N854VA 854 (stand up flyer) [stored GSO 3/21]
N855VA 855 (screw it, let's do it)

Airbus A320 ETOPS 1/6 Reconfigured [All stored at GSO]
N281VA 281 (pineapple express) [stored GSO 4/1]
N282VA 282 (judy ann) [stored GSO 3/21]
N283VA 283 (chace plane) [stored GSO 3/24]
N284VA 284 (rabid badger) [stored GSO 3/30]
N285VA 285 (flights with benefits) [stored GSO 3/26]
N286VA 286 (legally high) [stored GSO 3/21]

Airbus A321NEO Reconfiguration [COMPLETE - 06JAN2020] - [10/10 ACTIVE]
N921VA 921 (neo kid on the block)
N922VA 922 (frances)
N923VA 923 (3-2-1 liftoff)
N924VA 924
N925VA 925
N926VA 926 (More to Love special livery)
N927VA 927 (More to Love special livery)
N928VA 928
N929VA 929
N930VA 930
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Old Oct 26, 18, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by cjude1962 View Post
Time will tell! All I can say is that the new interiors are a breath of fresh air compared to the dull as dirt blue and grey with a smidge of red accent interiors of AA, DL and UA - at least AS is thinking outside the box.
Do they look much different from what they're showing on the website as the preview? I'd hope so as those don't seem all that different or very far outside the box from the interiors I've seen on the legacies.
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Old Oct 30, 18, 7:29 pm
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Is there a comparable thread for the 737 fleet tracking repainting and eventual interior updates?

In September (maybe it was August) I read in the Alaska magazine that the E175s would also be getting blue mood lighting as part of the unified cabin experience they’re hoping to bring across the fleets.
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Old Oct 30, 18, 7:38 pm
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Not my photos and not airbus but this is what is going in.



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Old Oct 30, 18, 7:54 pm
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And so it begins - looks great! Do you know if the 737-700s got blue mood lighting during the update?
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Old Oct 30, 18, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by ASA_1 View Post
Is there a comparable thread for the 737 fleet tracking repainting and eventual interior updates?

In September (maybe it was August) I read in the Alaska magazine that the E175s would also be getting blue mood lighting as part of the unified cabin experience they’re hoping to bring across the fleets.
Nothing on FT - of course, if you want to start a unified paint/reconfiguration tracking thread and wiki - i would be happy to contribute. Although given the size and scope of the AS fleet....perhaps a separate E versus A versus B threads to keep the tracking manageable.

Also the weebly site is tracking the whole reconfiguration / repaint on a summary basis.

But it does look good - cant wait to see N628VA out of the shop....
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Old Oct 30, 18, 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted by ASA_1 View Post
And so it begins - looks great! Do you know if the 737-700s get blue mood lighting during the update?
I think simple filters like the airbuses is feasible. but would always be blue (like B6).
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Old Oct 30, 18, 9:52 pm
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Also - ewwww - cup holders in the seats....i just dont like the look....
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Old Oct 30, 18, 11:41 pm
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Also - ewwww - cup holders in the seats....i just dont like the look....

True, but from a practicality stand point, should be great during turbulence, and mitigate the need to hold on to your glass/cup, etc during the bumps.
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Old Oct 30, 18, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by isaac.chambers View Post
Nothing on FT - of course, if you want to start a unified paint/reconfiguration tracking thread and wiki - i would be happy to contribute. Although given the size and scope of the AS fleet....perhaps a separate E versus A versus B threads to keep the tracking manageable.

Also the weebly site is tracking the whole reconfiguration / repaint on a summary basis.

But it does look good - cant wait to see N628VA out of the shop....
thanks for the weebly reference! Just looked it up, and that’s exactly what I was looking for!
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Old Oct 31, 18, 9:31 am
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Not my photos and not airbus but this is what is going in.
RIP native-art-inspired, geometric carpet design. That design is one of the things that remember most clearly about flying as a kid. I was hoping that they would keep some element of it, or at least have something more interesting than generic USAir-style swoops. At least the wood grain is a nice touch. I wonder if it's real strip of wood or just wood-textured plastic.

Also, weren't we supposed to get seat-back tablet holders? I guess those are just for coach. At least that strap will be easier to hang a digiplayer or an iPad (in a case) off of than the back of the old F seat was.

Big ^ from me for the foot rests and cup holders.
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Old Oct 31, 18, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by ASA_1 View Post
And so it begins - looks great! Do you know if the 737-700s got blue mood lighting during the update?
The sidewall and ceiling lights are programmable led lights. Plenty of blue is currently programmed.

Originally Posted by CalanMan View Post
Also, weren't we supposed to get seat-back tablet holders? I guess those are just for coach. At least that strap will be easier to hang a digiplayer or an iPad (in a case) off of than the back of the old F seat was.

Big ^ from me for the foot rests and cup holders.
The First class seat tablet holder is built in to the tray table.

One of the bigger changes that hasn't been mentioned is the relocation of the seat power boxes. First now has them mounted crosswise at the front of the seat. Coach, they are mounted horizontally under the center seat bottom.
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Old Oct 31, 18, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Putzy View Post
One of the bigger changes that hasn't been mentioned is the relocation of the seat power boxes. First now has them mounted crosswise at the front of the seat. Coach, they are mounted horizontally under the center seat bottom.
Does it heat the seat or is otherwise noticeable by the occupant?
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Old Oct 31, 18, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Putzy View Post
The sidewall and ceiling lights are programmable led lights. Plenty of blue is currently programmed.

The First class seat tablet holder is built in to the tray table.

One of the bigger changes that hasn't been mentioned is the relocation of the seat power boxes. First now has them mounted crosswise at the front of the seat. Coach, they are mounted horizontally under the center seat bottom.
Ah! That’s an update I definitely appreciate. The power box was always awkward and takes up a decent amount of foot room
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Old Oct 31, 18, 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Putzy View Post
One of the bigger changes that hasn't been mentioned is the relocation of the seat power boxes. First now has them mounted crosswise at the front of the seat. Coach, they are mounted horizontally under the center seat bottom.
That is excellent news! I used to think that VX didn’t have those, until I went back to flying them after the merger and realized they just had a much better placement.
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Old Nov 5, 18, 10:00 pm
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N282VA - First Etops 320 is getting repainted starting tomorrow....N364VA is coming back fully repainted..
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