Hmm .. very interesting, I thought, the paint on the Alaska Airlines fuselage, as we stepped into the front door. Could it be a mushroom? What could it be?! I never saw the entire airplane since it was out of sight as I stepped out of it in San Francisco as well.
So I had to resort to an on-line search .. and here is the answer to the mystery. It’s Minnie Mouse’s red polka-dot hair bow. It was a ‘Disneyland’ Alaska Airlines plane that I flew on. Says the DisneyWiki : Minnie Mouse is the girlfriend of Mickey Mouse created by The Walt Disney Company. Minnie is sweet in nature and fun-loving. She is widely recognized by her pink or red polka-dot hair bow.