Carrier Detail Cockpit Cost Per Block Hour Summary11
American
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $613 $626 $718 $753 $771 $821 $852 $860 $822 $765 $766 $768 $781 $785 $819 $821 $846
Salaries and Wages $431 $445 $492 $509 $504 $530 $539 $546 $536 $492 $488 $477 $480 $496 $518 $514 $522
Pilot Training $14 $16 $44 $53 $68 $75 $83 $61 $24 $25 $20 $18 $21 $28 $31 $26 $29
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $138 $135 $146 $154 $156 $170 $185 $215 $228 $214 $224 $238 $242 $220 $229 $242 $251
Per Diem/ Personnel $30 $30 $36 $37 $43 $45 $45 $38 $35 $34 $35 $35 $37 $41 $41 $40 $43
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Continental
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $400 $415 $472 $602 $642 $651 $653 $552 $728 $680 $606 $544 $547 $577 $667 $654 $694
Salaries and Wages $330 $342 $393 $518 $555 $563 $560 $467 $455 $460 $415 $384 $408 $433 $487 $518 $549
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7 $21 $25 $24 $19
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $47 $48 $47 $46 $46 $51 $55 $53 $246 $189 $159 $128 $97 $87 $121 $78 $91
Per Diem/ Personnel $22 $26 $31 $38 $41 $37 $38 $33 $27 $31 $31 $32 $35 $36 $34 $34 $35
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Delta
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $767 $879 $713 $681 $679 $774 $866 $998 $1,232 $1,134 $822 $739 $562 $609 $691 $799 $838
Salaries and Wages $553 $545 $509 $494 $522 $605 $689 $700 $790 $735 $500 $420 $432 $459 $519 $566 $597
Pilot Training $34 $37 $51 $43 $43 $64 $66 $37 $25 $20 $8 $4 $6 $7 $4 $9 $9
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $149 $266 $121 $109 $76 $66 $67 $219 $373 $338 $277 $275 $77 $96 $117 $172 $177
Per Diem/ Personnel $31 $30 $32 $35 $38 $39 $43 $42 $44 $42 $37 $39 $47 $48 $50 $52 $56
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Northwest
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $766 $719 $705 $794 $772 $763 $836 $847 $930 $909 $887 $689 $648 $677 $899 $0 $0
Salaries and Wages $587 $502 $490 $560 $519 $541 $584 $582 $609 $596 $519 $416 $450 $449 $604
Pilot Training $38 $46 $59 $58 $53 $51 $52 $44 $49 $45 $35 $26 $36 $35 $31
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $105 $135 $118 $134 $157 $126 $157 $183 $233 $230 $295 $207 $121 $146 $214
Per Diem/ Personnel $36 $37 $39 $43 $43 $45 $44 $39 $38 $37 $38 $40 $42 $48 $49
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
United
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $672 $724 $792 $818 $810 $889 $1,086 $1,186 $838 $706 $602 $595 $613 $681 $754 $741 $697
Salaries and Wages $510 $553 $623 $616 $606 $650 $720 $758 $487 $430 $386 $386 $397 $435 $465 $473 $493
Pilot Training $29 $23 $26 $23 $26 $26 $32 $31 $19 $13 $12 $9 $11 $11 $15 $10 $11
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $91 $103 $95 $128 $124 $157 $273 $342 $288 $220 $162 $155 $153 $181 $218 $203 $141
Per Diem/ Personnel $42 $46 $48 $50 $54 $56 $61 $55 $45 $43 $43 $46 $51 $55 $55 $55 $52
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
US Airways
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $668 $757 $808 $761 $836 $799 $938 $1,047 $878 $728 $482 $822 $738 $569 $567 $559 $554
Salaries and Wages $442 $469 $468 $478 $472 $436 $545 $543 $510 $396 $310 $545 $471 $373 $373 $367 $363
Pilot Training $41 $37 $34 $46 $93 $102 $98 $80 $35 $31 $32 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $157 $222 $277 $204 $231 $224 $257 $391 $305 $273 $114 $238 $221 $160 $160 $157 $156
Per Diem/ Personnel $29 $29 $29 $33 $40 $38 $38 $34 $29 $28 $27 $39 $47 $35 $34 $35 $36
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
America West
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $308 $326 $343 $369 $377 $402 $420 $409 $441 $473 $473 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Salaries and Wages $228 $245 $258 $276 $288 $315 $323 $307 $308 $335 $334 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $59 $58 $62 $66 $67 $72 $75 $73 $105 $110 $110 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Per Diem/ Personnel $20 $22 $24 $28 $22 $15 $23 $28 $28 $28 $29 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Southwest
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $330 $335 $343 $355 $372 $352 $377 $399 $480 $508 $538 $594 $567 $579 $630 $691 $700
Salaries and Wages $254 $256 $261 $269 $278 $280 $300 $320 $348 $377 $407 $425 $435 $452 $491 $529 $546
Pilot Training $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $6 $5 $5
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $51 $52 $54 $57 $63 $42 $43 $47 $101 $100 $102 $138 $99 $95 $102 $125 $118
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $26 $27 $28 $28 $28 $31 $29 $28 $27 $27 $28 $29 $29 $30 $31 $31
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
jetBlue
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $283 $358 $413 $411 $366 $364 $410 $437 $464 $525 $564 $574
Salaries and Wages $193 $213 $273 $265 $261 $270 $290 $302 $320 $367 $394 $402
Pilot Training $6 $25 $8 $9 $7 $12 $10 $9 $9 $9 $9 $11
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $33 $81 $92 $104 $67 $48 $74 $90 $99 $117 $127 $127
