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American Airlines

Ft. Worth, Texas

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QUICKTAKE
  • American Airlines & US Airways completed their merger into the world’s largest airline; the new parent company is "American Airlines Group"
  • All aircraft repainted by Q4 2017 following the retirement of the MD-80s
  • Wi-Fi is available on nearly all domestic flights, 773ERs, 787s and some 772s
  • 2 B773ER deliveries in 2016 for a total of 20
  • 7 B788 deliveries through 2017 for a total of 20
  • 22 B789 deliveries start in Q3 2016
  • 38 B738 deliveries through 2017 for a total of 304
  • 43 A321 deliveries through 2017 for a total of 219, with 85 additional A320 family options
  • 22 A359 deliveries pushed back to 2018
  • 100 B737 MAXs to be delivered in 2017-2022, with 60 options in 2020-2025
  • 130 A320neo family aircraft in 2017-2022, with 280 additional options
  • Arbitrated contractual protections for former TWA pilots will continue until the earlier of: two named former TWA pilots both can hold bids as widebody/narrowbody Captains, or the date AA and APA agree to change or eliminate these protections after 1/1/19
  • American is a founding member of the Oneworld global airline alliance
  • IATA code: AA; ICAO code: AAL
  • ATC callsign: "American"
  • This page last updated: March 13, 2017 (Retirement)
PILOTS
Total: 14503
Active: 14503
Furloughed: 0
UNION
APA
FLEET
A321: 199
MD80: 57
A319: 125
A320: 51
A332: 15
B738: 287
B752: 51
B772ER: 47
B773ER: 20
B763ER: 31
A333: 9
B788: 18
B789: 6
E190: 20
DOMICILES
ORD
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BOS
LAX
DCA
DFW
LGA
MIA
PHL
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PHX
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

AA estimates hiring 750 pilots in 2017

Career section:
http://careers.aa.com/en/ac/home 

JUMPSEATS

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.

American Airlines PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  777-200 777-300 A330 787 A350 B757-200 B767-300 A319 A320 A321 MD80 B737 E190
12   302 302 302 302 302 257 257 242 242 242 242 242 158
11   300 300 300 300 300 254 254 240 240 240 240 240 157
10   297 297 297 297 297 251 251 238 238 238 238 238 156
9   295 295 295 295 295 249 249 236 236 236 236 236 155
8   293 293 293 293 293 247 247 234 234 234 234 234 154
7   291 291 291 291 291 245 245 232 232 232 232 232 152
6   288 288 288 288 288 243 243 230 230 230 230 230 151
5   286 286 286 286 286 241 241 228 228 228 228 228 150
4   284 284 284 284 284 239 239 227 227 227 227 227 149
3   282 282 282 282 282 237 237 225 225 225 225 225 148
2   279 279 279 279 279 235 235 223 223 223 223 223 146
1   277 277 277 277 277 233 233 221 221 221 221 221 145
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  777-200 777-300 A330 787 A350 767-300 B757-200 A319 A320 A321 MD80 B737 E190
12   206 206 206 206 206 175 175 165 165 165 165 165 108
11   204 204 204 204 204 173 173 163 163 163 163 163 107
10   203 203 203 203 203 171 171 162 162 162 162 162 106
9   200 200 200 200 200 168 168 160 160 160 160 160 105
8   198 198 198 198 198 167 167 158 158 158 158 158 104
7   193 193 193 193 193 163 163 154 154 154 154 154 101
6   188 188 188 188 188 159 159 150 150 150 150 150 99
5   183 183 183 183 183 155 155 146 146 146 146 146 96
4   179 179 179 179 179 151 151 143 143 143 143 143 94
3   175 175 175 175 175 147 147 140 140 140 140 140 92
2   149 149 149 149 149 126 126 119 119 119 119 119 80
1   80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80

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PAY NOTES

Future contractual pay raises: Variable percentage every year through 2018. 

Guarantee: 73 hours long call and 76 hours short call

International Override Pay:

$6.00/hr Capt
$4.15/hr FO

Most junior captain hired: August 1999 LGA 737 DOM

PER DIEM

$2.30/hr (dom)
$2.80/hr (int'l)

RETIREMENT

401K:

16% defined contribution

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

Frozen defined benefit plan for legacy AA pilots

Other:

Profit sharing announced to start immediately for 2016 and paid in early 2017

Mandatory retirements:
2017: 409
2018: 545
2019: 656
2020: 782
2021: 853
2022: 873
2023: 960
2024: 933
2025: 954
2026: 905
2027: 772
2028: 672
2029: 638
2030: 550
2031: 570
2032: 496
2033: 468
2034: 393
2035: 327
2036: 249
2037: 197