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Boeing 737-800 (N577AS)


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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? "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"."
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:

I flew Alaska for the first time last year, and it was great.
Love this picture!
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 MacphersonPhoto 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
24-Sep-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 03:10PM PDT 11:15PM EDT Scheduled
24-Sep-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Portland Intl () 11:20AM PDT 01:32PM PDT Scheduled
24-Sep-2018 B738Portland Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:55AM PDT 09:58AM PDT Scheduled
23-Sep-2018 B738John Wayne ()Portland Intl () 07:04PM PDT 09:03PM PDT Scheduled
23-Sep-2018 B738Portland Intl ()John Wayne () 03:45PM PDT 05:45PM PDT Scheduled
23-Sep-2018 B738John Wayne ()Portland Intl () 11:15AM PDT 01:18PM PDT Scheduled
23-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 07:30AM PDT 09:45AM PDT Scheduled
22-Sep-2018 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:36PM PDT 09:00PM PDT 2:24
22-Sep-2018 B738Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l ()John Wayne () 04:11PM CDT 04:40PM PDT 2:29
22-Sep-2018 B738John Wayne ()Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l () 10:08AM PDT 02:41PM CDT 2:33
22-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 06:19AM PDT 08:37AM PDT 2:18
21-Sep-2018 B738Bob Hope ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:03PM PDT 09:18PM PDT 2:14
21-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bob Hope () 03:48PM PDT 05:54PM PDT 2:06
21-Sep-2018 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:58AM PDT 01:12PM PDT 2:14
21-Sep-2018 B738Portland Intl ()John Wayne () 06:54AM PDT 08:56AM PDT 2:02
20-Sep-2018 B738John Wayne ()Portland Intl () 08:50PM PDT 10:46PM PDT 1:56
20-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 05:25PM PDT 07:44PM PDT 2:19
20-Sep-2018 B738Gowen Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:58PM MDT 04:07PM PDT 1:09
20-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 12:32PM PDT 02:27PM MDT 0:55
20-Sep-2018 B738Reagan National ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:51AM EDT 10:58AM PDT 4:06
20-Sep-2018 B738Reagan National ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:20AM EDT 10:52AM PDT (?) 4:31
20-Sep-2018 B738Reagan National ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:47AM EDT 11:00AM PDT (?) 5:13
20-Sep-2018 B738Reagan National ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:16AM EDT 10:43AM PDT (?) 5:27
19-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Reagan National () 01:53PM PDT 09:14PM EDT (?) 4:21
19-Sep-2018 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:45AM PDT 10:02AM PDT 2:17
18-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 05:07PM PDT 07:30PM PDT 2:23
18-Sep-2018 B738Santa Barbara Muni ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:54PM PDT 03:49PM PDT 1:55
18-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Santa Barbara Muni () 10:52AM PDT 12:57PM PDT 2:04
17-Sep-2018 B738Reagan National ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:21PM EDT 09:36PM PDT 5:15
17-Sep-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Reagan National () 10:18AM PDT 06:14PM EDT 4:56
17-Sep-2018 B738McCarran Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:13AM PDT 08:03AM PDT 1:50
16-Sep-2018 B738Portland Intl ()McCarran Intl () 08:35PM PDT 10:25PM PDT 1:50
16-Sep-2018 B738Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:48PM CDT 07:22PM PDT 3:34
16-Sep-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 10:39AM PDT 04:00PM CDT 3:21
16-Sep-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Portland Intl () 07:10AM PDT 09:00AM PDT 1:50
15-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 09:46PM PDT 12:03AM PDT (+1) 2:17
14-Sep-2018 B738Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:49PM EDT 10:19PM PDT 5:30
14-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 09:10AM PDT 05:42PM EDT 5:31
13-Sep-2018 B738Denver Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:17PM MDT 09:48PM PDT 2:31
13-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Denver Intl () 03:56PM PDT 07:03PM MDT 2:07
13-Sep-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:10AM PDT 01:24PM PDT 2:14
13-Sep-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 07:17AM PDT 09:30AM PDT 2:13
13-Sep-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:21AM PDT 05:51AM PDT 0:30
12-Sep-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Portland Intl () 09:55PM PDT 11:55PM PDT 2:00
12-Sep-2018 B738Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:10PM CDT 05:54PM PDT 2:44
12-Sep-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l () 11:07AM PDT 03:40PM CDT 2:33
12-Sep-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:35AM PDT 08:39AM PDT 2:04
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