Total Cockpit Cost per Block Hour - LARGE NARROWBODY EQUIPMENT
(Seat Size 150+, Single Aisle)
           
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
American  $            611  $               608  $               685  $             726  $               744  $               800  $               842  $               862  $               824  $               775  $               773  $              729  $               754  $               746  $               749  $               649  $               632
Continental  $            396  $               438  $               518  $             572  $               871  $               723  $               648  $               549  $               726  $               664  $               593  $              537  $               540  $               560  $               638  $               619  $               666
Delta  $            639  $               757  $               626  $             618  $               597  $               741  $               907  $             1,020  $             1,196  $             1,086  $               748  $              659  $               476  $               496  $               503  $               717  $               686
Northwest  $            661  $               624  $               616  $             687  $               675  $               657  $               717  $               727  $               804  $               824  $               792  $              619  $               588  $               641  $               928  $                 -    $                 -  
United  $            651  $               678  $               744  $             720  $               733  $               800  $               948  $             1,031  $               734  $               653  $               541  $              543  $               566  $               600  $               650  $               641  $               607
US Airways  $            802  $               936  $               934  $             930  $            1,141  $            1,043  $               945  $               987  $               787  $               704  $               443  $              612  $               623  $               611  $               521  $               485  $               462
America West  $            329  $               351  $               355  $             372  $               436  $               468  $               507  $               476  $               583  $               558  $               493  $                -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                 -    $                 -  
 --sub Network  $            627  $               671  $               674  $             686  $               727  $               769  $               833  $               863  $               879  $               813  $               675  $              620  $               585  $               603  $               643  $               647  $               639
Southwest  $              -    $                 -    $                 -    $               -    $                 -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                 -    $                 -  
jetBlue  $              -    $                 -    $                 -    $               -    $                 -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                 -    $                 -  
AirTran  $              -    $                 -    $                 -    $               -    $                 -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                 -    $                 -  
Frontier  $              -    $                 -    $                 -    $               -    $                 -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                 -    $                 -  
Virgin America  $              -    $                 -    $                 -    $               -    $                 -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                 -    $                 -  
 --sub LCC  $              -    $                 -    $                 -    $               -    $                 -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                 -    $                 -  
Alaska  $              -    $                 -    $                 -    $               -    $                 -    $                 -    $               748  $               681  $               732  $               756  $               622  $              623  $               629  $               594  $               836  $               706  $               716
Hawaiian  $              -    $                 -    $                 -    $               -    $                 -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                 -    $                 -  
Allegiant  $              -    $                 -    $                 -    $               -    $                 -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                  -    $                -    $                 -    $                  -    $                  -    $                 -    $               461
 -- sub Other  $              -    $                 -    $                 -    $               -    $                 -    $                 -    $               748  $               681  $               732  $               756  $               622  $              623  $               629  $               594  $               836  $               706  $               715
Total All Sectors  $            627  $               671  $               674  $             686  $               727  $               769  $               833  $               861  $               877  $               812  $               674  $              620  $               587  $               602  $               657  $               651  $               645
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.  
Notes:  The full effect of each Delta's and Northwest's restructuring of financials and operations are not fully reflected in 2006.
Pilot Cost includes: salaries and wages, benefits and pensions, payroll taxes and personnel expenses impacted by collective bargaining terms.
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, schedule P5.2 & T2.
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.