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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
18-Jul-2018 B738McCarran Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:05PM PDT 09:58PM PDT Scheduled
18-Jul-2018 B738Portland Intl ()McCarran Intl () 05:00PM PDT 06:47PM PDT Scheduled
18-Jul-2018 B738San Francisco Intl ()Portland Intl () 02:25PM PDT 03:45PM PDT Scheduled
18-Jul-2018 B738Portland Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 11:03AM PDT 12:24PM PDT Scheduled
18-Jul-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:40AM PDT 08:51AM PDT Scheduled
17-Jul-2018 B738Boston Logan Intl ()San Diego Intl () 09:11PM EDT 11:42PM PDT Scheduled
17-Jul-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 11:31AM PDT 07:52PM EDT Taxiing
16-Jul-2018 B738Ellison Onizuka Kona Intl At Keahole ()San Diego Intl () 02:14PM HST 10:19PM PDT 5:05
16-Jul-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Ellison Onizuka Kona Intl At Keahole () 10:25AM PDT 12:36PM HST (?) 5:10
16-Jul-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Diego Intl () 06:12AM PDT 08:36AM PDT 2:24
15-Jul-2018 B738Kahului ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:09PM HST 09:20PM PDT 5:11
15-Jul-2018 B738Sacramento Intl ()Kahului () 09:30AM PDT 11:49AM HST 5:18
15-Jul-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 06:28AM PDT 07:56AM PDT 1:28
14-Jul-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:41PM PDT 08:54PM PDT 2:13
14-Jul-2018 B738Orlando Intl ()San Diego Intl () 03:41PM EDT 04:50PM PDT 4:09
14-Jul-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Orlando Intl () 06:21AM PDT 02:24PM EDT 5:03
13-Jul-2018 B738Orlando Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:06PM EDT 08:26PM PDT (?) 5:20
13-Jul-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Orlando Intl () 08:22AM PDT 04:28PM EDT 5:06
12-Jul-2018 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:21PM PDT 09:34PM PDT 2:13
12-Jul-2018 B738Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l ()John Wayne () 05:01PM CDT 05:32PM PDT 2:31
12-Jul-2018 B738John Wayne ()Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l () 10:27AM PDT 03:01PM CDT 2:34
12-Jul-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 06:25AM PDT 08:43AM PDT (?) 2:18
10-Jul-2018 B738Sacramento Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:34PM PDT 10:09PM PDT 1:35
10-Jul-2018 B738Kahului ()Sacramento Intl () 11:21AM HST 07:00PM PDT 4:39
10-Jul-2018 B738San Jose Int'l ()Kahului () 08:06AM PDT 10:10AM HST 5:03
09-Jul-2018 B738Lihue ()San Jose Int'l () 12:59PM HST 08:43PM PDT 4:43
09-Jul-2018 B738San Jose Int'l ()Lihue () 09:27AM PDT 11:45AM HST 5:17
08-Jul-2018 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 05:58PM EDT 08:17PM PDT 5:19
08-Jul-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 08:16AM PDT 03:58PM EDT 4:42
07-Jul-2018 B738Daniel K Inouye Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:58PM HST 06:06AM PDT (+1) 5:08
07-Jul-2018 B738Anchorage Intl ()Daniel K Inouye Intl () 04:50PM AKDT 08:14PM HST 5:24
07-Jul-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 11:47AM PDT 03:28PM AKDT 4:41
06-Jul-2018 B738Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 08:14PM CDT 09:00PM PDT 2:46
06-Jul-2018 B738San Jose Int'l ()Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l () 01:33PM PDT 07:06PM CDT 3:33
06-Jul-2018 B738Portland Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 10:32AM PDT 12:13PM PDT 1:41
06-Jul-2018 B738Bob Hope ()Portland Intl () 07:11AM PDT 08:54AM PDT 1:43
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