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BILL LUMBERG

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We just land long and eff up the reversers and go off the end of the runway and kill.......wait a minute, that was somebody else!
 

skypine69

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Ask all those rampers they just fired one night and hired a bunch of idiots at half the pay to take over what they think of Alaska.
 

AK737FO

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Any figures on how much of Alaska's flying is government subsidized?
The EAS is for CDV, YAK, PSG and WRG. ADK and DGG have there own contracts / not part of EAS.
I asked the water cooler this question once. They gave me the numbers (which I don't remember exactly) and it wasn't all that much. A couple of million but when compared to our profits the last few years it was chump change.
 

NWaviator

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Alaskas' pilots should have scope as the #1 item on the new contract. The SkyWest deal should be an eye opener to the pilot group. Although some (generally older guys) don't understand the importance of the scope issue. They just want their $$$$.
 

Old School 737

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Alaskas' pilots should have scope as the #1 item on the new contract. The SkyWest deal should be an eye opener to the pilot group. Although some (generally older guys) don't understand the importance of the scope issue. They just want their $$$$.

Right there with you!!
 

ImbracableCrunk

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Like I said during the last negotiations, when asked if they wanted scope, Alaska pilots said, "No thanks, I like Listerine." :mad:
 

Fubijaakr

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Any figures on how much of Alaska's flying is government subsidized?

There are only a few EAS airports in the system...Petersburg, Wrangell, Yakutat and Cordova. The last number I heard was the EAS contract was worth just a tad over $3M.
 

CesnaCaptn

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From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_Air_Service#Subsidized_routes (with links to DOT data).

Alaska Airlines receives the following subsidies:

Adak Island: $1,675,703
Cordova: $2,726,212
Gustavus: $340,777
Petersburg: $673,598
Wrangell: 673,598
Yakutat: $2,726,212
Total: $8.8M

For comparison, Delta, or should I say Delta Connection carriers, receive over $26,000,000 in EAS subsidies. I guess this doesn't really contribute to Delta's profitability since the payments are probably paid directly to the DCI carriers.
 
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