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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
22-Jan-2019 B738Kahului ()Sacramento Intl () 12:40PM HST 07:20PM PST Scheduled
22-Jan-2019 B738San Diego Intl ()Kahului () 07:10AM PST 11:00AM HST Scheduled
21-Jan-2019 B738Daniel K Inouye Intl ()San Diego Intl () 02:51PM HST 09:49PM PST Scheduled
21-Jan-2019 B738San Diego Intl ()Daniel K Inouye Intl () 09:10AM PST 12:41PM HST Scheduled
20-Jan-2019 B738Lihue ()San Diego Intl () 01:51PM HST 09:06PM PST 5:15
20-Jan-2019 B738San Jose Int'l ()Lihue () 08:56AM PST 12:19PM HST (?) 5:23
19-Jan-2019 B738Lihue ()San Jose Int'l () 03:36PM HST 10:11PM PST 4:35
19-Jan-2019 B738Portland Intl ()Lihue () 09:57AM PST 02:25PM HST 6:28
19-Jan-2019 B738San Jose Int'l ()Portland Intl () 06:36AM PST 07:58AM PST 1:22
18-Jan-2019 B738Kahului ()San Jose Int'l () 06:22PM HST 12:27AM PST (+1) (?) 4:05
18-Jan-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 10:34AM PST 11:52AM PST 1:18
18-Jan-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Kahului () 10:34AM PST 05:12PM HST 8:38
18-Jan-2019 B738Bellingham Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:37AM PST 09:01AM PST 0:24
17-Jan-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bellingham Intl () 11:54PM PST 12:24AM PST (+1) 0:30
17-Jan-2019 B738General Mitchell Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:39PM CST 09:39PM PST 4:00
17-Jan-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()General Mitchell Intl () 12:39PM PST 05:58PM CST (?) 3:19
17-Jan-2019 B738Albuquerque Intl Sunport ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:00AM MST 10:51AM PST 2:50
16-Jan-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Albuquerque Intl Sunport () 05:38PM PST 09:00PM MST 2:22
16-Jan-2019 B738Anchorage Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:01PM AKST 04:14PM PST 3:13
16-Jan-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 08:47AM PST 10:41AM AKST 2:54
15-Jan-2019 B738Daniel K Inouye Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:20PM HST 06:15AM PST (+1) 4:54
15-Jan-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Daniel K Inouye Intl () 05:47PM PST 09:48PM HST 6:01
15-Jan-2019 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:16PM PST 02:22PM PST 2:06
14-Jan-2019 B738Kahului ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:16PM HST 11:51PM PST 4:35
14-Jan-2019 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Kahului () 12:31PM PST 04:09PM HST 5:38
13-Jan-2019 B738Loreto Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 04:45PM MST 05:27PM PST 1:42
13-Jan-2019 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Loreto Int'l () 01:03PM PST 03:38PM MST 1:35
13-Jan-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 09:06AM PST 11:23AM PST 2:16
13-Jan-2019 B738Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:51AM PST 07:20AM PST 1:28
12-Jan-2019 B738Lihue ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 04:56PM HST 11:37PM PST 4:41
12-Jan-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Lihue () 11:14AM PST 03:07PM HST (?) 5:53
12-Jan-2019 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:09AM PST 09:22AM PST 2:13
11-Jan-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 07:41PM PST 10:04PM PST 2:23
11-Jan-2019 B738Portland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:05PM PST 06:31PM PST 0:26
11-Jan-2019 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Portland Intl () 02:21PM CST 04:19PM PST 3:58
11-Jan-2019 B738Portland Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 07:11AM PST 12:38PM CST 3:26
10-Jan-2019 B738Kahului ()Portland Intl () 02:41PM HST 09:44PM PST 5:03
10-Jan-2019 B738Portland Intl ()Kahului () 09:19AM PST 01:01PM HST 5:42
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