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Green Banana
09-13-2007, 02:19 PM
Looks like they are emptying their pockets so they can cry to the pilots over pay raises. Another page out of the typical playbook.

http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUKWEN096920070913?rpc=44


http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420AP_WA_Alaska_Airlines_Hawaii_Vacations.html


lzakplt
09-13-2007, 02:40 PM
I wonder if non-reving ANC to Hawaii will be easier or harder now?

groggy
09-13-2007, 03:24 PM
I wonder if non-reving ANC to Hawaii will be easier or harder now?

Non-reving: Probably harder since planes will be smaller and likely more booked to capacity. The $25 each-way special HV used to give out to local Anchorage aviation companies will be gone. And Alaska's non-rev tickets will surely be more.

Jumpseating: harder, or maybe same. HV never allowed jumpseaters before, but it was usually easy to get on a NW 757 because there were so many open seats in the back.

Synopsis: Usual increased pain for non-revs. More efficiency/better load factors for airlines/operator = more profits.


Justin Case
09-13-2007, 03:37 PM
Looks like they are emptying their pockets so they can cry to the pilots over pay raises. Another page out of the typical playbook.

http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUKWEN096920070913?rpc=44


http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420AP_WA_Alaska_Airlines_Hawaii_Vacations.html

You ain't seen nothin yet when it comes to using the playbook. With the guys that are running Alaska it is going to get a lot worse. We are headed to mediation after the company delays as long as they can.