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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
16-Oct-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Lic. Benito Juarez Int'l () 10:45AM PDT 04:10PM CDT Scheduled
16-Oct-2018 B738Portland Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:40AM PDT 08:50AM PDT Scheduled
15-Oct-2018 B738Kahului ()Portland Intl () 12:15PM HST 08:15PM PDT Scheduled
15-Oct-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Kahului () 08:25AM PDT 11:05AM HST Scheduled
14-Oct-2018 B738Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:11PM CDT 05:51PM PDT 2:40
14-Oct-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l () 11:21AM PDT 03:56PM CDT 2:35
13-Oct-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 02:13PM PDT 04:20PM PDT 2:06
12-Oct-2018 B738Charleston Intl/AFB ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:48PM EDT 07:37PM PDT 5:49
12-Oct-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Charleston Intl/AFB () 07:45AM PDT 03:15PM EDT 4:30
11-Oct-2018 B738Sacramento Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:41PM PDT 09:10PM PDT 1:29
11-Oct-2018 B738Kahului ()Sacramento Intl () 10:31AM HST 06:11PM PDT 4:40
11-Oct-2018 B738Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Kahului () 07:24AM PDT 09:11AM HST 4:47
10-Oct-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 10:24PM PDT 11:54PM PDT (?) 1:30
10-Oct-2018 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:28PM PDT 07:55PM PDT 2:27
10-Oct-2018 B738Los Cabos Int'l ()John Wayne () 02:37PM MDT 03:48PM PDT 2:11
10-Oct-2018 B738John Wayne ()Los Cabos Int'l () 10:27AM PDT 01:20PM MDT 1:53
10-Oct-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 06:16AM PDT 08:22AM PDT 2:06
09-Oct-2018 B738Sacramento Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:36PM PDT 09:12PM PDT 1:36
09-Oct-2018 B738Kahului ()Sacramento Intl () 10:31AM HST 06:12PM PDT 4:41
09-Oct-2018 B738Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Kahului () 07:06AM PDT 09:06AM HST 5:00
08-Oct-2018 B738Kahului ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 04:36PM HST 12:15AM PDT (+1) 4:39
08-Oct-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Kahului () 12:29PM PDT 03:08PM HST 5:39
08-Oct-2018 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:54AM PDT 10:37AM PDT 2:43
07-Oct-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 07:07PM PDT 09:08PM PDT 2:01
07-Oct-2018 B738Anchorage Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:28PM AKDT 05:06PM PDT 2:38
07-Oct-2018 B738Fairbanks Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 10:51AM AKDT 11:36AM AKDT 0:45
07-Oct-2018 B738Anchorage Intl ()Fairbanks Intl () 09:30AM AKDT 10:09AM AKDT 0:39
07-Oct-2018 B738Kodiak ()Anchorage Intl () 08:14AM AKDT 08:52AM AKDT 0:38
07-Oct-2018 B738Anchorage Intl ()Kodiak () 06:41AM AKDT 07:26AM AKDT 0:45
06-Oct-2018 B738Daniel K Inouye Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 10:22PM HST 05:36AM AKDT (+1) 5:14
06-Oct-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Daniel K Inouye Intl () 06:19PM PDT 08:38PM HST 5:19
05-Oct-2018 B738Kahului ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:38PM HST 10:15PM PDT 5:37
05-Oct-2018 B738Sacramento Intl ()Kahului () 10:07AM PDT 11:59AM HST (?) 4:52
05-Oct-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 05:59AM PDT 07:16AM PDT 1:17
02-Oct-2018 B738Kahului ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:13PM HST 06:28AM PDT (+1) 5:15
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