Seat Map Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 (738)
Airplane Boeing 737-800 (738) Alaska Airlines with 3 classes and 159 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which should be avoided.
- Entertainment System
- AC Power outlets
I flew back on this aircraft last night from Kona. Following my outbound flight a week before from SFO to Kona. Both flights were the WORST first class seat I have ever had! It should properly be called "economy with meals" There were no amenities, no seat back movie screen, ZERO degrees seat recline, no pillow, bottled water (not served in glass), no extra space to store even a pair of eyeglasses. The only seating advantage was there were only two seats on either side of the aisle, not three. That Alaska has the audacity to call this (and charge for it) FIRST class is a joke! It's No class. Save yourself the disappointment and money; Do NOT fly Alaska First Class on this 737-800 Aircraft. You will hate it!
Row 17 is exit and we were lucky to sit here on our inbound and outbound to HNL. No addl premium seat charge either. There is a lot of legroom, however the seats do not recline at all. Also there is no real armrest on this window seat, just a small bar. I would imagine row 18 could be an ok place to sit since 17 doesnt recline into your space. Overall i would still sit in 17 for the extra legroom
Leg room was fine but the seat cushion was too thin. After a long 6 hour flight from JFK to PDX it felt like a fell down a flight of stairs on my bottom! Seat width wasnt very good at all. NOT WORTH the extra $99
Quite loud, despite premium status. Seat tends to be dirty with non-dry food marks (3 flights in a row). The extra fore/aft room helps, but the width is tight even for a medium build like me. Cushioning is fine, nothing special. Back rest is tall enough to rest your head on. Frequently the back rests will not recline at all due to seat component failure.
The seat is wide and comfortable. The seat pitch isn't much. Service was below par. I wanted to order the beef dinner and the stewardess said they were out and only the pasta was available! Who runs out of food selection in FIRST CLASS and there were only 12 seats! Then she told me we should've ordered our dinner preflight! For the price we paid for first class it felt more like comfort seats. There's no internet connection for this flight but they did provide a entertainment tablet. Save your hard earned dollar and go for comfort seating and bring your own food. Cabin seating you have to purchase you nourishment.
Take note that row 6 has no tray tables from seast in front. Row ahead is first class and only two seats per row requiring tray tables to be stored between seats in row 6. This causes a more narrow seat and is VERY hot since you are enclosed in plastic. Our premium seats were switched without notice to this row. Doesn't feel like a premium set whatsoever.
Alaska Air allows standard cabin customers to use the forward lavatory. Yet insist that they wait in the isle in front of the main cabin. basically the restroom line stands constantly between 6c and 6d. Not worth the added cost to have a stranger's butt in your face hour after hour and people constantly hitting your shoulder and elbow as they pass by and/or try to squeeze past each others waiting in line. Hardly a premium experience.
The seat was good. I was surprised to find that the seat had 110V power available, I didn't bother to bring my computer because I didn't think I would be able to charge it on the flight. If I had known ahead of time I would have packed differently. Other than that it was a typical economy class seat, nothing bad to say. Noisy at takeoff but ok once in the air. Good service on my flight from San Diego to Hawaii
Left on time and arrived a few minutes early. 3.5 hour flight SEA to ANC. Gate and Flight attendants were friendly and provided good service. The seat was bigger than coach (expected) but I expected a greater recline...only about 4-5 inches. At full recline I felt very upright which made sleeping impossible. Also, NO entertainment. You MUST bring in your own smartphone or tablet, download their app and then you can chose movies and shows. For first class the on-board wi-fi is free. Leg room was good, I'm 5'6". First class meal was OK...a tasty sandwich with chips...this was dinner...not exactly award winning cuisine. Power was a standard US plug and USB port. Compared to other airlines domestic American and United Airlines offer a better FC product.
The seat was okay, not the most comfortable, and didn't seem to recline as much as i'd have hoped. (Alaska reservations told me later Row 3 does not recline, or at least it doesn't recline fully.) It was a bit noisy being right in front of coach, but what was odd was they kept letting the coach folks use the first class bathroom, so there were always people walking by, which got annoying after a while. Wonderful flight attendants, great food, overall very enjoyable. (The air pressure and/or oxygen levels made me feel awful by the time we arrived (6 hour flight) -- but that may not be unique to AA.) Oh and the entertainment device was a lot of fun too. I did not pay for wifi, as I recall it was prohibitively expensive.
I thought with all my kids out of High School I would be done with sitting in bleacher seats but now apparently Alaska has installed them on their planes. Bring your own seat cushion!
Both window seats in row 11 have a protrusion from the side of the plan that dramatically reduces shoulder and arm space on the window side. Made for an uncomfortable flight even though, unlike 10A, 11A does have a window forward of the seat.
Lots of leg room ( Im 62) and AC power. Seems like more space than their premium seats. Really a pleasant surprise
Additional leg room is nice. Seats are horribly uncomfortable due to hard-sided armrests. Attendants may forget that these are premium seats.
There are two rows of emergency exit seats, rows 16 and 17. Plenty of legroom in both but instead of limited recline for row 16, there is NO recline at all for seats in row 16, so you will sit up straight for the full journey. Entertainment system is changing. We got the equipment using the go go entertainment system requiring a couple of downloads of software ... but it functioned well in giving you free access to movies on board.
You should note storage space limits under seats - middle seat has AC power box and aisle storage is narrow.
Both going and coming from Maui on Alaska, these seats were very noisy caused by passengers in economy rows/seats 6 DEF. The passengers in 6DEF kicked and pushed on our First Class Seats both ways. We were the last to receive meals and got "what was left over". Service in row 3 was equivalent to economy plus. Rows 1 & 2 were done with dessert when we received our entree. Never offered refill on coffee but those in rows 1&2 were offered beverages frequently. The flight attendant told us that is what you get when you book row 3. Unacceptable when you pay full-fare for first class. The entire cabin should be treated the same. Leg room good and seat was very comfortable.
My family of 5 sat in rows 8 and 9 premium class and we boarded early as advertised and were happy with our snack box (fig bar, almonds, chocolate). Not sure what happened with the guy complaining there's no early boarding. The seats themselves are no wider or more padded than the standard seats except the headrest but no one felt they were uncomfortable compared to standard. The armrests are fairly small and unobtrusive, and can be moved. We booked for the extra leg room (guy on the window could get out without any of us standing up) and free drinks and everyone was happy.
The last 3 rows of seats on both sides of the aircraft have limited/no overhead space. They are locked for safety or health equipment. If it's important to have access to your bag very close to your seat, you'd be wise to book a different seat further up the aircraft.
Surprisingly it has no window. So, for those that like to open their window shades, just don't expect to see any window.