Approval of the AMR Plan Of Reorganization (POR) by the bankruptcy court and approval of the merger with US Airways by regulatory agencies is expected in the 3Q 2013
After the merger, the new American Airlines will be the world's largest airline
Name of the new parent company will be "American Airlines Group"
LAX-London Heathrow (LHR) nonstops using B777-300ER begin in July
Deliveries for 93 additional B737-800 aircraft continue until 2017
Orders for 100 B737 MAX aircraft to be delivered in 2018 through 2022 (with options for an additional 60 B737 MAX aircraft in the years 2020 through 2025)
Begin taking delivery of 65 A319 aircraft and 65 A321 aircraft from July 2013 through 2017
The A319 aircraft will be powered by CFM56-5B engines, and the A321 aircraft will be equipped with IAE V2533-A5 engines
Two variants of the A321 will be flown by American: A standard A321 which will include Main Cabin Extra seating, and a 102-seat A321 transcon model
The Transcon A321 will replace retiring B767-200ER aircraft primarily in the JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO markets
130 additional aircraft from the A320NEO family are scheduled for delivery in 2017 through 2022
Retiring all MD80s with the arrival of new B737-800s, A319s and A321s
The Restructured Boeing Aircraft Purchase Agreement of January 11, 2013 confirmed the orders for 12 B787-8 aircraft and 30 B787-9 aircraft (with options for an additional 58 B787s), provides for the substitution of up to 20 B787-8 aircraft for B787-9s, and accelerated the delivery schedule to now occur from November 2014 through September 2018
12 remaining B777-300ERs on order; deliveries through 2016
Monthly schedule bidding using PBS to begin in 1Q 2014
Utilizes satellite bases - defined as "a station other than the pilot's domicile which contains sequences that originate and terminate at the same station"
The three current [domiciles] having assigned (satellite) bases are:
[LAX] - (ONT) (SNA) (LGB); [DCA] - (BWI) and [MIA] - (PBI)
The LAX domicile is also supplemented by certain flying which originates and terminates at SAN, essentially as if it were a satellite base
Also uses five geographic areas as co-terminals, they are:
LGA/JFK/EWR; ORD/MDW; DFW/DAL; DCA/IAD and MIA/FLL
Retirement benefits payable from the former "Pilot DB-Plan" (Fixed Income Plan) have been frozen; the former "Pilot B-Plan" (Variable Income Plan) has been terminated and a final distribution of benefits has been made to plan participants
Both of the pilot retirement benefit plans have now been replaced with a fixed 14% (to increase to 16% in 2014) company contribution to a 401k account
American expects about one-third of the fleet will be repainted in the new livery by the end of 2013, with the rest of the fleet to be repainted within five years
Main Cabin Extra seating, which includes four to six inches of additional leg room and Group 1 boarding priority, is available on the B777-300ER, B767-300ER, B757-200 and more than half of the B737-800 fleet
American is continuing to add Main Cabin Extra to additional aircraft, with the majority of the fleet targeted for completion in 2013
Domestic Wi-Fi offered through Gogoair.com is available on all B767-200ER and B737-800 aircraft and most MD80 and domestic B757-200 aircraft
Most fleet types have 110V AC power outlets available at each seat in First and Business Class, as well as in select rows of the Main Cabin. B757-200 and B737-800 aircraft with the upgraded interior provide a 110V AC power outlet in each row of the Main Cabin on each side of the aisle
A321 Transcon aircraft will feature 10 Flagship Suites that transform into a fully lie-flat six-foot eight-inch bed with drop-down armrests in a 1x1 reverse herringbone pattern in First Class, 20 lie-flat seats in a 2x2 layout in Business Class, 36 Main Cabin Extra seats and 36 standard Main Cabin seats
B777-300ER aircraft feature satellite-based international Wi-Fi, 110V AC power outlets and USB jacks at every seat
International Wi-Fi will be offered for free on the B777-300ER until May 21st
All B777-200ER aircraft have 16 Flagship Suites in a 1x2x1 reverse herringbone pattern in First Class and 37 lie-flat seats in a 1x2x1 layout in Business class; all B777-300ER aircraft have 8 Flagship Suites in First Class, and 52 lie-flat seats in Business class utilizing the same 1x2x1 setup as the B777-200ER
American is a founding member of the oneworld global airline alliance
The company and the APA are to engage in final and binding interest arbitration to establish alternative contractual rights to be provided to former TWA pilots as a result of the loss of flying opportunities due to the termination of Supplement CC and the expected closing of the STL base
The company has also agreed that no pilot base other than STL shall be closed prior to October 1, 2013
IATA code: AA; ICAO code: AAL
ATC callsign: "American"
This page last updated: May 13, 2013 (401k clarification)
Recalling furloughed pilots at a rate of 50 pilots/mo. All furloughees have been offered recall. Recall classes on July 10 and 24; 25 pilots each.
All remaining furloughed pilots may defer recall to American until May 1, 2016. Any furloughed pilot can notify the company that he desires to end the recall deferral, and in such case the company will recall the pilot in seniority order to the next available class date.
According to mgmt, AA plans to start hiring in October-- up to 200 pilots to be hired by end of year. Expect interviews to begin in August; first class in October.
List online before checking in at the ticket counter or gate.
Offline pilots are classified as a "D6L" or "D6U". Jumpseaters are limited to one (even if cabin has seats available) if your airline does not have an "unlimited jumpseat" reciprocal agreement. Unlimited jumpseat carrier pilots (coded "D6U") may occupy as many empty passenger seats as are available. CASS participant.