KKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1964 times:
AA for a while now has been toying with the idea of selling Eagle and making it an independent company, using it as a feeder like American Connection. The benefits of doing so, would allow Eagle to expand, and the cost of crews, operations, etc. would not fall on AA (or AMR).
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Qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2221 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
When AMR was first looking at the CRJ, the AA pilot's union, APA, propsed to the company they be flown by mainline crews. AA pilots would rather fly the plane, any plane, for that matter. The more aircraft there are, the more jobs there are for the union's pilots. BTW, Eagle's pilots are represented by ALPA. APA is probably still trying to persuade AMR to give them the plane.
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Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4926 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1816 times:
One of the problems with AA pilots flying RJs is that an RJ Captain may earn less that a 777 international F/O. Pay scales are based on aircraft weight, and putting RJs into the mix throws the scales off.
APA has also proposed that all pilots who fly for AMR be represented by APA on one master pay scale. The theory is that there would no longer be fighting over whether a route would be mainline or Eagle.
Although ALPA probably wouldn't object, managment didn't go for it. If you were to take the Eagle scale up to mainline jets, Eagle pilots would make a lot less than AA pilots. So, management doesn't want pilots flying RJs on AA's pay scale.