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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?
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
21-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 07:55AM PST 10:30AM AKST Scheduled
20-Feb-2020 B738Ketchikan Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:25AM AKST 12:05PM PST Scheduled
20-Feb-2020 B738Juneau Intl ()Ketchikan Intl () 07:25AM AKST 08:09AM AKST Scheduled
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
14-Feb-2020 B738Portland Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 02:07PM PST 09:43PM EST 4:36
14-Feb-2020 B738McCarran Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:40AM PST 12:36PM PST 1:55
14-Feb-2020 B738Portland Intl ()McCarran Intl () 07:32AM PST 09:13AM PST 1:41
13-Feb-2020 B738John Wayne ()Portland Intl () 08:41PM PST 10:46PM PST 2:04
13-Feb-2020 B738Portland Intl ()John Wayne () 05:48PM PST 07:48PM PST 1:59
13-Feb-2020 B738John F Kennedy Intl ()Portland Intl () 01:24PM EST 04:05PM PST 5:40
12-Feb-2020 B738Los Angeles Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 03:32PM PST 11:10PM EST 4:37
12-Feb-2020 B738Portland Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:17AM PST 08:04AM PST 1:46
11-Feb-2020 B738McCarran Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:39PM PST 08:43PM PST 2:03
11-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()McCarran Intl () 02:52PM PST 04:44PM PST 1:51
11-Feb-2020 B738Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:03AM EST 12:25PM PST 6:21
10-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 11:25PM PST 07:30AM EST (+1) 5:05
10-Feb-2020 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:59PM EST 07:41PM PST 5:41
10-Feb-2020 B738San Francisco Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 07:00AM PST 03:08PM EST 5:08
09-Feb-2020 B738Kahului ()San Francisco Intl () 09:52PM HST 04:15AM PST (+1) 4:22
09-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Kahului () 02:35PM PST 06:03PM HST 5:28
09-Feb-2020 B738Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:01AM EST 12:12PM PST 6:10
08-Feb-2020 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 11:12PM PST 07:09AM EST (+1) 4:56
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