Do American Airlines Pilots Recommend Flying Delta?

Published: 03-05-2023
Where do American Airlines pilots want to work? The answer may suprise you.

Photo by Miguel Ángel Sanz on Unsplash

Photo by Miguel Ángel Sanz on Unsplash

A pilots association giving advice to its members is not unusual. But in a revealing news bit, an American Airlines pilots association has given some unusual advice to its members: Go fly for another airline.

The aforementioned pilots association is based in Philadelphia and specifically mentioned that pilots at the beginning of their careers should give up on American Airlines and go work for Delta.

Pay was a leading reason for this advice. The letter from the association to the pilots cited “Delta’s industry-leading pay rates” and “management’s insistence that all wholly owned employees be included in the total profit sharing pool, which reduces the profit sharing payout for American Airlines pilots by about 10%."

Most importantly, the letter cited management’s “unwillingness to improve work rules/quality of life.”

The entire letter was leaked on Twitter by user JonNYC, and you can read it here.

What do our readers at Airline Pilots Central think? How do the two airlines stack up against one another? Let us know on our American Airlines and Delta forums.

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