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Air traffic controller furloughs could delay flights to Alaska furlough day per two-week pay period, he said.The FAA provided little specific information, said Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy, and it was not immediately apparent when furloughs would start."Some airplanes will be delayed...
Alaska Digest

...inadvertently left on board the aircraft amid the catering supplies by someone working for the caterer in Anchorage," airline spokesman Lou Cancelmi said. After the cell phone was discovered, the pilot decided to divert to Juneau as a precautionary...
Possible SARS victim recovering at Bartlett

...of a SARS-like illness the airline calls a physician for advice on how to handle the case, said Jack Walsh, an airline spokesman. The air in the planes regularly is blended with outside air and is filtered by the same system used in hospital...
Ketchikan airport getting a facelift

...check-in system follows a model tested at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage last year, Alaska Airlines spokesman Jack Walsh said. Instead of reporting to the counter, passengers check-in at touch-screen computers, then...
Business Briefs

...connecting flights. But a new policy this year requires a fee for all unaccompanied minors, said Jack Walsh, Alaska Airlines spokesman. "We implemented the fee in order to be able to provide increased service for them," Walsh said. "In Seattle...
Abandoned Anchorage tarantula waits for chance to be reunited with owner

...turned and walked away, leaving his beloved arachnid on the counter. The ticket agent did the right thing, Alaska Airlines spokesman Jack Walsh said from Seattle. Though hedgehogs, chinchillas and even potbellied pigs can ride in the cabin, spiders...
State Briefs

...when an indicator light alerted the captain to an anomaly in the fuel levels, said Rahsaan Johnson, a Continental Airlines spokesman in Houston. "The airplane has a number of fuel tanks and the captain was, in a nutshell, getting fuel readings...
Airline cuts 24 jobs in Juneau

...fourth-highest costs of any U.S airline, and Ayer said those costs need to come down if the company is to survive. Airline spokesman Sam Sperry told the Juneau Empire that 151 of the layoffs are in Alaska, mostly in Anchorage. Of the 24 layoffs...
Ex-guardsman on FBI watch list

...Administration, a new homeland security organization formed by the Bush administration since Sept. 11. Alaska Airlines spokesman Jack Evans agreed the airline gets the lists from the TSA, and said the airline is mandated to use the list in...
Alaska Airlines increasing flights; stock price sags

...chief operating officer, said the company would evaluate the prospect of "long-term adjustments" later. Alaska Airlines spokesman Jack Walsh said it was too early to know if people would really shy away from air travel on the West Coast, where...


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