A salmon

qxpilot

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This explains the reason for the 30% paycut. Had to pay for this paint job. Then they have a party to show it off. Great morale booster!
 

FlyChicaga

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The fish looks depressed! Pretty fitting for the current state of the industry. Cool paint job though.
 

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Who paid for this? Did Alaska Airlines, or is it an advertisement by some Alaska fishermans association?

Either way, it is cool!
 

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qxpilot said:
This explains the reason for the 30% paycut. Had to pay for this paint job. Then they have a party to show it off. Great morale booster!
Alaska didn't pay for the paint job or the party. They went to great efforts to make sure this was understood and to credit who DID pay for them.

A quote from one of several press releases and articles about this aircraft:


The Alaska Fisheries Marketing Board is paying for the airplane paint job as well as the Seattle and Anchorage events.



I guess there are those who choose to believe otherwise, as evidenced by this post.

I suppose whatever it takes to get you through the day.
 
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Paul R. Smith

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I saw that on KONG news last night...Very cool.:)
 

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gkrangers said:
Nice, but the fish looks like its frowning.
Looks to me like it's just waiting to eat the First Officer.
 

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Who Payed for the Paint Job

Are you sure that Alaska did not pay for part of the paint job? Check out the Seattle Time's article for Sunday. Below is a quote from the paper.



The plane already needed a new paint job, and Alaska Airlines covered about $75,000 of the tab, company spokeswoman Amanda Tobin said.
 

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Everyone on this board paid for that paint job. A $500,000 grant from the Alaska Fisheries Marketing Board was given, but that money came from $29 mil of federal funding given to the board by Alaska. Source: Anchorage Daily News
 

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What, exactly does a smiling salmon look like ;)
 

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Great paint job! Better than the Disney jet any day of the week. I love it.
 

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pilot141 said:
Everyone on this board paid for that paint job. A $500,000 grant from the Alaska Fisheries Marketing Board was given, but that money came from $29 mil of federal funding given to the board by Alaska. Source: Anchorage Daily News
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Kinda like the "Bridge to Nowhere"???
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I'm kinda nervous to fly it... I'm worried SHAMU is going to line up behind me and then eat me...
 

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I really like it. What happens when it's spawning season?

Seattle Center - "Alaska 345, where are you headed?"

Alaska 345 - "Don't know! The jet keeps heading over the Columbia River!"
 
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