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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"
  • Received 8% raises across the board in 2017
  • All aircraft repainted by Q4 2017 following the retirement of the MD-80s. Aircraft Retirements: MD80 E190 B757 B767 A330-300 (A330-200 have been put in long term storage, but are expected to return.). All 757 and 767 retired. 50 737-800 retired. 25 more to be retired this year.  Initial order of 75 a/c bought in the mid 90's.
  • 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
  • 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
  • All 190's gone
  • Over 30 737 max added 
  • IATA code: AA; ICAO code: AAL
  • ATC callsign: "American"
  • A new pay scale was ratified by the APA BOD and is effective 5/2/17. It's a mid contract raise outside of Section 6 negotiations.
  • This page last updated: April 29, 2021 (Fleet, Quicktake)
PILOTS
Total: 15176
Active: 15176
Furloughed: 0
UNION
APA
FLEET
A319: 132
A320: 48
A321: 218
A321neo: 30
B738: 295
B772ER: 47
B773ER: 20
B788: 23
B789: 22
DOMICILES
ORD
BOS
LAX
DCA
DFW
LGA
MIA
PHL
CLT
PHX
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

AA estimates hiring 900 pilots in 2018

Career section:
https://jobs.aa.com/?utm_source=careersite

25 or our AB's in 2016 were changed from leases to orders and 25 of our future Airbus NEO's were changed from orders to options.

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
  737 777 A320 787   
12   278 342 278 342   
11   276 340 276 340   
10   274 337 274 337   
9   272 334 272 334   
8   270 332 270 332   
7   268 329 268 329   
6   266 327 266 327   
5   263 324 263 324   
4   261 322 261 322   
3   259 319 259 319   
2   257 316 257 316   
1   255 314 255 314   
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  737 777 A320 787   
12   190 234 190 234   
11   188 231 188 231   
10   186 229 186 229   
9   184 226 184 226   
8   182 224 182 224   
7   178 219 178 219   
6   173 213 173 213   
5   169 208 169 208   
4   165 203 165 203   
3   161 198 161 198   
2   137 169 137 169   
1   90 90 90 90   

PAY CALCULATOR
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PAY NOTES

January 1, 2018 - 3% Pay Raise 

Guarantee: 73 hours long call and 76 hours short call

International Override Pay:

$6.00/hr Capt
$4.15/hr FO

Most Junior Captain BOS (737): Apr 2008 

Most Junior Captain DCA (737): Nov 2013 

Most Junior Captain DFW (737): May 2013 

Most Junior Captain CLT (320): Jun 2011 

Most Junior Captain LAX (320): Nov 2013 

Most Junior Captain LGA (737): Jun 2014 

Most Junior Captain MIA (737): Sep 2013 

Most Junior Captain ORD (737): Apr 2001 

Most Junior Captain PHL (320): Feb 2013 

Most Junior Captain PHX (320): Jan 2000

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 (Based on pilots turning 65 in the given year)

  • 2020 - 323 
  • 2021 - 542
  • 2022 - 624 
  • 2023 - 828 
  • 2024 - 911
  • 2025 - 941 
  • 2026 - 904
  • 2027 - 772 
  • 2028 - 688 
  • 2029 - 647 
  • 2030 - 568 
  • 2031 - 584 
  • 2032 - 523 
  • 2033 - 498
  • 2034 - 435
  • 2035 - 395
  • 2036 - 307
  • 2037 - 256 
  • 2038 - 267 
  • 2039 - 248 
  • 2040 - 255