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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

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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) [GSO 6/2 for MX]
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 10/47 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)
N632VA 632 (youtube air)
N633VA 633 (the tim clark express) [GSO 6/20]
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)
N641VA 641 (dotcomsecrets air)
N642VA 642 (breanna jewel)
N835VA 835 (arnold) [GSO 7/16]
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) [GSO 7/9]
N845VA 845 (stay hungry, stay foolish) [GSO 7/12]
N846VA 846 (glitter girl)
N847VA 847 (scarlett o'air)
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)
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 5/9 Reconfigured
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
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Old Feb 15, 19, 12:10 am
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Anyone else a bit surprised itís taking 2+ months per tail to retrofit the new interior on the airbus fleet? Are they doing the cabin mods along side a Heavy maintenance check?
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Old Feb 15, 19, 12:38 am
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Originally Posted by ASA_1 View Post


to be fair, it’s not really accurate to compare the new F cabin to the cabin of VX F class - kinda apples and oranges. More relevant would be a comparison to the current 737 F class. How do you like the new F seat compared to the recliners on the 737s?

how was the new blue mood lighting utilized during the flight? Blue ceilings And walls at the same time? Or white on ceilings with blue walls/ vis-a-versa? Is it just on or off or is their a dim blue/white like on the sky interior?

in reference to the gogo issues, did this preclude streaming the Alaska beyond entertainment?


The new seats are better than the 737 F cabin seats, in my opion.

They're obviously new, have more support, are a little bit more firm, and have easier-to access power ports. The foot rest makes a big difference in comfort as well. I prefer the new Airbus F cabin seat's cupholders and tray/table setup as well. There are small pockets on the seat side interiors as well for placing items like your phone.

I don't plan to sit in Row 1 anymore though.

I don't recall how the lighting was used, as the flights were redeye/early morning.

For Gogo, they were recommending passengers download the Gogo streaming app to watch movies prior to boarding at the gate. I don't know how well the app worked. I was given a Digital Player/Tablet in F after asking about the non-functioning Wifi service.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by ASA_1 View Post
Anyone else a bit surprised itís taking 2+ months per tail to retrofit the new interior on the airbus fleet? Are they doing the cabin mods along side a Heavy maintenance check?
I think that heavy maintenance checks are being done in conjunction with the cabin mods on some of the aircraft - at least I think that was the case with 628 and it seems 631 as well, judging by how long it has taken. It will be interesting to see how long the cabin mods take on 928, which is not due for a heavy check, being so new - that should give us some idea how long the cabin mods will take on aircraft not scheduled for a heavy maintenance visit.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by cjude1962 View Post
I think that heavy maintenance checks are being done in conjunction with the cabin mods on some of the aircraft - at least I think that was the case with 628 and it seems 631 as well, judging by how long it has taken. It will be interesting to see how long the cabin mods take on 928, which is not due for a heavy check, being so new - that should give us some idea how long the cabin mods will take on aircraft not scheduled for a heavy maintenance visit.
good point. Looks like 631 has returned to service according to FlightAware
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Old Feb 15, 19, 2:16 pm
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N612AS has been repainted and now offers the new cabin product
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Old Feb 15, 19, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by dangerclose View Post
A few photos from the reconfigured A320 mentioned earlier. Few on this aircraft for LAX->PHL / PHL-LAX

A few quick thoughts. The new seats are generally nice. They're new!

The reduced recline over the Virgin America deep recliners is very noticeable. Likewise the reduced legroom is very noticeable with the new third row.

The bulkhead seats for Row 1 are now my least preferred seats in the first class cabin, as they lack the footrests found in Row 2 and Row 3 and also lack underseat storage.

The cabin divider is at least nicer to look at than the well-worn Virgin America configuration with chipped away materials.

Other note. Gogo Wifi Internet service on this aircraft was totally out. The Access Point was on, and connectable but always returned server errors throughout both flights.











Ugh! The photos won't come thru, did you remove them?
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Old Feb 15, 19, 6:45 pm
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A few photos from the reconfigured A320 mentioned earlier.






When using imgur you need to remove the https. I fixed the images for you to reduce the sizes and add a link to the full size image.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 9:27 pm
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When using imgur you need to remove the https. I fixed the images for you to reduce the sizes and add a link to the full size image.
Thanks!
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Old Feb 17, 19, 6:58 am
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631VA exited GSO today but does not appear to have the updated cabin, going by the seat map on the AS website for flights assigned tomorrow.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 12:09 pm
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Looks like N625VA with the new interior will be heading back into service February 19th. AS1106 SFO-RDU.

N625VA new interior.

N625VA service re-entry.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 11:10 pm
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I was just booking a flight DCA-SFO in May, and am seeing this seat map. Its an Airbus, but with only three rows of premium? Seems odd, or is this a 319?
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Old Feb 17, 19, 11:13 pm
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I was just booking a flight DCA-SFO in May, and am seeing this seat map. Its an Airbus, but with only three rows of premium? Seems odd, or is this a 319?
That's a 321 that frequents that route.
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Old Feb 18, 19, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by ASMan View Post
Ugh! The photos won't come thru, did you remove them?
+1

Now I see them. Thanks

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Old Feb 18, 19, 11:11 am
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I think I'm getting a re-configured A320 for my flight on Thursday.

Another data point about how they're handling PC:

I had selected a PC seat (17A). I woke up to an email today: "We're sorry, Premium Class is no longer available."

Due to an aircraft switch, we are unable to accommodate your Premium Class seat and your seat may have changed. You'll be seated in the main cabin. We're working to upgrade more of our fleet for future flights.
Looking at the seat map (I had screenshots before and after), it looks like they simply left everyone in the same seat. So I got 17A on the new plane (now just an exit row instead of PC), while the people who had chosen seats in rows 7, 8, and 9 all got automatic upgrades to PC for free.

The good news is that PC wasn't full, so I was able to select a new seat -- and the email AS sent me contained a $25 discount code.
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Old Feb 18, 19, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by jhurwitz View Post
I think I'm getting a re-configured A320 for my flight on Thursday.

Another data point about how they're handling PC:

I had selected a PC seat (17A). I woke up to an email today: "We're sorry, Premium Class is no longer available."

Looking at the seat map (I had screenshots before and after), it looks like they simply left everyone in the same seat. So I got 17A on the new plane (now just an exit row instead of PC), while the people who had chosen seats in rows 7, 8, and 9 all got automatic upgrades to PC for free.

The good news is that PC wasn't full, so I was able to select a new seat -- and the email AS sent me contained a $25 discount code.
5 hours later and we've been switched back to an old-style A320. Another "Premium Class is no longer available" email, and another $25.

As the number of reconfigured planes in the fleet increases, I imagine this is going to become more and more common.
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