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Summer 2019 Schedule and Equipment Changes

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Old Feb 10, 19, 10:42 am
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Summer 2019 Schedule and Equipment Changes

PSA: Looks like the summer schedule has been finalized overnight. I had a couple EF alerts for schedule and aircraft that pinged this morning. Fortunately for me, my layovers in July all shrank and are still comfortable. Hope no one got hosed...

Perhaps this is also why folks were having reservations magically disappear over the past few days??
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Old Feb 10, 19, 10:48 am
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Alaska Airlines outlines 737 MAX 9 network from July 2019

Posted 10 February 2019 09:45Alaska Airlines in the last few days opened reservation for its planned Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft, with the configuration of F12Y162. The 737 MAX 9 is scheduled to enter service from July 2019, although this date remains likely to change.

Seattle – Los Angeles eff 15JUL19 1 daily AS310/465 (2nd daily AS400/351 from 15AUG19)
Seattle – San Diego eff 15AUG19 1 daily AS482/539
Seattle – San Jose CA eff 15JUL19 1 daily AS344/319

Current 737 MAX 9 schedule is listed until 26AUG19 inclusive.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 12:24 pm
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F12? Hopefully thatís not correct.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 12:52 pm
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F12? Hopefully thatís not correct.
I recently saw some seat maps far out in the future on 739s that were showing F12 seatmaps and figured it was for potential equipment swaps this far out.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 1:00 pm
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I just booked it for the round trip. The seat map shows 16 F but no premium class at all.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
I recently saw some seat maps far out in the future on 739s that were showing F12 seatmaps and figured it was for potential equipment swaps this far out.
This is common practice as of late IME. Most of the equipment for July that I've been looking at over the last month was showing 739 with 12F. But, the schedule/equipment change locked in 16F (at least on my one purchased flight with 739).
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Old Feb 10, 19, 3:47 pm
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With the new retrofit of FC seats, they say they are expanding pitch to 40-41". Something will have to give somewhere if they're giving more FC space. 1 less row? I hope not!
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Old Feb 10, 19, 6:31 pm
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As mentioned above, itís just to protect for equipment swaps. The Max 9, like the -900/ER fleet has 16 seats
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Old Feb 10, 19, 10:22 pm
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With the new retrofit of FC seats, they say they are expanding pitch to 40-41". Something will have to give somewhere if they're giving more FC space. 1 less row? I hope not!
The pitch increase isn't new except on the -700s. the -800s already got cut down to 12F from 16F when the pitch was increased and Premium Class was added.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 10:52 pm
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Lost our FC seats, sea>boi, because of an equipment change. Part of a longer itinerary. Offered $75 CS certs to fly in Y. Seems fair for a short journey.

Every trip in the last 2 yrs I've had on AS/QX has had a change. Very irritating.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 10:53 am
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Mods- Perhaps re-title this as first potential first revenue flight of the 737-Max9
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Old Feb 11, 19, 11:04 am
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Not quite ready for prime time... (Used July 16 as a test date.)
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Old Feb 11, 19, 11:26 am
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the map for AS310 only showed blue Main Cabin seats throughout (no Saver, no PC) when I booked a few minutes ago
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Old Feb 11, 19, 11:52 am
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I wonder if the website will distinguish the MAX from the 737-900/737-900ER as those just say 737-900 when you book them and the seat map is the same (i think?). Based off the fact the aircraft says 7M9 maybe the answer is yes?
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Old Feb 11, 19, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
the map for AS310 only showed blue Main Cabin seats throughout (no Saver, no PC) when I booked a few minutes ago
It showed the same thing yesterday when I booked it. Its not showing Saver availability at booking, probably because they anticipate a sell out.
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