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Boeing 737-800 (N577AS)

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Ever feel like you're being watched?

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Ian Moult
That is so cool!
Miguel Paredes
What a fun capture! I've always loved that Alaska Airlines livery, and you have made it come to life in this shot!
Alex Georgescu
I find this disturbing :)
Guy Genbrugge
Can somebody tell me who that person is on the back of each airplane?
Wayne Brown
Nice to see Americas favorite airline. Treating customers as people everyday not as cattle.
Thrilled to see this airline expanding its routes across America and International.
My preferred carrier since 1972.
Isaac Vogelzang
Guy, I have heard that that is "the eskimo man".
Cool shot!
Don Lynch
I think the pic is great. However I have no idea who that is. It has no meaning to me.
Mike Whetstone
Might be Eskimo Joe; runs a great tavern in Stillwater, Oklahoma, usually shown with a big cheesy grin and perfect teeth. :)
Max Jones
Guy Genbrugge, I think I posted this story on this site years ago but this is a perfect opportunity to tell it again! When I was a controller at Burbank tower back in the mid eighties Alaska was taxiing and someone came on frequency and asked "Hey Alaska, who's that guy on your tail?" Alaska replied "He's our Chief Pilot" to which the first guy responded "He's better looking than ours!"
And Isaac Vogelzang is correct. It's just an image of an anonymous Eskimo, according to the Alaska pilot.
Dwight Hartje
Incredible shot!!
Glenn Mottley
I heard once that it is the semblance of a gold miner (in Alaska, a "sourdough"). Kinda cool that it can be viewed both ways. Can anyone from Alaska weigh in on this?
www.alaska.net "After the California gold rush, when the Klondike prospectors sailed from San Francisco to Alaska, they carried precious sourdough starter with them - and ever since sourdough bread has been associated with San Francisco. And in Alaska, a prospector with a pot of sourdough strapped to his back was quickly nicknamed a "sourdough"."
drsmith737
Great😀
Austen Pyle
It is cool to see the old and new of Alaska's Livery. I really like the new Eskimo! Alaska is the BEST!
Greg Byington
Whether the eskimo on the tail is a real person or not, and if it is who is it, is something of a mystery, and the airline is apparently happy to leave it that way. See their explanation here:

https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/who-is-the-eskimo/

I flew Alaska for the first time last year, and it was great.
nycslc1
Love this picture!
n9341c
Oh my god a Muammar Gaddafi look alike convention?
Michael Richardson
Had to laugh! Great shot of my favorite aircraft and airline! Thank you for this unique shot!
Derek Macpherson Photo Uploader
Thanks so much guys!
Greg Byington
Oh, and great shot, DMac!. It is like a forest of Alaska Airlines tails. ;-)
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
22-Jun-2018 B738Kahului ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:09PM HST 09:15PM PDT Scheduled
22-Jun-2018 B738Sacramento Intl ()Kahului () 09:35AM PDT 11:44AM HST Scheduled
22-Jun-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 06:25AM PDT 07:50AM PDT Scheduled
21-Jun-2018 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:47PM PDT 10:11PM PDT 2:24
21-Jun-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 04:33PM PDT 06:46PM PDT 2:12
21-Jun-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:38PM PDT 03:10PM PDT 0:32
21-Jun-2018 B738John Wayne ()Portland Intl () 11:22AM PDT 01:21PM PDT 1:58
21-Jun-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 07:42AM PDT 10:02AM PDT 2:20
20-Jun-2018 B738Reagan National ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:08PM EDT 11:51PM PDT 4:43
20-Jun-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Reagan National () 10:02AM PDT 05:54PM EDT 4:52
20-Jun-2018 B738McCarran Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:56AM PDT 07:41AM PDT 1:45
19-Jun-2018 B738Portland Intl ()McCarran Intl () 08:51PM PDT 10:40PM PDT 1:49
19-Jun-2018 B738Kahului ()Portland Intl () 10:23AM HST 06:32PM PDT 5:09
19-Jun-2018 B738Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Kahului () 07:10AM PDT 09:13AM HST 5:03
18-Jun-2018 B738Kahului ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 03:49PM HST 11:32PM PDT 4:43
18-Jun-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Kahului () 12:16PM PDT 02:12PM HST 4:56
18-Jun-2018 B738Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Portland Intl () 09:01AM EDT 10:05AM PDT 4:04
18-Jun-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 12:07AM PDT 07:32AM EDT 4:25
17-Jun-2018 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:14PM EDT 09:46PM PDT 5:32
17-Jun-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 09:25AM PDT 05:30PM EDT 5:05
17-Jun-2018 B738McCarran Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:20AM PDT 08:09AM PDT 1:49
16-Jun-2018 B738Portland Intl ()McCarran Intl () 08:54PM PDT 10:36PM PDT 1:42
16-Jun-2018 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()Portland Intl () 04:16PM EDT 06:37PM PDT 5:21
16-Jun-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 06:57AM PDT 03:00PM EDT (?) 5:03
16-Jun-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Portland Intl () 12:09AM PDT 02:09AM PDT 1:59
15-Jun-2018 B738Los Cabos Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:36PM MDT 07:34PM PDT 1:58
15-Jun-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Los Cabos Int'l () 02:32PM PDT 05:19PM MDT 1:46
15-Jun-2018 B738Los Cabos Int'l ()San Diego Intl () 11:49AM MDT 12:33PM PDT 1:44
15-Jun-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Los Cabos Int'l () 07:41AM PDT 10:29AM MDT 1:47
14-Jun-2018 B738Daniel K Inouye Intl ()San Diego Intl () 03:06PM HST 11:11PM PDT 5:05
14-Jun-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Daniel K Inouye Intl () 11:05AM PDT 01:16PM HST 5:11
14-Jun-2018 B738Philadelphia Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:52AM EDT 09:13AM PDT 5:20
13-Jun-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 10:17PM PDT 05:27AM EDT (+1) 4:10
13-Jun-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:48PM PDT 09:20PM PDT 0:31
11-Jun-2018 B738Juneau Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:11PM AKDT 11:05PM PDT 1:54
11-Jun-2018 B738Yakutat ()Juneau Intl () 06:22PM AKDT 06:52PM AKDT 0:30
11-Jun-2018 B738Merle K (Mudhole) Smith ()Yakutat () 05:06PM AKDT 05:40PM AKDT 0:34
11-Jun-2018 B738Anchorage Intl ()Merle K (Mudhole) Smith () 03:42PM AKDT 04:14PM AKDT 0:32
11-Jun-2018 B738Merle K (Mudhole) Smith ()Anchorage Intl () 12:47PM AKDT 01:19PM AKDT 0:32
11-Jun-2018 B738Yakutat ()Merle K (Mudhole) Smith () 11:18AM AKDT 11:52AM AKDT 0:33
11-Jun-2018 B738Juneau Intl ()Yakutat () 09:46AM AKDT 10:21AM AKDT 0:35
11-Jun-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Juneau Intl () 07:33AM PDT 08:40AM AKDT 2:06
10-Jun-2018 B738San Francisco Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:10PM PDT 10:48PM PDT 1:37
10-Jun-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 06:35PM PDT 07:26PM PDT 0:51
10-Jun-2018 B738Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 03:26PM CDT 04:08PM PDT 2:42
10-Jun-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l () 09:06AM PDT 01:38PM CDT 2:32
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