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(Yahoo)   Longtime independent Alaska Air can't rule out merger. Giant guy on side of plane says "Inuit all along"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2009-02-19 08:29:36 AM  
THIS is what Fark is all about. +1
 
2009-02-19 09:26:51 AM  
Another almost fun airline goes the way of PSA, AirCal, Baniff, etc
 
2009-02-19 09:31:52 AM  
They have 10,000 words for "financial viability"
 
2009-02-19 11:05:02 AM  
They should merge with these guys. I figure their planes are practically bumping into each other up there anyhow.

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2009-02-19 11:06:19 AM  
*boom-tish*
 
2009-02-19 11:20:30 AM  
Thats too bad. Alaskan Airlines has actually remained a pretty decent airline over the years. I've used them a lot and its generally been pain free.

/+1 for UNC Samurai
 
2009-02-19 11:23:25 AM  
outstanding subby.
 
2009-02-19 11:25:20 AM  
You got my +1
 
2009-02-19 11:32:05 AM  
The article is spot on. There have been rumors for years that Alaska Air would merge with another carrier, most pointing to a merger with either American Air or Northwest Air.

However, one Alaska Air employee I spoke with about a decade ago said that a merger with American Air would be disastrous because American's baggage handling system and ticketing system were so ass backwards. But, they both had fleets mainly comprised of MD-80s and 737s, so they had that going for them.

I really hope that they stick around as an independent. Eventually, fuel prices will go back up, Southwest's discount fuel hedges will expire, and flying will return to being an activity that caters to business travelers and the well off. Alaska Air's better services tend to mesh well with that crowd.


/If I just paid $300 for a round trip ticket, you sure as fark better not charge me for a can of soda you get wholesale for 15 cents
//same goes with any other snack, blanket or pillow
 
2009-02-19 12:14:31 PM  
I wonder if Gov. Palin saw this coming from her front porch.
 
2009-02-19 12:30:42 PM  
Bravo Subby!
 
2009-02-19 02:30:43 PM  
Anybody else ever tried to order a secular meal on Alaska? The CEO is a hardcore Evangelical, therefore all meals served by Alaska include a Christian prayer card. I called the airline once before a flight and told them that I was a devout Hindu. I therefore requested a Vegan meal with no Christian prayer. Got a really good meal (fresh fruit, whole grain rolls, hummus, etc.) but still got my "he who believeth in me . . ." prayer card.
 
2009-02-19 05:20:40 PM  
THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT
THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT
THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT


Try Inupiaq or Yup'ik depending on area. Farkin' qusik.
 
2009-02-19 08:08:22 PM  

fredbox: THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT
THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT
THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT

Try Inupiaq or Yup'ik depending on area. Farkin' qusik.


Technically, aren't they not even all Eskimos? Most native Alaskans I've met find the word Eskimo offensive- It lumps together too many different people and cultures into one word. The people I've met prefered Yupik or Athabascan, depending on their heritage. The other big group I know of in Alaska is the Aleut who live, surprisingly enough, in the Aleutian Islands. According to Wikipedia there are some Inuit in Alaska, but most Inuit live in what is now Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic.
 
2009-02-19 08:21:27 PM  

alaskan gold digger: fredbox: THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT
THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT
THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT

Try Inupiaq or Yup'ik depending on area. Farkin' qusik.

Technically, aren't they not even all Eskimos? Most native Alaskans I've met find the word Eskimo offensive- It lumps together too many different people and cultures into one word. The people I've met prefered Yupik or Athabascan, depending on their heritage. The other big group I know of in Alaska is the Aleut who live, surprisingly enough, in the Aleutian Islands. According to Wikipedia there are some Inuit in Alaska, but most Inuit live in what is now Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic.


There are lots of different native groups in Alaska. Tlinget, Haida, Aleut, yup'ik, Athabaskan, Inupiaq etc. Most prefer to be called Alaska Native, but don't have a problem going by Indian. Although it is offensive to a few.
 
2009-02-19 08:25:13 PM  

The Gunslinger Roland: alaskan gold digger: fredbox: THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT
THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT
THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT

Try Inupiaq or Yup'ik depending on area. Farkin' qusik.

Technically, aren't they not even all Eskimos? Most native Alaskans I've met find the word Eskimo offensive- It lumps together too many different people and cultures into one word. The people I've met prefered Yupik or Athabascan, depending on their heritage. The other big group I know of in Alaska is the Aleut who live, surprisingly enough, in the Aleutian Islands. According to Wikipedia there are some Inuit in Alaska, but most Inuit live in what is now Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic.

There are lots of different native groups in Alaska. Tlinget, Haida, Aleut, yup'ik, Athabaskan, Inupiaq etc. Most prefer to be called Alaska Native, but don't have a problem going by Indian. Although it is offensive to a few.


I wasn't talking about Tlingit, Haida, Denaina, Aleut, Tshimshian, Tanana etc etc... since they're not featured on the livery.

Mickey Mouse®, however, is.

Draw your own conclusion.
 
2009-02-19 11:11:09 PM  

caddisfly: Anybody else ever tried to order a secular meal on Alaska? The CEO is a hardcore Evangelical, therefore all meals served by Alaska include a Christian prayer card. I called the airline once before a flight and told them that I was a devout Hindu. I therefore requested a Vegan meal with no Christian prayer. Got a really good meal (fresh fruit, whole grain rolls, hummus, etc.) but still got my "he who believeth in me . . ." prayer card.


I'm sure that wouldn't work at In-N-Out either.
 
2009-02-19 11:37:38 PM  

fredbox: The Gunslinger Roland: alaskan gold digger: fredbox: THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT
THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT
THE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE NOT INUIT

Try Inupiaq or Yup'ik depending on area. Farkin' qusik.

Technically, aren't they not even all Eskimos? Most native Alaskans I've met find the word Eskimo offensive- It lumps together too many different people and cultures into one word. The people I've met prefered Yupik or Athabascan, depending on their heritage. The other big group I know of in Alaska is the Aleut who live, surprisingly enough, in the Aleutian Islands. According to Wikipedia there are some Inuit in Alaska, but most Inuit live in what is now Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic.

There are lots of different native groups in Alaska. Tlinget, Haida, Aleut, yup'ik, Athabaskan, Inupiaq etc. Most prefer to be called Alaska Native, but don't have a problem going by Indian. Although it is offensive to a few.

I wasn't talking about Tlingit, Haida, Denaina, Aleut, Tshimshian, Tanana etc etc... since they're not featured on the livery.

Mickey Mouse®, however, is.

Draw your own conclusion.


They have a salmon plane as well.
 
2009-02-20 12:21:47 AM  
Alaska would be a good purchase for Continental. Their probably in better shape than Delta anyway.

CO has limited presence in the Northwest. CO and AS have some service overlap out of LAX into Mexico, but other than that, the route structure is complimentary.

Now that AS is all 737, that should match up better with CO's domestic fleet than with DL's.
 
2009-02-20 12:56:52 AM  

fredbox:
Try Inupiaq or Yup'ik depending on area. Farkin' qusik.



Don't you mean Farkin' OOSIK? (pops)
 
2009-02-20 01:03:18 AM  
The Gunslinger Roland:
They have a salmon plane as well.


Yes, yes they Do.

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