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Alaska Airlines

Seattle, WA

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QUICKTAKE
  • Alaska Air Group has acquired Virgin America as of December 2016
  • Alaska Airlines has commenced the LAX daily flights
  • 24 daily flights to Hawaii, equalling nearly 20% of capacity
  • 35 flights per week from the SF area and Sacramento to Hawaii3
  • All Cuba service ends Jan 22, 2018
  • Service from LAX to Costa Rica (SJO and LIR) began October 2015
  • Service from SEA to RDU, CHS and BNA began October/November 2015
  • 3 B737-700s being converted to full cargo configuration
  • Last 737-400 now staying until end of 2018
  • Delivery of 737 MAX will begin early 2019
  • Approximately 74 aircraft to be delivered, with 42 more options
  • Confirmed order for 20 B737 MAX8s and 17 B737 MAX9s in October 2012
  • iPad EFKs issued to all pilots
  • First U.S. airline to install runway incursion preventative systems into its fleet
  • Nearly all full configuration aircraft have Wi-Fi available in US airspace (400/NG)
  • IATA code: AS; ICAO code: ASA
  • ATC callsign: "Alaska"
  • This page last updated: December 1, 2017. (401k, Pay Notes, Quicktake)
PILOTS
Total: 1960
Active: 1960
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
737-700: 2
B737-400: 1
B737-400C: 5
B737-400F: 1
B737-700: 11
B737-800: 61
B737-900: 12
B737-900ER: 64
DOMICILES
ANC
LAX
PDX
SEA
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Plan to hire 400 pilots in 2018.

Alaska Airlines pilot application window opens for ten days starting Monday November 13, 2017.

Have been continuously hiring for the past 5 years. System only accepts new resumes to be reviewed during open application windows.

2,000 hours total flight time in a fixed wing aircraft, or 1,200 hours total flight time in a high-performance military aircraft. 

Half of rotor-wing flight time up to 1,000 hours may be counted toward total flight time. 

1,000 hours of multi-engine turbine Pilot-in-Command (PIC) is preferred. 

A college degree preferred, but no longer required. 

Career Page

JUMPSEATS

List at ticket counter or gate. Unlimited jumpseats. CASS participant.

Alaska Airlines PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
B737     
12 251     
11 245     
10 242     
9 235     
8 230     
7 225     
6 222     
5 220     
4 218     
3 216     
2 214     
1 212     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
B737     
12 168     
11 164     
10 162     
9 158     
8 154     
7 151     
6 149     
5 147     
4 144     
3 134     
2 122     
1 87     

PAY CALCULATOR
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PAY NOTES

Monthly guarantee: 75 hours
Reserve guarantee: 75 hours (long call); 79 hours (short call)

The most junior captain hired in July 2012.

Future Contractual Pay Raises: April 2018 3%, April 2019 3% 
Contract amendable date: March 2020 Reserve: Short Call: 2 Hrs Long Call: 11 Hrs

Scheduled or actual flight time, whichever is greater

Duty Rig 2:1 Back Side of the Clock: 1.75:1 between 22:00 and 6:00 Trip Rig 3.5:1

Duty Period Minimum: 5 hrs. 

PER DIEM

Per Diem is still $2.15/hr. 

International Override/ETOPS: 
Captain: $5 per hour
First Officer: $4 per hour

RETIREMENT

401K:

13.5% of the pilot's salary

Effective 1 Nov 2017, all pilots hired after 2010 receive 15% 401k company contribution. No pilot contribution required. 15.5% effective 1 Jan 2019. 

New-hires receive 13.5% company contribution to their 401k

Pilots hired before 2010 and who elected soft freeze of A plan receive 13.5% 401k contribution. 

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

Variable, for pilots hired prior to 1/1/2010

Other:

Mandatory retirements:
2013 - 18
2014 - 31
2015 - 36
2016 - 47
2017 - 46
2018 - 43
2019 - 49
2020 - 55
2021 - 57
2022 - 56
2023 - 50
2024 - 60
2025 - 57
2026 - 52
2027 - 77
2028 - 55
2029 - 76
2030 - 51
2031 - 58
2032 - 69
2033 - 56
2034 - 67
2035 - 63
2036 - 54
2037 - 39
2038 - 22
2039 - 25
2040 - 18
2041 - 26
2042 - 14
2043 - 10
2044 - 6
2045 - 4
2046 - 2
2047 - 1