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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 19/47 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) [GSO 9/20 for cabin mods]
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) [GSO 9/8 for cabin mods]
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 17, 18, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by lax.sea.jnu View Post


Why? I have a monthly Gogo pass, but would gladly pay extra for Viasat. Iím usually able to stream video on Viasat, sometimes itís hard to get an email off on gogo. Itís also usually cheaper on a per-flight basis than Gogo.
+1 for Viasat!
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Old Sep 19, 18, 4:04 pm
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Is the next 321neo going to be have the new interior? Its a given that the exterior will be AS paint! When is this 321 going to be delivered?
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Old Sep 20, 18, 7:37 am
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AS has one more A321 delivery this year and then another one in early 2019, but I am not sure of the exact delivery dates. They both should have the new interiors.
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Old Sep 21, 18, 9:46 am
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They really need to do something about N364VA. Was on it SEA-AUS this week, and there is no power, no wifi, no in-flight streaming, and the seatback screens do not work. Seemed like the A/C was broken as well, it was burning up for the whole flight.

Wish they just dumped these old ratty planes.
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Old Sep 21, 18, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by bmvaughn View Post
Wish they just dumped these old ratty planes.
​​​​​​N364VA was just delivered in the last few years.
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Old Sep 21, 18, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by jinglish View Post
​​​​​​N364VA was just delivered in the last few years.
Then how did it get to the point of 4 things being broken on one flight?
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Old Sep 21, 18, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by bmvaughn View Post
Then how did it get to the point of 4 things being broken on one flight?
Those 4 things are all going to be replaced/removed in the next few months, so why bother maintaining them? An FA on a recent flight told me that all screens are going to be ripped out by the end of this year, even on aircraft that have not been retrofitted yet.
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Old Sep 21, 18, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by MiniC View Post
Those 4 things are all going to be replaced/removed in the next few months, so why bother maintaining them? An FA on a recent flight told me that all screens are going to be ripped out by the end of this year, even on aircraft that have not been retrofitted yet.
Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
I really hate inflight entertainment and prefer the inflight magazine instead.

I'm sure Flying For Fun is excited about this.
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Old Sep 21, 18, 10:54 pm
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Originally Posted by VX N281VA View Post
I'm sure Flying For Fun is excited about this.
Youíre still here?
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Old Sep 22, 18, 12:03 pm
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Youíre still here?
Hell yea, why not!
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Old Sep 23, 18, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by bmvaughn View Post
Wish they just dumped these old ratty planes.
The A320 is a great aircraft Alaska just isnít doing the proper maintenance on the interiors.
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Old Sep 23, 18, 7:52 pm
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The A320 is a great aircraft Alaska just isnít doing the proper maintenance on the interiors.
Great aircraft? Can't make it across the US in average fall weather without a fuel stop. Doing these interior reconfigs & repaintings is a disservice to passengers who had come to expect reliable service and product from Alaska.
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Old Sep 24, 18, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by bmvaughn View Post
Great aircraft? Can't make it across the US in average fall weather without a fuel stop. Doing these interior reconfigs & repaintings is a disservice to passengers who had come to expect reliable service and product from Alaska.
You should try for a job as anchorperson at CNN.
1. The A320 has about 10,000 examples produced so far. Whether or not it is a "good aircraft" has long since been figured out.
2. It is not the fault of the aircraft, that the operator has applied it to a route for which it is SOMETIMES ill-suited. But I'd point out that the 739 (especially pre-ER) sometimes has difficulty, too, and ALL BETS ARE OFF in midwest USA weather scenarios.
3. A disservice to passengers? Okay, so we gripe about old interiors, and now we're griping about NEW interiors?
THIS IS WHY AIRLINE PERSONNEL HAVE STOPPED RESPONDING TO FLYER TALK.
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Old Sep 24, 18, 1:55 am
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Originally Posted by bmvaughn View Post
Great aircraft? Can't make it across the US in average fall weather without a fuel stop. Doing these interior reconfigs & repaintings is a disservice to passengers who had come to expect reliable service and product from Alaska.
You're out of your mind. Want to talk about doing a disservice to passengers who had come to expect reliable service and product from Alaska? How about this: failing to adequately maintain the Airbus fleet and effectively letting them rot. [Newsflash - other airlines make fuel stops on those lengthy routes, too. See, e.g., JetBlue.]

I've flown with VX on nearly 1000 flights prior to the merger. They didn't have these maintenance issues back then. Alaska - for better or for worse - has made the decision to cease that practice. Before everyone jumps in and gets all indignant "oh ho ho, why would they do interior maintenance if they're just gonna redo the cabin soon anyway", lets quickly remind ourselves that the lapses in maintenance go far beyond the interiors - hence the frequent mechanical issues. A rotting cabin doesn't usually cause an MX delay --failing to adequately maintain the avionics doe.

Now, lets not forget that people like you and Flying for Fun aren't well versed enough in the history of the Airbus fleet (i.e., how it operated and how it performed) before Alaska acquired it and decided to let it rot. You presumably dont like them not only because your precious airline has all but abandoned them, but also because you (like most humans) are averse to change and new things. (Look at JetBlue - they're a living, breathing example of how Airbus are great aircraft and work well [at least when theyre properly maintained].

Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
The main issue with the Airbus fleet is that the crew who operates them don't have AS values indoctrinated in them
I don't see how this is germane to the mechanics or operational reliability of the fleet. Are you done hammering home the point that VX is gone?

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Old Sep 24, 18, 4:01 am
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Originally Posted by VX N281VA View Post
​Now, lets not forget that people like you and Flying for Fun aren't well versed enough in the history of the Airbus fleet (i.e., how it operated and how it performed)​​​​​​
I know enough that the model didn't work and it operated at a loss. Why can't you just let it go? I respectfully requested you quit referencing me in a negative manner and comment based on unfounded assumptions about me. This is the third time.

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