Alaska Airlines Fleet Boeing 737-700 Details and Picture. On Alaska Airlines current fleet, there’s 11 narrow body aircraft, Boeing 737-700 in service. Alaska Airline Boeing 737-700 total capacity is 124 passenger and used on short haul flight on domestic market. As we know, Boeing 737-700 is an old aircraft, so we can expect that Alaska Airlines will replace this aircraft with new and fresh narrow body aircraft in the next few years. Also, after acquired Virgin America, Alaska Airlines will receive transferred Airbus aircraft ( A319-100 , A320-200 ).
Alaska Airline Fleet history
Since the 1960s, Alaska has consistently operated (Boeing) jet aircraft in its fleet although the first jetliner type operated by the airline was the Convair 880. Alaska also operated the Convair 990 jetliner. Besides the current Boeing 737 models flown by Alaska, the airline previously operated the Boeing 707 and Boeing 720 as well as the Boeing 727-100, 727-200and 737-200. The last 727 was retired in May 1994.
In the 1980s, Alaska began acquiring McDonnell Douglas MD-80s. Alaska acquired additional MD-80s via the acquisition of Jet America Airlines in 1987. Alaska was the launch customer for the MD-83, and took delivery of the first airplanes in 1985. Alaska continued to take delivery of new MD-83s during the 1990s, both to meet the demands of a growing route system, and to retire its aging and fuel inefficient 727 fleet. In 2005, due to the greater efficiency of the Boeing 737 Next Generation and rising costs for maintenance, fuel and crew training, Alaska Airlines decided to phase out the remaining 26 MD-80s and trained the pilots to fly the newer 737-800s that were being ordered to replace them. The last MD-80 flights took place on August 25, 2008.
Alaska also used eight Boeing 737-200 Combi/QCs to suit the unique needs of flying in the state of Alaska. These aircraft were valued for their ability to be rapidly reconfigured (hence the moniker QC or “Quick Change”) to match the specific cargo and passenger loads for any given flight. In the all-freight configuration, the 737-200 Combis carried up to six cargo containers, known as “igloos.” The palletized floor allowed for passenger seating to range from 26 to 72 seats. The 737-200s were also gravel-kitted, which allowed them to be used at airports such as Red Dog, which formerly featured a gravel runway. Alaska replaced the 737-200s with six reconfigured 737-400s between 2006 and 2007. Five feature a mixed cargo/passenger “Combi” arrangement, and one is a “freighter” carrying only cargo. Unlike the 737-200 Combi, the 737-400 Combis feature a fixed seating capacity of 72 seats. The last 737-200 Combi (short for combination) was retired in 2007 and is now displayed at the Alaska Aviation Museum. The 737-400 Combi aircraft were retired in October 2017. Source : Wikipedia
Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 737-700 Alaska Airlines
Boeing 737-700 operated by Alaska Airlines may transport 124 passengers in two classes. First class consists of 3 rows of seats that have 2-2 configuration. The seats of the first row have the following disadvantages: lack of floor storage during take-off and landing, close location of the galley and limited legroom.
Economy class may transport 112 passengers.
The seats of the economy class are divided from the first class with a curtain thanks to which the seats of the 6th row offer extra space for passengers’ legs. As the tray tables are in the armrests the width of these seats is reduced a little. Also passengers of these seats may store small bags under the seats of the first class located in front.
Missing windows is the main disadvantage of the seats 9A and 9F.
Because of the exit row located behind the seats of the 15th row are less reclining.
As the seats 16BC and 16DE are located between two exit rows, these seats have extra legroom and are not reclining.
Behind exit row the last section of economy class seats is located. The best seats on the airplane are considered the seats of the 17th row. Passengers of these seats will take advantage of extra legroom provided by exit row located in front and missing windows seats.
Passengers tend to congregate in the area of the seats 27C and 27D causing discomfort to passengers of these seats and of the seats of the last 28th row. In addition the seats of the 28th row are not reclining.
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700 In-flight amenities
- Audio. Portable Media Players – digEPlayer – are available on some flights. These media players are available for a fee and may be reserved online. Rentals are free of charge for First Class passengers. Alaska Airlines also offers a streaming option – Alaska Beyond Entertainment. The option may be accessed through your own personal mobile device via the Gogo Entertainment app. More Information
- Video. Portable Media Players – digEPlayer – are available on some flights. These media players are available for a fee and may be reserved online. Rentals are free of charge for First Class passengers. Alaska Airlines also offers a streaming option – Alaska Beyond Entertainment. The option may be accessed through your own personal mobile device via the Gogo Entertainment app. More Information
- Internet. Alaska Airlines offers internet service for select domestic US flights. Connectivity is available for laptops or mobile devices. The service is available once the aircraft reaches 10,000 feet cruising altitude. More information on the service and its pricing options is listed here.
- Food. Beverages, snacks, and meals are available on Alaska Airlines flights. Service depends on cabin class, time of day, and flight length. Information regarding Alaska Airlines’ inflight beverage and food offerings may be accessed by clicking here.
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