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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) (SAN) (SFO); [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: May 20, 2015 (Per Diem)
PILOTS
Total: 11357
Active: 10157
Furloughed: 1200
UNION
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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   299 299 285 285 285 285 285 285 242 242 242 228 228 228 228 228 149
11   297 297 282 282 282 282 282 282 240 240 240 226 226 226 226 226 148
10   294 294 280 280 280 280 280 280 237 237 237 224 224 224 224 224 147
9   292 292 278 278 278 278 278 278 235 235 235 222 222 222 222 222 146
8   290 290 276 276 276 276 276 276 233 233 233 221 221 221 221 221 145
7   288 288 274 274 274 274 274 274 231 231 231 219 219 219 219 219 144
6   285 285 272 272 272 272 272 272 229 229 229 217 217 217 217 217 142
5   283 283 270 270 270 270 270 270 227 227 227 215 215 215 215 215 141
4   281 281 268 268 268 268 268 268 226 226 226 214 214 214 214 214 140
3   279 279 265 265 265 265 265 265 224 224 224 212 212 212 212 212 139
2   276 276 263 263 263 263 263 263 222 222 222 210 210 210 210 210 138
1   274 274 261 261 261 261 261 261 220 220 220 208 208 208 208 208 137
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   204 204 194 194 194 194 194 194 165 165 165 156 156 156 156 156 102
11   202 202 193 193 193 193 193 193 163 163 163 154 154 154 154 154 101
10   200 200 191 191 191 191 191 191 161 161 161 153 153 153 153 153 100
9   198 198 188 188 188 188 188 188 159 159 159 150 150 150 150 150 99
8   196 196 186 186 186 186 186 186 157 157 157 149 149 149 149 149 98
7   191 191 182 182 182 182 182 182 154 154 154 145 145 145 145 145 95
6   186 186 177 177 177 177 177 177 149 149 149 142 142 142 142 142 93
5   181 181 173 173 173 173 173 173 145 145 145 138 138 138 138 138 91
4   177 177 169 169 169 169 169 169 142 142 142 135 135 135 135 135 88
3   173 173 165 165 165 165 165 165 139 139 139 132 132 132 132 132 86
2   148 148 141 141 141 141 141 141 119 119 119 112 112 112 112 112 75
1   75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75

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PAY NOTES

12 year pay for Capt on A320 series and 737 series and S80 series is $227 an hour


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

$2.25/hr (dom)
$2.75/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