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What kind of airplanes does Alaska Airlines fly?

Last Updated: 26th February, 2020

Alaska Airlines remains focused on improving both passenger comfort and our fuel efficiency. We maintain a young operational fleet of 166 Boeing 737 aircraft, 71 Airbus A320 family aircraft, 32 Bombardier Q400 aircraft, and 62 Embraer 175 aircraft.

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Similarly, it is asked, does Alaska Airlines have any 737 MAX planes?

Alaska Airlines said Monday it is not currently operating any of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets under scrutiny after deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. “At this time we do not have any MAX aircraft in our fleet,” the company said in a statement emailed in response to questions.

Likewise, does Alaska Airlines fly the 737 MAX 8? Travelers shopping for fall and holiday season flights will find hundreds of U.S. flights scheduled on a Max 8 or Max 9 on Southwest, American, United and Alaska. Southwest has 34 Max aircraft in its fleet of more than 750 Boeing 737s. American has 24 in its fleet of 950 mainline aircraft.

Thereof, how do you find out what kind of plane your flight is?

Check with your flight itinerary on the airline's website. If the type of aircraft isn't listed on your boarding pass, near the flight number, look for a link to trip “details” and you'll usually find the aircraft type there.

How many Alaska Airlines planes have crashed?

Alaska Airlines has experienced five accidents involving fatalities or injuries since 1970. Four involved Boeing 727 aircraft and one involved an MD-80.

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