Rdu777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 221 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3172 times:
I guess the silver lining with this, is that even with American pulling out, at least American Eagle will be taking over some of the flights and creating new jobs. Still, I wish it wouldn't have to be this way, but it must be for the good of the company.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3077 times:
**I guess the silver lining with this, is that even with American pulling out, at least American Eagle will be taking over some of the flights and creating new jobs. **
They probably have to hire the American workers first that were laid off at a significantly lower rate, so they really aren't creating new jobs, and probably need less people since ERJs are smaller than mainline MD-80s
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3547 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3063 times:
Actually, in past instances, AA employees laid off at desinations where AA has gotten out completely and an all eagle force been brought in, have actually had to train their replacements before being laid off. AA employees are paid considerably more than Eagle workers, so the chance of AA employees getting rehired by Eagle is slim in some cases.
AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3027 times:
so the chance of AA employees getting rehired by Eagle is slim in some cases.
Well, AA employees will have their wages adjusted to that of AE if they choose to apply to work at AE.
The only thing I'm not 100% sure on is that if these current AA folks apply fresh to AE, will they be at the bottom of the AE senoirty list. I had a good friend transfer from AA to AE and she retained her senority, but pay was adjusted to AE scale (she lost about $1.50/hour). Hopefully they will be able to retain some senority (CLE is a senoir ranking station).
The current AA'ers probably already decided what they wanted to do. When I was notified of my furlough, I had only had a week to choose my fate by opting to compete for a transfer (AUS, BWI, HNL, OAK) or take a furlough.
Whomever decided to transfer with senority can bump other agents in the system, however, after they have taken furlough status, they cannot bump, but rather they can transfer to an open city.
Currently: DFW (L42-Cargo) and IAD (L42-CSA) are open for transfer requests. More recent openings were MSP (L42-CSA) and JFK (L40-PSA).
Spoon04 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2986 times:
I experienced the same scenario with NW when the Mesaba Air Link people were brought in to replace us at our station. NW actually assumed we would be more than willing to train them. Huh? "This is a JOKE, right?" Dressed-up like us, writing tickets on our stock, using our equipment, etc., yadda-yadda-yadda..... Bahadir, actually the Walmartinization began in the early nineties and is only increasing in scope. I'm just glad I got the Hell out of the industry I onced loved. Not that it matters, but pigs will fly before I FLY on an Eagle sled to MIA, ORD or ANYWHERE AA flies to out of CLE.