Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Alaska Airlines | Mileage Plan
Reload this Page >

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

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

    Hide Wikipost
Old May 27, 20, 9:59 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: cjude1962
Wiki Link
**Added Covid-19 Airbus movements and details of temporary storage locations**

It is assumed that all reconfigurations are currently halted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


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

New Interiors: https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-ai...abin-interior/

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Airbus A319 None to be Reconfigured [all 319s @ GSO to be withdrawn from the fleet]
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 38/41 Reconfigured - [12/41 Active]
N361VA 361 (jersey girl)
N362VA 362 (spotifly) [stored SFO 4/7]
N363VA 363 (sky surfer) [stored SFO 4/7]
N364VA 364 (lady boss)
N365VA 365 (airbnb force one) [stored GSO 3/21]
N621VA 621 (air colbert) [stored SEA 4/9 - to be withdrawn from fleet - no reconfiguration]
N622VA 622 (california dreaming) [stored OAK 3/27]
N623VA 623 (three if by air) [stored SFO 4/8]
N624VA 624 (fred, white & blue) [stored SAT 4/3]
N625VA 625 (jefferson airplane) [stored GSO 3/28]
N626VA 626 (unicorn chaser) [returned to lessor, 4/29]
N627VA 627 (runway angel) [returned to lessor, 4/29]
N628VA 628 (entourage air) [stored SFO 4/8]
N629VA 629 (midnight ride) [stored OAK 3/27]
N630VA 630 (superfly) [stored SFO 4/28]
N631VA 631 (chic mobile) [Leased by Aero K]
N632VA 632 (youtube air) [stored OAK 4/1]
N633VA 633 (the tim clark express) [stored PDX 5/3]
N634VA 634 (mach daddy) [scrapped @ MZJ 4/15]
N635VA 635 (my other ride's a spaceship)
N636VA 636 (airplane 2.0) [stored PDX 5/4]
N637VA 637 (an airplane named desire) [stored OAK 5/24]
N638VA 638 (san francisco pride) [stored GSO 3/23]
N639VA 639 (air drake) [stored PDX 4/6]
N640VA 640 (refresh air) [stored PDX 4/6]
N641VA 641 (dotcomsecrets air) [stored OAK 4/1 - to be withdrawn from the fleet - no reconfiguration]
N642VA 642 (breanna jewel) [stored SFO 4/9]
N835VA 835 (arnold) [stored SAT 5/19]
N836VA 836 (spruce moose) [stored GSO 4/6]
N837VA 837 (air vh1) [stored GSO 3/23]
N838VA 838 (dfw one) [stored PDX 4/7]
N839VA 839 (myles from connemara) [stored PDX 4/28]
N840VA 840 (bytheway) [stored SFO 4/10]
N841VA 841 (#nerdbird)
N842VA 842 (real steel) [stored GSO 3/21]
N843VA 843 (¡VÁmonos!)
N844VA 844 (sol plane)
N845VA 845 (stay hungry, stay foolish)
N846VA 846 (glitter girl) [stored OAK 3/27]
N847VA 847 (scarlett o'air) [stored OAK 3/27]
N848VA 848 (bellapierre)
N849VA 849 (fly bye baby) [stored PDX 4/9]
N851VA 851 (Friends Of Arjay Miller)
N852VA 852 (safady voyager)
N853VA 853 (mt. hoodie)
N854VA 854 (stand up flyer) [stored GSO 3/21]
N855VA 855 (screw it, let's do it)

Airbus A320 ETOPS 1/6 Reconfigured [All stored at GSO]
N281VA 281 (pineapple express) [stored GSO 4/1]
N282VA 282 (judy ann) [stored GSO 3/21]
N283VA 283 (chace plane) [stored GSO 3/24]
N284VA 284 (rabid badger) [stored GSO 3/30]
N285VA 285 (flights with benefits) [stored GSO 3/26]
N286VA 286 (legally high) [stored GSO 3/21]

Airbus A321NEO Reconfiguration COMPLETE - 06JAN2020 - [8/10 ACTIVE]
N921VA 921 (neo kid on the block)
N922VA 922 (frances) [stored JFK 4/1]
N923VA 923 (3-2-1 liftoff) [stored SFO 4/8]
N924VA 924
N925VA 925
N926VA 926 (More to Love special livery)
N927VA 927 (More to Love special livery)
N928VA 928
N929VA 929
N930VA 930
Print Wikipost

