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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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29-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 09:39PM PST 05:35AM EST (+1) Scheduled
29-Nov-2023 B738Bob Hope ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:48PM PST 03:16PM PST Scheduled
29-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bob Hope () 09:13AM PST 11:33AM PST Scheduled
28-Nov-2023 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:50PM PST 09:29PM PST Scheduled
28-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 03:05PM PST 05:27PM PST Scheduled
28-Nov-2023 B738Tri-Cities ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:43PM PST 02:35PM PST Scheduled
28-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Tri-Cities () 11:57AM PST 12:32PM PST Scheduled
27-Nov-2023 B738Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:10PM CST 10:08PM PST 3:58
27-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 01:08PM PST 06:44PM CST 3:35
27-Nov-2023 B738San Francisco Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:17AM PST 11:52AM PST 1:35
27-Nov-2023 B738Portland Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 07:14AM PST 08:39AM PST 1:25
26-Nov-2023 B738Reagan National ()Portland Intl () 07:23PM EST 09:38PM PST 5:14
26-Nov-2023 B738Portland Intl ()Reagan National () 10:14AM PST 05:42PM EST 4:28
25-Nov-2023 B738Denver Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:49PM MST 08:10PM PST 2:20
25-Nov-2023 B738Portland Intl ()Denver Intl () 01:59PM PST 05:07PM MST 2:07
25-Nov-2023 B738John Wayne ()Portland Intl () 10:27AM PST 12:36PM PST 2:09
25-Nov-2023 B738Portland Intl ()John Wayne () 07:33AM PST 09:25AM PST 1:52
24-Nov-2023 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:24PM EST 08:57PM PST 5:33
24-Nov-2023 B738Portland Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 08:42AM PST 04:33PM EST 4:50
23-Nov-2023 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:43PM EST 08:19PM PST 5:36
23-Nov-2023 B738Portland Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 08:21AM PST 03:44PM EST 4:22
22-Nov-2023 B738Reagan National ()Portland Intl () 07:46PM EST 10:17PM PST 5:31
22-Nov-2023 B738Portland Intl ()Reagan National () 10:14AM PST 05:35PM EST 4:21
22-Nov-2023 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:30AM CST 08:41AM PST 4:10
21-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 11:12PM PST 04:31AM CST (+1) 3:18
21-Nov-2023 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:53PM MST 09:44PM PST 2:50
21-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 03:11PM PST 06:30PM MST 2:19
21-Nov-2023 B738San Diego Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:05AM PST 01:30PM PST 2:25
21-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:22AM PST 09:44AM PST 2:22
20-Nov-2023 B738Bob Hope ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:12PM PST 11:20PM PST 2:07
20-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bob Hope () 06:00PM PST 08:06PM PST 2:06
20-Nov-2023 B738Schulz-Sonoma County ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:01PM PST 04:28PM PST 1:26
20-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 12:03PM PST 01:39PM PST 1:36
20-Nov-2023 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:51AM EST 10:10AM PST 5:19
19-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 10:41PM PST 06:22AM EST (+1) 4:41
19-Nov-2023 B738Los Cabos Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:10PM MST 08:26PM PST 4:16
19-Nov-2023 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Los Cabos Int'l () 12:53PM PST 03:52PM MST 1:58
19-Nov-2023 B738Juan Santamaria Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:27AM CST 10:30AM PST 6:02
18-Nov-2023 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Juan Santamaria Int'l () 04:12PM PST 11:23PM CST 5:11
18-Nov-2023 B738Los Cabos Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 01:18PM MST 02:29PM PST 2:10
18-Nov-2023 B738Portland Intl ()Los Cabos Int'l () 07:19AM PST 11:59AM MST 3:39
17-Nov-2023 B738Orlando Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:31PM EST 11:13PM PST 5:42
17-Nov-2023 B738Portland Intl ()Orlando Intl () 11:06AM PST 06:57PM EST 4:50
17-Nov-2023 B738Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Portland Intl () 07:32AM CST 09:36AM PST 4:04
16-Nov-2023 B738Portland Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 05:42PM PST 11:04PM CST 3:21
16-Nov-2023 B738John Wayne ()Portland Intl () 02:17PM PST 04:22PM PST 2:04
16-Nov-2023 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 10:48AM PST 01:10PM PST 2:22
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