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American Airlines

Ft. Worth, Texas

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QUICKTAKE
  • American Airlines and US Airways completed their merger
  • Name of the new parent company is "American Airlines Group"
  • After the merger, the new American Airlines is the world's largest airline
  • American Airlines plans to hire 1,500 new pilots over the next five years and has offered to recall all pilots who are currently furloughed
  • MIA-MXP (Milan, Italy) service begins Nov 21, using the B767-300ER
  • MIA-CZM (Cozumel, Mexico) service begins Nov 21, with B737-800 aircraft
  • LAX-GRU (Sao Paulo, Brazil) service to tentatively begin Nov 21, pending final governmental approval
  • Deliveries for 93 additional B737-800 aircraft continue until 2017
  • Orders for 100 B737 MAX aircraft to be delivered in 2017 through 2022, with options for an additional 60 B737 MAX aircraft in the years 2020 through 2025
  • Currently taking delivery of 65 A319 aircraft and 65 A321 aircraft until 2017, with options for an additional 85 aircraft from the A320 family
  • The A319 aircraft are powered by CFM56-5B6 engines, and the A321 aircraft will be equipped with IAE V2533-A5 engines
  • The first Airbus A319 for American Airlines has been delivered in the new livery; about one-third of the existing fleet will be repainted by the end of 2013, with the rest of the fleet to be repainted within five years
  • Two variants of the A321 will be flown by American: A Standard A321 which will include Main Cabin Extra seating, and a 102-seat Transcon A321 model
  • Beginning January 7, 2014 the Transcon A321 will replace retiring B767-200ER aircraft in the JFK-LAX market with two daily round trips, increasing to six daily round trips by Jan 31. Transcon A321 service in the JFK-SFO market is expected to begin later in 2014
  • Orders for 130 aircraft from the A320NEO family to be delivered in 2017 through 2022, with options for an additional 280 aircraft from the A320NEO family
  • 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
  • 11 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
  • Both of the previous pilot retirement benefit plans have now been replaced with a fixed 14% (to increase to 16% in 2014) company contribution to a 401k account
  • Main Cabin Extra seating, which includes four to six inches of additional leg room and Group 1 boarding priority, has been completed on all aircraft types in the fleet, except for the B777-200ER
  • Wi-Fi offered through Gogoair.com is available on most aircaft operating on domestic routes
  • 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
  • All new deliveries of B737-800, A319 and A321 aircraft will have seatback video entertainment, 110V AC power outlets and USB jacks available at every seat
  • 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
  • All B777-300ER aircraft feature satellite-based international Wi-Fi offered through T-Mobile, seatback video entertainment, 110V AC power outlets and USB jacks at every seat
  • All B777-300ER aircraft have 8 Flagship Suites in a 1x2x1 reverse herringbone pattern in First Class and 52 lie-flat seats in a 1x2x1 layout in Business Class; all B777-200ER aircraft have 16 Flagship Suites in First Class, and 37 lie-flat seats in Business Class utilizing the same 1x2x1 setup as the B777-300ER
  • American is a founding member of the oneworld global airline alliance
  • The arbitration panel has issued its final award which establishes contractual protections that will be provided to former TWA pilots which will continue in force until the earlier of: two named former TWA pilots each being able to hold bid status as a widebody/narrowbody Captain respectively; or the date under which AA and APA have reached agreement to change or eliminate these guarantees and preferences following January 1, 2019
  • 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"
  • Allied Pilot Association (APA)
  • New American Airlines B Fund / longevity scale
  • This page last updated: AUG 22, 2014 (Pay Notes)
PILOTS
Total: 9600
Active: 8400
Furloughed: 1200
UNION
APA

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FLEET
B777-200ER: 47
B767-300ER: 62
B757-200: 100
A321: 18
B737-800: 235
MD80: 169
A319: 19
B777-300ER: 13
DOMICILES
BOS
DCA
DFW
LAX
LGA
MIA
ORD
STL
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Application window opens October 1st. First new-hire class expected December 3rd.Expecting 600 for 2014, 1500 for the next 3 years.



