RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10443 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5100 times:
It wouldn't surprise me if AA redid the contract to pay more, but get better productivity out of employees. It is overall a good way to increase flying of its pilots to cover the system with the retirements that have gone on without having to bring back more people. With today's incredible cost of providing benefits, it is much cheaper to pay fewer people more money to work harder. I think regardless though, the pilots deserve some of the concessions that they offered in 2003 back. There has been a huge improvement in the financial situation of American, and its pilots took a hit in order for American to build up a cash reserve in the billions.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!