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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 9/47 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) [GSO 6/26 for cabin mods]
N633VA 633 (the tim clark express) [GSO 6/20]
N634VA 634 (mach daddy) [GSO 7/6]
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)
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 (¡VÁmonos!)
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 Oct 11, 17, 11:39 am
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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.
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Just a note: N362-365 have sharklets but are not ETOPS . Only N281-6VA are ETOPS certified.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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SOC = January 2018
Single Passenger Service System (all flights are now AS) = 4/25/18
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Single Passenger Service System (all flights are now AS) = 4/25/18
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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....
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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.
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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.
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