Seamefly From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 10589 times:
in 96 when I worked for AA, the answer would be:
1. You'll start getting your flight priviledge after your 6 mos probationary is over.
2. Yes parents get them, too. Also after your 6 mos. probationary is over.
3. Yes there is. (based on 96's contract)
good luck! Some of the rules might change already.
AirlineFanatic From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 10361 times:
Since I left (97-99) I believe a drastic change is that now, parents are deducted from your allotment of 12 r/t "buddy" passes and fly at a new D2P status which shows them as parents and places them slightly below employees, spouses and children.
Also, I hear service charges have risen a little on some routes. After 5 years, free coach class space available. You can list for ANY seat in ANY class, service charges are higher in C and F. They've discontinued perfect attendance passes.
Good Luck! As far as network, AA non-rev passes will get you far plus there are special agreements with oneworld carriers!
RE: Trident2e - Why shouldn't he be concerned with travel BENEFITS? The pay is substandard and dealing with the traveling public can be not the most rewarding job...
TZSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 202 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10222 times:
The position I am interviewing for isn't covered by a collective bargaining agreement (management) - does that change the benefits?
Trident - Why would I ask a question about American Airlines customer service on this forum? I know about AA's customer service. I fly them all the time. I am in the industry already. Plus customer service at AA (assuming I am hired) is something that I can affect myself. I don't need the opinions of our local A.net "experts". What I did need is some information from people that work for AA. Thanks for your assumption - but customer service is my career, not to mention paycheck, and I take it very seriously so the question I asked is not "telling" in anyway - but just a request for general info that I didn't want to ask in my interview.
Thanks everyone for your help -
It takes nerves of steel to stay neurotic. — Herb Kelleher
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10201 times:
When I left AA in '96, Mgmt (level 1-4) got flight benefits immediately, parents also qualified immediately. Parents have always been out of your 12 annual 'buddy' pass allotment, but the D2P is new since I left (but makes sense).
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