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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
  • 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 now officially beginning in 2020, but still very much up in the air.
  • 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"
  • 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: June 12, 2018 (Pilots)
PILOTS
Total: 14000
Active: 14000
Furloughed: 0
UNION
APA
FLEET
A319: 125
A320: 51
A321: 216
A332: 15
A333: 9
B738: 295
B752: 51
B763ER: 31
B772ER: 47
B773ER: 20
B788: 20
B789: 13
E190: 20
MD80: 57
DOMICILES
ORD
BOS
LAX
DCA
DFW
LGA
MIA
PHL
CLT
PHX
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

AA estimates hiring 900 pilots in 2018

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

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
  737 757 777 A320 A330 E190 767 787
12   270 284 332 270 332 175 284 332
11   268 281 330 268 330 174 281 330
10   266 278 327 266 327 172 278 327
9   264 275 325 264 325 171 275 325
8   262 273 322 262 322 170 273 322
7   260 271 320 260 320 168 271 320
6   258 269 317 258 317 167 269 317
5   256 267 315 256 315 166 267 315
4   254 265 312 254 312 165 265 312
3   252 263 310 252 310 163 263 310
2   250 261 307 250 307 162 261 307
1   248 258 305 248 305 161 258 305
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  737 757 777 A320 A330 E190 767 787
12   184 194 227 184 227 119 194 227
11   183 192 225 183 225 118 192 225
10   181 189 223 181 223 117 189 223
9   179 186 220 179 220 116 186 220
8   177 184 217 177 217 114 184 217
7   173 180 212 173 212 112 180 212
6   168 175 207 168 207 109 175 207
5   164 171 202 164 202 106 171 202
4   160 167 197 160 197 104 167 197
3   156 163 192 156 192 101 163 192
2   133 139 164 133 164 88 139 164
1   88 88 88 88 88 88 88 88

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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 hired: PHL 190 INT - Hired Feb 2017 as of 11/17/17

Junior Group II Cappy (737/A320/S80) hired April 2001

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:

12/11/2017 - 12/31/2017 201 

01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018 528 

01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 637 

01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020 772 

01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 840 

01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022 861 

01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023 957 

01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 932 

01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 951 

01/01/2026 - 12/31/2026 908 

01/01/2027 - 12/31/2027 770 

01/01/2028 - 12/31/2028 676 

01/01/2029 - 12/31/2029 637 

01/01/2030 - 12/31/2030 557 

01/01/2031 - 12/31/2031 572 

01/01/2032 - 12/31/2032 499 

01/01/2033 - 12/31/2033 475 

01/01/2034 - 12/31/2034 410 

01/01/2035 - 12/31/2035 341 

01/01/2036 - 12/31/2036 277 

01/01/2037 - 12/31/2037 220