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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 pushed back to 2018
  • 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: February 9, 2018 (Quicktake)
PILOTS
Total: 14503
Active: 14503
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
  777-200 777-300 A330 787 A350 B757-200 B767-300 A319 A320 A321 MD80 B737 E190
12   323 323 323 323 323 276 276 263 263 263 263 263 170
11   320 320 320 320 320 274 274 261 261 261 261 261 169
10   318 318 318 318 318 271 271 259 259 259 259 259 168
9   316 316 316 316 316 268 268 257 257 257 257 257 166
8   313 313 313 313 313 266 266 255 255 255 255 255 165
7   311 311 311 311 311 264 264 253 253 253 253 253 164
6   308 308 308 308 308 262 262 251 251 251 251 251 163
5   306 306 306 306 306 260 260 249 249 249 249 249 161
4   304 304 304 304 304 258 258 247 247 247 247 247 160
3   301 301 301 301 301 256 256 245 245 245 245 245 159
2   299 299 299 299 299 253 253 243 243 243 243 243 158
1   296 296 296 296 296 251 251 240 240 240 240 240 156
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  777-200 777-300 A330 787 A350 767-300 B757-200 A319 A320 A321 MD80 B737 E190
12   220 220 220 220 220 189 189 179 179 179 179 179 116
11   219 219 219 219 219 187 187 178 178 178 178 178 115
10   217 217 217 217 217 184 184 176 176 176 176 176 114
9   214 214 214 214 214 181 181 174 174 174 174 174 113
8   211 211 211 211 211 180 180 172 172 172 172 172 112
7   207 207 207 207 207 175 175 168 168 168 168 168 109
6   201 201 201 201 201 171 171 163 163 163 163 163 106
5   196 196 196 196 196 167 167 159 159 159 159 159 103
4   192 192 192 192 192 163 163 155 155 155 155 155 101
3   187 187 187 187 187 159 159 152 152 152 152 152 99
2   160 160 160 160 160 136 136 130 130 130 130 130 86
1   86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86

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PAY NOTES

Future contractual pay raises: Variable percentage every year through 2018. 

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