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Boeing 737-800 (N577AS) - Ever feel like youre being watched?
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Boeing 737-800 (N577AS)


Ever feel like you're being watched?


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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"."
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
10-Jun-2023 B738Reagan National ()Portland Intl () 06:50PM EDT 09:19PM PDT Scheduled
10-Jun-2023 B738Portland Intl ()Reagan National () 09:40AM PDT 05:28PM EDT Scheduled
10-Jun-2023 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:10AM PDT 08:19AM PDT Scheduled
09-Jun-2023 B738Portland Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 09:39PM PDT 11:29PM PDT Scheduled
09-Jun-2023 B738San Diego Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:08PM PDT 08:13PM PDT Scheduled
09-Jun-2023 B738Portland Intl ()San Diego Intl () 02:40PM PDT 04:47PM PDT Scheduled
09-Jun-2023 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Portland Intl () 11:10AM PDT 01:18PM PDT Scheduled
09-Jun-2023 B738Juan Santamaria Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 12:52AM CST 05:24AM PDT En Route
08-Jun-2023 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Juan Santamaria Int'l () 03:46PM PDT 10:00PM CST 5:13
08-Jun-2023 B738Los Cabos Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 11:33AM MST 01:41PM PDT 2:08
08-Jun-2023 B738San Diego Intl ()Los Cabos Int'l () 08:14AM PDT 10:01AM MST 1:46
07-Jun-2023 B738Daniel K Inouye Intl ()San Diego Intl () 03:40PM HST 11:56PM PDT 5:16
07-Jun-2023 B738San Francisco Int'l ()Daniel K Inouye Intl () 12:18PM PDT 02:08PM HST 4:49
07-Jun-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 09:08AM PDT 10:50AM PDT 1:41
06-Jun-2023 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:19PM PDT 09:31PM PDT 2:12
06-Jun-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 03:41PM PDT 06:06PM PDT 2:24
06-Jun-2023 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:46AM PDT 01:56PM PDT 2:09
06-Jun-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 08:12AM PDT 10:36AM PDT 2:23
05-Jun-2023 B738Denver Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:26PM MDT 07:48PM PDT 2:21
05-Jun-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Denver Intl () 01:37PM PDT 04:58PM MDT 2:20
05-Jun-2023 B738Reagan National ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:20AM EDT 10:08AM PDT 4:47
04-Jun-2023 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Reagan National () 01:12PM PDT 09:00PM EDT 4:48
04-Jun-2023 B738Reagan National ()Los Angeles Intl () 09:26AM EDT 11:08AM PDT 4:41
03-Jun-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Reagan National () 02:13PM PDT 10:04PM EDT 4:51
03-Jun-2023 B738Anchorage Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:04AM AKDT 12:09PM PDT 3:05
02-Jun-2023 B738Ralph Wien Meml ()Anchorage Intl () 07:30PM AKDT 08:40PM AKDT 1:10
02-Jun-2023 B738Nome ()Ralph Wien Meml () 05:58PM AKDT 06:28PM AKDT 0:29
02-Jun-2023 B738Anchorage Intl ()Nome () 03:35PM AKDT 05:03PM AKDT 1:28
02-Jun-2023 B738Bethel ()Anchorage Intl () 01:08PM AKDT 02:05PM AKDT 0:56
02-Jun-2023 B738Anchorage Intl ()Bethel () 10:54AM AKDT 11:57AM AKDT 1:02
01-Jun-2023 B738Bethel ()Anchorage Intl () 08:14PM AKDT 09:14PM AKDT 0:59
01-Jun-2023 B738Anchorage Intl ()Bethel () 05:44PM AKDT 06:46PM AKDT 1:01
01-Jun-2023 B738Kodiak ()Anchorage Intl () 03:27PM AKDT 04:12PM AKDT 0:44
01-Jun-2023 B738Anchorage Intl ()Kodiak () 01:46PM AKDT 02:27PM AKDT 0:40
01-Jun-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 10:20AM PDT 12:27PM AKDT 3:07
01-Jun-2023 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:20AM PDT 08:34AM PDT 2:13
31-May-2023 B738Kahului ()Los Angeles Intl () 03:43PM HST 11:31PM PDT 4:47
31-May-2023 B738San Francisco Int'l ()Kahului () 12:22PM PDT 02:26PM HST 5:04
31-May-2023 B738Portland Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 08:13AM PDT 09:41AM PDT 1:27
30-May-2023 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:00PM EDT 10:15PM PDT 5:14
30-May-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 10:30AM PDT 06:33PM EDT 5:03
30-May-2023 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:11AM MST 08:42AM PDT 2:30
29-May-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 03:27PM PDT 05:50PM MST 2:22
29-May-2023 B738Anchorage Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:58AM AKDT 01:54PM PDT 2:56
28-May-2023 B738Daniel K Inouye Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 11:22PM HST 07:20AM AKDT (+1) 5:58
28-May-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Daniel K Inouye Intl () 06:37PM PDT 09:01PM HST 5:24
28-May-2023 B738Schulz-Sonoma County ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:06PM PDT 04:43PM PDT 1:36
28-May-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 12:26PM PDT 01:46PM PDT 1:20
28-May-2023 B738Southwest Florida Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:03AM EDT 10:30AM PDT 5:26
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