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AA Wants To Start Early Talks On A New Pilot Deal  
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3282 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5658 times:

Courtesy: Dallas Morning News

American Wants To Start Early Talks On A New Pilot Labor Deal


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5635 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!
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5919 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5597 times:

They also want to get pilot and F/A pay issues out of the way so they can buy planes.

That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1009 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5529 times:

At least they're being proactive.

"Flying isn't inherently dangerous...but very unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity or neglect."
User currently offlineFleet Service From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 623 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5469 times:

Had an interesting conversation with a pilot this afternoon on the interphones about this.

The company has its heart set on getting E-175/90's on the property,and will toss the pilots a bone in the form of a rate increase in exchange for a loosening of the APA scope clause.

The pilot I was speaking with was in favor of it, provided the growth these new airframes didn't come at the expense of the mainline.

Time will tell if this idea bears fruit.

Yes, I actually *do* work for an airline,how about you?
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