Wien Air Alaska  Boeing 737-210C     N493WC                     (c/n   21822)


                                  Wien Consolidated  began taking deliveries of their Boeing 737s in 1973.  By this time the airline
                                  was ranging as far afield as Oakland, Denver and Phoenix.  In 1974 it was decided to revert the
                                  name back to Wien Air Alaska.  To give the company its due, it took them six years to remove
                                  the "Consolidated" bit from their title. Some airlines, of course, when swallowing another carrier get
                                  rid of the former airline's title immediately.  (Some, like Delta with Chicago and Southern, retained
                                  it for less than a year).   The image above, showing a typical 737 in the livery devised in the 1980s,
                                  was taken by Gerald Helmer, at Seattle-Tacoma Airport  in September of 1983.     Seen below  is
                                  the same aircraft at Dallas/Fort Worth International in the markings used in the immediate post Wien
                                  Consolidated period.  This photograph is from the Ellis Chernoff  collection. Wien Air Alaska ceased
                                  operations on 23 November 1984.  It was liquidated by its president (and owner) Jim Flood result-
                                  ing in the loss of 1500 jobs.   N493WC was sold to Alaska Airlines as N744AS.