Why yes, I do own stock in Alaska. I also fly 20,000 miles a year on them.
And by this summer, maybe I go 6 miles north instead of 30 miles south.
According to a NASA analysis of 1,600 Alaska Airlines flights, access to this type of dynamic airspace information and alternative trajectories suggested by TASAR could save the company 1 million gallons of fuel and 110,000 minutes of flight time annually.
I thought this sort of thing was more common practice. Sci-fi spoils me. 1 million gallons at Monday's prevailing aviation fuel price of ~$5.20 means about $5 million in savings. Not sure how to calculate the savings of flight time, but with the industries margins so thin, I bet Alaska et al will take anything they can get?
Does this sort of thing have a measurable effect on Alaska's stock price?