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

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

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This thread will track the Airbus repainting and reconfiguration of the pmVX Airbus fleet.

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

The table below tracks the interior reconfiguration progress of the Airbus fleet.

New Interiors: https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-ai...abin-interior/ **Estimated completion of Airbus retrofits is the end of July 2020**

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 0/10 Reconfigured
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 21/47 Reconfigured
N361VA 361 (jersey girl)
N362VA 362 (spotifly)
N363VA 363 (sky surfer)
N364VA 364 (lady boss)
N365VA 365 (airbnb force one)
N621VA 621 (air colbert)
N622VA 622 (california dreaming)
N623VA 623 (three if by air)
N624VA 624 (fred, white & blue)
N625VA 625 (jefferson airplane)
N626VA 626 (unicorn chaser)
N627VA 627 (runway angel)
N628VA 628 (entourage air)
N629VA 629 (midnight ride)
N630VA 630 (superfly)
N631VA 631 (chic mobile) [GSO 10/7]
N632VA 632 (youtube air)
N633VA 633 (the tim clark express)
N634VA 634 (mach daddy)
N635VA 635 (my other ride's a spaceship)
N636VA 636 (airplane 2.0)
N637VA 637 (an airplane named desire)
N638VA 638 (san francisco pride)
N639VA 639 (air drake)
N640VA 640 (refresh air) [GSO 9/27]
N641VA 641 (dotcomsecrets air)
N642VA 642 (breanna jewel)
N835VA 835 (arnold)
N836VA 836 (spruce moose)
N837VA 837 (air vh1)
N838VA 838 (dfw one)
N839VA 839 (myles from connemara)
N840VA 840 (bytheway)
N841VA 841 (#nerdbird)
N842VA 842 (real steel)
N843VA 843 (°VŃmonos!)
N844VA 844 (sol plane)
N845VA 845 (stay hungry, stay foolish)
N846VA 846 (glitter girl) [GSO 9/21 for cabin mods]
N847VA 847 (scarlett o'air)
N848VA 848 (bellapierre)
N849VA 849 (fly bye baby)
N851VA 851 (Friends Of Arjay Miller)
N852VA 852 (safady voyager) [GSO 10/2 for cabin mods]
N853VA 853 (mt. hoodie) [GSO 10/20 for cabin mods]
N854VA 854 (stand up flyer)
N855VA 855 (screw it, let's do it)

Airbus A320 ETOPS 0/6 Reconfigured
N281VA 281 (pineapple express)
N282VA 282 (judy ann)
N283VA 283 (chace plane)
N284VA 284 (rabid badger)
N285VA 285 (flights with benefits)
N286VA 286 (legally high)

Airbus A321NEO 8/10 Reconfigured
N921VA 921 (neo kid on the block)
N922VA 922 (frances) [GSO 10/13 for cabin mods]
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 [GSO 10/11 for delivery/service prep]
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Old Nov 20, 18, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by LeoNYC10 View Post
Or are you saying they repainted the planes but kept the internals the same (i.e., the screens, etc.)? It is my understanding that they reconfigure and repaint all at once.
Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
It's my understanding that the painting and reconfiguring of the internals are NOT happening at the same time....they are obviously making great progress on the re-painting...the internals seems to be a much slower process.
PDXPremier is correct here. Iíve flown on half a dozen Alaska-on-the-outside, VX-on-the-inside A320s in the last few months. If you look at the wiki of this thread, youíll see that about half the 320s are in this state.

Just like the planes that have yet to be painted, safety cards and magazines are all Alaska, and rows have been renumbered, but Iíve yet to see a reconfigured interior with different seats/bulkheads/lighting.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by LeoNYC10 View Post
I still don't understand their thinking: they had a unique, wonderful product...
Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
They didn't ask you...
Can we please keep this thread on-topic? There are plenty of threads on FT for editorial about this. The mods have already graciously cleaned up the this one so it can continue to be about tracking fleet transition progress.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 8:52 am
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Any updates on when the first reconfigured A320 will enter service?
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Old Nov 20, 18, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by Tracer_SEA View Post
Any updates on when the first reconfigured A320 will enter service?
No idea, but my hunch is that the first time we see it will be during Investor Day next week.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 10:39 am
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It's currently scheduled to leave GSO on the 28th, the day after Investor Day.
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Old Nov 22, 18, 11:48 pm
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N622VA just took off from LAX to GSO around 10:30pm 11/22. As it has been repainted at VFV already, I can only assume it's going to GSO for cabin mods.

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Old Nov 23, 18, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by isaac.chambers View Post
Just to reiterate - there are NO airbuses flying with the reconfigured hard product yet. IF you have a 319/320/321 - it will be virgin seats/seatpitch, Red IFE, purple/pink mood lighting, but will order all food/drinks through the FA. I just flew from ORD this past monday and can say it was pretty decent flight with plenty of drink runs and attentive service in Y. The ordering through red is going away - but its not terrible tho. (yea - i said it....coming from the VX side of the "merger")
It's not just the seatback ordering. Live TV is long gone, for instance. For most people PROBABLY won't matter but worth pointing out for those who literally haven't been on a VX Airbus since VX flights stopped being operated under the separate callsign.
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Old Nov 23, 18, 7:51 am
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N622VA is at GSO (Haeco) for unscheduled maintenance. Its interior mod is scheduled for 3Q of 2020.
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Old Nov 23, 18, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by Putzy View Post
N622VA is at GSO (Haeco) for unscheduled maintenance. Its interior mod is scheduled for 3Q of 2020.
Interesting....according to AS website - end of 2019 should be the target date for completion of the mods too.
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Old Nov 23, 18, 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by isaac.chambers View Post
Interesting....according to AS website - end of 2019 should be the target date for completion of the mods too.
Sounds like this may need updating... AS webfolks do have fingers in many projects currently.
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Old Dec 1, 18, 6:35 am
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I am wondering if anyone knows why the A320 reconfiguration seems to be take longer that the 737-700. Since it started 3 700s have been done but we have yet to see one A320. Seems very odd to me.
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Old Dec 1, 18, 1:53 pm
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N621VA is re-entering service tomorrow (AS1960 SFO-SAN); I see no recent flights for this aircraft, and am unsure when it left GSO.

Meanwhile, N840VA appears to be scheduled to fly GSO-SFO today, and then re-enter service on Monday (AS1953 SAN-SFO? something appears to be missing from this schedule).

Could either of these be the first reconfigured A320s?
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Old Dec 1, 18, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by SNAnghbr View Post
I am wondering if anyone knows why the A320 reconfiguration seems to be take longer that the 737-700. Since it started 3 700s have been done but we have yet to see one A320. Seems very odd to me.
Maybe prioritization or availability of the aircraft? Pure speculation but the unreconfig -700 lack PC seats that AS can sell, whereas the Airbus fleet has at least some. Nor do they have seat power.
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Old Dec 2, 18, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by jhurwitz View Post
N621VA is re-entering service tomorrow (AS1960 SFO-SAN); I see no recent flights for this aircraft, and am unsure when it left GSO.

Meanwhile, N840VA appears to be scheduled to fly GSO-SFO today, and then re-enter service on Monday (AS1953 SAN-SFO? something appears to be missing from this schedule).

Could either of these be the first reconfigured A320s?
It's really odd to see aircraft going out for a few weeks, presumably for heavy checks, and not getting the seats torn apart. And just slow overall... especially with the schedule slack that September/October afforded. Any chance Alaska is considering something more drastic - like ditching the Airbii altogether?
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Old Dec 2, 18, 9:04 am
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N621VA has not left GSO as of this morning. I do not see anything scheduled now. Who knows....but I agree that these cabin mods are a little bit longer on the 320 versus the 737. However, remember this is a complete gut of current seats and IFE. New installation of seats. So I guess the first prototype may take longer. But Iím amazed that N628VA has been out of service for over 2 months....thatís a long time not making money.
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