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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?
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?
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. ;-)
Sean Ellis
The guy on the tail of the Alaska jets is my friend Thomas Piscoya from Nome Alaska. Tom is a senior Captain at Alaska Airlines and has Ben flying in Alaska about 40 years. Others will say it’s an artistic rendition of a native Alaskan but those of us who know better know for sure it’s Tom!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
27-Feb-2020 B738Indianapolis Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:40PM EST 08:19PM PST Scheduled
27-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 10:39AM PST 05:10PM EST Scheduled
27-Feb-2020 B738Gowen Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:11AM MST 08:09AM PST Scheduled
26-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 09:45PM PST 11:49PM MST Scheduled
26-Feb-2020 B738Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:40PM PST 08:25PM PST Scheduled
26-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 03:40PM PST 05:25PM PST Scheduled
26-Feb-2020 B738Tampa Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:10AM EST 10:54AM PST En Route
25-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Tampa Intl () 10:23PM PST 06:07AM EST (+1) 4:44
25-Feb-2020 B738San Jose Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:27PM PST 08:27PM PST 2:00
25-Feb-2020 B738Los Cabos Int'l ()San Jose Int'l () 02:34PM MST 04:27PM PST 2:52
25-Feb-2020 B738San Jose Int'l ()Los Cabos Int'l () 09:32AM PST 12:54PM MST 2:22
25-Feb-2020 B738Portland Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 06:18AM PST 07:42AM PST 1:23
24-Feb-2020 B738San Jose Int'l ()Portland Intl () 06:30PM PST 07:58PM PST 1:27
24-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 01:45PM PST 03:27PM PST 1:42
24-Feb-2020 B738Kansas City Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:38AM CST 08:02AM PST 3:23
23-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 07:24PM PST 12:20AM CST (+1) 2:56
23-Feb-2020 B738San Jose Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:14PM PST 06:12PM PST 1:57
23-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 01:19PM PST 02:55PM PST 1:35
23-Feb-2020 B738Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:05AM CST 08:27AM PST 4:21
22-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 05:58PM PST 11:36PM CST 3:38
22-Feb-2020 B738Juneau Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:23AM AKST 11:15AM PST 1:52
21-Feb-2020 B738Ketchikan Intl ()Juneau Intl () 08:32PM AKST 09:11PM AKST (?) 0:39
21-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Ketchikan Intl () 07:00PM PST 07:36PM AKST 1:36
21-Feb-2020 B738Anchorage Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:14PM AKST 04:13PM PST 2:58
21-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 08:41AM PST 10:53AM AKST 3:12
20-Feb-2020 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:35PM MST 08:04PM PST 2:28
20-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 01:47PM PST 05:15PM MST 2:27
20-Feb-2020 B738Ketchikan Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:59AM AKST 11:26AM PST 1:26
20-Feb-2020 B738Juneau Intl ()Ketchikan Intl () 07:14AM AKST 07:57AM AKST 0:42
19-Feb-2020 B738Ketchikan Intl ()Juneau Intl () 08:59PM AKST 09:39PM AKST 0:40
19-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Ketchikan Intl () 07:16PM PST 07:43PM AKST 1:27
19-Feb-2020 B738Eppley Airfield ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:25PM CST 05:32PM PST 3:06
19-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 10:08AM PST 02:54PM CST 2:45
19-Feb-2020 B738McCarran Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:15AM PST 08:29AM PST 2:13
18-Feb-2020 B738Los Angeles Intl ()McCarran Intl () 05:04PM PST 05:42PM PST 0:37
18-Feb-2020 B738John F Kennedy Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 11:52AM EST 03:12PM PST 6:19
17-Feb-2020 B738Portland Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 02:04PM PST 09:37PM EST 4:32
17-Feb-2020 B738McCarran Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:50AM PST 12:53PM PST 2:03
17-Feb-2020 B738Portland Intl ()McCarran Intl () 07:40AM PST 09:20AM PST 1:39
17-Feb-2020 B738Anchorage Intl ()Portland Intl () 01:11AM AKST 05:09AM PST 2:57
16-Feb-2020 B738Portland Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 09:10PM PST 11:50PM AKST 3:39
16-Feb-2020 B738Los Cabos Int'l ()Portland Intl () 04:09PM MST 07:00PM PST 3:50
16-Feb-2020 B738Portland Intl ()Los Cabos Int'l () 10:04AM PST 02:43PM MST 3:38
15-Feb-2020 B738John Wayne ()Portland Intl () 08:56PM PST 11:07PM PST 2:10
15-Feb-2020 B738Portland Intl ()John Wayne () 06:09PM PST 08:04PM PST 1:54
15-Feb-2020 B738John F Kennedy Intl ()Portland Intl () 01:41PM EST 04:32PM PST 5:50
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