Alaska has the good fortune of having limited exposure to the east coast.
Nobody in NYC feels like taking a vacation right now, nor will they likely want to in the immediate future.
AS also has the good fortune of not having any ops out of DCA.
US, DL, AA, UA and CO all had hourly service to their major hubs as well as hourly Shuttle flights to NYC and or BOS. The loss of this high yield market is devastating to many of the carriers, more do to US than any other.
A 20% reduction in service in some markets are appropriate. CO and DL both offered hourly flights between EWR and ATL. All of these planes are flying around nearly empty.
A reduction in international routes as the slow winter period dawns on Europe and the US. By the way, would you want to fly to the Middle East right about now?
Right now the industry is trying to stay afloat. Anything that wasn't making money or breaking even has gotta' go.
Why have 100% of your Spetember 10th workforce on the payroll, if there is nothing for 15 - 20% of them to do with all of these planes parked?
Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to be a make or break for many of the carriers.
As Bob Crandall once said, "This is a dirty, rotten business." But by God, it gets in your blood and you can't get it out.
Parents: Advice to you for your children, Never ever ever bring them into a cockpit of an airplane. That's all they'll ever want to do - sit in that little room with all of those switches and lights. You'll ruin that kid for life!