Alaska Airlines Fleet Boeing 737-800 Details and Pictures. On Alaska Airlines current fleet, there’s 61 narrow body aircraft, Boeing 737-800 in service. Alaska Airline Boeing 737-800 total capacity is 159 passenger and used on short haul flight on domestic market. As we know, Boeing 737-800 is an old aircraft like the older 737-700, 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 Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 fleet offers seating in First, Premium, and Economy classes. Premium Class features Economy Class seating with priority boarding, additional legroom, and enhanced refreshments. AC and USB powerports have been installed at each seat. Wireless entertainment allowing passengers to stream content is also offered.
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 737-800 Alaska Airlines Slimline V1
First version of the Boeing 737-800 operated by Alaska Airlines may accommodate 163 passengers in two classes. 16 recliner seats are located in the first class. All these seats are standard. Noise coming from the galleys may cause discomfort to passengers ofthe seats of the 1st row. Also these seats may have no floor storage during take-off and landing.
Entertainment equipment stored under the seats 1A and 1F limits under seat storage and legroom.
147 passengers may accommodate economy class. Economy class is divided from first class with a curtain divider.
Passengers of the seats of the 6th row will take advantage of extra legroom. However, these seats have no floor storage during take-off and landing and are narrower than standard as the tray tables are in the armrests making them immovable.
All A and F seats of the rows 9-12 have misaligned windows. The seat 10A has no window.
Because of the exit row located behind the seats of the 15th row are less reclining.
As the seats of the 16th row are located between two exit rows, they offer extra space for passengers’ legs, but at the same time have limited recline. Among other disadvantages: lack of floor storage during take-off and landing, lack of overhead storage and reduced width of the seats.
The best seats on this airplane are considered the seats of the 17th row Passengers of these seats will feel comfortable thanks to the extra legroom. However these seats have no floor storage during take-off and landing in addition the seats 17ABC have no overhead storage.
Close location to the lavatories and limited recline or even no recline make the seats 31ABC and 32DEF bad seats.
Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 737-800 Alaska Airlines Slimline V2
Second version of the Boeing 737-800 airplane offers seats of three classes: first, premium and economy. This airplane offers totally 159 seats. First three rows of seats represent seats of the first class. These seats have 2-2 configuration. The seats of the 1st row have the following disadvantages: location of the galley and lavatory in front and lack of floor storage during take-off and landing.
The seats of the first class are divided from the seats of premium class with a curtain. Premium class may accommodate 30 passengers in 5 rows. These seats have 4 extra inches of legroom. An extra fee should be paid to book these seats. As the tray tables of the seats of the 6th row are in the armrests the width of these seats is slightly reduced. As these seats are located directly behind the seats of the first class the floor storage during take-off and landing may be limited.
Economy class consists of 117 standard seats. Most of these seats have 3-3 configuration. Only the last row contains just 3 seats. Due to the exit row located behind the seats of the 15th row have limited recline.
Passengers of the seats of the 16th row will feel comfortable thanks to extra legroom. However, these seats are less reclining than standard, have no floor storage during take-off and landing and have limited storage space in overhead bins.
Thanks to the exit row located in front passengers of the seats of the 17th row will take advantage of additional space for their legs. But lack of the floor storage during take-off and landing and limited overhead storage space may represent problem.
The only disadvantage of the seat 31D is close location of the lavatory and galley.
Limited recline and the noise from the galley and lavatory located behind make the seats 31 ABC and 32DEF bad seats.
Boeing 737-800 Alaska Airlines 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
- AC Power. 110V AC Powerports and USB ports are available at every seat on this aircraft in First, Premium, and Economy Classes.
- 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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