Per Diem/ Personnel $52 $40 $39 $33 $30 $34 $36 $36 $35 $32 $34 $34
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
AirTran
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $0 $0 $0 $220 $225 $265 $343 $344 $347 $362 $358 $357 $362 $369 $387 $416 $476
Salaries and Wages $0 $0 $0 $176 $185 $202 $253 $280 $280 $284 $281 $276 $280 $286 $299 $324 $380
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $14 $11 $15 $25 $3 $3 $3 $2 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3 $3
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $0 $0 $0 $22 $19 $21 $38 $33 $38 $47 $46 $50 $49 $50 $55 $58 $60
Per Diem/ Personnel $0 $0 $0 $8 $10 $27 $28 $28 $26 $27 $29 $29 $31 $31 $30 $30 $33
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Frontier
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $0 $0 $0 $246 $243 $306 $427 $454 $481 $392 $370 $360 $365 $213 $349 $394 $427
Salaries and Wages $0 $0 $0 $203 $198 $248 $349 $371 $402 $321 $303 $296 $295 $172 $285 $322 $347
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $2 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5 $6 $4 $3 $2 $2 $3 $5
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $0 $0 $0 $22 $23 $31 $45 $50 $50 $41 $37 $36 $40 $24 $36 $38 $1
Per Diem/ Personnel $0 $0 $0 $21 $20 $26 $32 $32 $30 $26 $24 $24 $27 $16 $26 $31 $75
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Virgin America
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $298 $304 $345
Salaries and Wages $0 $0 $187 $191 $219
Pilot Training $0 $0 $38 $24 $32
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $0 $0 $32 $48 $56
Per Diem/ Personnel $0 $0 $41 $41 $38
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Alaska
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $418 $440 $504 $543 $566 $591 $653 $690 $762 $757 $622 $610 $621 $585 $812 $706 $719
Salaries and Wages $324 $342 $387 $414 $432 $456 $509 $512 $532 $533 $418 $398 $399 $411 $495 $450 $455
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $1
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $71 $76 $82 $102 $115 $116 $124 $159 $211 $206 $187 $194 $202 $151 $288 $219 $228
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $23 $34 $27 $20 $19 $20 $19 $19 $18 $17 $19 $21 $23 $29 $35 $35
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Hawaiian
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $522 $471 $490 $482 $512 $530 $628 $901 $839 $858 $776 $731 $627 $641 $743 $795 $819
Salaries and Wages $326 $315 $343 $347 $370 $396 $418 $610 $542 $482 $457 $452 $433 $468 $433 $462 $482
Pilot Training $27 $15 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14 $27 $41
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $156 $127 $132 $118 $119 $111 $185 $262 $271 $356 $289 $244 $159 $135 $263 $272 $257
Per Diem/ Personnel $14 $14 $15 $16 $23 $23 $25 $29 $27 $20 $30 $35 $35 $38 $32 $34 $41
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
Allegiant
Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour Flown
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pilots $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $237 $270 $298 $292 $363 $426
Salaries and Wages $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $167 $195 $225 $224 $290 $329
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22 $24 $22 $21 $21 $31
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35 $34 $39 $35 $41 $51
Per Diem/ Personnel $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13 $16 $12 $11 $12 $14
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2 via Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Note:  Data is total cockpit cost and is not per pilot.  To calculate per pilot cost, simply divide by 2.  No assumption is made for relief pilot staffing.
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
AA $613 $626 $718 $753 $771 $821 $852 $860 $822 $765 $766 $768 $781 $785 $819 $821 $846
CO $400 $415 $472 $602 $642 $651 $653 $552 $728 $680 $606 $544 $547 $577 $667 $654 $694
DL $767 $879 $713 $681 $679 $774 $866 $998 $1,232 $1,134 $822 $739 $562 $609 $691 $799 $838
NW $766 $719 $705 $794 $772 $763 $836 $847 $930 $909 $887 $689 $648 $677 $899 $0 $0
UA $672 $724 $792 $818 $810 $889 $1,086 $1,186 $838 $706 $602 $595 $613 $681 $754 $741 $697
US $668 $757 $808 $761 $836 $799 $938 $1,047 $878 $728 $482 $822 $738 $569 $567 $559 $554
HP $308 $326 $343 $369 $377 $402 $420 $409 $441 $473 $473 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
WN $330 $335 $343 $355 $372 $352 $377 $399 $480 $508 $538 $594 $567 $579 $630 $691 $700
B6 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $283 $358 $413 $411 $366 $364 $410 $437 $464 $525 $564 $574
FL $0 $0 $0 $220 $225 $265 $343 $344 $347 $362 $358 $357 $362 $369 $387 $416 $476
F9 $0 $0 $0 $246 $243 $306 $427 $454 $481 $392 $370 $360 $365 $213 $349 $394 $427
VX $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $298 $304 $345
AS $418 $440 $504 $543 $566 $591 $653 $690 $762 $757 $622 $610 $621 $585 $812 $706 $719
HA $522 $471 $490 $482 $512 $530 $628 $901 $839 $858 $776 $731 $627 $641 $743 $795 $819
G4 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $237 $270 $298 $292 $363 $426