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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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20-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 04:05PM PDT 06:34PM PDT Scheduled
20-Jun-2024 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:58AM PDT 02:25PM PDT Scheduled
20-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 08:10AM PDT 10:40AM PDT Scheduled
20-Jun-2024 B738Bozeman Yellowstone Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:10AM MDT 06:45AM PDT Scheduled
19-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bozeman Yellowstone Intl () 09:29PM PDT 11:49PM MDT Scheduled
19-Jun-2024 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:00PM PDT 08:24PM PDT Scheduled
19-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 02:09PM PDT 04:31PM PDT Scheduled
19-Jun-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:11AM MDT 12:49PM PDT Scheduled
19-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Denver Intl () 06:51AM PDT 09:55AM MDT En Route
17-Jun-2024 B738Charleston Intl/AFB ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:57PM EDT 09:08PM PDT 5:11
17-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Charleston Intl/AFB () 09:54AM PDT 05:42PM EDT 4:47
17-Jun-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:58AM MST 08:34AM PDT 2:36
16-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 08:58PM PDT 11:21PM MST 2:23
16-Jun-2024 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:16PM PDT 07:25PM PDT 2:09
16-Jun-2024 B738La Aurora Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 11:48AM CST 03:30PM PDT 4:41
16-Jun-2024 B738Los Angeles Intl ()La Aurora Int'l () 12:24AM PDT 05:35AM CST 4:10
15-Jun-2024 B738Daniel K Inouye Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 02:31PM HST 10:34PM PDT 5:03
15-Jun-2024 B738San Diego Intl ()Daniel K Inouye Intl () 10:33AM PDT 01:05PM HST 5:32
14-Jun-2024 B738Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()San Diego Intl () 05:43PM EDT 07:04PM PDT 4:20
14-Jun-2024 B738San Diego Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 09:19AM PDT 04:03PM EDT 3:44
13-Jun-2024 B738Lihue ()San Diego Intl () 10:29PM HST 06:43AM PDT (+1) 5:14
13-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Lihue () 06:26PM PDT 09:12PM HST 5:45
13-Jun-2024 B738Ketchikan Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:15PM AKDT 03:51PM PDT 1:36
13-Jun-2024 B738Sitka Rocky Gutierrez ()Ketchikan Intl () 11:35AM AKDT 12:09PM AKDT 0:33
13-Jun-2024 B738Juneau Intl ()Sitka Rocky Gutierrez () 09:58AM AKDT 10:26AM AKDT 0:27
13-Jun-2024 B738Anchorage Intl ()Juneau Intl () 07:25AM AKDT 08:46AM AKDT 1:21
12-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 08:23PM PDT 10:33PM AKDT 3:09
12-Jun-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:34PM PDT 04:46PM PDT 2:12
12-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 10:51AM PDT 01:03PM PDT 2:12
12-Jun-2024 B738Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:23AM EDT 09:22AM PDT 4:58
11-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 04:08PM PDT 11:15PM EDT 4:06
11-Jun-2024 B738San Jose Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:45PM PDT 02:33PM PDT 1:47
11-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 09:42AM PDT 11:22AM PDT 1:40
11-Jun-2024 B738San Jose Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:36AM PDT 08:29AM PDT 1:53
10-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 08:57PM PDT 10:33PM PDT 1:35
10-Jun-2024 B738Portland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:22PM PDT 06:51PM PDT 0:29
10-Jun-2024 B738John Wayne ()Portland Intl () 02:33PM PDT 04:35PM PDT 2:01
10-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 11:17AM PDT 01:26PM PDT 2:08
10-Jun-2024 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:05AM PDT 09:40AM PDT 2:34
09-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 07:09PM PDT 09:17PM PDT 2:07
09-Jun-2024 B738Anchorage Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:02PM AKDT 05:06PM PDT 3:04
09-Jun-2024 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 09:31AM CDT 11:41AM AKDT 5:10
08-Jun-2024 B738Anchorage Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 11:04PM AKDT 07:19AM CDT (+1) 5:14
08-Jun-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 02:40PM PDT 04:33PM AKDT 2:52
08-Jun-2024 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:15AM PDT 12:33PM PDT 2:18
08-Jun-2024 B738Portland Intl ()John Wayne () 06:59AM PDT 09:07AM PDT 2:08
07-Jun-2024 B738John Wayne ()Portland Intl () 07:44PM PDT 09:45PM PDT 2:01
07-Jun-2024 B738Portland Intl ()John Wayne () 04:38PM PDT 06:38PM PDT 2:00
07-Jun-2024 B738John F Kennedy Intl ()Portland Intl () 12:03PM EDT 02:53PM PDT 5:49
05-Jun-2024 B738Salt Lake City Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 10:28PM MDT 10:54PM PDT 1:26
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