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Alaska Airlines

Seattle, WA

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QUICKTAKE
  • Alaska Air Group has acquired Virgin America as of December 2016
  • Pilots total - 2,950 Plan to hire 604 pilots for 2021-2022
  • New preferential interview program for Horizon Air pilots.
  • All Cuba service ends Jan 22, 2018
  • 3 B737-700s being converted to full cargo configuration
  • Delivery of 737 MAX will begin early 2019
  • Approximately 74 aircraft to be delivered, with 42 more options
  • MAX9 delivery schedule: Firm 2021 - 12 2022 - 31 2023 - 32 2024 - 18 Total MAX9 = 93 Options for 52 more
  • 7  737-900ER, 2 A321, 32 737 MAX9 are all on order
  • 30 additional Airbus options deferred until 2021 or later
  • 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: October 11, 2021 (Quicktake, Hiring, Pay Notes)
PILOTS
Total: 2888
Active: 2888
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
737-700: 3
737-900ER: 75
A320: 53
A321: 8
B737-700: 14
B737-800: 61
B737-900: 12
DOMICILES
ANC
LAX
PDX
SEA
SFO
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Most recent class October 4, 2021, classes every Monday

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     
12 266     
11 261     
10 257     
9 250     
8 244     
7 239     
6 236     
5 234     
4 232     
3 230     
2 227     
1 226     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
B737     
12 179     
11 175     
10 173     
9 168     
8 164     
7 161     
6 158     
5 157     
4 153     
3 142     
2 130     
1 93     

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 Feb 2017.

15.5% Direct Contribution Pilots hired prior to 2010 are combination pension and rebalanced

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