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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)
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 for cabin mods 10/13]
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 Sep 16, 19, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by nearlysober View Post
I don't think the back massage was working up to it's full potential. I could feel the lumbar support changing a bit, but it was quite mild. Was very surprised by the recline of the seat and how nice that adjustable foot rest is. I can see why people are going to miss the product, but I can also see how maintenance of those seats must be a pain with all the moving mechanized parts.
Yea, unfortunately most of them barely work as they used to. A fair number are completely broken. Even when they were in top shape, they were never fast massagers. They are more of a slow, zen-like massage. The pre-refurb A321s (having the newest white leather seats) tend to have the best massagers.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 2:41 pm
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N930VA was ferried back to XFW today - hopefully AS gets it soon!
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Old Sep 20, 19, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by isaac.chambers View Post
N930VA was ferried back to XFW today - hopefully AS gets it soon!
It appears that 930 was in Dresden having repair work done to the left-year fuselage surrounding the galley - door. There are several pictures of 930 back in XFW showing the repair area still in primer green. Must have been some sort of mishap on the ramp after the second flight. Back to the paint hanger she goes. :-)


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Old Sep 27, 19, 2:26 pm
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Was N525VA reconfigured? I remember the wiki said it was in GSO for that purpose for a little while.
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Old Sep 28, 19, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by mastergamindude View Post
Was N525VA reconfigured? I remember the wiki said it was in GSO for that purpose for a little while.
According to Weebly none of the 319s have been reconfigured.
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Old Sep 28, 19, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by navydevildoc View Post
According to Weebly none of the 319s have been reconfigured.
Despite some up thread intel on 319 MX versus reconfigs....this 319 was just in for MX. Not sure at the timeline for the 319s.

However, I am pretty sure N640VA is in for reconfig. I flew it a couple of days ago....wifi doesnt work, seats are in bad repair (in fact we were delayed due to log book not being completed for the seat that needed to be repaired in Y) so i hope its in for a reconfig.....
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Old Sep 29, 19, 9:19 pm
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I wouldn't doubt it... it's one of the older 320s that hasn't been revamped.

The track they flew coming in from Dulles is pretty comical if you go look at it on FlightRadar24. No idea what was going on there...
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Old Sep 30, 19, 10:39 am
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Flew one of the reconfigured A320-200s on AS 1380 SEA-SAN. The cabin interior seems a fair bit roomier than the extra six inches of fuselage width would imply. Then again, it has been ages since I have been on an A320 family narrowbody so...

I really like the new First Class seats. I am 6'2" and found the legroom in Row 1 to be fine - I was in 1C and you could stretch your feet past the bulkhead. The thin bulkhead meant the entryway was much more open and seemed to allow boarding to proceed a fair bit quicker as people were not funneled into the narrower aisle of the 737 due to the thicker bulkheads (due to the closests and galley storage).
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Old Oct 9, 19, 8:50 pm
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Looks like N930VA is finally ready to make its way over the pond. I'm guessing it'll still be some time before it's in service, so they can install wifi or whatever else they might be doing at GSO.
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Old Oct 10, 19, 1:16 am
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Now with all A321neos soon to be delivered to Alaska, time will tell if we will get to see some A320neos with the eskimo!
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Old Oct 10, 19, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by mastergamindude View Post
Now with all A321neos soon to be delivered to Alaska, time will tell if we will get to see some A320neos with the eskimo!

It will definitely be interesting to see how it all plays out with the 737 Max situation. Given all the bad PR, and despite the close relationship with Boeing, I'd be surprised if they didn't take the A320neos or convert them into more A321neos. I read in one of Alaska's recent SEC filings that the A320neos have been deferred again to 2021 or 2022.
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Old Oct 14, 19, 1:36 am
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Iím willing to guess that the A319 reconfigurations are going to start as soon as the A321neos are done being reconfigured...
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Old Oct 14, 19, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by mastergamindude View Post
Iím willing to guess that the A319 reconfigurations are going to start as soon as the A321neos are done being reconfigured...
Im kinda wondering if they are going to return the 319s before reconfigurations. I heard a rumor that the 319s are departing back to lessors sooner rather than later.
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Old Oct 14, 19, 1:52 pm
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Im kinda wondering if they are going to return the 319s before reconfigurations. I heard a rumor that the 319s are departing back to lessors sooner rather than later.
I thought in the latest quarterly financial update they stated 3 airbus aircraft were being returned. I think I recall they mentioned some a319s were part of that.
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Old Oct 14, 19, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by ASA_1 View Post
I thought in the latest quarterly financial update they stated 3 airbus aircraft were being returned. I think I recall they mentioned some a319s were part of that.
I think 2 319s and 1 320, i think N621va will probably go back sans retrofit.
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