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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: April 11, 2019 (Pay Scales)
PILOTS
Total: 15176
Active: 15176
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: 26
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 E190 767 787
12   278 293 342 278 180 293 342
11   276 290 340 276 179 290 340
10   274 287 337 274 178 287 337
9   272 284 334 272 176 284 334
8   270 282 332 270 175 282 332
7   268 279 329 268 173 279 329
6   266 277 327 266 172 277 327
5   263 275 324 263 171 275 324
4   261 273 322 261 169 273 322
3   259 271 319 259 171 271 319
2   257 268 316 257 167 268 316
1   255 266 314 255 165 266 314
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  737 757 777 A320 E190 767 787
12   190 200 234 190 123 200 245
11   188 198 231 188 122 198 243
10   186 195 229 186 121 195 241
9   184 192 226 184 119 192 238
8   182 190 224 182 118 190 235
7   178 186 219 178 115 186 230
6   173 181 213 173 112 181 224
5   169 176 208 169 109 176 218
4   165 172 203 165 107 172 213
3   161 168 198 161 104 168 208
2   137 143 169 137 90 143 178
1   90 90 90 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 hired: PHL 190 INT - Hired Feb 2017 as of 11/17/17

Junior Group II Captain PHL 320 12, 141 Seniority. Feb 2014 Hire. 

Junior Group I Captain PHL 190 14, 182 Seniority. Nov 2017 Hire.

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