Old Oct 11, 17, 11:39 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: BOS
Programs: SkyMiles Gold, AAdvantage Member, Elevate Silver
Posts: 622
Airbus A319/20/21N Reconfiguration/Repainting Tracking Thread

Alaska is in the process of preparing the VX fleet for interior mods to match that of the AS fleet. Seating in First Class will change to 12 from the current 8, and Premium Class will be getting 6 more seats. Ultimately, these aircrafts will be transfers from their Transcontinental Routes, to more North/South Corridor routes on the West Coast.
BostonPlanesAndTrains is offline  
Old Oct 12, 17, 12:50 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Los Angeles
Programs: AS, AA, BA, SQ
Posts: 164
Just a note: N362-365 have sharklets but are not ETOPS . Only N281-6VA are ETOPS certified.
brettsir is offline  
Old Oct 13, 17, 1:47 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Kirkland, WA
Programs: AS 75K,AA Plat, UA Gold 1.6MM, Hilton Dia, Marriott Tit, Hyatt Glb, Accors Plt, Natl Exec, Hertz 5*
Posts: 3,657
I assume F seats will be replaced with Alaska <current> F seats?

As I understand it, the new F seats will not be coming until late 2018 and we don't know if they will get prioritized to the Airbus aircraft yet (since those seats have to be replaced anyway).
dmodemd is offline  
Old Oct 15, 17, 3:39 pm
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: BOS
Programs: SkyMiles Gold, AAdvantage Member, Elevate Silver
Posts: 622
Originally Posted by dmodemd View Post
I assume F seats will be replaced with Alaska <current> F seats?

As I understand it, the new F seats will not be coming until late 2018 and we don't know if they will get prioritized to the Airbus aircraft yet (since those seats have to be replaced anyway).
I've heard like Q2, but that was a while ago so it probably switched to later 2018. This thread is probably useless until then as I suspect repainting and cabin mods are gonna happen together.
BostonPlanesAndTrains is offline  
Old Oct 26, 17, 2:45 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: EUG
Programs: BonVoy Au, IHG Au, HH Au, Nexus, Pilot FlyingJ Preferred, *$ Au
Posts: 4,849
https://seekingalpha.com/article/411...all-transcript

Take it with a grain of salt, but the conversions are now scheduled to start September 2018 and run 15 months.
rustykettel is offline  
Old Oct 27, 17, 9:51 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Kirkland, WA
Programs: AS 75K,AA Plat, UA Gold 1.6MM, Hilton Dia, Marriott Tit, Hyatt Glb, Accors Plt, Natl Exec, Hertz 5*
Posts: 3,657
I hope we can get comp F upgrades sooner, but the merger elite benefit roadmap says late 2018 in alignment with the reconfigs I guess?

Will that mean only comp F on Alaska F seats?

Or... will we get comp F once they are using only the Alaska reservation system in April?? One can hope we get comp F in VX F seats
dmodemd is offline  
Old Oct 29, 17, 10:13 pm
  #7  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SEA, but up and down the coast a lot
Programs: OneSky Alliance Elite+ with Zirconium and oak leaf cluster, Braniff Unobtainium
Posts: 17,844
Originally Posted by dmodemd View Post
I hope we can get comp F upgrades sooner, but the merger elite benefit roadmap says late 2018 in alignment with the reconfigs I guess?

Will that mean only comp F on Alaska F seats?

