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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 (**Total to be modified pending timeline for AA receipt of 319s)
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) [GSO 1/4]
N529VA 529 (moodlights, camera, action)
N530VA 530 (gogo dancer)

Airbus A320 34/45 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) [Leased by Aero K, 1/4/2020 GSO]
N632VA 632 (youtube air)
N633VA 633 (the tim clark express)
N634VA 634 (mach daddy) [returned to lessor, stored MZJ 11/22]
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) [GSO 1/9 for cabin mods]
N640VA 640 (refresh air)
N641VA 641 (dotcomsecrets air) [GSO 1/4]
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 (ˇVÁmonos!)
N844VA 844 (sol plane)
N845VA 845 (stay hungry, stay foolish)
N846VA 846 (glitter girl)
N847VA 847 (scarlett o'air)
N848VA 848 (bellapierre) [GSO 1/20 for cabin mods]
N849VA 849 (fly bye baby)
N851VA 851 (Friends Of Arjay Miller) [GSO 1/7 for cabin mods]
N852VA 852 (safady voyager)
N853VA 853 (mt. hoodie)
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 10/10 Reconfigured (completed 1/6/2020)
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 Dec 31, 18, 9:31 am
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A little late to the discussion, but thought I'd chime is as longtime Continental / Alaska and later United and merged United flyer.

Originally Posted by dmodemd View Post
This has always been a common occurrence with United on A319 for A320 swaps so it is something we will have to be careful of when selecting Row 16.
Yes, UA did like to swap planes, including CR7 to CR2, where one time my CR7 exit row turned into nonreclining seat next to lav on CR2

One of few things (besides combined lifetime miles all of sudden being north of 800K miles) that "you are going to like" was renumbering of ALL planes shortly after merger (CR2 was excluded) to bulkhead as #7 and exit rows to 20 and 21 (some numbers were obviously skipped due to fewer seats on some models). This very simple shift made the life of a lot of people much better.

Originally Posted by CalanMan View Post
Piggy-backing off of what @dmodemd said, though this might be a new issue for AS, isn't this something that VX has had to deal with since delivery of their first A319? The standardized numbering system is a good idea, generally, but no matter how good or bad the seat map system or the software (clearly, Alaska's is lacking here), the challenges of swapping from an aircraft with more premium/extra seats to fewer are always going to fundamentally the same. Similar to when a 739 with a full F cabin is swapped with a 738. The folks in row 4 have to go somewhere when the new plane doesn't have a row 4.
That is always a problem, especially with last minute aircraft changes. Recall sitting in bulkhead next to a couple who got upgraded to last row of FC only to lose their seat at last minute to a swap - lucky for them UA had a couple of bulkhead seats left at boarding, otherwise they would have been sitting somewhere in coach instead of at least Economy Plus seat.

Amazing how seemingly little things make for a more pleasant experience for pax with status and reducing headaches for employees
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Old Dec 31, 18, 3:08 pm
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It appears that the 319s are going to prioritized for reconfigurations....
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Old Dec 31, 18, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by isaac.chambers View Post
It appears that the 319s are going to prioritized for reconfigurations....
I thought the 319s would be the first to go as they didn't really have any repaints let alone reconfig plans published for them.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 5:15 pm
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Did VX (publicly) name all of their planes, and those are the names listed in the wiki? Or did FTers just name them for fun here? Or am I just completely misunderstanding what those are and they aren't names?!
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Old Dec 31, 18, 5:24 pm
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Originally Posted by emag_eh7 View Post
Did VX (publicly) name all of their planes, and those are the names listed in the wiki? Or did FTers just name them for fun here? Or am I just completely misunderstanding what those are and they aren't names?!
Yes, those were named by VX.

https://blog.alaskaair.com/virgin-am...eet-the-fleet/
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Old Dec 31, 18, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by rustykettel View Post
They are the names actually painted on each aircraft....look at the nose of every VX plane....

Personally i have a special place for #nerdbird and an airplane named desire.....both of which i have flown the most on.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by mfolf View Post
I thought the 319s would be the first to go as they didn't really have any repaints let alone reconfig plans published for them.
I have been looking at a lot of mid summer flights and fall flights. It appears the 319 is the only reconfiguration populated into the AS reservation system with significant instances.

It actually makes sense over the rest of the fleet to focus on the 319s.

Net add of premium seats:
319 +16 (+4F/12W) (overall +1 seat)
320 +10 (+4F/6W) (overall +4/1 seat depending on config)
321 +14 (+8F/6W) (overall +5 seats)

The 319 can add a lot of premium revenue seats with the new configuration compared to the 320 and 321. The 321s are pretty new....so i would imagine the focus could be the 319s then older 320s.....
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Old Jan 6, 19, 11:16 am
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Any insight?

N837VA - AS 1100 yesterday....return AS1101 was cancelled.

Then ferried BNA >> BUF at midnight...then BUF>>BOS in the middle of the night.

Now it says a ferry flight BOS >> LAX today....

If there were issues...shouldnt it have been ferried back to the west coast instead or even GSO?
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Old Jan 7, 19, 12:58 pm
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N837VA is Flying SFO-SJD at this moment, looks like it is in service.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by jsguyrus View Post
N837VA is Flying SFO-SJD at this moment, looks like it is in service.
Yea it was a rescue flight for N854VA which had to divert to BUF.....picked up the pax and brought them back to BOS...then flew yesterday afternoon/evening as AS9204 with stranded pax.

N854VA is still in BUF.....
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Old Jan 7, 19, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by isaac.chambers View Post
Any insight?

N837VA - AS 1100 yesterday....return AS1101 was cancelled.

Then ferried BNA >> BUF at midnight...then BUF>>BOS in the middle of the night.

Now it says a ferry flight BOS >> LAX today....

If there were issues...shouldnt it have been ferried back to the west coast instead or even GSO?
Here is more on AS1367 BOS-LAX that was diverted to BUF and explains the ferry flight to BUF for N87VA. What an ordeal, over IFE fans nonetheless:
https://www.seattletimes.com/busines...or-passengers/
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Old Jan 8, 19, 2:23 am
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Guess it is good that AS is removing the IFE after all
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Not sure if this has been mentioned anywhere, but the Airbii after-retrofit seat maps are now posted on the AS website: Airbus Aircraft.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 6:27 pm
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AS is running 3 planes through repaint at the moment, with the A319s having started as well. 628 should have come out of paint on Monday but is but is showing flights scheduled for the 11th, so it should be out shortly. Given the extra days in paint I'm wondering if a special livery was done (More to Love?) to coincide with the new interior. Meanwhile, 842 exits paint tomorrow and 629 enters.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by cjude1962 View Post
AS is running 3 planes through repaint at the moment, with the A319s having started as well. 628 should have come out of paint on Monday but is but is showing flights scheduled for the 11th, so it should be out shortly. Given the extra days in paint I'm wondering if a special livery was done (More to Love?) to coincide with the new interior. Meanwhile, 842 exits paint tomorrow and 629 enters.
AS 1202 SFO >> ORD is the first scheduled for the new configuration. Its showing as such in the seat maps! Would love to see pics of the new interior!
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