Is Alex Salmond the face of Alaska Airlines?


SOCIAL media users reckon they’ve spotted a remarkable similarity between a grinning face painted on the tails of Alaska Airlines jets – and Alex Salmond.

The former First Minister shares an uncanny resemblance with an Eskimo who graces the tails of over 150 aircraft.

Alaska Airlines’ – who fly to 60 cities in north America – recently gave their tail art a makeover.

Is Alex Salmond featured on Alaska Airlines jets?

And social media users reckon the beaming gentleman is a doppelganger for the former MP for Gordon – right down to his allegedly smug grin.

Reddit user luv2belis posted a snapshot of one of the aeroplanes with the caption: “I had no idea Alex Salmond was the face of Alaska airlines.”

Social media users were quick to comment on the post with their own theories.

Lucindawilliams said: “For many years, I assumed it was Abraham Lincoln.”

Saltireblack added: “Looks more like yon UKIP guy David Cockburn…”

Thecheebssqueefer commented: “Sure it’s not Limburger from The Biker Mice From Mars.”

While tmc_throwaway said simply: “Inuit! (I knew it!)”

Alex Salmond

Alaska is the largest and most sparsely populated state in the US, and a whopping 3,943 miles (6,346 km) from Salmond’s home town of Linlithgow in West Lothian.

The Eskimo’s identity is a mystery in itself, and he has been mistaken for a famous face on more than one occasion.

According to the company’s website over the years he has been mistakenly identified as Jimi Hendrix, Abraham Lincoln, Bob Marley, a lion and Johnny Cash.

Is Alex Salmond featured on Alaska Airlines jets?