Or... will we get comp F once they are using only the Alaska reservation system in April?? One can hope we get comp F in VX F seats
If it's all AS flight numbers and AS tickets with AS elites, they'll have to do some kind of time-limited logic ("OK, it's an Airbus, so don't upgrade anyone") that could get totally messed up with equipment subs, and will just get everyone mad.
eponymous_coward is offline  
Old Nov 5, 17, 5:14 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Kirkland, WA
Programs: AS 75K,AA Plat, UA Gold 1.6MM, Hilton Dia, Marriott Tit, Hyatt Glb, Accors Plt, Natl Exec, Hertz 5*
Posts: 3,657
Originally Posted by dmodemd View Post
I hope we can get comp F upgrades sooner, but the merger elite benefit roadmap says late 2018 in alignment with the reconfigs I guess?
The elite benefits roadmap now says mid-2018 for comp F upgrades on VX flights.
dmodemd is offline  
Old Nov 5, 17, 5:54 pm
  #9  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SEA, but up and down the coast a lot
Programs: OneSky Alliance Elite+ with Zirconium and oak leaf cluster, Braniff Unobtainium
Posts: 17,844
Originally Posted by dmodemd View Post
The elite benefits roadmap now says mid-2018 for comp F upgrades on VX flights.
I would think that once 4/25/2018 happens (assuming that is when SOC happens and all tickets/flights are now AS), how is AS going to stop upgrades on what was VX equipment? There are no VX flights at that point. It's all AS flights.
eponymous_coward is offline  
Old Nov 7, 17, 3:11 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
Programs: DL-Platinum / AS-MVPG75K / Hyatt - Glob / Hilton-Diamond
Posts: 1,523
Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
I would think that once 4/25/2018 happens (assuming that is when SOC happens and all tickets/flights are now AS), how is AS going to stop upgrades on what was VX equipment? There are no VX flights at that point. It's all AS flights.
"SOC" (FAA certification) and "all tickets/flights are now AS" (marketing/DOT) are two separate events that have nothing to do with each other.

In recent past mergers, the SOC happened well before the 2 airlines were being marketed/sold as a single entity. It isn't much different than Horizon (despite being owned by AAG) operating under its own FAA Operating Certificate yet being marketed as AS.
steve64 is offline  
Old Nov 9, 17, 12:59 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 691
SOC = January 2018
Single Passenger Service System (all flights are now AS) = 4/25/18
Snowdevil is offline  
Old Nov 11, 17, 7:31 pm
  #12  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend, Moderator, Information Desk, Ambassador, Alaska Airlines
Hilton Contributor BadgeIHG Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: ANC, MRI
Programs: AS MVP Gold75K, AS 1MM, Maika`i Card, AGR, HH Gold, Hertz PC, Marriott LTG, SPG Gold, CO, 7H, BA, 8E
Posts: 41,784
Originally Posted by Snowdevil View Post
SOC = January 2018
Single Passenger Service System (all flights are now AS) = 4/25/18
Glad to have "the rest of the story" here ^
beckoa is offline  
Old Dec 7, 17, 3:51 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SFO
Programs: AS MVP Gold / Marriott Bonvoy(age) Titanium Elite, IHG Platinum, WN A+/CP, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 311
N925VA has been delivered to MIA a few days ago and is reported to be in all white livery. It appears this may be the SF Giants livery previously announced. I am not sure if it is going to be VX on the inside though. N924VA is coming in the next few weeks - again in XFW in all white livery...rumors are this is the first airbus in AS colors...again unsure if the inside is gonna be the VX red....
isaac.chambers is offline  
Old Dec 16, 17, 8:29 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SFO
Programs: AS MVP Gold / Marriott Bonvoy(age) Titanium Elite, IHG Platinum, WN A+/CP, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 311
Connfirmed thats n925 is in the “most West Coast” livery. White tail but the engines are in AS colors. It goes to SFO this weekend. Still not sure if it’s VX on the inside. N924VA is still at XFW. Could this be the Giants livery. I am gonna see if I can get a ride on n925va and/or find the reservation seat map for when it’s assigned it’s first revenue flight.
isaac.chambers is offline  
Old Dec 17, 17, 9:52 pm
  #15  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: LAX, BOS, and Seat 1A
Programs: DL Plat, VS Gold, UA Plat, VX Gold (RIP), AS MVP 75K, Starriot Plat, Hertz President's Circle
Posts: 387
Originally Posted by isaac.chambers View Post
Connfirmed thats n925 is in the “most West Coast” livery. White tail but the engines are in AS colors. It goes to SFO this weekend. Still not sure if it’s VX on the inside. N924VA is still at XFW. Could this be the Giants livery. I am gonna see if I can get a ride on n925va and/or find the reservation seat map for when it’s assigned it’s first revenue flight.



My best guess is that since it'd being configured at MIA, where VX TechOps is based (despite not flying there) -- where every single new plane into their system is configured -- I'd imagine that it'll be VX on the inside. MIA TechOPs and new plane config is done elsewhere.

By painting it in MostWestCoast livery, it can remain that way for years to come or indefinitely.
VXforever is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: