Alaska Airlines employee Jeff Ferguson loads cargo into the middle of a passenger plane at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska. The airline is retiring its “combi” planes — Boeing 737-400s designed to carry both cargo and passengers. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Alaska Airlines employee Jeff Ferguson loads cargo into the middle of a passenger plane at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska. The airline is retiring its “combi” planes — Boeing 737-400s designed to carry both cargo and passengers. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Boeing planes designed for Alaska to make final flights

The special Boeing 737-400s carry cargo in the middle of the plane and 72 passengers in the rear.

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