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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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16-Dec-2019 B739Palm Springs Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 19:40 PST 22:15 PST Scheduled
16-Dec-2019 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Palm Springs Intl () 16:05 PST 18:25 PST Scheduled
16-Dec-2019 B739Sacramento Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:52 PST 14:21 PST Scheduled
16-Dec-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 09:55 PST 11:15 PST Scheduled
16-Dec-2019 B738San Antonio Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:10 CST 08:10 PST Scheduled
15-Dec-2019 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 18:00 PST 23:37 CST Scheduled
15-Dec-2019 B738Vancouver Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 15:21 PST 15:56 PST Scheduled
15-Dec-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 13:24 PST 13:56 PST On The Way!
14-Dec-2019 B738Cancun Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 17:10 EST 20:26 PST 6:15
14-Dec-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Cancun Int'l () 07:24 PST 15:26 EST 5:02
13-Dec-2019 B738Cancun Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 17:13 EST 20:39 PST 6:25
13-Dec-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Cancun Int'l () 07:21 PST 15:11 EST 4:50
12-Dec-2019 B738Cancun Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 17:26 EST 20:48 PST 6:21
12-Dec-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Cancun Int'l () 07:17 PST 15:17 EST 4:59
11-Dec-2019 B738Ketchikan Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 17:54 AKST 20:42 PST 1:48
11-Dec-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Ketchikan Intl () 16:00 PST 16:37 AKST 1:36
11-Dec-2019 B738Ketchikan Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:22 AKST 14:02 PST 1:40
11-Dec-2019 B738Sitka Rocky Gutierrez ()Ketchikan Intl () 10:07 AKST 10:43 AKST 0:36
11-Dec-2019 B738Juneau Intl ()Sitka Rocky Gutierrez () 09:07 AKST 09:32 AKST 0:24
11-Dec-2019 B738Anchorage Intl ()Juneau Intl () 06:34 AKST 07:56 AKST 1:21
11-Dec-2019 B738Juneau Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 02:09 AKST 03:21 AKST 1:12
11-Dec-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Juneau Intl () 00:12 PST 01:19 AKST 2:06
10-Dec-2019 B738Kahului ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 14:48 HST 21:48 PST 4:59
10-Dec-2019 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Kahului () 10:02 PST 13:25 HST 5:23
09-Dec-2019 B738Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 19:34 CST 20:36 PST 3:02
09-Dec-2019 B738San Jose Int'l ()Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l () 13:10 PST 18:17 CST 3:07
09-Dec-2019 B738Portland Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 09:50 PST 11:11 PST 1:20
09-Dec-2019 B738San Francisco Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:16 PST 07:45 PST 1:28
08-Dec-2019 B738Ellison Onizuka Kona Intl At Keahole ()San Francisco Intl () 14:21 HST 21:10 PST 4:48
08-Dec-2019 B738San Francisco Intl ()Ellison Onizuka Kona Intl At Keahole () 09:42 PST 12:49 HST 5:06
07-Dec-2019 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 19:20 EST 22:36 PST 6:15
07-Dec-2019 B738San Francisco Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 10:12 PST 17:54 EST 4:41
07-Dec-2019 B738Portland Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 06:10 PST 07:45 PST 1:34
06-Dec-2019 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Portland Intl () 18:28 EST 21:40 PST 6:11
06-Dec-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 08:41 PST 16:38 EST 4:56
05-Dec-2019 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 20:59 PST 23:11 PST 2:12
05-Dec-2019 B738Portland Intl ()John Wayne () 18:00 PST 20:11 PST 2:10
05-Dec-2019 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Portland Intl () 14:32 CST 16:24 PST 3:51
05-Dec-2019 B738Portland Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:52 PST 13:01 CST 3:08
04-Dec-2019 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Portland Intl () 18:14 EST 20:59 PST 5:45
04-Dec-2019 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 09:08 PST 16:47 EST 4:38
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