Alaska Airlines Boeing
Any resemblance between this
aircraft and the "Fat Albert" 737 as first delivered (see my shot of
an early Air California
machine) is, as they say, purely coincidental. With CFM56 engines
of the original JT-8Ds, a vastly extended fuselage
accommodating up to 200 pax, and winglets, this
aircraft is not (at least to me) readily
identifiable as a 737 at all. This exhilarating shot by
Barooah shows a N546AS, a late model, departing San Jose's Norman Y.
Airport in September 2005.
This machine was brand new to the airline in February of that year.