Recalling furloughed pilots at a rate of up to 60 pilots/month for September and October.

While all AA/TWA pilots have been recalled, there are approximately 150 pilots at American Eagle with AA seniority numbers who will be given the opportunity to join AA before off-the-street hiring begins.

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.



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
  A380 747 767-400 777-200 777-300 A330 787 A350 767-200 B757-200 B767-300 A319 A320 A321 MD80 B737 E190
12   241 241 230 230 230 230 230 230 195 195 195 181 181 181 181 181 123
11   239 239 228 228 228 228 228 228 193 193 193 179 179 179 179 179 122
10   237 237 226 226 226 226 226 226 192 192 192 178 178 178 178 178 121
9   236 236 224 224 224 224 224 224 190 190 190 177 177 177 177 177 120
8   234 234 223 223 223 223 223 223 189 189 189 175 175 175 175 175 119
7   232 232 221 221 221 221 221 221 187 187 187 174 174 174 174 174 118
6   230 230 219 219 219 219 219 219 186 186 186 172 172 172 172 172 117
5   228 228 217 217 217 217 217 217 184 184 184 171 171 171 171 171 116
4   227 227 216 216 216 216 216 216 183 183 183 170 170 170 170 170 115
3   225 225 214 214 214 214 214 214 182 182 182 168 168 168 168 168 114
2   223 223 212 212 212 212 212 212 180 180 180 167 167 167 167 167 113
1   35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  A380 747 767-400 777-200 777-300 A330 787 A350 767-200 767-300 B757-200 A319 A320 A321 MD80 B737 E190
12   164 164 156 156 156 156 156 156 132 132 132 123 123 123 123 123 83
11   163 163 155 155 155 155 155 155 131 131 131 122 122 122 122 122 83
10   160 160 152 152 152 152 152 152 129 129 129 120 120 120 120 120 81
9   157 157 149 149 149 149 149 149 126 126 126 117 117 117 117 117 80
8   152 152 145 145 145 145 145 149 123 123 123 114 114 114 114 114 77
7   148 148 141 141 141 141 141 141 120 120 120 111 111 111 111 111 75
6   145 145 138 138 138 138 138 138 117 117 117 108 108 108 108 108 74
5   141 141 135 135 135 135 135 135 114 114 114 106 106 106 106 106 72
4   138 138 131 131 131 131 131 131 111 111 111 103 103 103 103 103 70
3   135 135 128 128 128 128 128 128 109 109 109 101 101 101 101 101 68
2   111 111 106 106 106 106 106 106 90 90 90 83 83 83 83 83 56
1   40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40

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PAY NOTES

East Gurantee: 71hrs line holders. 



West Gurantee:78 hours line holders 



East Reserve Guarantee: 72 long call, 76 short call. 



West Reserve Gurantee: 77hrs long and short call.



International Override Pay:
$6.00/hr Capt
$3.00/hr to $4.15/hr FO based on longevity

Future contractual pay raises: Variable percentage every year through 2018. Pay parity review with UA and DL in 2016.

Most junior captain hired: MIA 737 Nov 98

PER DIEM

$2.10/hr (dom)
$2.30/hr (int'l)

RETIREMENT

401K:

16% DC Contribution starting 1/2014

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

US Airways and American Airlines pilots are now receiving company contributions to B Fund through 2018.

Other:

Mandatory retirements:
2013 - 58
2014 - 83
2015 - 112
2016 - 135
2017 - 190
2018 - 300
2019 - 418
2020 - 535
2021 - 580
2022 - 647
2023 - 704
2024 - 717
2025 - 713
2026 - 705
2027 - 595
2028 - 512
2029 - 474
2030 - 414
2031 - 434
2032 - 385
2033 - 368