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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 20, 2018 (Pay Scales)
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 A330 787 757 767 737 A320 E190
12   332 332 332 284 284 270 270 175
11   330 330 330 281 281 268 268 174
10   327 327 327 278 278 266 266 172
9   325 325 325 275 275 264 264 171
8   322 322 322 273 273 262 262 170
7   320 320 320 271 271 260 260 168
6   317 317 317 269 269 258 258 167
5   315 315 315 267 267 256 256 166
4   312 312 312 265 265 254 254 165
3   310 310 310 263 263 252 252 163
2   307 307 307 261 261 250 250 162
1   305 305 305 258 258 248 248 161
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  777 A330 787 757 767 737 A320 E190
12   227 227 227 194 194 184 184 119
11   225 225 225 192 192 183 183 118
10   223 223 223 189 189 181 181 117
9   220 220 220 186 186 179 179 116
8   217 217 217 184 184 177 177 114
7   212 212 212 180 180 173 173 112
6   207 207 207 175 175 168 168 109
5   202 202 202 171 171 164 164 106
4   197 197 197 167 167 160 160 104
3   192 192 192 163 163 156 156 101
2   164 164 164 139 139 133 133 88
1   88 88 88 88 88 88 88 88

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 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