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Old 05-24-2014, 03:26 PM
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Excellent point. But you KNOW they don't want to upset a MAJOR airline by flying widebody equipment.

Oops, too late.
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:29 PM
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Is Alaska's application window closed? I was under the impression it was open...but I can't find it anywhere.

Maybe I'm just dumb (probably).

??
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:00 PM
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Closed for now. Late summer is the rumor
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:10 PM
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Just heard hiring will double this year. Old number 80 ish... New number 160 by the end of year. I guess they are keeping some -400s they were going to turn in. Some more new flying to be announced soon. Good luck
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by AKpilot View Post
Just heard hiring will double this year. Old number 80 ish... New number 160 by the end of year. I guess they are keeping some -400s they were going to turn in. Some more new flying to be announced soon. Good luck
This is likely the additional flying we are gearing up for. If you click the link in the 3rd paragraph an easy to read schedule pops up.


Alaska Airlines to Increase its Seattle Departures by 11 Percent Next Spring

SEATTLE, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines, which provides travelers with more nonstop flights from Seattle than any other carrier, will increase its departures for its hometown customers by 11 percent next spring. Alaska's daily departures out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will increase from 253 to 280, giving travelers more options to the places they want to fly most.

"Alaska Airlines has been flying out of Seattle for more than half a century and we're proud to offer our customers nearly four times the departures to more destinations than any other airline," said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations. "With convenient nonstop service to 79 destinations from Seattle, our customers can fly to 80 percent of the places they want to go and this increases to 99 percent when combining Alaska's flights and those of our partner airlines."

Alaska Airlines will add 27 new roundtrips, including one daily between Seattle and Boise, Idaho, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Palm Springs and Sacramento, California. The airline will also add two more daily roundtrips between Seattle and Los Angeles, and three more roundtrip shuttle flights between Seattle and Portland, Oregon. A Boeing 737 will replace a Bombardier Q400 on two of the 16 daily roundtrip flights between Seattle and Spokane, Washington, increasing the number of seats on Alaska between the state's largest two cities from 3,200 to 3,350 a day. View the additional flights at http://bit.ly/TQMhxb.

The 11 percent increase in Seattle departures also includes previously announced service to six new destinations, including Albuquerque, New Mexico, Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, Tampa, Florida, and Cancun, Mexico.

Summary of new daily Seattle service:

Seattle New Orleans: starting June 12
Seattle Tampa: starting June 20
Seattle Baltimore: starting Sept. 2
Seattle Detroit: starting Sept. 4
Seattle Albuquerque: starting Sept. 18
Seattle Cancun: starting Nov. 6 pending governmental approval
Alaska Airlines expects the new flying will add approximately 100 jobs to the region, in addition to the 6,300 Alaska and Horizon Air employees who currently work in the Puget Sound area.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked highest in the 2014 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit Find Airline Tickets, Low Airfares & Discount Flights - Alaska Airlines. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at News and Information - Alaska Airlines.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:32 PM
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So does anybody know if the SafeWay in Soldatna still give airline discounts to Delta Pilots? Cheers H
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:25 PM
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I haven't heard the 160 rumor yet, but I like it. Just looking at the new flying on established or previously announced routes looks like a lot of those shorter legs could easily be worked into our current schedules to maximize duty day??? Kind of like the Hawaii - Mainland with a bonus GEG leg thrown on top. I just don't see 160 pilots needed to do those new routes. I realize there are retirments to fill but I'm waiting for even more routes to be announced! Or maybe we're finally going public with our 787 purchase!
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Pelican View Post
I haven't heard the 160 rumor yet, but I like it. Just looking at the new flying on established or previously announced routes looks like a lot of those shorter legs could easily be worked into our current schedules to maximize duty day??? Kind of like the Hawaii - Mainland with a bonus GEG leg thrown on top. I just don't see 160 pilots needed to do those new routes. I realize there are retirments to fill but I'm waiting for even more routes to be announced! Or maybe we're finally going public with our 787 purchase!
Heard it from one of the BCP's. Is that a rumor?
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by AKpilot View Post
Heard it from one of the BCP's. Is that a rumor?
I dunno. I also heard widebodies within 3 years from a BCP's office so who knows... Fun times for everyone.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:21 PM
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Well, I got a class date--21 July.

There's a class before mine on 7 July, and another on 4 Aug, so they're spooling up the training pipeline.
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