Alaska Airlines employees choked back tears and offered each other hugs as they returned to work Tuesday, hours after Flight 261 crashed off the California coast.
Of the 88 aboard, more than 30 were company employees and their friends and families returning home from vacation.
It has been "pretty brutal," said Alaska spokesman Jack Evans. "I think the impact still hasn't hit us."
The mood was somber at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. When asked about Flight 261, two employees at the check-in counter started crying.
Aside from three flight attendants, there were three Alaska employees, four employees from Alaska's sister airline, Horizon, and 25 of their friends and family. They were all taking advantage of free employee standby passes.
Crew, passenger list
Names of the five-member crew and 83 passengers aboard the flight:
Capt. Ted Thompson, 53, Redlands, Calif.
First Officer William Tansky, 57, based in Los Angeles.
Allison Shanks, 33, flight attendant, based in Seattle.
Craig Pulanco, 30, flight attendant, Seattle
Kristin Mills, 26, flight attendant, based in Seattle.
Lawrence Baldridge, Seattle
Renato Bermudez, Granada Hills, Calif.
Malcolm Branson, Seward, Alaska
Gabriella Chavez, San Diego
Jacqueyn Choate, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Toni Choate, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Sheri Christiansen, San Francisco
Carol Clemetson, Seattle
Spencer Clemetson, Seattle
David Clemetson, Seattle
Blake Clemetson, Seattle
Miles Clemetson, Seattle
Coriander Clemetson, Seattle
Avine Deo, Seattle
Monte Donaldson, Seattle
Dean Forshee, Concord, Calif.
Allen Friedman, Round Lake Beach, Ill.
Jean Gandesbery, San Francisco
Robert Gandesbery, San Francisco
Meghann Hall, Enumclaw, Wash.
Aloysius Han, Oakland, Calif.
Rachel Janosik, Enumclaw, Wash.
Karl Karlsson, San Bruno, Calif.
Carol Karlsson, Petaluma, Calif.
Joseph Knight, 54, Monroe, Wash.
Linda Knight, 51, Monroe, Wash.
William Knudson, 53, Sacramento, Calif.
Ronald Lake, Corte Madera, Calif.
Joyce Lake, Corte Madera, Calif.
Bradley Long, 39, Sacramento, Calif.
James Luque, San Francisco
Juan Marquez, San Francisco
Ileana Ost, San Bruno, Calif.
Emily Ost, infant, San Bruno, Calif.
Bob Ost, San Bruno, Calif.
Cynthia Oti, Oakland, Calif.
Sarah Pearson, Seattle
Grace Pearson, Seattle
Rodney Pearson, Seattle
Rachel Pearson, 6, Seattle
Stanford Poll, Mercer Island, Wash.
Anjesh Prasad, Seattle
Avinish Prasad, Seattle
Paul "Clarke" Pulanco, Seattle
Charles Russell, Hayward, Calif.
James Ryan, Redmond, Wash.
Ellen Salyer, Sebastopol, Calif.
Stacy Schuyler, Milton, Wash.
Donald Shaw, Shelton, Wash.
Charlene Sipe, Seattle
Joan Smith, Belmont, Calif.
Ryan Sparks, Enumclaw, Wash.
Perry Stasinos, Seattle
Thomas Stockley, 63, Seattle
Margaret Stockley, 62, Seattle
Janice Stokes, Ketchikan, Alaska
Morrie Thompson, 61, Fairbanks, Alaska
Thelma Thompson, Fairbanks, Alaska
Robert Thorgrimson, Poulsbo, Wash.
Lorna Thorgrimson, Poulsbo, Wash.
Colleen Whorley, Seattle
Steve Wilkie, San Francisco
Source: Alaska Airlines and AP interviews.