This excerpt taken from the ALK DEF 14A filed Mar 30, 2009.
The Company is required to include in its Summary Compensation Table the expense recorded for financial statement reporting purposes associated with stock and option awards. However, we believe a more accurate method of considering the value of these awards is to use the current intrinsic value for equity awards granted during the reported period. As such, the following table displays total compensation using this intrinsic value methodology for stock and option awards. This table is not part of the Summary Compensation Table.
This excerpt taken from the ALK 10-K filed Feb 23, 2007.
Alaska and Horizon entered into an agreement effective January 1, 2007, whereby Alaska will purchase from Horizon capacity in certain routes (incentive markets) specified by the agreement. This agreement will result in a new presentation in Alaskas statement of operations. The revenue from the incentive markets will be identified as Passenger revenueregional affiliates and the associated costs will be identified as Regional flying costs. Alaska also has a similar arrangement in place with a third-party carrier for flying between Anchorage and Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Historically, the revenue from this arrangement has been presented in Other revenue net and the associated costs have been in Contracted services. In 2007, all of these revenues and costs will be presented with the incentive-market flying and the prior periods will be reclassified to conform.