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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
23-Apr-2018 B738Nome ()Anchorage Intl () 12:16PM AKDT 01:33PM AKDT Scheduled
23-Apr-2018 B738Anchorage Intl ()Nome () 10:00AM AKDT 11:18AM AKDT Scheduled
23-Apr-2018 B738Fairbanks Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 08:00AM AKDT 08:47AM AKDT Scheduled
23-Apr-2018 B738Anchorage Intl ()Fairbanks Intl () 06:00AM AKDT 06:45AM AKDT Scheduled
22-Apr-2018 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 05:07PM MST 09:28PM AKDT Scheduled
22-Apr-2018 B738Anchorage Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 09:35AM AKDT 03:56PM MST Scheduled
22-Apr-2018 B738Daniel K Inouye Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 12:10AM HST 07:57AM AKDT (+1) Scheduled
21-Apr-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Daniel K Inouye Intl () 07:01PM PDT 09:54PM HST 5:53
21-Apr-2018 B738San Jose Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:47PM PDT 04:21PM PDT 1:33
21-Apr-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 11:47AM PDT 01:28PM PDT 1:41
21-Apr-2018 B738San Francisco Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:36AM PDT 10:13AM PDT 1:36
20-Apr-2018 B738Portland Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 08:13PM PDT 09:41PM PDT 1:28
20-Apr-2018 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()Portland Intl () 03:58PM EDT 06:40PM PDT 5:42
20-Apr-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 06:41AM PDT 02:34PM EDT 4:52
19-Apr-2018 B738Reagan National ()Portland Intl () 05:20PM EDT 07:46PM PDT 5:25
19-Apr-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Reagan National () 08:20AM PDT 03:44PM EDT 4:24
18-Apr-2018 B738Fairbanks Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:46PM AKDT 09:54PM PDT 3:08
18-Apr-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Fairbanks Intl () 02:28PM PDT 04:43PM AKDT 3:15
18-Apr-2018 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:02AM PDT 12:14PM PDT 2:12
18-Apr-2018 B738Portland Intl ()John Wayne () 06:48AM PDT 09:03AM PDT 2:15
17-Apr-2018 B738Lihue ()Portland Intl () 11:07AM HST 07:22PM PDT 5:15
17-Apr-2018 B738Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Lihue () 07:11AM PDT 09:35AM HST 5:23
16-Apr-2018 B738Kahului ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 04:29PM HST 12:06AM PDT (+1) 4:37
16-Apr-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Kahului () 12:31PM PDT 03:04PM HST 5:33
16-Apr-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:37AM PDT 08:37AM PDT 1:59
15-Apr-2018 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()San Diego Intl () 05:36PM EDT 08:01PM PDT 5:24
15-Apr-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 08:27AM PDT 04:16PM EDT 4:49
14-Apr-2018 B738Boston Logan Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:27PM EDT 10:19PM PDT 5:51
14-Apr-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 09:42AM PDT 05:53PM EDT 5:11
14-Apr-2018 B738Salt Lake City Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:36AM MDT 08:01AM PDT 1:25
13-Apr-2018 B738San Francisco Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 07:56PM PDT 10:22PM MDT 1:25
13-Apr-2018 B738Lic. Benito Juarez Int'l ()San Francisco Intl () 03:54PM CDT 06:19PM PDT 4:25
13-Apr-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Lic. Benito Juarez Int'l () 09:25AM PDT 02:21PM CDT 2:55
12-Apr-2018 B738Lic. Benito Juarez Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:47PM CDT 07:27PM PDT 3:40
12-Apr-2018 B738San Francisco Intl ()Lic. Benito Juarez Int'l () 10:01AM PDT 03:39PM CDT 3:38
12-Apr-2018 B738Portland Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 06:42AM PDT 07:59AM PDT 1:17
11-Apr-2018 B738Daniel K Inouye Intl ()Portland Intl () 12:40PM HST 08:42PM PDT 5:02
11-Apr-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Daniel K Inouye Intl () 08:26AM PDT 11:03AM HST 5:37
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